CNN: Howard Stern was 100% right about Donald Trump

Howard Stern made a few predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency two weeks after Trump had taken office. According to CNN, Howard Stern’s predictions have come true.

Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview this week that he misses the days before he was president.

“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he said. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”

12 days into Trump’s presidency, Howard Stern, SiriusXM radio host and Trump’s longtime friend, publicly predicted this moment. During the Feb. 1 broadcast of his show, Stern said he’d told Trump early on that the presidency wouldn’t be good for him.

“I really was sincere, I said, ‘Why would you want to be the president of the United States? You’re not going to be beloved, it’s going to be a f*cking nightmare in your life,” Stern recalled telling Trump.

“He stepped into a situation that’s really not a win for him,” he added. “He’s a 70 year-old guy, he’s got a great life, gorgeous wife, great kids, he’s got helicopters, airplanes, all the accouterments of the great life… so now to step into this f*cking mess, and for what? There are people who are better suited for this kind of thing.”

“He didn’t need this in his life.”

Stern said he believed the presidency wouldn’t be a “healthy experience for Trump.”

“I know something about Donald Trump, he really does want to be loved,” Stern said. “He does want people to really love him. That drives him a lot. I think that he has a very sensitive ego and when you’re president of the United States, people are going to be very very critical.”

As Howard Stern commented, Donald Trump seems to have a “sensitive ego” which can be a problematic trait for any politician in Washington. Trumps Presidency is under constant attack from CNN, mainstream media, political opponents, and critics everywhere. Trump has lost a lot of support from his hardcore base after he green-lit the tomahawk strike on Syria. Tension with North Korea is heating up rapidly and the next 100 days of Trumps presidency could be more uneasy than the last.

Jimmy Kimmel: Howard Stern’s audacity and force rivaled only by Kim Jong-un.

Jimmy Kimmel recently wrote a column for the Hollywood Reporter explaining why Howard Stern is New York’s most powerful man.

“Though I have no doubt he will make me regret having written this, I hope it is a reminder of how much his work means to me and so many others.”

At 6-foot-12 and 104 pounds, Stern is the most powerful man in New York. In a city bursting at the streams with podcasts and pundits, Maddows and Mirandas, Stewarts and Stephanopouli, Howard is lord of an extraterrestrial radio oasis, an FCC-free forum on which major celebrities and slow adults (some are both) are given equal time and consideration.

The scope of the show is staggering. An hour in-studio with Paul McCartney might be (and was) followed by an hourlong phone call with “Jeff the Drunk” — a dead-armed alcoholic calling from a trailer in upstate New York.

Howard is probably most famous for his early work popularizing lesbianism and repurposing butts as bongos, but those who followed him to satellite radio know he is far more than just a “shock jock.” He is the rare broadcaster with integrity. Howard’s rules will not bend just to get a booking. When you sit on his couch, you know that no subject is off-limits.

The foundation that has been laid by years of refusing to compromise is strong, and as a result, Howard’s interviews with movie stars, comedians, musicians, and politicians go deeper and further than any in broadcasting.

Guests are determined to impress him. The A-listers who once “ran for zee hills” now line up to be examined and blessed. No less than a future president of the United States (out of respect for the office, I won’t say which) once rated women on a scale of one to 10 just to ingratiate himself with the King of All Media.

I’ve heard Howard’s voice more than that of any other human being, my mother’s included. I’m not alone. After a visit to The Howard Stern Show, the feedback I get is immediate and intense. Seemingly normal men and women reveal themselves to be otherwise by shouting, “Great job on Howard!” and “I love you on Stern!” No compliment tickles me more.

When Howard announced his move to Sirius in 2006, the company had 600,000 subscribers. Eleven years later, that number has increased 50-fold. SiriusXM has more than 31 million paying customers — and Howard’s listeners are not passive fans. This is a show that compels men who sell medical equipment to scream “Baba!” and “Booey!” at golf tournaments. My neighbor had twin boys last week and implored his wife to name them Sal and Richard, after two maniacs on Howard’s staff.

Is that enough power for you? If not, know that Howard named not one but two channels after himself. Howard 100 and Howard 101 run nothing but Howard, Howard and more Howard 24 hours a day in a show of audacity and force rivaled only by Kim Jong-un.

From this day forth, let New Yorkers from here and far join in worship and praise for our Dear Leader, Howard Stern.

Amen.

“After a visit to The Howard Stern Show, the feedback I get is immediate and intense,” Jimmy continued. “Nothing tickles me more.”

Howard Stern: Sean Spicer should be fired for Holocaust comparison.

SiriusXM host Howard Stern suggested that President Trump fire White House press secretary Sean Spicer over his controversial remarks about the Holocaust.

Stern heard Spicer’s comments, he thought to himself, “Trump’s got to fire this guy.”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer had said that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Obvious forgetting Hitler’s supposed use of gas chambers to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust.

