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Howard Stern: Mike Francesa Had The World’s Shortest Retirement

Earlier this week, Howard Stern and Robin Quivers were discussing sports host Mike Francesa return to WFAN and their own feelings on retirement.

“I’m just one of these human beings, I’ve accepted it just to be miserable all the time. And work makes me miserable. But then people say to me, ‘if you didn’t have work you’d be miserable too, you would miss it.’ But I really do not believe that’s true,” Stern, 64, remarked.

Howard had just returned from a week-long vacation when the comments were made.

“On vacation, I get up and have breakfast. Then I’d get up and take a walk with my wife. Then I’d come home and I’d paint. I enjoy the painting. I had a great time. I don’t think I’d have any problem being retired.”

It seems that Mike Francesa return to WFAN made Stern think long and hard if retiring now would be the right decision.

“That’s why I was following the Mike Francesca story while I was away. I was kind of obsessed with it. I was just so interested.” Stern explained. “Like literally a month ago, he was set for his retirement. He said I want to retire: ‘that’s it I’ve had enough, I don’ want to do this anymore.’”

“So the guy leaves in December and all of a sudden he’s back. That is the world’s shortest retirement,” added Stern.

Howard Stern’s advice to Donald Trump: “Just give it over to Mike Pence”

Donald Trump was a regular on the Howard Stern show prior to assuming the presidency. Howard admits he is not an “insider” with Trump, but also says that they used to have a friendly relationship and he considered Donald Trump a personal friend.

“I was watching the news. They said that the president calls his friends and asks advice,” said Stern.

“He’s never once called me and asked for advice. Which kind of got me a little upset.” Robin Quivers suggested that President Trump might not expect good advice from him, Howard agreed.

“Yeah, probably not,” he said. “My advice would be, like, get the fuck out of there man. Just give it over to Mike Pence. Let him do his thing.”

By signing the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill last week President Trump has completely betrayed his hardcore base. Even die-hard MAGA supporters like Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich are convinced impeachment will occur.

Howard Stern: Being President is “Very Detrimental to Donald Trump’s Mental Health”

Us Weekly interviewed Howard Stern at the North Shore Animal League America’s Annual Rescue.

They asked about the times Donald Trump was on the Stern show, where he made crude comments about women. Stern told Us Weekly, “The tapes are all out there, but you know, look, those interviews speak for themselves.”

“I’m glad the tapes are out there. Donald always came on the show as a guest and was entertaining. He wasn’t the president, it was a different kind of scene but yet what he says is relevant even to this day and it gets into whole other discussion – sexual harassment – but at that point, I never imagined that Donald would run for president.”

“I personally wish that he had never run. I told him that,” Stern said. “Because I actually think this is something that is going to be very detrimental to his mental health too. Because he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved, he wants people to cheer for him. I don’t think this is going to be a healthy experience for him.”

Hear Howard Stern ask Harvey Weinstein About Using his Power for Sexual Favors

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show in 2014, Harvey Weinstein attempted to paint a picture of himself as a well-read, dedicated father who stayed away from any of the stereotypical Hollywood funny business.

“Why not stay single? I gotta figure every starlet in Hollywood wanted to at least blow you, you know what I’m saying?” asked Stern. “Did you ever get to experience, I’m gonna say, the mogul aspect? I mean, Do a little coke, hang out with, I don’t know, Julia Roberts give you a hand job, something? You never got any of that?”

“Howard, as you know only too well, it doesn’t work that way,” Weinstein replied. “I’ll tell you who it works that way for: it works that way for the actors.”

“Come on, every girl knows that if she’s a competent actress, she could get on your good side, you could make her a star over-fucking-night,” Stern insisted to Weinstein in the 2014 interview. “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work that way.”

Weinstein gave the answer we would all expect: “Howard, the movies are too expensive, the risks are too great,” he said. “It doesn’t happen that way anymore.”

Stern then asked: “You can’t walk into the room, pull your pants off, say, ‘Okay, honey’?” An amazing question at the time given the multiple allegations of Weinstein having done just that.

Howard Stern: Megyn Kelly was just bullshitting Alex Jones

Megyn Kelly is taking a lot of criticism from both liberals and conservatives on social media for interviewing Infowars radio host Alex Jones. Liberals are upset that Alex Jones was given a platform on NBC since he has questioned whether the murders of 20 children and six adult staff members in 2012 at Sandy Hook school was a hoax.

