Howard Stern known to AGT viewers as America’s Judge has never moderated a political debate, until now. The debate Americans wanted to see finally happened on the Stern Show last week: Trump vs Sanders.
The two candidates squared off in a rigorous discussion of the issues that matter most, including how to defeat ISIS, what executive orders they’ll sign into law, and some famous women they have dated.
Obviously Stern did not have the real Bernie Sanders debate Donald Trump on his show, but it was still funny as heck and probably not too far off from what the real thing would have been.
With Election Day looming, Anthony and James told Howard that they’ll continue to debate each other at least until the Democratic and Republican conventions. Fans can still see the live Trump vs. Bernie debate tour this summer.
Howard Stern, a gun owner himself, started his show yesterday morning covering the issue of gun control. Stern reaffirmed his pro-second amendment stance in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack.
“I’m so upset about Orlando and what went down, but I can’t believe these people who come out afterwards and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public,” Stern said. “It’s fucking mind-blowing to me.”
Howard has previously stated that he believes “every citizen needs the right to be armed” because a weapon serves as a “great equalizer.”
“The [terrorists] are always planning,” Stern said. “They’ll use boxcutters. They’ll use an airplane fly it right into a building. They don’t need AR-15s.”
SiriusXM announced Tuesday that “The Glenn Beck Program” will be suspended from the Patriot Channel “for the coming week,” and that the company is “evaluating its place in our lineup going forward.”
“SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs,” the company said in a statement.
“However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgment, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone.”
Discussing a potential Donald Trump presidency, Brad Thor, a guest on Becks show suggested that impeachment would likely be off the table.
“If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president,” Thor said. “If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”
To a lot of people, it sounded like Thor was advocating assassination.
Donald Trump isn’t a man prone to regrets. But now that he’s the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump has some second thoughts about all those ribald interviews he gave to Howard Stern over the years.
In an interview with the Washington Post published yesterday, the former reality television star said he wouldn’t have made so many bawdy comments to Stern if he knew he would actually follow through on his White House ambitions.
“Or I wouldn’t have gone on the show because that is the easier way of doing it,” Trump said.
Trump called Stern “a really good guy” and said the two have “had great moments” on the shock jock’s radio show.
Trump has also dipped into Stern’s archives. Back in August, when his feud with Megyn Kelly was just getting started, Trump dredged up the Fox News anchor’s own candid interview with Stern.
Anderson Cooper was on the Howard Stern Show last week. He revealed he would not be voting in the 2016 presidential election.
“I don’t think reporters should vote,” the CNN anchor told Stern when asked which candidate he supported in the upcoming election. “A lot of reporters don’t vote. It’s a thing.” The radio host was shocked by Cooper’s admission, but the journalist explained, “I’ve had the debate. There have been years where I have voted because sometimes I thought maybe I should. I’ve gone back and forth on it.”
Cooper further noted that his role as a reporter is to “ask questions,” and so he doesn’t “want to be influenced one way or the other.” As for the last time he voted in a presidential election, Cooper said, “I honestly can’t remember.”
In true journalistic fashion, Cooper then turned the tables on Stern and questioned him about his political stance. “I’ve always been a Hillary Clinton fan,” Stern revealed. “I think she would make a good president.” He added, “Trump, I’ve known for years. He’s a friend of mine and a friend of the show. But first of all, I don’t even think he wants to be president.” Stern added, “I think he’s shocked. I think it was a goof.”
“I want to say, I am so happy that Hulk Hogan won the case against Gawker, and I’ll tell you why,” he said.
As an advocate for free speech — well, mostly just his free speech, he admitted — Stern said he thinks Gawker’s attempt to make the case about free speech is “a total load of” words unfit to print.
“I truly believe that you can’t just say this is a free speech issue,” he said. “This is the same as Erin Andrews being in a hotel room and some guy drilling a hole in the wall. You can’t take a tape of somebody that is illegally made and just post it on your website and say this is news and free speech.
“It isn’t. It’s an invasion of privacy.”
Most disturbing to Stern, he conceded on air, was that it could have been him on that tape. More than once, Clem had propositioned Stern to have sex with his now ex-wife, just like he’d done to Hulk Hogan.
But Stern just thought he was kidding.
“Oh, I would die if there was a sex tape of me,” Stern said. “I would be humiliated.”
Bubba said he would still would like to be Hulks friend.
“I did something that I’ll pay for for the rest of my life. I don’t necessarily know that I would expect him to ever forgive me and what I did, but I own it, I did it. It’s tough to know that I made that decision in life, for whatever reason and there’s a lot more than I can’t talk about.”
Bubba said he has some things to bring up too. He thinks Howard has been angry with him, refusing to respond to his emails. Howard said he really was not. Bubba continued saying his crew has begged to come back to SiriusXM and Howard has said no to Bubba being on Howard 101.
Hulk Hogan was back in a Florida court Tuesday, taking questions on the witness stand to support his privacy lawsuit against Gawker for posting an excerpt of a sex tape involving him and Heather Clem.
Gawker is attempting to establish Hogan invited attention toward supposedly private matters and hardly objected when the media followed suit. Hogan says he “didn’t have a problem” with TMZ writing about the sex tape despite at least one colleague in the wrestling industry who was telling him at the time that it was beneath him to give them an interview. Hogan also discussed a radio interview with Bubba the Love Sponge where the length of his penis came up.
