Howard Stern yanked off six Clear Channel radio stations The kingdom of the self proclaimed king of all media has been trimmed after Clear Channel dropped the Stern show on Tuesday after he allegedly aired sexually obscene and racist material.
The offensive exchange reportedly occured when a caller asked ex-Paris Hilton boyfriend (and sex-tape co-star) Rick Salomon if he had ever had oral sex on a black woman. The caller used the N-word to describe the black woman. Then the caller asked Salomon if it tasted like watermellon.
Is this grounds to fire the talk show host, or is it more politically motivated and the beginning of the end of free speech… of highly rated powerful talk show hosts who blast the FCC and aren’t Republican.
I personally don’t care for Howard Stern, but I’m outraged by Clear Channel’s actions. We have a media monopoly dictating taste and telling us what we should be listening to. It’s time to break up Clear Channel and bring back local ownership of radio stations.