Howard Stern is speaking out after a television special from 1993 resurfaced in which the radio host appears in blackface and repeatedly used racist language.
Here is the video in question:
Howard spoke about the controversial video last week.
“The shit I did was fucking crazy. I’ll be the first to admit. I won’t go back and watch those old shows, it’s like, who is that guy? But that was my shtick, that’s what I did and I own it. I don’t think I got embraced by Nazi groups and hate groups. They seemed to think I was against them too. Everybody had a bone to pick with me.”
“I cringe when I look at myself 30 or 40 years ago, and that was 27 years ago, I go, I can’t stand it. Am I a bad guy? I don’t think so. I came to realize in therapy, if I’m going to be with my kids, and have a successful marriage, I can’t be insane completely 24 hours a day. I have to figure out a better way to communicate. So I evolved and changed,” Stern said.
Quivers, who was called the N-word by Stern in the 1993 sketch, also addressed the controversy on Monday’s show.
“I have long been a proponent of free speech and a long time ago I made a vow to myself that one word was never going to keep me out of a room. I don’t care about that word, don’t care about being called an Uncle Tom, because I know who I am and what I stand for,” she said. “I have listened to Stern since he first got to New York in the 1980s, and he certainly has evolved from the moment he described, when it was, anything goes. And you can feel the influence of his psychotherapy sessions in the long interviews he does with artists. Some humor on the SiriusXM show still crosses the line, clearly, but he has long been a voice for inclusion and for women’s rights and the LGBTQ cause.”
As many of you probably already know, Alex Jones has been deplatformed on social media. Alex Jones’s Infowars.com news website is currently down (at the time this post) from an apparent “cyber attack.” Since our last post, Alex Jones/Infowars have additionally been removed by Pinterest, MailChimp, LinkedIn and porn sites like YouPorn. Big tech companies seemingly working together have now set a precedent banning Jones/Infowars for what they consider hate speech.
Within a 12 hour period, Alex Jones has been deplatformed from Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Facebook virtually simultaneously. Jones was excommunicated from the tech giants’ platforms following a pressure campaign from left-wing political activists and CNN. CNN even went on to publish an article today claiming Infowars.com is complicit in domestic terror.
“The stripping of InfoWars from Facebook, Apple and other platforms is an important step in the recognition of nativist, nationalist and white supremacist hate speech as a form of terrorism.”
Sadly, domestic terrorism, or Jones’ dangerous speech, in which he claims that he is in a holy war against Islam, is not prosecuted under that statute. This is a failing that has permitted the proliferation of platforms such as InfoWars, their presence on popular platforms a legitimization of sorts for their content.
This new decision is a step forward in recognizing that hate outlets, such as InfoWars, are complicit in domestic terror, and a relief to Muslim-Americans, like myself, who have been the target of online assaults and threats.” – Rafia Zakaria, CNN.
With Alex Jones effectively banned from the respectable face of the internet, viewers could still get his content on porn sites like YouPorn.
Not for long. YouPorn jumped on board the hate speech bandwagon late Monday. The site’s vice president Charlie Hughes issued a statement saying:
“Following news that YouTube, Spotify and Facebook have banned Alex Jones from their platforms, team YouPorn is joining in solidarity and announces we are banning his content as well. As one of the largest user-generated content platforms in the world, we have already removed his videos that have violated our terms of service. As an inclusive platform, hate has no place on YouPorn.”
If the powers that be decide to take it to the domain name registrar level, they could effectively strip Jones of the ability to even have his own platform on his own site, by taking away his domain name which is hosted by Name.com. This would not be the first time that a domain has been seized due to hate speech violations. White nationalists websites, The Daily Stormer and Stormfront, had their domains stripped for hate speech violations in 2017.
Microsoft has threatened to cease hosting services for the social media network Gab.ai over two anti-Semitic posts, according to an email published by Gab founder Andrew Torba. The email claims the posts violate Microsoft policy and requests that Gab “promptly take appropriate action to resolve the complaint within two business days” or hosting service will be suspended.
