Boortz said Muslims are "Sort of Like Cockroaches," Continued to Attack "Media Myrmidons"

August 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media Matters


On the August 14 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, while discussing the alleged "Islamization of Western Europe," Neal Boortz claimed that because "Muslims don't eat during the day during Ramadan" and "fast during the day and eat at night," they are "sort of like cockroaches." Boortz was discussing reports that a group of government-run hospitals in Scotland had instructed employees to eat away from their desks during Ramadan so as not to offend their fasting Muslim colleagues. Immediately following the remark, Boortz said, "I did that for Media Myrmidons" -- his term for Media Matters for America -- and added, " 'Neal Boortz refers to Muslims as cockroaches.' Yeah, that'll be on Media Myrmidons."

Boortz went on to attack Media Matters President and CEO David Brock and said, "Those of you that are going to send that transcript to Media Myrmidons, don't forget to ask, you know, don't forget to ask David up there how's his girlfriend Hillary and George? How they're doing, you know? Hillary and George?" Boortz was apparently referring to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and financier George Soros.

Media Matters has documented Boortz's past attacks on "Media Myrmidons," as well as his previous references to Brock as "the illegitimate bastard child of Hillary Clinton and George Soros."