Tucker Carlson had a great segment on the precipitous fall-off of Howard Stern, who used to be essentially the leader of the entire American counterculture in the 1990s and 2000s:
Howard has turned into a neurotic old curmudgeon who yells at people for not getting vaccinated.
The old Howard Stern would have been making fun of the double-maskers and the people afraid to leave their homes and the Karens.
Now he is one himself.
This is a great segment; I encourage you to watch it if you were ever a fan of Howard Stern or even are just familiar with him.
Jimmy Dore joins Tucker and absolutely goes off on Howard. He also points out that the reason all the hospital beds are “clogged up” is not because of unvaccinated people, but because the private equity firms that own the hospitals want it that way. Empty hospital beds are inefficient and bad for business.
This is why the US has fewer hospital beds now than it did in the 1970s, despite the population today being way higher:
It’s a great segment.
But honestly, seeing Howard Stern reduced to this is just sad. The one guy you thought would never sell out and join The Establishment has now sold out and joined The Establishment.
Today he is little more than a government propagandist. It’s just sad. This is a guy who has been fined more than $2.5 million over the course of his career by the FCC for being so politically incorrect and offensive.
Now he’s just ranting about people who won’t get the vaccine. It’s not even comedy anymore. He’s not even trying to make people laugh anymore. He’s literally just complaining all day. It’s completely joyless.
How did it come to this? Well, we can’t know for certain, but if I had to guess, I would say it’s probably due to two factors:
- Getting older (he is now 68) and turning into a curmudgeon. This happens to some people. I don’t know why but it does. Howard Stern isn’t the only older-ish media personality who has become a neurotic mess over Covid-19.
- He is terrified of getting canceled because of all the outrageous (to put it lightly) things he has said and done over the years, and so he is now overcompensating by being a massive Establishment shill.
That’s just my best guess, though.
Whatever the reason, it’s just sad to see what Howard Stern has become.