Posts from April 12, 2004

The Daily Stern

The Daily Stern

: THE NEW PURITANISM SPREADS: In the aftermath of Janet Jackson’s boob, Victoria’s Secret has canceled its TV show, which received complaints from the cultish Parents Television Council and from the most frightening FCC Commissioner Michael Copps.

My sources say the FCC will next outlaw breasts in any form. America is undergoing a mass mastectomy.

: MORE SPREADING PURITANISM: Well goshdarnit, it’s hard to say what might offend listeners in St. Louis radio:

Now, before Janet Jackson bared her breast, the word “ass” never raised an eyebrow on KIHT. But today it will earn Corcoran a warning from boss John Beck, who, as manager of Emmis Communications’ five St. Louis properties, enforces the company’s new decency guidelines. Beck already has chastised one jock for saying the word “ass” and another for using the word “fart.” He also has instructed programmers to ax songs that mention bodily functions, though the Rolling Stones hit “Start Me Up” finds its way onto Corcoran’s show.

Well, yes, if the FCC is going to fine farts, they might fine the word, too, being, after all, an F-word.

My sources say the FCC is going to outlaw F-words in any form. America is undergoing a f-ectomy.

: BACK: Stern is back from vacation today.

He says that more than 8 million unique people visited his website in the two days after the latest FCC fines.

You think people don’t care? We do.

: AFTERNOON UPDATE: Even Stern arch-enemy Don Imus is speaking out against what’s happening to Howard. Reports Media Drop:

On Don Imus’ show this morning, he was responding to the latest fines related to Howard Stern’s show and Clear Channel’s subsequent “firing” of him from their stations. “It’s a scary time in America, boys and girls,” he said. “We don’t need a bunch of Joe McCarthy’s running around,” referring to how people are deciding who to go on a witch-hunt after right now in the media world.

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Vlogs’ moment of fame

Vlogs’ moment of fame
: Time Magazine writes about vlogs — video weblogs — featuring Steve Garfield and quoting me. To see my old stuff on vlogs, look at the right column and scroll down.