Michael Alan Weiner (born 31 March 1942), better known by his professional name Michael Savage, is a Jewish American radio host, writer, nutritionist, and conservative political commentator. In 2009, his was the second most listened-to radio talk show in the United States with an audience of over 20 million listeners on 400 stations across the country. He has sometimes been described as a "shock jock".
Savage has stated some politically incorrect views, such as criticisms of mass immigration, affirmative action, and Islamization, but apparently not more controversial views such as race and intelligence views.
In 2003, Savage was fired from his MSNBC television show after anti-homosexual remarks made in response to a caller, identified as prank caller, who insulted Savage's teeth. Savage stated that he thought he was off the air and had intended to insult only the prank caller.
In 2009, Savage was banned from entering the United Kingdom as he was "considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence". Savage said that he has never advocated violence.