March 7, 2004

Useful idiots

Richard Bennett pours some cold water on those who think Howard Stern is the victim of persecution by a puritanical Bush Administration...

...The big fine levied against Stern by the Clinton Administration served to raise the bar for shock jocks, essentially providing Stern with the franchise for tasteless radio programming. Nobody could compete unless they were able to pay such a fine, and nobody who didn't already have a huge audience could get a syndicator.

So now Stern has climbed upon a cross and declared himself a victim of Bush and the Religious Right, weaving a web of lies to cover himself, such as the claim that he can't go to XM radio because it's 30% owned by Clear Channel (the correct figure is somewhere between 4 and 8%...

How far will this idiot go to promote himself, and how gullible are his supporters?...

How gullible? If you are criticizing Bush, they make Scientologists look cool and skeptical...

Posted by John Weidner at March 7, 2004 7:46 AM
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