Founded as an alternative for users who were banned by Twitter and Facebook, Gab has long struggled to maintain infrastructure partners in the face of persistent hate speech complaints. Gab’s apps have been dropped from both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, making the service largely unavailable on mobile devices.
In 2017, Gab was nearly dropped by its domain registrar over a series of posts that violated the provider’s hate speech policy. Could Infowars.com be next to have its domain stripped for hate speech? We think so.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House was written by Journalist Michael Wolff after he allegedly spoke with more than 200 individuals in President Trump’s inner circle.
Fire and Fury documents the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. CNN got excerpts of the book – in which Trump’s former senior strategist Steve Bannon once called the President’s daughter Ivanka “dumb as a brick.”
Bannon, who left the White House to return to Breitbart News, didn’t respond to requests for comment but a source close to him reportedly did not deny the insult. Here are some of the excerpts from the book we found particularly interesting:
Trump didn’t want to win, and no one in his campaign thought he would win. “Well, it would only be a problem if we won,” former national security adviser Michael Flynn assured his friends about his decision to accept $45,000 for a speech in Russia. Trump reassured Melania that he would not win the election. On election night, when it became clear that he would win, “Melania was in tears—and not of joy.”
Trump’s daughter Ivanka described Trump’s hair as a perfectly engineered hairdo that takes many steps to complete. “She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate—a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery—surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray,” the book says.
Trump eats at McDonald’s so often out of paranoia and because he is a germaphobe. “Long afraid of being poisoned, he would say that one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s was that nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely prepared,” the book says.
Trump would mention getting in bed with other women. “Trump liked to say that one of the things that made life worth living was getting your friends’ wives into bed,” the book claims.
As a candidate, Trump had no interest in learning about the Constitution, which he knew very little about. “I got as far as the Fourth Amendment before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head,” said Sam Nunberg, a former adviser to the Trump campaign.
Trump responded to Bannon’s alleged statements curtly. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” President Trump wrote in a statement distributed by the White House. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
John Bonifield, a senior producer at CNN was caught on tape by Project Veritas admitting that CNN is deliberately pushing the “Donald Trump has ties to Russia” conspiracy theory for ratings.
Project Veritas announced that this video is only part one of its “American Pravda” series going undercover at mainstream media outlets. Part one of the video series shows an undercover recording of CNN producer John Bonifield admitting on tape that the Russia story was all about ratings and “mostly bullshit.” Admitting the network chose to cover the Russia story despite a lack of evidence. He noted the story is “good for business.”
“I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”
“I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”
“Our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments,” Bonifield goes on to admit.
This video is a disaster for CNN’s credibility. Bonifield clearly states CNN is covering President Trump with a harsher lens to appease their liberal audience. Suggesting CNN viewers would have been “turned off” if they had applied the same level of scrutiny to President Obama.
In the month of May, for the first time ever, The Rachel Maddow Show was the most watched program on cable news. Maddow beat both CNN and Fox News in weekday primetime total viewers. Recently she appeared on The Howard Stern Show and spoke about POTUS Trump and her relationship with Fox News founder Roger Ailes.
Maddow disclosed that she was offered a job at Fox News by Ailes a few years ago.
“He once told me that he wanted to hire me at Fox and then he told me he would never put me on air. He would just hire me so no one else could put me on,” Maddow explained. “I was like, so, you’d pay me a full contract to not work?”
“Would you consider that?” Stern asked.
“Who would not consider that?” Maddow responded.
Stern reminisced about the days “Pre-Presidential” Donald Trump would come on the show. “That was Trump before all this presidential nonsense happened, this guy would come on and he was a famous billionaire. He would say the craziest stuff. He was the greatest guest of all time.”
“He was his most full self while being on with you,” Maddow said.
