Howard Stern: The FCC Are Communists, Democrats Update: It's from 2008!


Update: Well, whaddya know! The rant below remains entertaining to me, but it's not new. In fact, it dates back to 2008.

Back in the day and before he escaped earthly radio's gravitational pull and began broadcasting off-planet, Howard Stern was never more exercised than when he was railing against the Federal Communications Commission, that august body of idjit galoots who did so much to make him popular by fining him for every poop joke, burp, fart, and steaming pile of excrement he referenced on air.

Indeed, radio listeners from the good ol' days of the Depression may get weak in the knees when thinking about fireside chats and Fiorello LaGuardia reading the comics over the wireless, but I'll always remember Stern's great Fuck The FCC rally circa 1987, held in the shadow of the U.N. and Raoul Wallenberg Plaza. Al "Grandpa" Lewis haunted the scene so memorably repeatedly shouting "Fuck the FCC!" over the airwaves.

Now Stern is back with this short but inspired rant against his old nemesis and the Democratic Party more broadly ("I am done with them"). Via Breitbart.tv and Eyeblast.tv (which uploaded the piece originally and whose server is now as overworked as Jackie The Joke Man Martling). A snippet gives you the flavor: 

The fact that these democrats are the FCC are communists—they're for communism. They don't want to see companies—this is gangsterism.

Listen here.

Reason on Howard Stern, including every awful punning headline you can imagine, over the years.