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2012-09-25 09:15:54 AM  
Stern just pointed out the obvious. poor, drugged out, uneducated folks in the hood don't know what is going on with their corporate owned government.

and bottom 75% of americans don't know either, thanks to corporate owned "news" on TV/Radio.
 
2012-09-25 09:16:27 AM  

tirob: GoldSpider: tirob: If Stern supports Romney, there isn't a single one of these people who isn't smarter than him, however ignorant they may be.

So you don't know who he supports, but that doesn't deter you from commenting anyway.

Stern was on record in 2008 as endorsing Ron Paul. I doubt that he supports Obama. But since you insist, I'll take back what I wrote and replace it with this: If Stern supports Ron Paul, there isn't a single one of these people who isn't *much* smarter than him, however ignorant they may be.



Stern has been going on for the last couple of weeks about how he's going to vote for Obama, and went into a whole thing the other day about the Matt Taibbi article on Romney's history of LBOs and how that just further proves to him that Romney is kind of a scumbag and not good for the country. Stern considers himself and independent. He voted for Bush then voted for Kerry when he realized how thoroughly the country was lied to about the invasion of Iraq. While he is a fan of Ron Paul, Stern was also a big fan of Bill Clinton and a supporter of Hilary in the 2008 primary. He ended up voting for Obama in the general election in no small part because he thought Palin was insane.
 
2012-09-25 09:16:54 AM  
bin laden is dead. finally, America's problems are all solved. snicker.
 
2012-09-25 09:17:35 AM  

TDWCom29: Stern has been brutal to Romney so far this cycle...


He supports equal opportunity ridicule. Why is anyone surprised?
 
2012-09-25 09:18:44 AM  
It's not very nice to laugh at stupid people.
 
2012-09-25 09:22:10 AM  

T.M.S.: There are a lot of stupid people Obama supporters in Harlem. There are a lot of stupid people everywhere.


There you go.
 
2012-09-25 09:26:05 AM  
This just in: Stern is a satirist who will send people to look for dupes who will say stupid things on the air and edit the responses to get the desired result. Not that he'd really need to do much editing if he selects the right population of dumbasses.
 
2012-09-25 09:30:11 AM  

plewis: This just in: Stern is a satirist who will send people to look for dupes who will say stupid things on the air and edit the responses to get the desired result. Not that he'd really need to do much editing if he selects the right population of dumbasses.


You mean "America's Got Talent" viewers?
 
2012-09-25 09:31:46 AM  
I'm still waiting for Bababooie to weigh in before I cast my vote.
 
2012-09-25 09:33:05 AM  

Makh: Yes, there are grossly misinformed people all over. But it's worse to cater to them and prop them up as the informed ones of our society.


Is it catering to them if you make an aggressive effort to get them registered to vote?
 
2012-09-25 09:34:33 AM  

oh and once I saw a blimp: I'm still waiting for Bababooie to weigh in before I cast my vote.


pretty sure he is reliably dem...
 
2012-09-25 09:34:54 AM  

Cletus C.: Makh: Yes, there are grossly misinformed people all over. But it's worse to cater to them and prop them up as the informed ones of our society.

Is it catering to them if you make an aggressive effort to get them registered to vote?


No. Helping someone engage their rights isn't catering to them. It is informing them.
 
2012-09-25 09:36:40 AM  

thenewmissus: Cletus C.: Makh: Yes, there are grossly misinformed people all over. But it's worse to cater to them and prop them up as the informed ones of our society.

Is it catering to them if you make an aggressive effort to get them registered to vote?

No. Helping someone engage their rights isn't catering to them. It is informing them.


Give those idiots some semiautomatic rifles too, then. You'll be helping them engage their rights. Maybe not the best thing for society, but so be it.
 
2012-09-25 09:37:15 AM  
People still listen to this guy?
 
2012-09-25 09:40:06 AM  
Are people upset because there are uniformed morons out there? This is the outrage? Stern is trolling you guys hard with edited footage like this.

I just hope none of these people vote. How confused will they be when they can't find a Obama/Ryan ticket?
 
2012-09-25 09:41:49 AM  

Cletus C.: thenewmissus: Cletus C.: Makh: Yes, there are grossly misinformed people all over. But it's worse to cater to them and prop them up as the informed ones of our society.

Is it catering to them if you make an aggressive effort to get them registered to vote?

No. Helping someone engage their rights isn't catering to them. It is informing them.