Howard continued, “Like he would come on and say: “Howard I don’t know why they talk about Hollywood actresses being nines and tens. They’re really sixes, and that you could go to a restaurant and see a waitress and they’re tens. You put those tens in those rooms with a Hollywood actress and they will leave because they’re sixes.”
Rachel Maddow went on to admit that her show is scripted. “Everything on the show is written, other than my interactions with guests.”
Howard Stern made a few predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency two weeks after Trump had taken office. According to CNN, Howard Stern’s predictions have come true.
Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview this week that he misses the days before he was president.
“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he said. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
12 days into Trump’s presidency, Howard Stern, SiriusXM radio host and Trump’s longtime friend, publicly predicted this moment. During the Feb. 1 broadcast of his show, Stern said he’d told Trump early on that the presidency wouldn’t be good for him.
“I really was sincere, I said, ‘Why would you want to be the president of the United States? You’re not going to be beloved, it’s going to be a f*cking nightmare in your life,” Stern recalled telling Trump.
“He stepped into a situation that’s really not a win for him,” he added. “He’s a 70 year-old guy, he’s got a great life, gorgeous wife, great kids, he’s got helicopters, airplanes, all the accouterments of the great life… so now to step into this f*cking mess, and for what? There are people who are better suited for this kind of thing.”
“He didn’t need this in his life.”
Stern said he believed the presidency wouldn’t be a “healthy experience for Trump.”
“I know something about Donald Trump, he really does want to be loved,” Stern said. “He does want people to really love him. That drives him a lot. I think that he has a very sensitive ego and when you’re president of the United States, people are going to be very very critical.”
As Howard Stern commented, Donald Trump seems to have a “sensitive ego” which can be a problematic trait for any politician in Washington. Trumps Presidency is under constant attack from CNN, mainstream media, political opponents, and critics everywhere. Trump has lost a lot of support from his hardcore base after he green-lit the tomahawk strike on Syria. Tension with North Korea is heating up rapidly and the next 100 days of Trumps presidency could be more uneasy than the last.
Howard Stern recently had a caller ask him if he had any memories of Donald Trump being at his wedding. Stern spent less time reminiscing about his wedding and more time giving his thoughts on now President, Donald Trump.
“I personally wish that he had never run, I told him that, because I actually think this is something that is gonna be detrimental to his mental health too, because, he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved,” Stern said.
Howard went on to call his current relationship with Trump is “weird.”
“I use to hear from Donald all the time and now I don’t as much. Maybe he’s mad that I was a Hillary Clinton voter.”
“It’s a sad thing. I know Donald. I know him well and he would call me all the time. Maybe at some point, he was like, hey you’re not campaigning for me.”
Or maybe “Donald” is busy running the country. Stern also alluded to some kind of conspiracy that Donald Trump wasn’t actually looking to become The President of the United States. Instead, Trump ran as a publicity stunt in hopes of receiving a larger paycheck from NBC.
Howard Stern: I told you what I believe. Here’s what happened. So, when Donald’s first book came out it was called Art of the Deal. He wasn’t that famous. He had to sell books. He said I’m thinking about running for president and the book sold like crazy. And a couple years later, he put out the second book and it coincided with an election. And there was a rumor out, Trump’s going to run for president, which he started. The second book sold well.
And then his deal with NBC was coming up for renegotiation and I don’t think NBC was going to air [Celebeirty Apprentice]. So he said what the fuck I’ll throw my hat in. It was good television but this time he announced: I’m running. So what happened is he started winning primaries and getting big crowds.
Robin Quivers: I thought he was making ridiculous statements so people wouldn’t vote for him. But people voted for him because of those statements.
Howard Stern: Yeah, people fucked the whole thing up. He just wanted a couple of more bucks from NBC. He’s pissed he won.
Howard Stern and Donald Trump have been friends for a long time now. Trump was a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, making numerous appearances over the years. It’s difficult to say how this will affect their relationship since both of them hold loyalty in high regard.
