Alex Jones, most hateful man in America?

YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Apple, Pinterest and now Vimeo have removed Infowars content from their platforms. Vimeo is the latest in a growing wave of tech companies to pull videos from former Howard Stern guest and fellow radio host, Alex Jones.

Vimeo suddenly found itself at the center of the on-going Infowars.com debate after the show was barred from a number of competing sites. Earlier in the week, it was host to a handful of Jones-produced videos, but that number jumped suddenly when north of 50 more were uploaded to the service on Thursday and Friday.

“We can confirm that Vimeo removed InfoWars’ account on Sunday, August 12 following the uploading of videos on Thursday and Friday that violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content. Vimeo has notified the account owner and issued a refund,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch.

The tech companies say they blocked Infowars not because of the conspiracy theories, but because, in Spotify’s words, Infowars “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics.”

Facebook said they were shutting down several of Jones’s pages for “glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies.”

“Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users,” adding, “podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory.”

Infowars is moving quickly from one platform to the next, as more sites remove their content over “hate speech” violations. Twitter remains steadfast in their decision not to remove Jones, for now.

Update: Jones’ accounts have also been suspended on Pinterest, MailChimp and LinkedIn.

Artie & Anthony Show: New Podcast with Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia!

RadarOnline has published an article revealing that former Howard Stern Show co-host Artie Lange is joining The Anthony Cumia Show, sort of.

Artie Lange, who is now 50, is leaving his own “Artie Quitter Podcast” to team up with broadcaster Anthony Cumia, former host of “The Opie & Anthony Show.” Together the two will form the Artie & Anthony Show, a new podcast and live broadcast set to debut September 4th, 2017 on Compound Media.

The Artie & Anthony Show will run Monday through Thursday from 4-6PM EST live from New York City.

“Artie was basically offered too much money to walk away from,” reported RadarOnline. “And it was Anthony’s idea to place Artie’s name first. They’ve been friends for a while.”

Artie, who enjoyed a successful two-year run with his Artie Quitter Podcast called the possibility of working with Ant “really interesting.” “I’d be going from working with Judd Apatow and HBO, who could not be more liberal, to Cumia, who is a total outlaw conservative!”

Artie Lange: “Howard changed and if you want to hear the old show sign up for the Artie Quitter Podcast”

Artie Lange was recently interviewed by a sports broadcaster on WEEI in Boston. Turns out the host is a big Stern fan and very fond of Artie. They discussed everything from Artie’s comedy career to his time on the Stern Show.

Howard Stern Artie Lange 2016The last time Artie saw and spoke to Stern was in 2012.

“The last time I actually spoke to Howard was in the hospital room with Robin. Robin had just gotten her operation, I’m gonna say 2012. I went to go see Robin, because I always had a special relationship with her. I love Robin, she was always very generous to me…It was spontaneous, I didn’t know Howard was gonna be there. But I walked in and it was Howard and her, and I hadn’t seen Howard since the day I left the show, before I stabbed myself [during his 2010 suicide attempt]. And he…it was as if I saw him two minutes ago. He said, you know, ‘we gotta make Robin laugh.’ That’s what he said to me. So we put everything aside for that, and just really spoke as if we were on the air, for an hour. We just laughed like crazy. And it was like nothing ever happened. And then Howard said, ‘I gotta leave.’ And I gave him a hug and I said ‘you know, I’m sorry for everything, man.’ And he goes, ‘how are you doing? I said ‘I’m all right, I’m working again.’ And he goes, ‘well that’s good, I’ll see ya’…and I haven’t talked to him since.”

Howard won’t let him get closure.

“I called him four times, probably three or four times and left voicemails, and he never called me back. …I just don’t think he wants to deal with me in his life anymore. I think he’s got a very complicated life, and I think he’s happy I’m okay. But I don’t think he’s prepared to deal with it anymore. And I understand that, but where I’m pissed off is, you know, we were really tight, on the air and off the air, very very close. We were friends, and went through a lot of battles together. And for a decade I sat two feet from that guy, and we had what some people think are the funniest moments in radio history…and he was the best comedic partner I ever had…and I just think, all that, maybe I earned ten minutes off the air to just let me say in person ‘I’m sorry’ and hear me out and hug and say goodbye. But that never happened, that closure never happened.”