In a recent interview with CNN, Spicer apologized for making “an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust.” He says there was no comparison and “it was a mistake to do that.”

Spicer later indicated that Hitler had not gassed “his own people the same way that Assad is doing.”

Stern still not convinced by Spicer’s intent went on to say that he has actually managed to make Assad look good.

“He actually got [Assad] to look not so bad for using chemical weapons on his own people because the discussion became, Sean Spicer. How could you not know that Hitler marched his own people to concentration camps and turned on chemical gas? It was somewhat remarkable that a guy this high up in the administration wouldn’t know this,” Stern said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Sean Spicer’s gassing story “groundless accusations” and called for a “detailed and unbiased investigation” into the deaths.

Artie Lange Drug Possession Charges Reduced

Our last article was about Artie Lange being arrested for possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia at his home in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Turns out Hoboken police have downgraded the two counts of drug possession charges to three counts of disorderly persons, according to TMZ.

Sources told the site that the downgrades were because Artie was not in his car when police retrieved drugs from the vehicle, making it difficult to prove that they were his, but that it’s unclear why he wasn’t charged with possession of the heroin they found on his person.

If Artie is convicted of the three counts of disorderly persons he would face up to six months maximum behind bars.

Artie Lange Says He Could Face A Year In County Jail For Drug Possession Charges

Former Howard Stern Show co-host Artie Lange was arrested for heroin and cocaine possession by the Hoboken Police Department on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Lange was caught with the drugs by police in his home garage.

“Officers responded to the address on a report of someone attempting to enter a vehicle that was parked inside the garage,” the spokesperson said.

Officer Zeszotarski was able to observe what appeared to be suspected heroin and cocaine inside the vehicle. A male later identified as Artie Lange approached the officers and confirmed it was his vehicle. A search of his person also revealed several more bags of suspected heroin along with cocaine.

Artie responded to the arrest via twitter. “I wish I could tell u how my story ends. I hope it’s being old & smiling because of unique memories. But I’m such a flawed person guys. Tryin!”

While performing on stage at The Wellmont Theater on March 24th Artie mentioned that he could face a year in county jail. “Don’t do drugs, guys, honestly. Kids, look at me. I’m 24 years old.”

New York City Medical Examiner: Joey Boots Died of Heroin Overdose

It seems Artie Lange wasn’t the only personality attached to the Stern Show with a substance abuse issue. Former Howard Stern Show regular and “Wack Packer” Joey Boots passed away on December 23, 2016 at the age of 49. Now his death has been ruled a heroin overdose by the New York City medical examiner.

Joey Boots, whose real name was Joseph Bassolino, died in his Bronx apartment. He was found dead by fellow Wack Pack member High Pitch Erik while recording a live podcast, TMZ reported.

Joey was a veteran, serving in the military for six years. After leaving the military, he struggled with PTSD. He also stated that he was “depressed,” but being a part of The Howard Stern Show made him feel good.

The death was determined to be accidental, caused by “acute heroin intoxication,” Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said on Monday. Nicole Bass, 52, another “Wack Pack” member, died last month on February 17, 2017. The former bodybuilder and WWF wrestler from Queens went brain dead after suffering a heart attack and was subsequently taken off of life support. We have lost so many Stern Show regulars during the past couple of years.

Howard Stern defends George Takei. Not impressed by Milo Yiannopoulos!

Howard Stern commented on Milo Yiannopoulos’s recent controversy regarding his stance on child abuse.

Milo appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience in 2015 where he discussed his sexual relationship with a Catholic Priest named “Father Michael,” which he allegedly had as a teenager at age 14.

During the conversation with Joe, Milo creepily tried to normalize pedophilia suggesting an older man could mentor a younger boy and help the child understand his sexuality.

Trying to defend Yiannopoulos’s comments, many right-wing publications started combing the web searching for liberal hypocrisy. Glen Becks “The Blaze” ran a story titled “Double standard? Liberal actor George Takei once laughed about adult/minor sexual relationships, too” suggesting Takei was trying to undermine the severity of child sex abuse when reminiscing and laughing about one of his childhood summer camp memories on The Howard Stern Show.

“It’s ridiculous. George was talking about his own experience at summer camp. He had an affair with an older guy or something. He wasn’t advocating this kind of thing but for him it was a pleasant experience,” Stern said.

It seems Milo Yiannopoulos never reported the pedophile Priest to police. Milo was only a child at the time the abuse took place but he does have a moral responsibility to speak up now since Father Michael could very well be abusing more kids. Seemingly a terrible situation for everyone involved.

Jimmy Kimmel roasts President Trump at Oscars

Long time friend of the Howard Stern show and 89th Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel told the Oscars audience he was awaiting President Donald Trump’s tweets in response to his opening monologue — where he implied President Donald Trump is racist and that the foreign viewers watching the awards show “now hate us.”

