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    I'm not Stern fan. I think his show is obnoxious and obscene and bad for society. That said, I thought this was very interesting. Stern has a huge influence on his listeners - if he really rails against Bush this year, could it affect the election? I think so, because a lot of Stern's listeners are young guys who might not vote
    otherwise or might be Conservatives that Stern can convert.

    Any Stern fans here have any insight?

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/03/...ern/index1.html

    Stern's political conversion came on Monday, Feb. 23, when he returned to the show after a week's vacation and announced he'd read Al Franken's anti-Bush book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right." That morning Stern, who had strongly backed Bush during the war on Iraq, told listeners, "If you read this book, you will never vote for George W. Bush. I think this guy is a religious fanatic and a Jesus freak, and he is just hell-bent on getting some sort of bizzaro agenda through -- like a country-club agenda -- so that his father will finally be proud of him ... I don't know much about Kerry, but I think I'm one of those 'Anybody but Bush' guys now. I don't think G.W. is going to win. What do you think about that?"

    Three days later, on the morning of Feb. 26, Stern was suspended from all six Clear Channel stations that aired his wake-up program. Company executives pointed to the Tuesday show as the reason for the suspension. During that program Stern interviewed Rick Solomon, who had starred in a sex tape with Paris Hilton. The conversation was graphic (Stern: "I can't believe you banged her. Did you get anal?"), and one caller used a racial slur that was broadcast. But Stern's shows are filled with such language and have been for years.

    On Monday, March 2, Stern was telling his vast audience he took a hit because of his stance on Bush.
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    Originally posted by Trigfunctions@Mar 4 2004, 11:31 AM
    I'm not Stern fan. I think his show is obnoxious and obscene and bad for society. That said, I thought this was very interesting. Stern has a huge influence on his listeners - if he really rails against Bush this year, could it affect the election? I think so, because a lot of Stern's listeners are young guys who might not vote
    otherwise or might be Conservatives that Stern can convert.

    Any Stern fans here have any insight?

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/03/...ern/index1.html

    Stern's political conversion came on Monday, Feb. 23, when he returned to the show after a week's vacation and announced he'd read Al Franken's anti-Bush book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right." That morning Stern, who had strongly backed Bush during the war on Iraq, told listeners, "If you read this book, you will never vote for George W. Bush. I think this guy is a religious fanatic and a Jesus freak, and he is just hell-bent on getting some sort of bizzaro agenda through -- like a country-club agenda -- so that his father will finally be proud of him ... I don't know much about Kerry, but I think I'm one of those 'Anybody but Bush' guys now. I don't think G.W. is going to win. What do you think about that?"

    Three days later, on the morning of Feb. 26, Stern was suspended from all six Clear Channel stations that aired his wake-up program. Company executives pointed to the Tuesday show as the reason for the suspension. During that program Stern interviewed Rick Solomon, who had starred in a sex tape with Paris Hilton. The conversation was graphic (Stern: "I can't believe you banged her. Did you get anal?"), and one caller used a racial slur that was broadcast. But Stern's shows are filled with such language and have been for years.

    On Monday, March 2, Stern was telling his vast audience he took a hit because of his stance on Bush.
    You're counting on a lot of Stern listeners to be able to read...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 007@Mar 4 2004, 11:32 AM

      You're counting on a lot of Stern listeners to be able to read...
      :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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      • #4
        Howard Stern scares me infinitely more than any politician ever could.

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        • #5
          There's no question that Stern and FearChannel's actions will negatively effect Bush's re-election campaign.


          Whether or not you like Stern, his listeners are puppets. They'll do whatever he want's them to...and there's MILLIONS of them.
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          • #6
            I dont want to have to do the search.

            I was out of town when this was on the news.

            What was the deal with him getting booted off the air?

            What did he do this time? How serious is it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JackSparrow@Mar 4 2004, 11:35 AM
              I dont want to have to do the search.

              I was out of town when this was on the news.

              What was the deal with him getting booted off the air?

              What did he do this time? How serious is it?

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              He didn't do anything. The President of Fear Channel pulled the show and has not given a reason.

              They are in violation of their contract, so this is not close to being over.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JackSparrow@Mar 4 2004, 11:35 AM
                I dont want to have to do the search.

                I was out of town when this was on the news.

                What was the deal with him getting booted off the air?

                What did he do this time? How serious is it?

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                He's not off the air though. He's been removed from some markets by ClearChannel, not sure why just some though. For example, he's still on in STL.
                Dude. Can. Fly.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BringBackZezel@Mar 4 2004, 11:34 AM
                  Whether or not you like Stern, his listeners are puppets. They'll do whatever he want's them to...and there's MILLIONS of them.
                  I agree - I just hope the Dems can channel his anger at Bush into getting his listeners to vote for KErry.

                  Otherwise, I'm afraid of 10 millions write in votes for BabaBooey.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Trigfunctions+Mar 4 2004, 11:48 AM-->
                    QUOTE(Trigfunctions @ Mar 4 2004, 11:48 AM)

                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Trigfunctions@Mar 4 2004, 11:31 AM
                    I think this guy is a religious fanatic and a Jesus freak, and he is just hell-bent on getting some sort of bizzaro agenda through -- like a country-club agenda -- so that his father will finally be proud of him ...
                    He's been taken off the air in some markets...a total of 7 overall, I believe. Markets such as Kentucky, Florida (surprise, eh, given his opposition of Bush), parts of Canada, etc.

                    His political leanings go a long way toward shifting views of November election voters.

                    However, his recent rant against Bush is the exact same thing he's been beating listeners over the head with (for the past week) concerning Mel Gibson, his father, and "The Passion of the Christ."

                    I think you have this particular quote misplaced in this particular instance. But, his opposition and disdain for the current administration is venomous in nature these days considering how much he backed Bush as late as one month ago.

                    The ironies of his dismissal from certain markets coupled with Janet's incident and his outspokeness is curious, to be sure. However, I've listened long enough to know the Howie is incapable of taking as he gives, and if you aren't kissing his ass or giving him massive credit, you run the risk of his vitriol.

                    Just ask Stuttering John and Jay Leno.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by slow groove@Mar 4 2004, 12:41 PM
                      But, his opposition and disdain for the current administration is venomous in nature these days considering how much he backed Bush as late as one month ago.
                      Do you think Stern will keep up the anti-Bush talk all the way until the election? Will he influence his listeners to vote against Bush?
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                      • #13
                        If it takes Stern to win the election for Kerry, I would almost rather lose.

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                        • #14
                          Isn't it stern himself who claims that 70% of his listeners hate him.

                          Stern will have very little impact. First and foremost he is capitalist.
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                          • #15
                            I listen to stern pretty regularly...i think the show is great for society...you can't find more open, honest discussion of sensitive subjects like race, religion and sexuality anywhere else...that, and "anal ring-toss"...
                            . . . and to tell you this: I work with gays, have friends who are gay, go to church with gays. Most of them are aware that I believe that homosexual behavior is sin. Some of them actually agree. Most don't. It's OK . . . because they also know or at least have been made aware of my multitude of sins: adulterous heart, lustful and covetous behavior, wicked pride, angry spirit . . . do I need to go on?
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