Radio talk show host Michael Savage was attacked and brutally beaten outside a San Francisco restaurant. Savage, who is a controversial figure who was once banned from travel to England was minding his own business and had his pet poodle with him when he was accosted by liberal blogger Rich Lieberman. Lieberman and Savage had never met before. Lieberman also kicked the 10 pound poodle.
Savage, with his dog, Teddy, was finishing up dinner Tuesday night at Servino Restaurant in Tiburon, California, north of San Francisco, when the unnamed assailant charged up to Savage and began yelling, reported local media blogger Rich Lieberman.
The attacker kicked the poodle out of the way, grabbed Savage and threw him to the ground, according to an eyewitness.
Savage was not seriously hurt, but the incident left him bloodied and shaken, Lieberman said.
Savage’s attorney, Dan Horowitz, told the blogger he will seek criminal charges.
“We’re going to seek felony charges against the man, and we’re going to investigate this as a hate crime because of Michael’s political views,” Horowitz said.
In a statement to Lieberman, Savage said he was leaving the restaurant “when a total stranger followed me out of the restaurant and confronted me.”
The man said, “Are you Michael Weeeeener?” mocking the radio host’s legal name, Weiner.
Savage said: “I turned to him and said, ‘Go away, I don’t know who you are.’ I turned to leave and he pushed me and I fell down. He moved toward me to push me down and he shoved my 10-pound poodle out of the way to get to me.
Savage is 74 years old so that shows you what kind of coward Lieberman is. I’m not a huge Michael Savage fan, but I’m tired of the liberal Nazi Fascists and their violence. We need to start fighting back. It’s the only thing these liberal Nazi fascists can understand.