Radio host Michael Savage was not pleased with “the empty skirts” on Fox News for what he believed was the attacking of NSA leaker Edward Snowden as having not been a “patriot” for handing over classified information to The Guardian and The Washington Post.
According to Mediaite, Savage did not name any particular Fox female personalities during his tirade, but it seems as though he was referring in part to Dana Perino. During Monday afternoon’s The Five, the former Bush press secretary condemned the actions of Snowden and defended the NSA’s surveillance system, accusing the 29-year-old of effectively “helping the terrorists” through his leaks. At one point, she suggested Snowden acted in cowardice by not “going up the chain of command” with what he saw as abuses instead of leaking information to the press and hiding out overseas.
In response, Savage attacked what he called Fox’s “empty skirts”: