Hypocrisy and the Howard Stern Show

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Hypocrisy has always been a part of the Howard Stern Show. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Few people have the self-discipline to keep all of their opinions in line, and Howard and his crew are no exceptions. So what are some of your favorite hypocrisies that Stern is guilty of?

One of the best is when he harped on other DJs for not working Fridays. Another is that he pretends to be this guy that really respects money, but has no problem paying for a private helicopter or Beth's expensive handbags.

Artie was a hypocrite when Dane Cook came in. Artie doesn't like Cook. He should have said so. After all, he said it best when he explained how comedians are bitter and resentful. It would have made for interesting, honest radio.
 

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yea that cook thing kinda pissed me off. gary said on wrapup that they dont just want to bash guests, which they have done in the past. but even still they could have had a somewhat civil discussion about what artie has said in the past about cook on the show. ur right it would have made for interesting radio.

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Someone recently posted that Oppie and Anthony had revealed that Howard had demanded management at KROK (?) stop them from talking about Howard. Is that true? If so, that would be supreme hypocracy. It's one thing to react badly to criticism, it's another to impose censorship.

Off subject, I recently listened to the Dane cook interview...really good I thought. And they did take that call where the caller called out Artie for being a critic of Dane Cook..
 

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Can't resist another hypocracy... bashing celebrities who dump their wives and marry models...then dumping his wife (well, indirectly dumping her by refusing to go with marriage counseling recommendations) and marrying a model..
 

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Waaaaa!

Stop listening. Isn't it hypocritical to point out the hypocrisies and still continue to listen?!

LOL, I'm just playing... this is what makes it interesting to listen.
 

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I disagree about the Dane Cook thing. But like someone else said, Gary covered it on TWUS why he wasn't confronted.
Sure Artie may not like him but if you attack all you're guests who people on the show don't like then who's going to come into the studio?
Then the same people complaining that Artie didn't address that he doesn't like him would be the first people in line to complain saying they can't get good guests anymore...Its a lose lose situation IMO.

Other than that though, yeah theres a lot of hypocrisy but meh....it doesn't bother me and sometimes makes the show fun.
 

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If you talk on the radio for 5 hours a day for 20+ years you are bound to start contradicting yourself as you get older.

Like Howard's new found love for animals. He used to rant about people who valued animals over people, and once called for the extermination of all sharks. Now he saves owls and shit. It's called getting older and having a different viewpoint in the world.
 

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Someone recently posted that Oppie and Anthony had revealed that Howard had demanded management at KROK (?) stop them from talking about Howard. Is that true? If so, that would be supreme hypocracy. It's one thing to react badly to criticism, it's another to impose censorship.

That's an old story.

From what I had heard, O&A were bashing Howard's kids and Allison (they were either married, or recently seperated at the time.)

If you want to bash the ratings, or the show content, that's one thing. If you want to bash innocent bystanders, that's something different. With the notable exception of Beth, Howard doesn't like to bring his personal/family life into the show, especially when all that stuff was going on.
 

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If you talk on the radio for 5 hours a day for 20+ years you are bound to start contradicting yourself as you get older.

Like Howard's new found love for animals. He used to rant about people who valued animals over people, and once called for the extermination of all sharks. Now he saves owls and shit. It's called getting older and having a different viewpoint in the world.


Exactly.

There was probably a time when he said he'd love to play music during the show. Now, he almost never plays music except for when they're coming back from breaks.

If you check the tapes, there was probably a time when he said he'd never work mornings.
 

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If you talk on the radio for 5 hours a day for 20+ years you are bound to start contradicting yourself as you get older.

Like Howard's new found love for animals. He used to rant about people who valued animals over people, and once called for the extermination of all sharks. Now he saves owls and shit. It's called getting older and having a different viewpoint in the world.

Yeah...that's true. But it's the warm water explanation between the two differing opinions of hot and cold that seems to be missing. Off the top of my head I can only cite his new found acceptance of Rosie O'Donnell as a time where Howard explained his change of heart.

