Howard Stern proclaimed himself King of All Media at the height of his fame, and the media accepted it as fact.
Stern may be a shell of his old self today, but his knack for journalistic gaming hasn’t diminished with age.
The 68-year-old radio icon knows how to grab the public’s attention, though over the years the gift has come organically. The shock attack will do something outrageous, like Lesbian Dial-a-Date or mock KKK officials, and the press will take it seriously.
Or, in many cases, taking its common pearls instead of his antics.
The press hated Stern for decades, but reporters still covered the rich coverage he craved.
Now, Stern marched in step with the press. He has embraced most of its fancy stories, which happen to overlap with the progressive agenda.
- Freedom of speech? Not worth protecting
- COVID-19? The most draconian measures are not enough
- President Trump? Must stop at all costs
- Hillary Clinton? Boy, do we miss her
- Governor Andrew Cuomo? A pandemic superstar
So it’s no surprise to hear him sound like a HuffPo blogger regarding the end of Roe v. Wade. He wants to encapsulate the Supreme Court, reinstate Roe v. Wade, and give the president more powers than the Constitution allows.
However, Stern added a word of caution. President Stern will make all of the above a reality.
He had previously threatened to run for president last year to hit Trump, a former guest at his SiriusXM showcase. The speaker did so again this week, claiming to have a limited agenda all the way.
“The thing that remains is, if I’m running for president, and I don’t mind, I’m really thinking about it, because the only thing I’m going to do is appoint five more Supreme Courts. judge… I’m not afraid to do it. As soon as I become president, you will get five new Supreme Court justices that will topple all of these bulls. “
The only way for him to leave his radio studio for the White House? Trumpet. A second Trump presidential run will trigger Candidate Stern.
Of course, his anti-Trump action will erase most of his far-right support. And take a quick look Stern .’s radio pastfilled with as much questionable material as possible, would end any free love he could imagine.
Then again, it’s just an action.
Stern running for governor of New York in the 90s but ended his campaign when forced to disclose his finances. In short, he’s not a heavyweight.
That’s even more true now, especially when he Fear of COVID-19 a lot he will be less visible than Joe Biden during the 2020 election campaign. However, Stern knows just the mention of a presidential run will have reporters jostling for his side like in the old days. Especially if it is framed from a progressive point of view.
Except now it’s a matter of a day, no one takes him seriously.