We here at the brokencountry have been big fans of Howard Stern for years. We have had this argument with people for years. We like Howard because he says whats on his mind without fear of what others think.
Most of the people that don’t like Howard Stern have never even listened to his show. As much as I hate to say it, its the same affliction that Elisabeth Hasselbeck suffers from. We call it “group think.” Lets face it, most of you reading this are sheeple. You want to be a part of the flock. Hasselbeck doesn’t go along with the rest of the yenta’s on The View, as Howard Stern, a democrat, doesn’t go along with the politically correct lunacy that permeates American society today.
We think putting Stern on American Idol is Americana at its finest. JD
From the “You’ve got to be kidding me” file: The New York Post is reporting “American Idol” producers are in talks with Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell on America’s No. 1 rated show. You’ve got to be kidding me, right? Not that we don’t respect Stern, and see him as far more than the one-note shock jock he’s often painted as, but we still think this is a horrible choice for several reasons.
One, he knows very little about modern music, a point he proves every time he has a musical artist as a guest on his show. Having Ellen DeGeneres on the judging panel is one thing, but combining two non-musical entertainers on the judging panel would be deadly to the show’s credibility. But more importantly, Stern is a tremendously polarizing figure, and — misunderstood though he may be — his presence alone would cause many to tune out.
But perhaps this is all much ado about nothing: The Post report says the negotiations may simply be a ploy to get Sirius to start shaking in their boots and re-up his contract, which is up next January. Let’s hope this is the case, because we’re not ready for Ryan Seacrest to start making Baba Booey jokes on “Idol.”