The animal protection Howard can be attributed to Beth and to some extent perhaps even Sam Simon and others behind the scene we don't know about. As a listener we can sometimes connect those dots.

Perhaps Howard was more clear in his motives when he spouted out against celebrities and the like, who knows? And at this point....eh, who cares?

These are his confessional years of broadcasting, when he comes clean to redeem himself of all past transgressions.
 

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Waaaaa!

Stop listening. Isn't it hypocritical to point out the hypocrisies and still continue to listen?!

LOL, I'm just playing... this is what makes it interesting to listen.

Who's complaining?? Howard the hypocrite is fun. Howard the monster (Howard humiliating Gary (in the old days); Howard humiliating Scott; Howard ranting about Stuttering John; Howard going nuts because whats-his-name cancelled on the NSAL function; Howard walking out on Gary's dinner party; garden variety Howard tantrums) is even more fun...And he comes down so hard on show biz and political hypocrites that it make more fun to come down on him....
 

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With the notable exception of Beth, Howard doesn't like to bring his personal/family life into the show, especially when all that stuff was going on.

Wha?! He talks about his dinners with his parents and his children. He has been talking a lot about his daughters likes and dislikes, and how he had to censor the Eminen interview. He talks about his family life all the time

I'M parting the hairs
 

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Who's complaining?? Howard the hypocrite is fun. Howard the monster (Howard humiliating Gary (in the old days); Howard humiliating Scott; Howard ranting about Stuttering John; Howard going nuts because whats-his-name cancelled on the NSAL function; Howard walking out on Gary's dinner party; garden variety Howard tantrums) is even more fun...And he comes down so hard on show biz and political hypocrites that it make more fun to come down on him....

good post
 

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Who's complaining?? Howard the hypocrite is fun. Howard the monster (Howard humiliating Gary (in the old days); Howard humiliating Scott; Howard ranting about Stuttering John; Howard going nuts because whats-his-name cancelled on the NSAL function; Howard walking out on Gary's dinner party; garden variety Howard tantrums) is even more fun...And he comes down so hard on show biz and political hypocrites that it make more fun to come down on him....

Are you serious?

Did I, or did I not, specifically say I was just messing around?

LOL.... c'mon now. :nana:
 

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Yeah...that's true. But it's the warm water explanation between the two differing opinions of hot and cold that seems to be missing. Off the top of my head I can only cite his new found acceptance of Rosie O'Donnell as a time where Howard explained his change of heart.

The animal protection Howard can be attributed to Beth and to some extent perhaps even Sam Simon and others behind the scene we don't know about. As a listener we can sometimes connect those dots.

Perhaps Howard was more clear in his motives when he spouted out against celebrities and the like, who knows? And at this point....eh, who cares?

These are his confessional years of broadcasting, when he comes clean to redeem himself of all past transgressions.

Good lord man, nive overanalysis. Your opinions and thoughts change as your life changes. So Beth got him into animals, so what? I used to hate baseball until I married my wife who has since made me a fan. Not everything is some vast conspiracy to mislead radio listeners.
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Good lord man, nive overanalysis. Your opinions and thoughts change as your life changes. So Beth got him into animals, so what? I used to hate baseball until I married my wife who has since made me a fan. Not everything is some vast conspiracy to mislead radio listeners.
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Conspiracy?

I was talking about connecting the dots for why his thoughts have turned 180 degrees on some topics. It's not as if the moment you blow out the candles on another year of life your opinions change. With his turn on Rosie he explained why he had a change of heart, other topics...not so much. No conspiracy, just not a clear line from one point to another.

I honestly don't understand the conspiracy angle.
 

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One is reminded of that classic day in land the of the Old Howard when he got those PETA ladies to take off their clothes by threatening to boil a live lobster he had in the studio.... Oh if only someone could replay that scene at one of the NSAL get togethers...
 

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I'm a hypocrite. Howard is a hypocrite. Everybody is a hypocrite at some point.