I'd like to officially join Oliver Willis and Steve Benen in condemning the UK's decision to ban Mike Savage from entering the country.
Make no mistake: Savage is a crazy bastard of the highest order, but he shouldn't be sanctioned like this unless he, in some way, broke the law. And so far, I don't see any evidence that his radio show is in violation of any statutes -- domestic or international.
I kind of thought it was a given that people shouldn't be punished by the government for saying crazy things (short of slander), and this sets a terrible example for the rest of the world, especially a world in which more and more regular people can express their opinions in public via the internet. Where does the banning end?
Adding... Thanks, England. Thanks a lot. Thanks for forcing us to defend jagoffs like Savage.