His more “right-wing” base is upset at Megyn Kelly and NBC for lying to Alex Jones, misleading him to believe the interview would be a long form profile piece on the man himself. Alex Jones, who secretly recorded pre-interview conversations with Kelly, asked Kelly if the segment would be an “investigative report on fake news,” which she quickly shut down, “no, no, no, hell no.”

Turns out that’s exactly what the segment was. Kelly challenged Jones from the start, introducing him as a “radical conspiracy theorist” and promising to confront him on his “notorious lie” about Sandy Hook.

Alex Jones looked visibly tense during the interview and the two frequently interrupted each other.

Jones also commented on his connection to President Trump, who has appeared on his Infowars radio show during the campaign.

“I think my influence on Trump is way, way lower than what mainstream media has said,” he commented. Appearing humble he downplayed their relationship, saying he and the president were friendly, but not friends.

Howard Stern reacted to the pre-interview conversations that Jones had released. Howard Stern had a laugh at Megyn Kelly trying to entice Alex to do the interview. “She’s just bullshitting him.”

Stern purposely downplayed Jones’s notoriety and popularity, a throwback to his days more contentious days on terrestrial radio. “Alex Jones wants publicity you don’t have to pitch him.” However, Howard himself is not a stranger to conspiracy theories. At one point he talked about a “cover-up at The Pentagon.”

“We saw The Pentagon get blown up. Now let me tell you something. If a plane went into The Pentagon which I never believed a plane went into The Pentagon. I have no clue where that came from. There is not one tire track on the lawn,” said Stern back in the early 2000’s.

“It was hit by a missile. It is clear we are being lied to.”

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.

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.

Joe Rogan: Remember when Howard Stern ran for Governor?

In 1994, incumbent Democrat Governor Mario Cuomo was up for reelection, and his approval ratings were in the 40s.

Republicans nominated a previously less known State Senator named George Pataki. Pataki eventually won the race and ended up serving three terms.

At the same time, Howard decided he would run as well. Stern met with New York’s Libertarian Party and ran as a Libertarian.

There are many similarities between Howard Stern’s 1994 run for New York Governor and Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential run. Outspoken New York celebrities getting into politics, few believed either would actually run, even after they announced.

“Howard has gone out of his way to offend blacks, women, Catholics, gay men and scores of others while maintaining a prurient fascination with lesbians,” – New York Times’ Todd Purdum wrote in 1994.

Here’s where Stern’s and Trump’s paths diverge. Like Trump, Stern had to disclose his personal finances if he wanted to run. And like Trump, many people doubted whether Howard would open himself up to such scrutiny.

Unlike Trump, Stern proved the doubters right. He dropped out of the race in August because he refused to file a financial disclosure report after unsuccessfully asking a judge to waive the requirement for him.

Raunchy radio personality Howard Stern dropped out of the race for governor Thursday rather than disclose his personal finances as required of all candidates.

“I spend 25 hours a week telling you all the most intimate details of my life,” Stern said at an on-air news conference. “One fact I’ve never revealed is how much I make and how much money I have. It’s none of your business.”

– August 05, 1994, Associated Press

Howard Sterns 1994 platform: reinstating the death penalty, forcing construction workers to work at night and staggering highway tolls to alleviate traffic jams. Once those things were done, he would resign.

Howard Stern: “I’m just a sheep, I’ll admit it, but I’m not for taking away people’s rights.”

Howard has been an avid defender of the Second Amendment on his show. In June, he slammed Democrats for pushing gun control in the wake of the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack in Orlando.

The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege. – President-elect Donald Trump

Howard Stern Gun ControlHoward Stern has come out in support of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan for concealed carry permit reciprocity in all 50 states.

“When you think about it, if somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner, let’s say in Massachusetts, why when he crosses the border is he suddenly an outlaw?”

Co-host Robin Quivers agreed, adding, “Each state has to declare — permit you to carry or not, and so as you go from state to state you are breaking the law if you continue to carry your gun. If it was national, you would just be able to carry in any state.”

“It makes total sense. I support that.”

Robin also pointed out that the majority of concealed carry licensees “are the most law-abiding people in the country.” She continued, “So why not give them the right to carry wherever they are?”

Stern argued that concealed carry permits should be similar to driver’s licenses.

“What if you got a license in Maryland,” he said, “and then every state you went to you had to get another license.”

“It doesn’t make any sense. It’s a total [expletive] on the Second Amendment,” he said.