Howard Stern sent his representatives to interview OWS. They capture the seriousness of the moment (warning: part 2 of the interview is pretty gross). Although, as in the 1960’s, the organizers are professional troublemakers, the kids at these demonstrations around the country are nincompoops and worse. It’s pathetic to think that we have elected officials who say: “The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side.” What an embarrassment.
Almost as embarrassing are the mainstream media who pretend these fools have anything of value to add to our current political debates. Perhaps some Howard Stern fans can punk the media as they did in the cases of OJ Simpson on ABC (“Ah see OJay”), or Colin Ferguson on WABC (“de man, he shootin’ everybody, he say bababooey, bababooey”), or Princess Diana on CNN or MSNBC (“it was so horrible, bababooey, bababooey”). It’s a sorry state of affairs when Mr. Stern’s reporting on OWS captures more of what’s going on than do the legacy media.