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Kerry: Stations Have Right to Pull Stern
yahoo ^ | 2-28-2004

Posted on 02/28/2004 8:25:36 PM PST by BigWaveBetty

NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) said radio stations are within their right to pull Howard Stern off the air if they object to the shock jock's racy show.

"Howard Stern does have the right to say whatever he wants anywhere, but he doesn't necessarily have the right to say it on that station if the people who run the station don't want him to," Kerry said while campaigning in New York, where Stern's show is broadcast.

A questioner at the town hall meeting in Brooklyn asked Kerry to stand up for Stern's right to say what he wants because the Republican-led government is repressing his right to free speech.

Kerry said he disagrees that Stern faces repression.

"If you are working for somebody and they have a set of rules, that's the deal," Kerry said. "And it doesn't mean he can't go out and say it somewhere if somebody else wants to have him say that."

Clear Channel Communications this week yanked Stern off stations in San Diego, Pittsburgh, Rochester, N.Y., Louisville, Ky., and Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla. Clear Channel said the suspension would last until the Stern show met its programming guidelines.

Stern's nationally syndicated show appears on more than 40 stations across North America and draws millions of listeners.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
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Stern was going to vote for Kerry since President Bush had made him mad by appointing that meanie Michael Powell to the FCC, now what's a shock jock to do?

For the record Edwards is out, he's a trial lawyer and Howie hates trial lawyers.

1 posted on 02/28/2004 8:25:37 PM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
Kerry Gaffe


Just after Stern pratically endorses him, he says this.
2 posted on 02/28/2004 8:28:31 PM PST by raloxk
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; pubmom; mountaineer
What happens when you have no core values? You end up having to vote for Nader.
3 posted on 02/28/2004 8:29:17 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (I want a president who can wrinkle his forehead.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Stern was going to vote for Kerry since President Bush had made him mad by appointing that meanie Michael Powell to the FCC, now what's a shock jock to do?

For the record Edwards is out, he's a trial lawyer and Howie hates trial lawyers.

Well, there is Ralphie boy.

4 posted on 02/28/2004 8:30:07 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT!)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Is this for real? I don't think I've ever heard Kerry talk and make sense at the same time.
5 posted on 02/28/2004 8:30:10 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: raloxk
"Just after Stern pratically endorses him, he says this."

How do you know Kerry didn't say something different to Howard?

6 posted on 02/28/2004 8:30:40 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: okie01
"How do you know Kerry didn't say something different to Howard?
"

Good point
7 posted on 02/28/2004 8:31:06 PM PST by raloxk
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To: raloxk
I'm beside myself with schadenfraude. I only wish now I wasn't in one of the markets Stern's been pulled. Sure would like to hear what he has to say about this Monday morning. heh heh heh!
8 posted on 02/28/2004 8:31:57 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (I want a president who can wrinkle his forehead.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
>>Stern's nationally syndicated show appears on more than 40 stations across North America and draws millions of listeners.

That still amazes me. I find Stern to be about as interesting as a bucket of warm spit...an arrested adolescent forever spewing Junior High bathroom 'humor'...
9 posted on 02/28/2004 8:34:34 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (<a href="http://moveon.org" target="blank">Communist front group</a>)
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To: BigWaveBetty
It's what he's not saying that's so chilling. Kerry undoubtedly intends to put his running dog lackies on the FCC in order to issue orders that result in the closure of Conservative "Talk Radio".

He will argue that this is consistent with the law as it stood under the Republicans.

10 posted on 02/28/2004 8:34:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: BigWaveBetty
I think that there may still be some radio stations that have his show on their webbroadcasts.
11 posted on 02/28/2004 8:35:26 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
read Mark's Friggin on Monday
12 posted on 02/28/2004 8:36:49 PM PST by raloxk
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To: BigWaveBetty
BUMP!

Polling must have showed Kerry that Stern really isn't much of a "King Maker".
13 posted on 02/28/2004 8:40:36 PM PST by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: jmstein7
Polling must have showed Kerry that Stern really isn't much of a "King Maker".

Al D'Mato can attest to that.

Great Freep against Kerry today in NYC bump!

