October 27, 2005

Media Critic Quote of the Day

Jeff Jarvis on Howard Sternís departure from free broadcasting:

I hope they donít miss the true significance of Stern in American media. Itís not that he farted. Itís not that he was attacked by the so-called Parents Television Council, which hounded him off our airwaves with the aid of our own damned FCC (though that, too, is a story). Itís not even that he single-handedly blew up the radio industry: His departure didnít just cause them to find replacements but to blow up the formats of every one of his stations (though that is a story). And itís not that he could well turn satellite into an industry (which will be a story).

No, itís that he was honest in a media world that has become packaged and sanitized for our protection: bloodless, soulless, faked to look real. And they couldnít take it.

Iíve never been a Stern devotee. But Jarvis is certainly right.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 27, 2005 08:07 AM

yeah, because we all know that midgets and fake boobs is what real radio is all about...DIE BLOGGERS DIE!!!

Posted by: A at October 27, 2005 11:35 PM
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