Give those idiots some semiautomatic rifles too, then. You'll be helping them engage their rights. Maybe not the best thing for society, but so be it.


I thought the NRA already wanted that to happen anyway.
 
2012-09-25 09:41:57 AM  
Howard Stern is a disgusting shiat bag. You can go to the poorest, least educated parts of the South and the inner-city and make they all look like idiots.

It takes someone more clever (less cruel) like a Canadian to go to a Harvard campus and make them look like chumps.

Link
 
2012-09-25 09:42:35 AM  

ManRay: I just hope none of these people vote.


I hope they all vote. The solution is to better educate these people, not deny them the right to vote.
 
2012-09-25 09:43:09 AM  

Cletus C.: thenewmissus: Cletus C.: Makh: Yes, there are grossly misinformed people all over. But it's worse to cater to them and prop them up as the informed ones of our society.

Is it catering to them if you make an aggressive effort to get them registered to vote?

No. Helping someone engage their rights isn't catering to them. It is informing them.

Give those idiots some semiautomatic rifles too, then. You'll be helping them engage their rights. Maybe not the best thing for society, but so be it.


Idiots vote. Idiots have guns.
 
2012-09-25 09:46:18 AM  
Anyone who is above the age of 30 and still thinks there is difference between the political parties is a fool.

I can understand young people, who have no perspective, believing the presidential reality show; but if you have watched administration after administration come and go with no changes to the foreign policy or the monetary policy: excepting, more profitable war and more banking deregulation leading to institutionalized fraud and theft are the only changes I have witnessed outside of the growing police state and prison population.

I know the MSM scoffs at these obvious facts and hordes of dimwits will throw a fit when they read my words. I called the WHAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE, so have it TV heads!
 
2012-09-25 09:46:29 AM  

ChaoticLimbs: Don't you think it's a bit racist to go into Harlem and deliberately point out unequivocally that it's a disadvantaged neighborhood full of stupids who occasionally produce smart people who leave almost immediately?
How are we going to help them if you do things like that?

(some people really are disadvantaged, some people fail regardless of opportunity. And for some, it's a combination of a little bit of bias against them and a whole lot of not tryin')


I live in Harlem. I don't think you have any idea what the place is like or who lives there.
 
2012-09-25 09:48:18 AM  
Sadly you don't have to seek out "Obama supporters" to get the same type of response.

I'd put money on that 50-60% of people voting in November are actually clueless on what's going on and are voting on simple things like "Not the black guy" or will vote straight Democrat or Republican regardless of who's running just because the other side is bad.

The "swing voters" are the ones who actually know what the fark is going on, that's why they are swing voters because they actually look at the issues, who's running and vote for who ever is the best candidate and not for a particular party or because some person on the Internet or TV told them to vote for someone.
 
2012-09-25 09:49:37 AM  

quatchi: Gulper Eel: Stern is a great interviewer and knows his politics as well if not better than the cable-news wharrmeisters and softball-tossers, even when he's not asking guests whether they've done anal.

Stern is a political moron and neophyte who slept through the BushCo years and didn't wake up until the FCC started going after him.

That you find him a credible political voice comes as little surprise.


That you think there are any political voices (wtf?) in the context of Howard Stern that are more credible than any others comes as little surprise.
 
2012-09-25 09:49:38 AM  

Epoch_Zero: People still listen to this guy?


Yeah what a loser.

He has the biggest radio program in the history of radio. He stars in one of the hottest TV shows. He's a multi multi millionaire with a gorgeous wife. He's a talented photographer. What a jerk!!!

Or was your point something more like:

img824.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-25 09:51:39 AM  

Eapoe6: Anyone who is above the age of 30 and still thinks there is difference between the political parties is a fool.


Or they have lived in various states and have seen the different taxation schemes and services depending on the color of the state.
 
2012-09-25 09:52:00 AM  

thenewmissus: Waldo Pepper: thenewmissus: smitty04: thenewmissus: Lsherm: Fark Me To Tears: I wouldn't be surprised if Fox News was telling its viewers that the whole Bin Laden take-down was a hoax perpetrated by the liberal media to garner support for Obama.

Makh: Meanwhile, Fox now realizes there are people who don't know that OBL is dead. This is great because Romney can finally kill him too. OBLs death isn't an Obama victory, it's an American victory (for Romney.)

Howard Stern interviews idiots who support Obama on the streets of New York, and Fox News is at fault.

Good job, guys, what a way to accept reality.

I can accept that there are misinformed or uninformed democrats or supporters of Obama. But we haven't let the misinformed and uninformed supporters take over and define our platform. On the other hand, the level of misinformation that seems to run abound in the Republican Party is staggering and scary.  And it seems that FOX News purposely keeps their audience misinformed. And implying that other news sources aren't telling them the truth (because it doesn't agree with their agenda) is a very bad thing. Sure viewers have a choice, but telling people that all other news sources are lying to them and putting their audience in a constant level of fear and anger is not a good thing.

I am not implying that MSNBC is not left leaning. I agree that MSNBC leans to the left. But you don't hear MSNBC telling their viewers on a regular basis that everybody else (including our president) is lying to them and therefore guns, religion and no abortions for you.

It was NBC that got into trouble with a broadcast of the edited 911 tape of George Zimmerman calling to report Trayvon Martin before he shot him.


Agreed. So when did FOX News report that none of Trayvon's DNA was found on the gun?

just curious did they report that it was found on the gun

Who is they?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/19/prosecutors-tray v on-martins-dna-not-on-gun-that-killed-him/ ...


So no response Waldo Pepper? Did you find a link from Fox News regarding the story of no dna being found on the murder weapon?
 
2012-09-25 09:52:22 AM  

eraser8: Newsflash 1: canvass enough people and you're gonna get some morons.

Newsflash 2: a program like Stern's is going to showcase only the morons.


I hate to be a lib elitist, but I can't help think that Stern's listeners tune in and think "Man, listen to the idiots and mental defectives on this show. Glad I'm not one!"

/a show for those who think "show us your tits" is the appitomy of sophisticated humor
//not that there's anything wrong with that
///heh
 
2012-09-25 09:54:20 AM  
hey, RCP - what does howard stern think of mitt romney and bain capital?

let's find out!
 
2012-09-25 09:58:30 AM  

badhatharry: It's not very nice to laugh at stupid people.


That's funny.

/sorry, couldn't resist
//if you read/post on fark, perforce you're an intelligent person
///(preen)
 
2012-09-25 09:59:52 AM  

GoldSpider: Gunther: God, I knew he was desperate for listeners, but I didn't know he was desperate enough to resort to O'Keefe style dishonest editing shiat.

[www.operatorchan.org image 423x300]

It's worth pointing out that the Howard Stern show is not a news magazine show.


Well to be fair, it's more of a news show than the Daily Show. And retards like those in this interview tend to get their "news" from these unworthy outlets...
 
2012-09-25 10:06:29 AM  

Leeds: GoldSpider: Gunther: God, I knew he was desperate for listeners, but I didn't know he was desperate enough to resort to O'Keefe style dishonest editing shiat.

[www.operatorchan.org image 423x300]

It's worth pointing out that the Howard Stern show is not a news magazine show.

Well to be fair, it's more of a news show than the Daily Show. And retards like those in this interview tend to get their "news" from these unworthy outlets...


And the Daily Show is more of a news program than anything on Fox. How sad is that?
 
2012-09-25 10:07:08 AM  
You guys saw the SNL Undecided Voters sketch, right? It's really about right.
 
2012-09-25 10:09:17 AM  

SpectroBoy: Epoch_Zero: People still listen to this guy?

Yeah what a loser.

He has the biggest radio program in the history of radio. He stars in one of the hottest TV shows. He's a multi multi millionaire with a gorgeous wife. He's a talented photographer. What a jerk!!!

Or was your point something more like:

[img824.imageshack.us image 582x625]


No, I honestly didn't know he did his radio bit anymore. Last I heard he was doing trashy NBC contest tv.
 
2012-09-25 10:09:54 AM  
Stern? Not sure if Sirius.

macapper.com
 
2012-09-25 10:10:19 AM  

thenewmissus: OHDUDENESS: thenewmissus: EnviroDude: eraser8: Newsflash 1: canvass enough people and you're gonna get some morons.

Newsflash 2: a program like Stern's is going to showcase only the morons.

Those morons vote. Ain't that scary?

No. I want all eligible persons to vote. But I think that it is the news media's fault for not making sure that CORRECT information is provided to it's patrons (I am looking at you FOX News/MSNBC/ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN). Not conspiracy theories, not corrections in small print at the end of the program, not only showing what is favorable to your candidate. We are reaping that we have sown. Everybody is not a journalist just because you can type and have an opinion.

Pretty sure this particular bunch of morons are not watching Fox news...