Howard Stern PelicanOn Howard looking like a pelican.

“When I said the pelican thing, it was over. No one ever said that. And I was out of line, quite frankly. But when he said, ‘do you think I look like a pelican?’ And I said ‘yes,’ there was no going back, it was a matter of time.”

Howard has “evolved into something different.”

“Howard is 62 years old, and I think he just evolved into something different. And I think he subconsciously, or very consciously, wants to leave behind an amazing library of celebrity interviews, which he’s great at doing. The only issue I think that I agree with that the fans might have is, that it sorta seemed like he was just duping everybody for a long time. It always seemed like he was goofing on show business because he hated it and was really rebellious. And it sorta seems now like he just wanted to be a part of it. …I’m the kind of Stern show guy, both being a fan and being on the show, [who] would rather goof on Jennifer Aniston’s new husband rather than be friends with him. …At the same time, I think the fans should be appreciative of what he gave them for so many years, and respect the fact that he changed. And he’s got a right to do that.”

Potential return?

Howard at one point said, this came out on the air, he said, ‘look, go take as much time as you need to get better. When you come back, you have a job.’ What else could you ask a boss to say?”

Artie Lange on The Adam Carolla Podcast

Adam opens the show with Artie Lange in studio, and the guys chat about the last four years of Artie’s life.

All of it is chronicled in his new book, Crash and Burn, and the guys discuss everything from his heroin addiction to his meltdown on Stern to his suicide attempt. They also talk about his issues with gambling, and paying $10,000 for a hooker

The Howard Stern Show Podcast

Ari Shaffir goes off on Stern, Howard Responds

Howard’s Thoughts On Podcasts. (03/11/2015)

After the break, Howard said he has audio of a guy bashing him on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Howard said that the guy is angry at him for saying that podcasts are bullshit. Howard said that the guy is hurt that he said they’re no good. Howard said they’re fine if you want to make them. Howard said if you want to make money you have to put yourself to the test. Howard said if you want to be a comedian you have to go to a club. He said you can do it in your bedroom but if you want to make money you have to go out and do it. Howard said you have to go on terrestrial radio to have a radio career. Howard said this guy was pissing and moaning because he’s 41 and he has no life. Howard said Joe was being nice to him and said ”Howard is a great broadcaster…” and stuff like that. Howard said he’s learned a lot in his career. He said that you have to start out in a small market and go from there. Howard said everyone has a podcast and no one knows how to broadcast.

Howard said the only way you can be a comic is if you go to a club and make people laugh. Howard said if you sit in your room and do a podcast you’re pretending to be a broadcaster. Howard said this guy was saying that he’s old now. Howard said that’s fine but this guy is 41 and no one knows who he is. Howard said no one is going to hear this guy. Howard said it’s like hearing a street performing giving advice to Paul McCartney. Howard said that people hate to hear the truth. Howard said they hate to work. Howard said they want to go in a room and make up a broadcast. Howard said podcasts are fun. He said that’s fine. He said you can put them on your website so no one can hear it. Howard said he should have this guy on and just yell at him.

Howard asked Gary what the guy’s name is. Gary said it’s Ari Shaffir. Howard said this guy is on yelling about how old he is and meanwhile he’s 41 and no one knows how he is. Howard said he must do stand up on his podcasts so he doesn’t have to go to a club. Robin asked why he cares what his opinion is. Howard said the guy was saying that AGT is bullshit too. Howard said maybe he should go on there to get some notoriety. Howard said the guy is a douche bag.

Howard said when he gets the tape he’ll play it for Robin. Howard said you’d think he was Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock or something. Howard said the guy hasn’t figured it out. Howard said Ari was saying that he is calling everyone with a podcast a loser. Howard said he is. He said it’s fine to have fun with a podcast but you’re not making money doing it. Howard said Rush Limbaugh put himself on a station and waited for the ratings to come in. Howard said that’s the scariest thing to do. Howard said this guy was saying that he has to learn to talk up a radio. Howard said he didn’t say that. He said he will never have to do that because he’ll never be a broadcaster. Howard said this is how it worked when he started and that’s how it works today.

