Strippers Against Bush?
Salon has an interesting report on Howard Stern’s ongoing anti-Bush campaign:
The pioneering shock jock, “the man who launched the raunch,” as the Los Angeles Times once put it, has emerged almost overnight as the most influential Bush critic in all of American broadcasting, as he rails against the president hour after hour, day after day to a weekly audience of 8 million listeners. Never before has a Republican president come under such withering attack from a radio talk-show host with the influence and national reach Stern has.
“The potential impact is huge,” says Charles Goyette, talk-show host at KFYI in Phoenix. “And it’s not just with the 8 million people who tune it, it’s that he breaks the spell. Everybody’s been enchanted by Bush, that he’s a great wartime leader and to criticize him is unpatriotic. Now Stern pounds him every day and it shatters that illusion that the man is invincible and he shouldn’t be criticized.”
“He’s got one of the biggest audiences in all of radio, and perhaps the most loyal,” says Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, the nonpartisan monthly that covers radio’s news/talk industry. “And that’s why he’s so dangerous for the White House.”
[snip] … Approximately 8 million listeners tune in each week. And at any given moment during his four-hour program roughly 1.4 million people are tuned in. By way of comparison, that’s more than the number of morning viewers at any given time watching Fox News, CNN and MSBNC — combined.
I might have to find out what station Stern is on and check out the show.