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MMFA: Conservative Radio CEO Bob Savage Defends Anti-Asian Comments By Blaming “Political Left” | Blog | Media Matters for America
Radio host Bill Nojay and station executive Bob Savage, of WYSL 1040 AM in New York, attempted Monday to deflect attention from racist on-air attacks the pair made last week toward Democratic Congressional candidate and third-generation Japanese-American Nate Shinagawa. Nojay and Savage both disavowed any wrongdoing and accused the “political left” of manufacturing outrage after a segment on Friday’s The Bill Nojay Show featured the two making fun of Shinagawa’s name, claiming he comes from the “People’s Republic,” and playing over a minute of a popular Japanese song from the 1960’s commonly known as “Sukiyaki.”
Despite the backlash both Nojay and the station received over the comments, the pair issued nearly identical comments describing the backlash as a controversy fabricated by left wing activists. On his Monday broadcast, Nojay defended a portion of the controversial comments, claiming that “People’s Republic” was a reference to Ithaca, NY, a phrase he said he uses often. Nojay failed to mention any of the other offending comments or the extended broadcast of “Sukiyaki.” From today’s Bill Nojay Show: