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Who is worse? Rush Limbaugh or Howard Stern?

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posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:11 PM
I was not sure where to post this, but this seemed a good a place as any.

I work in a small family run shop, My conservative boss listens to Rush Limbaugh and his son, a liberal is faithful to Howard Stern. That leaves me smack in the middle, which is where my political views are. It makes for some interesting conversations to say the least.

Which brings me to my question, of the two which one has more polical pull and power to sway his listeners.

Also should talk shows host's have that much control over our thoughts, what does this say about us in general? Why as a group are so many of so
easily swayed?

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:20 PM
Stern is pure trash..............................................................nothing more.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:26 PM
I don't think Rush sways anybody. He preaches to the choir, telling them what they already know. Howard (at least until his FCC tirades) has listeners across the political spectrum thus has more raw material to sway.

Whack Pack vs Ditto Heads....

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:33 PM
Also should talk shows host's have that much control over our thoughts.

I don't see were the thought control comes in. I see it as two people voicing their opinions. The people listening have the free will to sift through the information and believe what they choose.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:39 PM
I have always thought Rush was a Jackhole. I listened to Stern religeously untill clearchannel dropped earlier this year. Ill put it like this. When Stern goes to XM or Sirrus satelite radio, I will be a subscriber. You couldnt pay me to sit through a Rush show.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:43 PM
howard stern is worse by far, rush just talks one sided politics, stern dose that and a heck of a lot more

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:45 PM
Limbaugh is worse because people actually take his twisted beliefs seriously. I don't think that anyone has that problem with Stern.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:47 PM
I never listened to Stern for politics. I listened because he made me laugh my arse off!

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:48 PM
That's like asking if I'd rather get kicked in the face or in the balls. I used to be a Howard Stern fan back in the early '90's, but he's gotten more stale and egomaniacal since then.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 02:50 PM
Rush is alot of things that Howard Stern is not. A drug-addicted hypocrite, for one thing.............

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 09:49 PM

Limbaugh is worse because people actually take his twisted beliefs seriously.

Ditto. (Oops--wrong choice of words.)

Stern is a mental peepshow. He caters to people's most base interests, the low end of the spectrum culturally.

Limbaugh tries to twist reality and convince people to believe it. He is far more dangerous in this time of divisiveness in the US.

Neither one is admirable. I guess you could say our country took a wrong turn at the corner of Stern and Limbaugh. Went straight downhill into Bush land.

Opinion only. All disclaimers apply.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 10:08 PM
Rush..the pill poppin' swine is worse.- cant say i like Stern either..out of all the talking heads on syndicated radio, i would say i am amused with Matt Drudge the best. I never agree with him, but like to listen..LOL..he's entertaining!

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 10:11 PM
I hate them both equally. They're both too opinionated and obnoxious for me to like watching.


posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 10:15 PM
As much as I hate to say it, I think Rush is the better man.

Now, if I was gonna sit down and have a few drinks with either one of them, it'd be Stern all the way... but I saw an episode of his show recently that really made me dislike the whole shock-jock dealie. Politics don't come into it, and I recognize his right to say and do what he likes as long as nobody is harmed, but I'm just not gonna expose myself to that any more.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 10:56 PM
I look at them both as just a form of entertainment and don't take what either one of them has to say very seriously. I guess the problem is that with Rush you have a lot of people that belive exactly what he says and he is essentially in a whole different form of media. He "preaches" about things that directly affect us such as governmental and social issues. Stern also preaches indirectly (although more direct latley) but he is just more about shock. I guess what I'm trying to say is that listening to a show about certain political and social issues might leave me angry but watching an ex porn star pick either a midget or a crack addict to go out with kinds of just leaves me indifferent.

posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:18 PM
I have seriously tried to listen to Rush, but find it too difficult.

To quote him from his broadcasts,...

You heard it here first !

I told you so !

You can read it in my new book !

Stern at least has some entertainment value !

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 02:56 AM
They're both exactly the same. They are both mass communication professionals who do a schtick that will keep a target audience tuning in.

Limbaugh manages to do his without profanity or sexual innuendo.

Oh, and you can lump Paul Harvey in there, too.

[edit on 04/11/24 by GradyPhilpott]

[edit on 04/11/24 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 03:18 AM
Rush Limbaugh makes me sick to my stomach. I can't seem to decide if he reminds me of a used car dealer or a jowl shaking tongue talking southern baptist preacher. I loathe the very sweat that drips off his jowls and hope his pain killer OD comes soon enough that I may have the mental facilities to enjoy the news of his death.
As far as Stern, he is a 'shock jock', that's what he does, and honestly that's all he does IMO. A far cry from sanctity but at least Stern isn't popping pills and hollering that drug offenders should be executed.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 01:12 AM
Stern takes what he knows and makes people laugh. If the arena is political savvyness, Rush wins hands-down. But since BOTH admit they're in the Business of Entertainment, I guess it all depends on what entertains YOU!

Bottom line: Laugh at both, for one reason or another. You'll be better off.

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