November 19, 2004

A Mouth Making Promises Its Ass Can't Keep

Hey, Howard Stern! Remember when you said you'd get John Kerry elected? How'd that work out, anyway?

Indeed, shockjock Howard Stern vowed to bring his audience to Kerry: according to, in nearly every state where Sternís radio show is heard, Bush gained votes since the 2000 election.

As an aside, and just to clear things up, if you still think 'Rock The Vote' was a non-partisan effort, you're fooling yourself:

"We squandered record amounts of money," said Dan Adler, board member of Rock the Vote, the outreach effort that uses music stars to rally the youth vote. "Smart and good people, not just from Hollywood, jumped in with great ideas and great resources. People went into battleground states. We squandered a unity of purpose. We have nothing to show for it."

Back to Howard. Apparently he's out pimping for his new bosses:

Stern personally handed out a free Sirius boom box to the first 500 fans, while he had another 20,000 redeemable certificates for free radios. The equipment allows listeners, for $12.95 a month, to receive 120 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment and traffic.
Of course, if you get the free radio, you have to sign up for a year of service... which means you're committed until just before Howard's Great Satellite Gig starts up. And you wouldn't dump Sirius just as it started airing the King of All Media, woud you?

Posted by Chris at November 19, 2004 03:34 PM

Category: Media Stupidity

No, I woudn't.

That's a lie. Yes I woud.

Posted by: Boyd at November 22, 2004 11:02 PM

Heh. You know, if they give away a large number of these radios with one-year strings attached, do you suppose it's possible that a significant number of them would choose not to re-up at the end, resulting in a decreasing listener base right as His Sternity starts up?

I'd laugh.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at November 23, 2004 07:00 AM