Did you read my entire post? I would say that the people interviewed probably didn't watch any news (besides what Kim Kardashian was wearing today). What scares me are people who watch news and are still misinformed because the news organization is putting out conspiracy theories and won't self-correct or will self-correct in little font.


Ok, then let's write it correctly, shall we?
 
2012-09-25 10:10:33 AM  

SpectroBoy: Epoch_Zero: People still listen to this guy?

Yeah what a loser.

He has the biggest radio program in the history of radio. He stars in one of the hottest TV shows. He's a multi multi millionaire with a gorgeous wife. He's a talented photographer. What a jerk!!!

Or was your point something more like:


Stern kind of dropped off the radar once he went on satellite radio.
 
2012-09-25 10:11:27 AM  
Though I generally dislike low information voters, I'd much rather see one making a choice that better suits their needs in life than see one make a choice that directly contradicts their best interests.

Honestly, if you're a low info voter... just stay home on election day. Let those who give a shiat sort out leadership of the nation.
 
2012-09-25 10:14:28 AM  

T.M.S.: Stern probably is second to only to Bill Moyers as an interviewer.


That's funny, I've never heard Bill Moyers ask a guest to "show me your tits".
 
2012-09-25 10:14:42 AM  

OHDUDENESS: thenewmissus: OHDUDENESS: thenewmissus: EnviroDude: eraser8: Newsflash 1: canvass enough people and you're gonna get some morons.

Newsflash 2: a program like Stern's is going to showcase only the morons.

Those morons vote. Ain't that scary?

No. I want all eligible persons to vote. But I think that it is the news media's fault for not making sure that CORRECT information is provided to it's patrons (I am looking at you FOX News/MSNBC/ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN). Not conspiracy theories, not corrections in small print at the end of the program, not only showing what is favorable to your candidate. We are reaping that we have sown. Everybody is not a journalist just because you can type and have an opinion.

Pretty sure this particular bunch of morons are not watching Fox news...

Did you read my entire post? I would say that the people interviewed probably didn't watch any news (besides what Kim Kardashian was wearing today). What scares me are people who watch news and are still misinformed because the news organization is putting out conspiracy theories and won't self-correct or will self-correct in little font.

Ok, then let's write it correctly, shall we?


I will concede that MSNBC leans left and FOX News leans right. Those other outlets are only called "liberal" by FOX. CNN/ABC/CBS does lean one way or another. The only time that people say that those outlets lean one way or another is if the outlet reports something that challenges their reality. The only people pushing that all news outlets are liberal is FOX News. Getting news from one source is always a problem whether it is MSNBC or FOX.
 
2012-09-25 10:15:39 AM  
There are low-information voters on both sides of the politial spectrum. However, whenever they poll what people know and then compare where they are getting their information, charts such as this appear:

truthisawoman.files.wordpress.com

And this:

i307.photobucket.com

And this:

cache.gawkerassets.com

In fact, people who get their news from comedians tend to be better informed:

travonfree.files.wordpress.com

So while both sides have some percentage of people in it who qualify as low information voters, it's blazingly obvious which political party and news outlet takes the most advantage of ignorance.
 
2012-09-25 10:18:40 AM  

Nemo's Brother: These two belong on the Stern show.


Yeah, I hate to inform you it's you. My quote was taken out of context. Beautiful. (golf clap)
 
2012-09-25 10:19:52 AM  

thenewmissus: OHDUDENESS: thenewmissus: OHDUDENESS: thenewmissus: EnviroDude: eraser8: Newsflash 1: canvass enough people and you're gonna get some morons.

Newsflash 2: a program like Stern's is going to showcase only the morons.

Those morons vote. Ain't that scary?

No. I want all eligible persons to vote. But I think that it is the news media's fault for not making sure that CORRECT information is provided to it's patrons (I am looking at you FOX News/MSNBC/ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN). Not conspiracy theories, not corrections in small print at the end of the program, not only showing what is favorable to your candidate. We are reaping that we have sown. Everybody is not a journalist just because you can type and have an opinion.

Pretty sure this particular bunch of morons are not watching Fox news...

Did you read my entire post? I would say that the people interviewed probably didn't watch any news (besides what Kim Kardashian was wearing today). What scares me are people who watch news and are still misinformed because the news organization is putting out conspiracy theories and won't self-correct or will self-correct in little font.

Ok, then let's write it correctly, shall we?

