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Howard Stern on XM/Sirius Merger: 'I Will Never Vote For a Democrat Again'
Business & Media Institute ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 07/24/2008 1:00:49 PM PDT by Saint X

Sirius Satellite Radio host Howard Stern supports the merger of his network with XM Satelitte Radio and is fuming at Democratic opposition on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) panel.

After FCC commissioners announced they have reached a deal to approve the merger of Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI) and XM (NASDAQ:XMSR), Stern ranted about Democrats’ ‘gangsterism’ and ‘communism’ and the obstacles to the merger.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratparty; democrats; elections; fcc; merger; radio; satelliteradio; sirius; stern; talkradio; xm

1 posted on 07/24/2008 1:00:49 PM PDT by Saint X
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To: Saint X

Howard who?


2 posted on 07/24/2008 1:01:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (My 80 percent friend is not my enemy. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Saint X

3 posted on 07/24/2008 1:03:59 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Ownership, Individuality, Freedom, Responsibility - The Backbone of Conservatism - falconparty.com)
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To: Saint X

Guess he won’t be voting for McCain then.


4 posted on 07/24/2008 1:04:21 PM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Saint X

Freedom matters, eh Howard?

Although...if the Fairness Doctrine comes back- what will the libs expect as a “balance” for Stern’s show?


5 posted on 07/24/2008 1:05:21 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Flycatcher

Funny how they are all about touchy feely lib views until it hits them in the pocket book! Then they wake up quick!


6 posted on 07/24/2008 1:05:29 PM PDT by LYSandra
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To: Flycatcher

Funny how they are all about touchy feely lib views until it hits them in the pocket book! Then they wake up quick!


7 posted on 07/24/2008 1:05:46 PM PDT by LYSandra
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To: Saint X

I hope he’s not coming over to our side.


8 posted on 07/24/2008 1:06:24 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I zot, therefore I am.)
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To: Saint X

Hilarious!!

Sweet, delicious irony...


9 posted on 07/24/2008 1:07:48 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I hope he’s not coming over to our side.

Yeah, that whole liberty thing can be pretty uncomfortable, can't it?

10 posted on 07/24/2008 1:08:27 PM PDT by TChris (Vote John McCain: Democrat Lite -- 3% less liberal than a regular Democrat!)
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To: Saint X

Howard Stern on XM/Sirius Merger: ‘Please stop blocking this deal as I was paid in a lot of Sirius stock and its not worth much these days.’


11 posted on 07/24/2008 1:09:03 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Saint X
“The fact that these Democrats on the FCC are communists,” Stern said. “They’re for communism. They don’t want to see companies – this is gangsterism. I said, ‘This is crazy.’”

When the Dems 'gore your ox' then you get conversion ay Howard? If you drop all the sexual perversion garbage you spout you may get in as a conservative talk show host. We could use you to oconvert some of those blinded liberal listeners of yours wandering in the wilderness.

12 posted on 07/24/2008 1:10:55 PM PDT by tflabo (Al)
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To: Saint X
In the late 80's - early 90's I was never much of a Stern fan or detractor...I really never paid him much attention. After being assigned to a small postage stamp sized outpost in Korea in 96-7, I had little to do and bought a copy of "Miss America." While I may personally object to some of his morality (or absence thereof) and coarseness, one has to acknowledge an intelligence far beyond want his well publicized juvenile antics would suggest. Intellectually he's probably a lot closer to the libertarian and small government conservatives on FR than many here would care to admit.

Although having read "Miss America" over 12 years ago, I distinctly recall the account of his "meeting" with Michael Jackson; it literally had me ROTFLMAO.

13 posted on 07/24/2008 1:11:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Graybeard58

F You Howard. You fully embraced the Michael Moore-on, 911 truther conpiracy bs, long ago...

Stay with the George Soros Brown-stained shirts...


14 posted on 07/24/2008 1:12:24 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Welcome to the Terror Dome....)
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To: Saint X

i like listening to stern on my long ride to work in the morning and have seen him flip flop many times over the years. in the beginning he was all for bush and invading overseas to make them pay for 9/11 etc. then as the war droned on he became anti bush because he didn’t get the job done quick enough and osama had not been found and made to pay. that was when i really saw him going hog wild over the democrats. now you can see how much they think of him. no good deed goes unpunished.


15 posted on 07/24/2008 1:13:35 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Intellectually he’s probably a lot closer to the libertarian and small government conservatives on FR than many here would care to admit.”