Howard said this is such a stupid argument. Howard had some clips from the Joe Rogan podcast. Ari was saying that Howard says that podcasts are for losers. Howard said he never said that. He said he’s just calling this guy a loser. He said he’d probably reach more people yelling out his window. Ari said something about Howard saying you have to know how to bring it to an ”act break.” Howard said he never said that. Robin said Howard was talking to Elisa about trying to jump-start her career. Howard said the only way you can have a career, making money, is to do it professionally. Howard said this guy is 41 years old and he’s never heard of him until now. Howard said he can podcast all he wants. He said there are only a handful of guys who have gotten the audience he has. Howard said he has millions of people listening to him. He said making money must be old fashioned too. Howard said this guy can just go talk into his digital recorder.

Howard played a clip of Ari talking about how Adam Carolla shouldn’t be in podcasting. Howard said, of course, he doesn’t. Ari said Howard is commenting on things he doesn’t know about. Joe Rogan was saying that he thinks Howard was fucking with people. Ari said that AGT is a garbage show too. Howard asked what show Ari is on. Howard said he’d like to know what show he’s on. Howard said he’d love to see this guy’s stand up. He said he’d like to see if he places in the top 5. Howard said he hopes everyone does podcasts. Howard said that would leave him at number 1.

Howard said Elisa is trying to get into it now. Benjy said she’s making money already. Howard said that’s good but he’s not talking to him now. He said he’ll get to him later. Howard said if she made money it’s because of his audience. Howard said if Ari makes money it’s because he’s bringing him attention. Howard said he hopes Ari makes money doing it too. Howard said he has no animosity toward him. Howard said he has had a 40-something year career and people still listen to him. Howard said he’s so irrelevant that people still listen to him. Howard said at 40 he was syndicated across the country and he was the most successful broadcaster in the world. Howard said at 41 Ari is yelling at him on a podcast. He said no one knows how he is and no one goes to see his comedy. Howard said his advice is right because he must think that it’s good to stay at home and do comedy. Howard said he can sit home pretending he’s broadcasting.

Howard said this guy sounds ignorant. Howard said he just got word that Madonna cancelled and wants to do the Ari podcast. Howard said the podcasters all do each other’s podcasts. Howard said if he were Ari he’d end it and go into selling shoes. Howard said he’d do something else if he was 41 and no one knew his name in stand up. Howard said no one knows who he is. Howard said on his next podcast he’s going to give Letterman advice on what to do. Howard said Letterman wasted all of his time with his show. Howard said it’s so old-fashioned making money doing your job. Howard said that’s what he’s talking about.

Howard took a call from a guy and said he hopes he’s not boring him. Howard said that he is looking forward to talking to Madonna today. He said she had to go out and beg people to play her records. The caller said he could do a podcast right now. He said he could record it in his room. Howard said Ari says you don’t have to do it in public. Howard said the only way to do it professionally is to go out and do it on real radio. Howard said he invites Ari in to argue to his face. Howard said at least Joe looked at him like he was bizarre. The caller said Joe is a good comedian. Howard said Joe has been on TV and he’s done stand up. He said he has put out records and goes on tour in front of people. The caller said that if Howard did a podcast it would be different. Howard said he has an audience so it’s a different thing. Howard said there isn’t a way to get an audience if you don’t do it on radio first. Howard said he just got word that Ari is doing a special show on CB radio for those who have it.

Howard took a call from a guy who said that Ari was talking shit about Adam Carolla too. Howard said Adam had a following. He said Adam followed the model that he’s talking about. Howard said he was tested and had to go in front of an audience. The caller said Ari is a piece of shit. Howard said he’s not going to go that far. He said he’d be frustrated if he was 41 and he’s in a business where no one knows his name. Howard said he knows a ton of guys like that in radio. He said they gave it their best try and no one knows who they are.

Howard said he gets podcasts. He said if he wants to learn about playing chess he can do that. He said there are 7 people listening and that’s fine. Howard said maybe Ari is a funny guy. Probably not but maybe. Robin said he has put out a couple of movies and he’s been on Comedy Central. Howard said he’s lighting the world on fire. Howard said go see him. Robin said he is confused about what Howard was saying. Howard said he can listen back to this and go on Joe’s show again. He guarantees Joe has more listeners than Ari does.