I will concede that MSNBC leans left and FOX News leans right. Those other outlets are only called "liberal" by FOX. CNN/ABC/CBS does not lean one way or another. The only time that people say that those outlets lean one way or another is if the outlet reports something that challenges their reality. The only people pushing that all news outlets are liberal is FOX News. Getting news from one source is always a problem whether it is MSNBC or FOX.


FTFM
 
2012-09-25 10:20:23 AM  

Fart_Machine: Stern kind of dropped off the radar once he went on satellite radio.


Leaving terrestrial radio in exchange for stock options worth less than when he signed for a smaller audience is all I needed to know about Howard Stern's intelligence.

Also, was any of the interviewees riding a sybian? Howard Stern does his best work when his subjects are astride a mounted vibrating penis-facsimile. He is to sybian interviews what Michelangelo was to frescoes.

// in b4 Howie Tern
 
2012-09-25 10:21:38 AM  
"Well, we're obviously dealing with a whole population that doesn't listen to newscasts or read a newspaper"

Or, as the rest of the world refers to them, "Americans".
 
2012-09-25 10:22:05 AM  

Sybarite: tirob: GoldSpider: tirob: If Stern supports Romney, there isn't a single one of these people who isn't smarter than him, however ignorant they may be.

So you don't know who he supports, but that doesn't deter you from commenting anyway.

Stern was on record in 2008 as endorsing Ron Paul. I doubt that he supports Obama. But since you insist, I'll take back what I wrote and replace it with this: If Stern supports Ron Paul, there isn't a single one of these people who isn't *much* smarter than him, however ignorant they may be.


Stern has been going on for the last couple of weeks about how he's going to vote for Obama, and went into a whole thing the other day about the Matt Taibbi article on Romney's history of LBOs and how that just further proves to him that Romney is kind of a scumbag and not good for the country. Stern considers himself and independent. He voted for Bush then voted for Kerry when he realized how thoroughly the country was lied to about the invasion of Iraq. While he is a fan of Ron Paul, Stern was also a big fan of Bill Clinton and a supporter of Hilary in the 2008 primary. He ended up voting for Obama in the general election in no small part because he thought Palin was insane.


Silly, don't you know not to let the facts get in the way in the middle of a Stern bash fest?

/I'm listening right now so I'm getting a kick.
 
2012-09-25 10:22:31 AM  

NYCNative: There are low-information voters on both sides of the politial spectrum. However, whenever they poll what people know and then compare where they are getting their information, charts such as this appear:

[truthisawoman.files.wordpress.com image 302x303]

And this:

[i307.photobucket.com image 388x293]

And this:

[cache.gawkerassets.com image 773x581]

In fact, people who get their news from comedians tend to be better informed:

[travonfree.files.wordpress.com image 360x335]

So while both sides have some percentage of people in it who qualify as low information voters, it's blazingly obvious which political party and news outlet takes the most advantage of ignorance.


Thank you for posting that information. It is very helpful. Of course, Fox News watchers will say that those graphs are proof that the media outlets are "librul."
 
2012-09-25 10:28:07 AM  

meat0918: What farking hole in the ground must you live in to not know Bin Laden is dead?!!!?


I'm not sure, but that's the exact place he got his 'well sampled' audience. He obviously picked the stupidest people he could find.

Howard Stern has no actual life skills. He can be an asshole, and that's what gets him a paycheck, but that doesn't automatically make it a "skill".
 
2012-09-25 10:29:47 AM  

Eapoe6: Anyone who is above the age of 30 and still thinks there is difference between the political parties is a fool.

I can understand young people, who have no perspective, believing the presidential reality show; but if you have watched administration after administration come and go with no changes to the foreign policy or the monetary policy: excepting, more profitable war and more banking deregulation leading to institutionalized fraud and theft are the only changes I have witnessed outside of the growing police state and prison population.

I know the MSM scoffs at these obvious facts and hordes of dimwits will throw a fit when they read my words. I called the WHAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE, so have it TV heads!


Both sides are bad?? Someone should alert the authorities of this once in a lifetime discovery.

You sir are a genius!

/Not really
 
2012-09-25 10:31:06 AM  

J Noble Daggett: BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)
Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?
Contestant: Geography isn't my strong point.
Theakston: There's a clue in the title.
Contestant: Leicester?


Oh it gets better ... POT 8 TOES
 
2012-09-25 10:33:03 AM  

Eapoe6: Anyone who is above the age of 30 and still thinks there is difference between the political parties is a fool.


The sooner you pick up on the fact that supporting a political party amounts to rooting for a sports team, the better.
 
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