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Kirk Minihane Highlights Howard Stern’s Use Of N Word

“According to Minihane, every time Stern denies that he did the things that made him famous, it is a slap in the face to his long time fans.”

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On his podcast this week, Barstool’s Kirk Minihane called out Howard Stern. Over the weekend, social media was abuzz over a segment of The View in which Howard Stern claimed that he had never used the n word on his show. Several people on Twitter pointed out that not only had Stern used the word, he had even performed in black face.

Minihane took it a step further. He played a clip from Stern’s terrestrial radio show in the 90s featuring the King of All Media poking fun at the E! network for bleeping the word from the television version of his show.

During the early days of his show’s national syndication, Stern would put on people and characters that said terrible things in order to goof on how dumb those people sounded according to Minihane. He noted that he wouldn’t do a segment like that now, but noted that “there was a time and place for satire.”

Minihane described himself as a Stern devotee in the 90s. He described Stern as the inspiration for him to broadcast the way he does.

“Literally a light went off in my head,” Minihane said of the first time he heard Stern. “Like I have never heard anything like this in my life.”

Howard Stern’s personality transformation is something Minihane takes personally. According to Minihane, every time Stern denies that he did the things that made him famous, it is a slap in the face to his long time fans.

“Stern is now so pathetic. When I get angry about Stern, keep in mind 19 or 20 year old Kirk was listening to Howard Stern 4 hours a day everyday, buying his books, talking to friends about him. To see what he’s become is depressing.”

That is why Minihane says he wants to highlight Stern’s hypocrisy. In the clip played on the Kirk Minihane Show, Stern uses the n word more than half a dozen times in a five minute span. He also uses racial epithets directed at Asians and Hispanics.

While it should be pointed out that Stern was reading a letter complaining that E! was okay with letting the epithets for Asians and Hispanics air, the network bleeped the n word when airing a bit that was clearly making fun of the Cincinnati Reds notoriously racist former owner Marge Schott.

“I didn’t use the n word. Let’s be very clear,” Stern said in an appearance on The View when one of the hosts mentioned hearing it frequently on his show when she was in college.

“It’s so abhorrently not true and such an easy thing to answer,” Minihane said wondering why Stern wouldn’t note that it was always used on the show to make fun of the person saying it and using it as an opportunity to say that it isn’t something he would do today.

“When I have listened to Howard Stern, in my life, I’m going to estimate he used the n word 5000 times,” Minihane said. “That’s a very soft estimate.”

Minihane said that he believes Howard Stern can deny things he has done that are on tape because he lives “in a bubble” and doesn’t have anyone to challenge him. Minihane also said that Stern has been so used to using his black news anchor and partner Robin Quivers as a “protective cone” for provocative, racially charged material.

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Bomani Jones: I’m Better At Talking About Political, Social Issues Than Most In Sports Media

“I personally am better at talking about those things than most people who work in this industry. Like I feel like I can say that fairly and then it not really be an arrogant thing.”

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James found himself in a few headlines last week when he questioned reporters for not asking him about the recent Washington Post story and photo surrounding Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and ESPN commentator Bomani Jones took the opportunity to discuss the revelation.

Jones was pictured as a 14 year old among a crowd during an early stage of integration of public schools in Arkansas during the civil rights movement.

LeBron pointed out that he would field questions when there’s a controversy surrounding a Black person and spoke about the situation with former Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving, but he found it curious that no one had asked his opinion on the Jerry Jones story. LeBron had long considered himself a Cowboys fan, but in recent years he’s stopped supporting the team over Jones’ mandate that Dallas players stand for the National Anthem.

On his ESPN podcast The Right Time, host Bomani Jones talked about LeBron and circled it around to how he and other ESPN personalities caught a ton of flack for speaking about political or societal issues that often don’t fall within the confines of sports.

Jones said that being able to talk about political and societal issues comes easier to him than it does to most members of the sports media.

“I personally am better at talking about those things than most people who work in this industry,” Jones said. “Like I feel like I can say that fairly and then it not really be an arrogant thing.”

Jones said it comes down to the fact that there’s a bias at play. Are people going to take offense to what you’re saying because they disagree, or are they going to like what you’re going to say because they agree?

“They’re reinforcing the fact that you’re reinforcing what it is that you want to hear,” Jones said. “But the truth is that most people are not qualified to talk about these things before the world, because talking about these things before the world is very, very difficult.”

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John Jastremski Fires Back After Craig Carton Criticism

“I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

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Earlier this week, WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton said John Jastremski — a former WFAN host now hosting a podcast for The Ringer — “shunned” his radio career advice.

During his New York New York podcast Thursday, Jastremski strongly condemned Carton’s remarks.

“I don’t like going here with this stuff, ’cause I know this plays right into what this guy likes to do,” Jastremski said. “This is his M.O. This is what he’s done his entire career. It’s what he’s done for his entire career and he’s had success doing it. He lives for this stuff. But it really set me off. It set me off because I gotta see it on Barrett Sports Media while I’m on vacation. Like I wanna be bothered with this shit, number one. Number two, it’s just tone-deaf, insulting, and flat-out rude every which way.

“Number one: going after people who work at McDonald’s? Who the hell are you to do that? Number two: You’re insulting a multi-billion dollar company where I work. I have a great job, a great platform, a great producer. I have two great jobs, I might add. And you’re insulting both of them. By the way, you’re on that network. Five days a week. And you’re insulting that network. How stupid are you? Taking shots at people of the network you’re on, I’m on. And I could tell you, it pays well. I do ok.

“As for career advice? Guess what? I listen to legends. Bill Simmons, you ever hear of him? Worth a lot more than you. Mike Francesa? My boy Adam Schein? I listen to those guys. I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

Calling Carton a crook harkens back to the WFAN afternoon host’s stint in federal prison for participating in a ponzi scheme that scammed investors out of $5.6 million that he in turn used to pay off gambling debts. Carton was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison before serving just over a year in prison before being released in 2020.

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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