By Michael Houltt
Conservative radio show host Michael Savage has joined several far-right commentators in slurring the name of Heather Heyer, the counter protester who was allegedly killed by neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. in the Charlottesville, N.C. terrorist attack.
Heyer was protesting the Unite the Right march, which attracted hundreds of tiki-torch bearing white supremacists, when a Dodge Challenger, allegedly driven by Fields, deliberately struck her. But Savage cast doubt on the story.
“The liberal media is trying to paint her as a martyr, but likes most liberal degenerates she was probably on drugs and really died from an overdose,” said Savage on his show “The Savage Nation.” Savage’s real name is Weiner, and although he’s Jewish he has often taken stances that align with neo-Nazis.
Heyer’s death has been questioned by other far-right sources. According to Media Matters, several white nationalists were desperately trying to find reasons to absolve Fields.
White nationalist writer Hunter Wallace claimed Heyer died of “a heart attack” and Andrew Auernheimer, a writer for the racist website the Daily Stormer, said the fact that Heyer died of natural causes means that Fields should be set free.
“Murder charges on Fields gotta be dropped, and the public has to get told it’s because Heyer was a f**king fat cow,” said Auernheimer.
However, a mainstream source has also questioned the Charlottesville attack. Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher blamed Democrats for the incident.
“It was a setup for these dumb Civil War re-enactors,” said Rohrabacher in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. “It was left-wingers who were manipulating them in order to have this confrontation.”
Rohrabacher has been rumored to be financially connected to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Naturally, he doubts that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.
“That story is a total fabrication in order to do one thing: To prevent Donald Trump from exercising the legitimate authority he was given by the voters in the last election,” he said.