Joe Rogan: Remember when Howard Stern ran for Governor?

In 1994, incumbent Democrat Governor Mario Cuomo was up for reelection, and his approval ratings were in the 40s.

Republicans nominated a previously less known State Senator named George Pataki. Pataki eventually won the race and ended up serving three terms.

At the same time, Howard decided he would run as well. Stern met with New York’s Libertarian Party and ran as a Libertarian.

There are many similarities between Howard Stern’s 1994 run for New York Governor and Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential run. Outspoken New York celebrities getting into politics, few believed either would actually run, even after they announced.

“Howard has gone out of his way to offend blacks, women, Catholics, gay men and scores of others while maintaining a prurient fascination with lesbians,” – New York Times’ Todd Purdum wrote in 1994.

Here’s where Stern’s and Trump’s paths diverge. Like Trump, Stern had to disclose his personal finances if he wanted to run. And like Trump, many people doubted whether Howard would open himself up to such scrutiny.

Unlike Trump, Stern proved the doubters right. He dropped out of the race in August because he refused to file a financial disclosure report after unsuccessfully asking a judge to waive the requirement for him.

Raunchy radio personality Howard Stern dropped out of the race for governor Thursday rather than disclose his personal finances as required of all candidates.

“I spend 25 hours a week telling you all the most intimate details of my life,” Stern said at an on-air news conference. “One fact I’ve never revealed is how much I make and how much money I have. It’s none of your business.”

– August 05, 1994, Associated Press

Howard Sterns 1994 platform: reinstating the death penalty, forcing construction workers to work at night and staggering highway tolls to alleviate traffic jams. Once those things were done, he would resign.

Howard Stern: “I’m just a sheep, I’ll admit it, but I’m not for taking away people’s rights.”

Howard has been an avid defender of the Second Amendment on his show. In June, he slammed Democrats for pushing gun control in the wake of the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack in Orlando.

The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege. – President-elect Donald Trump

Howard Stern Gun ControlHoward Stern has come out in support of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan for concealed carry permit reciprocity in all 50 states.

“When you think about it, if somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner, let’s say in Massachusetts, why when he crosses the border is he suddenly an outlaw?”

Co-host Robin Quivers agreed, adding, “Each state has to declare — permit you to carry or not, and so as you go from state to state you are breaking the law if you continue to carry your gun. If it was national, you would just be able to carry in any state.”

“It makes total sense. I support that.”

Robin also pointed out that the majority of concealed carry licensees “are the most law-abiding people in the country.” She continued, “So why not give them the right to carry wherever they are?”

Stern argued that concealed carry permits should be similar to driver’s licenses.

“What if you got a license in Maryland,” he said, “and then every state you went to you had to get another license.”

“It doesn’t make any sense. It’s a total [expletive] on the Second Amendment,” he said.

Howard Stern Reacts to President-elect Donald Trump Winning: “People Love You”

 

Howard started the show by congratulating Donald Trump on winning U.S. Presidential Election. Howard said now he’s the president and you hope for the best. Robin agreed and reiterated, you want him to be the best ever.

Stern was also pleased with medical marijuana legalization in a few more states. Howard said doctor-assisted suicide was approved in Colorado too. “We allow dogs and cats to be put out of their misery so why not human beings.”

During the broadcast, Stern recalled a conversation he had with President-elect Trump when he ran into him at a restaurant in April 2016.

“He sat down at my table and we were talking,” Stern said. “I said, ‘People love you.”

“If things go wrong — not even because of his own fault — and the economy starts to falter, then you’re everybody’s fucking scumbag. Everyone’s like, ‘Fuck him.’ Why would you want that for the last 10 good summers of your life? I don’t get it. And I said it to him, ‘Don’t do this to yourself.’”

In 1988, Oprah asked Donald Trump if wanted to run for President. Donald Trump told Oprah he’d only run for president under one condition. Trump would only do it, he said, if The United States of America gets really, really bad. Which it obviously has.

“Probably not. But I do get tired of seeing the country get ripped off. If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country. We’re really making other people live like kings, and we’re not.”

Howard wondered if he’ll build the wall, round up illegal aliens and throw them out of the country and if there will be a ban on Muslims. Howard asked if there is any discussion about Donald Trump being able to do the show anymore. Robin said the answer is absolutely no.

Howard said jokingly that some people are advocating President Trump appoints him to be on the Supreme Court. Maybe he read our article here on WCQJ.com: SUPREME COURT JUSTICE HOWARD STERN?

Did Donald Trump support the Iraq War? Here’s the full timeline from 2002 to 2004.

donald-trump-wcqjHoward Stern’s name was brought up during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. There was a question of whether or not Trump had supported the Iraq war before it began.