Hogan said that when he said it was 10 inches, that was for his Hulk character. “Terry Bollea’s penis is not 10 inches.”
Hogan also had to address his interview with Howard Stern. Hogan says that in going on Stern’s show, “You have to take the good with the bad,” and when the sex tape came up, he wasn’t happy, but “I was on an entertainment show and I had to be an entertainer, so I just kept going.”
Sullivan asks, “At no point did you tell Stern this was an invasion of privacy?”
“I didn’t want to bring Terry Bollea the man into the conversation,” Hogan answered, explaining that he understands that although he was there on Stern’s show to promote a wrestling event, he understood the host would be touching on other issues. “That’s standard protocol,” he says. “The publicist would address it with Howard. I wouldn’t.”
Hogan testified that when he and Heather eventually did have sex, Bubba the Love Sponge handed Hogan a condom. Hogan said he felt something was wrong, and he asked if they were being taped. He said Bubba denied it.
“It was so weird and so crazy, my gut was telling me that this was off, this was wrong” Hogan testified. “From the feeling that I had, I said, ‘Bubba you’re not filming this are you?’…he lashed into me.”
He described Bubba the Love Sponge– the character– as “arrogant, cocky, nasty to people on the phone.” However he said, for a long time, the person behind the radio personality a close friend.
“We became so close that we started training every day together,” he said.
Donald Trump spends very little time defining his supporters, but at a recent Trump rally, several supporters wanted to explain why they support his candidacy.
“The people that mind their own business, don’t depend on anyone else,” said Patty Hughes of Indianola, Iowa, when asked to describe silent majority. “They don’t expect anything from anybody, and they’re kind of quiet. They don’t go around bragging. They’re not activists.”
Her husband, Larry, said, “They expect a dollar work for a dollar pay. They don’t want anything free, but they don’t want stuff taken away from them either. And that’s happening to us out here in the cheap seats.”
The silent majority that supports Trump is defined by restoration rather than revolution. His whole campaign is centered around “Making America Great Again.” A restoration of limited government, moral order, non-interventionism, fiscal conservatism and the disapproval of things like aboriton or incompetent leadership.
The media plays the race card on Donald Trump.
CNN’s objective is not to get Mr. Trump to disavow Dr. David Duke since he has already done so several times.
It is to make Trump prostrate himself before the gods of political correctness and beg for mercy. More importantly, the objective is to morally shame voters into not voting for the candidate they actually support.
Of course, the corporate shills want to paint the silent majority as a disgruntled white male uprising. Trump supporters decided to call into NPR explaining why they don’t believe the term “silent majority” has a racial connotation.
“I don’t think that’s true at all now,” said George Davey of West Des Moines. “You can look at Trump, and the people he hires. I’m sure he has a lot of people of various ethnic backgrounds in his companies.”
“The reason why we’re silent is because we’re not allowed to talk,” he said. “My favorite thing about Trump is that he wants to get rid of political correctness.”
“The silent majority is always going to be a state of mind,” he said. “It’s a feeling. It’s a feeling of dispossession and that feeling of dispossession can come about most dramatically in times when things seem to be changing. When all that’s solid melts into air.”
If it’s possible to have President Donald Trump, why couldn’t the self-proclaimed king-of-all-media be among the elite arbiters of law? It makes about as much sense to me.
The U.S. Constitution is silent on qualifications to be named to the high court. The president nominates a person, and the Senate then confirms with a simple majority. There is no job description.
The outrageous radio host would add diversity to the bench. He’d be the only non-lawyer — the ultimate outsider, which apparently is what voters want. The court could use a perspective not rooted in the knowledge of law.
Stern has experience as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” becoming the level-headed moderate one on the panel. That’s more than law professors immersed in the theory of the legal system.
Justices Stanley Forman Reed and Robert H. Jackson were the last to leave the Supreme Court without law degrees. Reed served from 1938 to 1957 and was considered a moderate. Jackson, who was a prosecutor of Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg Trials, held his seat from 1941 to 1954. Both attended law school for a year or two, but never finished. Both left solid, respected legacies.
Howard TV, the video arm of the Howard Stern Show, has yet to find a new home. They don’t call him the King of All Media for nothing.
Stern and the previous Howard TV distributor, iN Demand, ended their contract after eight years on the air in 2013.
Stern has said little about the move, saying only that iN Demand would be replaced by a “new approach.” But also noting that change was “not ready to be announced.”
One possible option: Netflix. Executives at Netflix have reached out to Stern’s camp, along with many others, sources said. A company spokeswoman denied that Netflix has been pitched a Stern project.
At stake is more than 2,000 hours from Howard Stern’s old E! show — and nearly as much original programming filmed specifically for iN Demand’s Howard TV channel.
It’s a treasure-trove of frequently obscene awesomeness that is just plain funny.
Recently Mel Karmazin, former CEO of SiriusXM said that Howard “could either sell his company or he could do a ‘Law and Order,’ a ‘Friends,’ a ‘Seinfeld’ and make a whole bunch of money because everyone is in need of content.”
“Howard could also do something, arguably a la Netflix-type,” Karmazin speculated. “It’s original content. He does the video and it could be a TV show that could be available worldwide.”
The Stern Show has been filming interviews and bits since the iN Demand contract expired in 2013. Howard has said very little so far, only alluding to having “something big planned to replace Howard TV.”