Howard Stern: CNN combing through tapes and dragging up statements that Donald Trump might have said

ac360CNN published a story at the end of September which was picked up nationally, Howard Stern Says Trump Backed Iraq War In 2002. Howard started his show last week by clearing things up after CNN took him out of context to create a scandalous story. Stern went on to say he wasn’t sure how “CNN came up with that headline.”

“I emailed Trump,” Stern said, “and I wanted to explain to him that [‘Trump backed Iraq War in 2002’] is not what I said.”

Howard Stern: So, then there was a big screaming headline on CNN — ‘Howard Stern Now Confirms.’ There’s a picture of me and Trump in an adversarial-type situation that…

Robin Quivers: You didn’t confirm anything!

Howard Stern: Yeah, that ‘Howard Stern now says that Trump is lying about…’ Yeah! This was on CNN. Big headline and they brought people in. They were having a discussion — a panel discussion. And I was sitting there and I…

Robin Quivers: Can they really do that? You didn’t say anything!

Howard Stern: Nothing! I said nothing new. And so I emailed Trump and I wanted to explain to him that, uh, that is not what I said. They took the tape. I don’t provide tape to people. They’re now combing through tapes and dragging up statements that he might have said.

Robin Quivers: Well, you see what the press does. They make up things!

Howard Stern: Yeah. I didn’t come out with it. The tape is what the tape is. Make of it what you will.

Howard Stern: I will say that Donald Trump was one of the best guests we ever had because he would kind of have this stream of consciousness and was not politically correct, and so he always made for a fun guest. And a lot of his stuff was in the spirit of that. But I think you would have to cut him some slack and say he’s doing it on the ‘Howard Stern Show’ in a fun sort of bit.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on the Stern Show (Audio Interview)

Today CNN’s Anderson Cooper appeared on Howard Stern, who will soon be returning to America’s Got Talent. Cooper opened up about his own brother’s suicide, growing up rich and Megyn Kelly’s Fox News.

Howard started the interview off with a bang, when he asked Cooper why ratings at CNN were so low, and why Fox News continues to dominate the ratings:

“I do think in cable news, the networks that have strong opinions-so whether you are a conservative network like Fox or a liberal network like MSNC-when there’s not a huge news story going on, they’re entertaining and that’s what people tune into.”

“It seems CNN has done well when there is some big news happening and people are tuning in to see what is going on. It’s a difficult place to be in when there isn’t a major news story going on.”

CNN’s Piers Morgan on Howard Stern

CNN’s very own Piers Morgan sat down with legendary broadcaster Howard Stern. The interview took an odd turn when Morgan seemingly blamed his low ratings on there being a lack of news to cover. Despite his claims, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly doesn’t seem to be struggling.

Howard and Piers have been friends for quite some time now, but Stern didn’t hold back from reminding the Brit of some advice he once offered. The shock jock told the journalist that hosting a prime time news program wasn’t going to be as easy as he thought.

Is Howard Stern the one who can save CNN?

Between his radio show and serving as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” Howard Stern’s plate is full.

However, after NY Post columnist Linda Stasi suggested the shock jock could be the cure for an ailing CNN in a recent article, Access Hollywood caught up with Beth Stern, Howard’s wife, to find out if the radio personality-turned-reality TV judge would ever consider making the move to the network.

NYPost Article:

Howard is the one who can save CNN, not Ann Curry. So, CNN wants to hire Ann Curry to take Anderson Cooper’s spot. I have a better idea: How about Howard Stern instead?

Look, we all know that CNN needs a makeover as badly as a fat girl without a date for the prom. That’s why they hired Jeff Zucker. Zucker is the guy who bombed as head of NBC. (Remember Jay Leno at 10 p.m., and giving Conan the “Tonight” show?)

Read moreIs Howard Stern the one who can save CNN?

CNN: Mel Karmazin out is Howard Stern next?

Sirius XM is looking for a new CEO. Will they have to soon start searching for a new King of All Media shock jock as well?

The departure of Mel Karmazin from Sirius is a bit of a surprise, but not a huge shock. By all accounts, Karmazin was not meshing well with Liberty Media chairman John Malone. Liberty Media (LMCA) helped rescue Sirius XM at the height of the financial panic in 2009 with an investment that some think saved Sirius XM from bankruptcy. But Malone has been seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission to gain control of Sirius.

Karmazin isn’t the only one who’s unhappy though. Howard Stern, the biggest star for the satellite radio company, has a contract that runs out in 2015. And he’s been voicing displeasure lately about his life at Sirius. Stern said on Monday’s show that he was “miserable” and “would be happier if he quit work.” Stern was also quoted as saying that he might look to leave his contract early.

“I’m miserable,” said Stern. “I just want to tear someone’s head off…I think I’d be happier if I quit work. I think my agent said to me even though I have a five year deal here, that after the third year I could actually leave….I think I want to leave…I have to do this year and then I could get the fuck out of here…I want out.”

Now of course, this may just be a case of Stern using the airwaves to try and push for better terms in a new contract. Stern has used this negotiating ploy many times before and wound up signing a new 5-year deal with Sirius XM in 2010.

“There is an issue with Howard. But there’s always an issue with Howard,” said John Tinker, an analyst with Maxim Group.

A spokesman for Sirius XM declined comment. Still, investors may need to be a little concerned that Stern could be, uhh, serious about leaving Sirius this time around. Karamzin famously hired Stern for Infinity Radio, now owned by CBS (CBS) in the mid-1980s after Stern was fired by NBC. The two have been inseparable since, with Karmazin agreeing to join Sirius XM shortly after Stern did in 2004.

Captain Janks pranks CNN again

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield got a bit of an unwelcome surprise this evening as an interview with who she thought was Gregory Porter, an American student recently arrested and released in Cairo, went awry.

Porter described the fear of being arrested in a crowd in Tahrir Square, the happiness of hearing his mother’s voice after his first phone call… and then thanked “the North Shore Animal League and Baba Booey’s monkey nuts.”

Benjy strikes again: Benjy Bronk Disrupts Rep. Weiner Resignation Announcement

AUDIO: Howard 100 News Coverage

You knew this wasn’t going to end smoothly. With dozens of cameras broadcasting live on more than a half dozen networks Rep. Anthony Weiner announced he was leaving his seat in Congress following a sexting scandal.

Midway through his announcement — hard to call it a news conference since he took no questions — a writer and performer from the Howard Stern show, Benjy Bronk, did what performers on the Howard Stern show do: he interrupted the news conference, yelling mostly inaudible comments directed at Weiner — specifically about the parts of his body that have been at the center of this sordid story from the beginning. Also, his last name.

“We could hear the heckling and the disgusting things quite frankly that were yelled,” said MSNBC’s Tamron Hall. “And maybe this is why he had to end this at this point,” she added.

“A lot of anger in that room,” said Martha MacCallum, asking her Fox News audience, “Did you hear the heckling?” Only CNN zoomed out to Bronk during the live announcement. Fox News replayed some of the heckling a few minutes after its conclusion.

Are you longer than 7 inches? The people demand to get the answer!