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  • Howard Stern's "radio jihad" against Bush

    This could actually make a difference. My advice to Kerry - get on the Stern show and start talking about going anal on Teresa, pronto!

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/03/...tern/index.html
    (Exceprts - I suggest checking out the full article)

    Howard Stern's schwing voters
    The raunchy jockey is mobilizing his army of listeners against Bush -- and they could make a difference in November.

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    By Eric Boehlert


    March 12, 2004 | Declaring a "radio jihad" against President Bush, syndicated morning man Howard Stern and his burgeoning crusade to drive Republicans from the White House are shaping up as a colossal media headache for the GOP, and one they never saw coming.

    The pioneering shock jock, "the man who launched the raunch," as the Los Angeles Times once put it, has emerged almost overnight as the most influential Bush critic in all of American broadcasting, as he rails against the president hour after hour, day after day to a weekly audience of 8 million listeners. Never before has a Republican president come under such withering attack from a radio talk-show host with the influence and national reach Stern has.

    "The potential impact is huge," says Charles Goyette, talk-show host at KFYI in Phoenix. "And it's not just with the 8 million people who tune it, it's that he breaks the spell. Everybody's been enchanted by Bush, that he's a great wartime leader and to criticize him is unpatriotic. Now Stern pounds him every day and it shatters that illusion that the man is invincible and he shouldn't be criticized."

    "He's got one of the biggest audiences in all of radio, and perhaps the most loyal," says Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, the nonpartisan monthly that covers radio's news/talk industry. "And that's why he's so dangerous for the White House."

    Stern had strongly backed Bush's war on Iraq, but in the past two weeks, he has derided the president as a "Jesus freak," a "maniac" and "an arrogant bastard," while ranting against "the Christian right minority that has taken over the White House." Specifically, Stern has assailed Bush's use of 9/11 images in his campaign ads, questioned his National Guard service, condemned his decision to curb stem cell research and labeled him an enemy of civil liberties, abortion rights and gay rights.

    In other words, it's the kind of free campaign rhetoric the Democratic National Committee couldn't have imagined just one month ago.

    "Our research shows many, many people in the 30- to 40-year-old range who were Bush supporters are rethinking that position and turning away from Bush because of what Howard Stern has been saying," says Harrison.


    Stern's sustained FM taunts come at a tough time for the White House, which has watched Bush's approval ratings fall to new lows. Even more disturbing for Republicans was the revelation in the latest USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll that Bush's traditionally strong support among male voters is down significantly, and that Bush actually trails Kerry among those voters.

    "That's the demographic Howard Stern targets specifically," says Goyette. "If Bush's grip on men continues to soften, he could be in big trouble."

    Anecdotally, those daily phone calls from listeners -- mostly men -- who tell Stern they usually don't vote, but this year they're definitely going to vote against Bush (and it's usually against, Bush not for Sen. John Kerry) cannot be comforting to the Bush/Cheney '04 strategists.

    "Karl Rove and the White House would have to be brain-dead to not know they have a problem here," says Goyette.

    There are early signs that Bush supporters are indeed nervous about Stern's crusade. This week Limbaugh wrote a newspaper Op-Ed column dismissing Stern's claims against Bush as coming from "the left-wing fringe." (Stern returned fire, labeling Limbaugh a Bush "lackey.")
    2005 Mandatory Loyalty Oath: I love America, our troops, baseball, Moms, and certain pies. I want no harm to come to any of those institutions, nor do I take any glee in their demise.

  • #2
    We wont know the impact he will have until we see voter turn-out stats..

    Everything else is just bullshitting..

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    • #3
      It's almost as though I was right when I said that Stern has pull!!!!
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      • #4

        If Bush's grip on men continues to soften

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        • #5
          bump for everyone to read.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dr.Gonzo@Mar 12 2004, 12:01 PM

            If Bush's grip on men continues to soften
            that's hot
            Are you on the list?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trigfunctions@Mar 12 2004, 11:55 AM
              This could actually make a difference. My advice to Kerry - get on the Stern show and start talking about going anal on Teresa, pronto!
              Dude. Can. Fly.

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              • #8
                If Bush's grip on men continues to soften
                ... and Ellen Degeneres remains pro Bush, then what?
                Norman Chad, syndicated columnist: “Sports radio, reflecting our sinking culture, spends entire days advising managers and coaches, berating managers and coaches, firing managers and coaches and searching the countryside for better middle relievers. If they just redirected their energy toward, say, crosswalk-signal maintenance, America would be 2 percent more livable.”

                "The best argument against democracy," someone (Churchill?) said, "is a five minute conversation with the average voter."

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                • #9
                  "Our research shows many, many people in the 30- to 40-year-old range who were Bush supporters are rethinking that position and turning away from Bush because of what Howard Stern has been saying," says Harrison
                  At least all the ones on welfare.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 12 2004, 02:51 PM
                    "Our research shows many, many people in the 30- to 40-year-old range who were Bush supporters are rethinking that position and turning away from Bush because of what Howard Stern has been saying," says Harrison
                    At least all the ones on welfare.
                    and all it takes is one on wellfare to cancel out your vote.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BringBackZezel+Mar 12 2004, 02:54 PM-->
                      QUOTE (BringBackZezel @ Mar 12 2004, 02:54 PM)

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by lazydaze+Mar 12 2004, 02:55 PM-->
                      QUOTE (lazydaze @ Mar 12 2004, 02:55 PM)
                      Originally posted by [email protected] 12 2004, 02:54 PM

                    • #13
                      Damn these electric sex pants!

                      26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

                      Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by lazydaze+Mar 12 2004, 02:55 PM-->
                        QUOTE (lazydaze @ Mar 12 2004, 02:55 PM)
                        Originally posted by [email protected] 12 2004, 02:54 PM
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