“When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, the first time anyone’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, ‘I don’t know, maybe, who knows?’ essentially,” Trump said during the presidential debate.

Howard Stern responded to Trump’s comments on his Sirius radio show. “Trump was on our show years ago and said yeah, you know, he was kind of for the Iraq war, us going into Iraq.”

“He was saying he really wasn’t for it, and so they were forced to mention my name,” Stern continued.

Lester Holt the moderator of the debate stated that the record shows Mr.Trump was for the war. The clip above gives you a better understanding of Donald Trump’s position from 2002-2004. Trump was never a politician and obviously showed more interested in the economy than foreign wars.

“I think the Iraqi situation is a problem, and the economy is a much bigger problem.” – Donald Trump, 2003, before the invasion of Iraq.

Trump: Howard Stern is a friend of mine but I wouldn’t have done his show.

Donald Trump Dr.Oz ShowDonald Trump appeared on The Dr. Oz Show last week. Trump said he would not have done The Howard Stern Show if he had known he would run for president.

Earlier this year Buzzfeed.com ran an article “Donald Trump Said A Lot Of Gross Things About Women On Howard Stern” where they spent hours going through old clips of his interviews with Stern in which some politically incorrect jokes were made, especially about women.

“I have such respect for women. My mother was one of the greatest people I ever knew,” Trump said during an appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Trump wonders if the “hundreds of millions of dollars spent on advertising” by Hillary Clinton and her supports has something to do with the negative image that has been constructed around him.

When asked if he regretted past comments that have been used against him on the campaign trail, Trump said he made those remarks before he realized he would run for president.

“Had I known I was going to be a politician, Howard Stern is a friend of mine, I wouldn’t have done his show.”

“Now, if I ever thought I was running for president I wouldn’t have done the show. We were all having fun together” said Trump.

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, also wanted to step in and defend her father from the false narrative.

“My father speaks his mind — whether it’s a man or a woman, if you attack him, he will attack you back,” she said.

“In a certain way, it would be strange if he handled women and men differently. You can be a little rough with people once in a while, but almost always it’s them coming at your first.”

Dr. Oz also did a review of Donald Trump’s medical records.

Today Show host Willie Geist asked Dr. Oz if he felt that Donald Trump is healthy enough to be president. Oz responded with “the records that I got without question indicate that he is healthy enough to be president.”

Howard Stern to Moderate 2016 Presidential Debate?

Americas JudgeHoward Stern known to AGT viewers as America’s Judge has never moderated a political debate, until now. The debate Americans wanted to see finally happened on the Stern Show last week: Trump vs Sanders.

The two candidates squared off in a rigorous discussion of the issues that matter most, including how to defeat ISIS, what executive orders they’ll sign into law, and some famous women they have dated.

Obviously Stern did not have the real Bernie Sanders debate Donald Trump on his show, but it was still funny as heck and probably not too far off from what the real thing would have been.

With Election Day looming, Anthony and James told Howard that they’ll continue to debate each other at least until the Democratic and Republican conventions. Fans can still see the live Trump vs. Bernie debate tour this summer.

Anderson Cooper Will Not Be Voting In The 2016 Presidential Election

Anderson Cooper was on the Howard Stern Show last week. He revealed he would not be voting in the 2016 presidential election.

Anderson Cooper Howard Stern Show“I don’t think reporters should vote,” the CNN anchor told Stern when asked which candidate he supported in the upcoming election. “A lot of reporters don’t vote. It’s a thing.” The radio host was shocked by Cooper’s admission, but the journalist explained, “I’ve had the debate. There have been years where I have voted because sometimes I thought maybe I should. I’ve gone back and forth on it.”

Cooper further noted that his role as a reporter is to “ask questions,” and so he doesn’t “want to be influenced one way or the other.” As for the last time he voted in a presidential election, Cooper said, “I honestly can’t remember.”

In true journalistic fashion, Cooper then turned the tables on Stern and questioned him about his political stance. “I’ve always been a Hillary Clinton fan,” Stern revealed. “I think she would make a good president.” He added, “Trump, I’ve known for years. He’s a friend of mine and a friend of the show. But first of all, I don’t even think he wants to be president.” Stern added, “I think he’s shocked. I think it was a goof.”

Hulk Hogan: ‘Bubba you’re not filming this are you?’

hulk_hogan_2012Hulk Hogan was back in a Florida court Tuesday, taking questions on the witness stand to support his privacy lawsuit against Gawker for posting an excerpt of a sex tape involving him and Heather Clem.

Gawker is attempting to establish Hogan invited attention toward supposedly private matters and hardly objected when the media followed suit. Hogan says he “didn’t have a problem” with TMZ writing about the sex tape despite at least one colleague in the wrestling industry who was telling him at the time that it was beneath him to give them an interview. Hogan also discussed a radio interview with Bubba the Love Sponge where the length of his penis came up.