Agreed. He’s actually quite intelligent; not to mention a savvy businessman....


16 posted on 07/24/2008 1:14:09 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: Saint X
Me thinks Howard has taken a loss on his stock options. Hey Howard, the liberals don't care who loses. Not even liberals like you. It's about control.

You are correct on your “they are all communists” remark. Surprised you just figured it out. Better late than never Howard.

17 posted on 07/24/2008 1:18:05 PM PDT by poobear (“…individual salvation depends on collective salvation." Barack Hussein Obama Wesleyan University)
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To: tatsinfla

Are you talking about Howard Stern or Michael Savage?


18 posted on 07/24/2008 1:18:06 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

stern


19 posted on 07/24/2008 1:18:45 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Flycatcher

You need to stop this garbage or go somewhere people think it funny.


20 posted on 07/24/2008 1:24:35 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: LYSandra

The “Howard Stern Syndrome”: The pathological dichotomy of social liberalism tied with economic conservatism.


21 posted on 07/24/2008 1:24:45 PM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Saint X

Well his audience of drunk and/or stoned dead enders won’t remember he said it in 10 minutes.


22 posted on 07/24/2008 1:25:42 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: SE Mom
what will the libs expect as a “balance” for Stern’s show?

Probably "Opie and Anthony" who usually espouse right-of-center viewpoints.

23 posted on 07/24/2008 1:27:04 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.)
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To: Saint X

old howie is a little late to wake up. He’s been pimping for Dems for years.


24 posted on 07/24/2008 1:29:00 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Saint X
Geeze...I always thought that for Foulmouth Howie it was all about the mammaries.Now I know that it's all about the Benjamins.
25 posted on 07/24/2008 1:29:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: scottdeus12

I agree as well. I listened to Howard constantly in the nineties. He was all over the map politically — didn’t stick to any one group. He IS extremely intelligent and despite his ridiculous shtick, has certainly been what one would call financially successful.

He will likely vote Dem again at some point but it’s clear he is annoyed with them right now. Yes, he is closer to Libertarian than anything else.


26 posted on 07/24/2008 1:32:40 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: HD1200
You need to stop this garbage or go somewhere people think it funny.

Yes, mother...

27 posted on 07/24/2008 1:38:34 PM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Saint X

Some people are smart enough to become conservative by simply learning from the leftist oppression of others and the multitude of failures of modern liberalism.

Some people need to be personally hit with liberal lunacy to realize the truth.


28 posted on 07/24/2008 1:51:05 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: tflabo
"..We could use you to oconvert some of those blinded liberal listeners of yours .."

Duh! What do you think he is doing when he says he'll never vote for another 'RAT? Leave him alone and stop trying to impose your moral conscience on him.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under live robber barons than under omnipotent moral busibodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good, will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~ C. S. Lewis

29 posted on 07/24/2008 1:53:19 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Driving a Phase-2 Operation Chaos Hybrid that burns both gas AND rubber!)
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To: Saint X; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...
“The fact that these Democrats on the FCC are communists,” Stern said.”

Libertarian ping! To be added or removed freepmail me or post a message here.
30 posted on 07/24/2008 1:53:34 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: Saint X

Yea. It finally hits him in the face! Dems are good until they stab you in the back (or the purse).

Take it like a man Howard. You’ve know for years what these people are all about. You embraced them for all those years, probably because they are so much like you.

Who ya gonna vote for now? McCain? I seriously doubt it.
Obama? Not if you’re a man of your word.

Nuff said.


31 posted on 07/24/2008 2:19:05 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Saint X

Stern... making sense... wow, I’m impressed.


32 posted on 07/24/2008 2:26:44 PM PDT by djsherin
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To: SE Mom

How about Dr. Laura? or....Sister Angelica? ROTFLOL!


33 posted on 07/24/2008 2:27:28 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Catch the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon film at a time!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Intellectually he's probably a lot closer to the libertarian and small government conservatives on FR than many here would care to admit.

I would have agreed with that until about 4 or 5 years ago. He even supported the Iraq war. Then he went full blown liberal. He turned against it, sucks up to Al Franken and Michael Moore. He's what I call a liberaltarian. He likes to think he's Libertarian, but he's really a liberal Democrat.

He supported Hitlery in the primaries.

But lately he's been complaining about how the Obamassiah wants to raise his taxes, that he pays 50% of what he earns in taxes and is pissed that Obama says he's not paying enough.

The FCC thing plus the taxes *might* make him support McCain, but I wouldn't hold my breath. He's vehemently pro-abort and the Hollywood Gay Mafia got to him back when he made his movie and he's pro-gay all the way.

