President Bush in a obvious move to bolster his faltering approval ratings, made a desperate ditch effort offering shock jock, Howard Stern the position of, Director of the FCC,.
The Stern camp was floored at the news considering their recent jump into satellite radio has put them out of reach of normal governmental rules and regulations. They speculate there's manipulation associated with the offer but can't figure the angle.
Stern fans see the move as a way to try to soften Stern and pull in the reins so he can't continue to expand the horizons of non-regulated broadcasting.
The sentiment from broadcasters has been, throw him to the wolves maybe he'll understand what great broadcasting is once he's indoctrinated in to the mainstream way of thinking. Jay Leno, Oprah, Imus, Rush and Rosie O'Donnell are shinning examples of the kind of entertainment Howard should aspire to is the sentiment of the industry.
Mainstream broadcasting has shown brother hood to Stern for his unconventional approach to entertainment in the form of being ostracized, criticized and abandon on a isolated island. Lesbian Love Line, Jeff the Drunk, and Stuttering John were some of the many acts that horrified traditional broadcasters but thrilled listeners.
Stern, was not prepared to make an announcement as to whether he would accept the appointment or not.
All Stern would say was, if I decide to take the position I can add, Super Duper King of All Media to my resume.
From the desk of
Buck E Filbert
Jan 9 2007