14 posted on 02/28/2004 8:46:03 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (I want a president who can wrinkle his forehead.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Yeah!
15 posted on 02/28/2004 8:48:30 PM PST by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Thats whats funny and attracting about Stern,the Junior High bathroom 'humor'... takes you back to the good old days... you can chuckle like a kid.
16 posted on 02/28/2004 8:51:49 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: BigWaveBetty
This is the equivalent of Clinton being publicly critical of Sister Soulja.
17 posted on 02/28/2004 8:55:49 PM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: BigWaveBetty
I might have to listen to ol' Howie Monday to see what he says about this.
18 posted on 02/28/2004 9:01:08 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: CzarNicky
Sister SOULJA!
19 posted on 02/28/2004 9:02:57 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: BigWaveBetty
All of this is not about what it seems but it is really about what both sides of the aisle fear and that is free speech in the form of what we know as "talk radio". Controlling content is a first step into controlling speech, as in, political discourse. When both parties agree, clean your weapons and reload your brass because we, at some point, if we are to secure our God given freedom, will have to use it.
20 posted on 02/28/2004 9:02:57 PM PST by Final Authority
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To: BigWaveBetty
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

FU Stern, Kerry Fed you good!
21 posted on 02/28/2004 9:06:06 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Does anyone believe anything Kerry says? I find this guy to be a pathological liar.
22 posted on 02/28/2004 9:06:47 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: muawiyah
He will argue that this is consistent with the law as it stood under the Republicans.

Translation, Kerry would use CFR and reinstate the "fairness doctrine" to shutdown Conservative "Talk Radio" and internet websites.

23 posted on 02/28/2004 9:08:34 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: BigWaveBetty
Damn --- that's his

"Sista Soulja move"

I knew he would have to do it - and he did it!!

He made a "culturally conservative" comment on a meaningless and unimportant topic that will never come up while he is President.

Gawd, I hope no rubes are fooled by that the way they were by Clinton in 1992!

24 posted on 02/28/2004 9:33:55 PM PST by WOSG (If we call Republicans the "Grand Old Party" lets call Democrats the Corrupt Radical Activist Party.)
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To: doug from upland
Great minds think alike! ... It took about .5 of a second for me to see this as the same tactic the Dems have run before back in 1992.
25 posted on 02/28/2004 9:36:02 PM PST by WOSG (If we call Republicans the "Grand Old Party" lets call Democrats the Corrupt Radical Activist Party.)
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To: okie01
In tommorrow's news: Kerry Blasts Bush for Censoring Howard Stern.
26 posted on 02/28/2004 9:55:11 PM PST by AF68
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To: Arpege92
Is this for real? I don't think I've ever heard Kerry talk and make sense at the same time.

You might hear him do so again at some point, but it won't be for the right reasons. Ketchup Boy may be a liberal, but he's not a principled one. Like Bubba and Bore, he's a weather vane liberal who craves personal power above all else and will say and do anything to get it and keep it. Any and all positions are subject to change at any and all times, depending on what Lurch thinks his audience wants to hear at the moment. Maybe some wealthy donors who do not like Stern are considering contributing to Kerry at this time. For whatever reason, Lurch determined that was the best answer for that particular meeting. Should he ever decide that an endorsement from Stern might be needed to win, he'll be on Howard's show to tell him whatever he wants to hear and help evaluate strippers. His pathetic and undignified Tonight Show appearance on the motorcycle, as well as the botox injections, proves there is no depth too low for him sink for votes.
27 posted on 02/28/2004 10:01:31 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Silas Hardacre
It is horrifing in how many ways both the major parties are destroying the freedoms, wealth and economy of this nation.
29 posted on 02/28/2004 10:14:18 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: BigWaveBetty
"Kerry said he disagrees that Stern faces repression."


First of all, Kerry didn't mention the FCC, he only said that Clear Channel has a right to decide who to broadcast. But what I think people are missing in this is that it shows that KERRY IS PETRIFIED OF SOCIAL ISSUES. If he was aligned with Stern and what was said on his show, which was both racist and disguisting, Kerry would get lambasted and labeled a racist by some.
30 posted on 02/28/2004 11:31:52 PM PST by Betaille (Seeing through moral relativism since 2002)
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To: Betaille
But what I think people are missing in this is that it shows that KERRY IS PETRIFIED OF SOCIAL ISSUES. If he was aligned with Stern and what was said on his show, which was both racist and disguisting, Kerry would get lambasted and labeled a racist by some

I disagree. Stern is an easy target even for a lefty like Kerry. It's like school uniforms advocated by Bill Clinton. It didn't cost him anything more than a handfull of voters.

31 posted on 02/29/2004 12:20:09 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Welsh Rabbit
Ketchup and waffles... Yuck!!!
32 posted on 02/29/2004 11:26:45 AM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
For the record: Michael Powell is a Clinton appointee. In my opinion, that appointment is one of the few things Clinton did right.
33 posted on 02/29/2004 7:06:16 PM PST by AZPubbie
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To: AZPubbie; All
But President Bush appointed Powell Chairman... which wasn't a problem until Powell started enforcing FCC rules.

Did anyone hear what Howie had to say this morning about John F'in Kerry?

34 posted on 03/01/2004 6:20:48 AM PST by BigWaveBetty (I want a president who can wrinkle his forehead.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
bump for later
35 posted on 03/01/2004 10:07:46 AM PST by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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