He doesn't have as big of an audience as he had in the past, but it wouldn't hurt if he came out against the Obamassiah.

34 posted on 07/24/2008 2:39:10 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Saint X

Stern decides to finally celebrate his 25th birthday.


35 posted on 07/24/2008 2:43:19 PM PDT by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: Saint X

“” Sirius Satellite Radio host Howard Stern supports the merger of his network with XM Satelitte Radio and is fuming at Democratic opposition on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) panel.

After FCC commissioners announced they have reached a deal to approve the merger of Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI) and XM (NASDAQ:XMSR), Stern ranted about Democrats’ ‘gangsterism’ and ‘communism’ and the obstacles to the merger.

Stern described a phone conversation he had with his agent, who he described as a “liberal Democrat kind of guy.”

“I go, ‘That’s it!’” Stern said. “[I] go, ‘You know what Don, I’ve voted Republican and I’ve voted Democrat. I have vowed I will never vote for a Democrat again. I don’t give a [expletive] – no matter who they are. I don’t care if God becomes a Democrat.’ I said, ‘I backed Hillary Clinton, I backed Al Gore, I backed John Kerry. I am done with them.’”

Stern took it a step even further and called Democrats on the FCC “communists” and referred to their tactics as “gangsterism.”

“The fact that these Democrats on the FCC are communists,” Stern said. “They’re for communism. They don’t want to see companies – this is gangsterism. I said, ‘This is crazy.’”

The FCC commission is a five-member panel made up of three Republicans and two Democrats. The Democrats include Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps. The Republicans include FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, Robert McDowell and Deborah Taylor Tate. Tate had been the swing vote on the proposed merger and on July 24 The Wall Street Journal reported she would vote in favor of the merger.””


36 posted on 07/24/2008 2:49:30 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: traviskicks

Stern doesn’t know it, but he is a libertarian. He is politically confused.

Although you couldn’t tell during his interview with Michael Moore.


37 posted on 07/24/2008 6:01:58 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

LOL. The Dems just pissed off the wrong person.


38 posted on 07/24/2008 6:15:21 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Saint X

I never listened to Howard Stern but IIRC, he at one time said he was a conservative. Hmmm.


39 posted on 07/24/2008 6:19:39 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Saint X

“Satellite radio talk show star cites ‘gangsterism,’ ‘communism’ for holding up deal. “

awesome


40 posted on 07/24/2008 7:16:16 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Howard (I’ve been listening to him for so long I feel like we are on a first name basis) is a one issue person.

Any politician who promises to disband the FCC and let him say words like “penis” on “public radio”* is his hero.

Meanwhile, the conservative concept of ordered liberty becomes clearer to me. As a capitalist he benefited from the free markets and went where he was allowed to do what he wanted. A medium where he is free. And frankly his show stinks now. All they do is talk about what happened over the weekend.

No more guests or bits.

*Why the Gubmint thinks they own radio waves or the beaches that belong to the people is mysterious.


41 posted on 07/24/2008 7:30:58 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Saint X
How does that old saying go? A Conservative is a Liberal who has been mugged?

Not that this makes Stern a Conservative but what the hell. As long as he doesn't vote DemocRAT anymore.

42 posted on 07/24/2008 7:52:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: TChris
Yeah, that whole liberty thing can be pretty uncomfortable, can't it?

No, what would be uncomfortable is when the Democrats would try to trot out Stern's support of Republicans as another Mark Foley or Larry Craig moment.
43 posted on 07/24/2008 8:06:46 PM PDT by beezdotcom (...posting in constant fear of Matthew 12:36,37...)
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To: Saint X

Too late.


44 posted on 07/24/2008 8:32:14 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Graybeard58

Howard who?

My thoughts exactly, that pervert-racist-sellout-charltan can...wait is he still on the radio?


45 posted on 07/24/2008 8:42:49 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (America First!)
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To: Saint X

A liberal is just a conservative who hasn’t been held up yet.


46 posted on 07/24/2008 8:50:46 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: LYSandra

Theres a lot more of this happening now too. The Dems have consolidated a lot of power. There is no longer a reason to share with every media constituent. The media constituents the Dems share with now are Internet and Television.


47 posted on 07/24/2008 10:04:33 PM PDT by iThinkBig
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To: mrmargaritaville

Stern voted for Bush. Twice.


48 posted on 07/29/2008 6:49:04 AM PDT by Wolfie
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