Sunday, July 30, 2006

Howard Stern in politics

Several days ago, Gary Dell'Abate (BaBa Booey), said that he was going to vote for Ned Lamont. Atrios jokingly sugested that this was the only endorsement that Lamont would need (original link to DKos, where some of the response was positive). Most of the response was negative at Eschaton. Extremely negative. A few days later, Atrios mentioned that Howard Stern and crew were for Lamont (w/ link to C&L). There wasn't much to say, but it was still negative.

My thoughts on this... as posted on the Eschaton site...

Whaaaa! I don't like Stern! He's too popular! He's crude! I can't let anybody know that I giggle at fart jokes, or they might take away my liberal membership card!

Get over yourselves. The real deal here is that an insanely popular and successful broadcaster, with an audience of 4 million people and growing, is against Lieberman and Bush. Those listeners like him enough to pay for his show.

Sure, Stern's screwed over our side a few times, and he pulled for Bush in 2000. Why? Partly because Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman were big on curtailing 1st ammendment rights of musicians, artists and broadcasters. With a bit of radio in my background, I had to push myself to vote Gore Lieberman in 2000 for that reason (not that Bush was ever an option).

Add on top of it all how badly Bush's years have screwed up the nation, this god awful war, the economy (which cuts down how many people can afford to buy into Sirius), Bush's stance on LGBT rights, abortion rights, free speech, screwing over NYC and the city's finest... Lieberman is always with Bush, regardless of what it does to the US.

One of the most influential people in the media is on our side this time, and you all can't deal with it because you don't like his style?
Stern's number one issue is the FCC. I agree with him (most of the time) and have to say, his Sirius show is better than ever.

by Robster @ 7/30/2006 01:04:00 PM PERMALink