“We don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight.”

While introducing Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Kimmel said she is “a rare president, a president who believes in both arts and sciences.”

“We have no tolerance for fake news. Fake tans we love, but fake news?” Kimmel spoke too soon not being able to foresee that the award for Best Picture would be mistakenly presented the to the wrong movie – making it the biggest fake news event in Oscars history.

“I’m not the man to unite this country,” Kimmel said, adding there were millions and millions of people watching the award show at the moment. He urged everyone watching to “have a positive considerate conversation not as liberals or conservatives but as Americans – if we all did that it would make America great again. It starts with us.”

Howard Stern Sued for Broadcasting Private Phone Call

Judith Barrigas is suing the United States of America, radio host Howard Stern and the Howard Stern Production Company on grounds of unlawful invasion of privacy and negligence, among other things.

From the Washington Post:

Judith Barrigas had a question about her taxes, so she called the IRS.

The agency’s switchboard connected her with Agent Jimmy Forsyth. They spoke for almost 45 minutes on May 19, 2015, about a potential misapplication of her tax refund in 2014. It appeared the agency had applied her refund to outstanding liabilities from 2011 and 2012, even though she already had a repayment agreement in place.

Before taking Barrigas’s call, Agent Forsyth had called into the “The Howard Stern Show,” a long-running talk show airing on Sirius XM satellite radio. The show often attempts to mine anything off-kilter (some, perhaps many, would say in poor taste) for laughs, from men faking orgasms with attractive women to having famous sportscasters prank call small market sports shows.

It’s unclear why, exactly, Forsyth had called into the show. He was placed on hold by a producer and remained in that limbo when he took Barrigas’s call on a different line.

Only, something happened. Perhaps the lines got crossed, or perhaps he used two different phones and the first picked up audio from the second. Either way, the producers at “The Howard Stern Show” found themselves listening to the private call between Forsyth and Barrigas.

Then, according to the complaint filed on Monday in Massachusetts District Court in Boston, they aired it.

“As soon as I heard of this information I just started to quiver, and had what I would call an out-of-body experience,” she told WBZ at the time. “I couldn’t believe it. At first I thought it was a joke.”

She said the IRS informed her this indeed happened, but not until it was reported by local media, despite her many calls to the agency.

In the call Howard Stern can be heard yelling “Jimmy!” seemingly in an attempt to get the IRS agent’s attention, while co-host Robin Quivers says, “If he’s working we can’t interrupt him.”

Howard Stern has not made any comment yet regarding the lawsuit. It is estimated that the call may have been broadcast to as many as 1.2 million listeners. While on the phone with Agent Forsythe, Judith Barrigas started receiving anonymous phone calls and text messages informing her that her phone number had been aired on Stern’s show.

She is suing the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act and for an unlawful disclosure of her tax return.

But she’s also asserting negligence and an invasion of her privacy against Stern and his show.

Howard Stern: Donald Trump is PISSED he won.

Howard Stern recently had a caller ask him if he had any memories of Donald Trump being at his wedding. Stern spent less time reminiscing about his wedding and more time giving his thoughts on now President, Donald Trump.

“I personally wish that he had never run, I told him that, because I actually think this is something that is gonna be detrimental to his mental health too, because, he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved,” Stern said.

Howard went on to call his current relationship with Trump is “weird.”

“I use to hear from Donald all the time and now I don’t as much. Maybe he’s mad that I was a Hillary Clinton voter.”

“It’s a sad thing. I know Donald. I know him well and he would call me all the time. Maybe at some point, he was like, hey you’re not campaigning for me.”

Or maybe “Donald” is busy running the country. Stern also alluded to some kind of conspiracy that Donald Trump wasn’t actually looking to become The President of the United States. Instead, Trump ran as a publicity stunt in hopes of receiving a larger paycheck from NBC.

Howard Stern: I told you what I believe. Here’s what happened. So, when Donald’s first book came out it was called Art of the Deal. He wasn’t that famous. He had to sell books. He said I’m thinking about running for president and the book sold like crazy. And a couple years later, he put out the second book and it coincided with an election. And there was a rumor out, Trump’s going to run for president, which he started. The second book sold well.

And then his deal with NBC was coming up for renegotiation and I don’t think NBC was going to air [Celebeirty Apprentice]. So he said what the fuck I’ll throw my hat in. It was good television but this time he announced: I’m running. So what happened is he started winning primaries and getting big crowds.

Robin Quivers: I thought he was making ridiculous statements so people wouldn’t vote for him. But people voted for him because of those statements.

Howard Stern: Yeah, people fucked the whole thing up. He just wanted a couple of more bucks from NBC. He’s pissed he won.

Howard Stern and Donald Trump have been friends for a long time now. Trump was a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, making numerous appearances over the years. It’s difficult to say how this will affect their relationship since both of them hold loyalty in high regard.