Last week’s “Golden Shower Gate” dossier story is still making the rounds. Initially, the fake news story was pushed by Buzzfeed and CNN. Now mainstream media reporters are scrambling to find any dirt that may make their fake news #showergate narrative seem remotely credible.
Queue Donald Trump on the Howard Stern show in 2001. (Benza makes the remarks at 4:20 in the above clip)
“But yesterday, in an unearthed interview from The Howard Stern Show in 2001, we were given a small reason to believe that the intelligence report was on to something.” – GQ Magazine.
During a 2001 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, now President-elect Donald Trump and Stern Show regular A.J Benza playfully discussed dating the same woman. In the context of the Howard Stern Show, Trump jokingly commented he hoped Benza was clean. Benza responded by claiming Trump has had sex with Russian women in the past.
“He used to call me when I was a columnist and say, ‘I was just in Russia, the girls have no morals, you gotta get out there’,” Benza noted. “He’s out of his mind.”
Trump responded by saying “I don’t know anything.”
Reached by The Hollywood Reporter, A.J Benza characterizes his remarks as having come from “an off-the-record conversation with two single guys talking about girls. As far as I’m concerned, we were just two guys telling lies.”
Benza adds that he and Trump were feuding at the time, but that the president-elect has since earned his respect.
A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.
The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.
A new level of journalism! Check out parts of the report:
In 2009, Trump went to the bathroom in his Moscow hotel. Once in the bathroom he yelled out, “I hate black people!” then proceeded to relieve himself in the toilet. After he was finished he reportedly said, “I take the biggest dumps, nobody takes bigger dumps than me, believe me” and followed with “Y’know what I refer to my poop as-an Obama, because he’s shit, he sucks and was born in Kenya”
Trump spent Christmas 2010 in Moscow. The FSB arranged to have him dress in childlike pajamas and open dozens of presents in an elaborate simulation. The presents were Japanimation (anime) films which depict sex acts (see: HENTAI in glossary). A movie theater was rented for TRUMP to subsequently watch these films with a crowd of prostitutes.
Yeah, it turns out this whole story is nonsense and was created as “Trump fanfiction” by 4chan users to troll the establishment. Allegedly, the story was sent to anti-Trumper Rick Wilson knowing he would act on this tip. Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.
Incredible. The mainstream media is desperately grasping for any story that could hurt Trump, real or fake.
This election appears to be have reached new levels of slanted coverage, one media watchdog says, with a report showing negative news coverage of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outweighing positive coverage by an overwhelming 11-to-1 margin.
According to the report produced by the Media Research Center, during the evening news shows from July 29th through October 20th, roughly 91% of mentions of Donald Trump were in a negative context on the three major non-cable television networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Only 9% of news stories on Trump carried by those three networks were positive towards the Republican nominee.
While the three major TV networks dedicated more than 440 minutes covering Trump’s personal controversies, such as his tax returns and past statements on women, only 185 minutes worth of coverage were used to discuss Clinton’s personal issues, including her email scandal, Benghazi, the Iran deal, her health, arming jihadists, blatant lying, so on.
For example, while the three networks spent a combined 102 minutes digging into comments by Trump regarding women, only 24 minutes were given to news coverage of the ongoing Clinton Foundation scandals.
And despite an official FBI investigation into her use of a private internet server to handle classified government materials, the three TV networks spent just 40 minutes combined discussing the matter, less than half the time used covering Trump’s comments on women 11 years ago.
Voters’ perceptions of media bias in 2016 are closely related to their underlying opinions of Clinton and Trump.
Among voters who have a favorable opinion of Trump, 90% say that the media is biased in favor of Clinton. By contrast, nearly two-thirds of those who view Clinton favorably say the media is not biased toward either candidate, Gallup found.
Among independents and Democrats who perceive bias, large majorities also believe the bias favors Clinton, according to Gallup.