Talk radio show host Michael Savage claims to have ten million listeners. From his home in the affluent San Francisco suburb of Larkspur, he sends out a constant stream of anti-immigrant, anti-gay, and, oddly, autism-scorning diatribes that are more popular than they ought to be. One of his listeners apparently was Jim Adkisson, the man charged with shooting eight people in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville on July 27. Two of them died.
In the hours after Adkisson was thrown to the floor and arrested and roughly 200 congregants had been evacuated, police said they found copies of Savage’s Liberalism is a Mental Disorder , Let Freedom Ring by conservative talker Sean Hannity, and The O’Reilly Factor by Fox Television’s Bill O’Reilly in the shooter’s home.
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