Hogan said that when he said it was 10 inches, that was for his Hulk character. “Terry Bollea’s penis is not 10 inches.”

Hogan also had to address his interview with Howard Stern. Hogan says that in going on Stern’s show, “You have to take the good with the bad,” and when the sex tape came up, he wasn’t happy, but “I was on an entertainment show and I had to be an entertainer, so I just kept going.”

Sullivan asks, “At no point did you tell Stern this was an invasion of privacy?”

“I didn’t want to bring Terry Bollea the man into the conversation,” Hogan answered, explaining that he understands that although he was there on Stern’s show to promote a wrestling event, he understood the host would be touching on other issues. “That’s standard protocol,” he says. “The publicist would address it with Howard. I wouldn’t.”

Hogan testified that when he and Heather eventually did have sex, Bubba the Love Sponge handed Hogan a condom. Hogan said he felt something was wrong, and he asked if they were being taped. He said Bubba denied it.

“It was so weird and so crazy, my gut was telling me that this was off, this was wrong” Hogan testified. “From the feeling that I had, I said, ‘Bubba you’re not filming this are you?’…he lashed into me.”

He described Bubba the Love Sponge– the character– as “arrogant, cocky, nasty to people on the phone.” However he said, for a long time, the person behind the radio personality a close friend.

“We became so close that we started training every day together,” he said.

Netflix and Stern?

Stern NetflixHoward TV, the video arm of the Howard Stern Show, has yet to find a new home. They don’t call him the King of All Media for nothing.

Stern and the previous Howard TV distributor, iN Demand, ended their contract after eight years on the air in 2013.

Stern has said little about the move, saying only that iN Demand would be replaced by a “new approach.” But also noting that change was “not ready to be announced.”

One possible option: Netflix. Executives at Netflix have reached out to Stern’s camp, along with many others, sources said. A company spokeswoman denied that Netflix has been pitched a Stern project.

At stake is more than 2,000 hours from Howard Stern’s old E! show — and nearly as much original programming filmed specifically for iN Demand’s Howard TV channel.

It’s a treasure-trove of frequently obscene awesomeness that is just plain funny.

Recently Mel Karmazin, former CEO of SiriusXM said that Howard “could either sell his company or he could do a ‘Law and Order,’ a ‘Friends,’ a ‘Seinfeld’ and make a whole bunch of money because everyone is in need of content.”

“Howard could also do something, arguably a la Netflix-type,” Karmazin speculated. “It’s original content. He does the video and it could be a TV show that could be available worldwide.”

The Stern Show has been filming interviews and bits since the iN Demand contract expired in 2013. Howard has said very little so far, only alluding to having “something big planned to replace Howard TV.”

Artie Lange: “Howard Stern Hates My Guts”

Artie Lange was interviewed by Maxim magazine last week. He spoke about his relationship with Howard Stern after leaving the show.

What is your current relationship with Howard Stern like?

Artie Lange 2016After I left the show, I went into intensive care for four days. Then I went to a psych ward for three days, and then I got transferred to a rehab. About two weeks after it happened, I got a call at rehab from Howard, and it was very nice. I called him when I got out of rehab, and he called me back. That was in February of 2010. He told me to call back and let him know how I was doing. I took it to mean that maybe they wanted me back as a guest or just to give an update, and I thought I owed them that. I called them about a month later in March 2010. Then I called again and left a message and apologized and said, “This is the last time I’m calling, I won’t bug you any more. Never heard back.

A year and a half later, my book was coming out. I didn’t wanna call them, but I was being respectful of a company, Random House, paying me big cash to write a book. I said, “I’ll at least try.” Just to be a guest on the show and talk about the book, which every fan on Twitter was begging to happen. [Stern show producer]Gary [Dell’Abate] calls back a day later and he says, very coldly, “It’s just not going to happen.” And I regret that I gave him the chance to say that, because I didn’t even want to make the call. I said, “OK” and hung up.

Unbeknownst to me, the book company tries to buy ad time on the show, and this is when I really knew I was persona non grata. Ad sales never turns down anything. It could be dick cream. Random House was gonna pay top dollar, and they turned them down. That’s the first time I ever heard them doing that. Spincterine, where you put a mint in your ass to make it smell better? They took an ad for it. My book, which was No. 1 on the best seller list, they wouldn’t do it because Howard put the kibosh on it personally. I said, “The guy hates my guts.” I wrote him off the way he did me. I really wanted to have that long conversation in person where I said, “I’m sorry for becoming a heroin addict. We were doing great for 7 years. I apologize for that last year when I was a junkie.

The fact that someone I had that relationship with won’t see me in person for ten minutes, it’s astonishingly immature and crazy. It’s surreal to me. – Arite Lange