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Howard Stern Compares Bachmann and Santorum to Hitler in Lengthy Tirade Supporting Gay Rights: AUDIO


Howard Stern launched into a lengthy rant this week against Michele Bachman, Rick Santorum, and anti-gay Republicans over the Ellen DeGeneres 'One Million Moms' controversy. Stern also spoke out against anti-gay bullying and praises Newark mayor Cory Booker's speech in support of marriage equality.

Listen (warning: language), AFTER THE JUMP...

(via truth wins out)

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  1. WERK!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 9, 2012 2:17:33 PM

  2. Hmmmm. He left out the greatest homophobe of the week: Roland Martin.

    Posted by: Chris in SF | Feb 9, 2012 2:21:06 PM

  3. an, NO, the hitler comparison is not an overreaction. at all.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 9, 2012 2:23:33 PM

  4. He didn't literally say they were like Hitler. He said that people like Bachman and Santorum should be confronted, booed and thrown off the stage wherever they speak. And that if people had done the same to Hitler in the 20s, he wouldn't have gained power.

    It's an awesome rant

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 9, 2012 2:33:16 PM

  5. @Chris in SF...Roland Martin didn't make news until yesterday, this was before. Love Howard, can't wait to see him on America's Got Talent.

    Posted by: Damien | Feb 9, 2012 2:48:22 PM

  6. Although I don't think introducing comparisons to Hitler, direct or indirect, is ever healthy for the public discourse, this further shows what I and many Towle readers have tried to say for a long time: Despite how unseasoned listeners may preconceive Howard Stern, he is one of the most staunch and influential proponent of gay rights, and when the fight makes it to Pennsylvania, where Howard commands leagues of conservative suburbanites, you can count on Howard to be one of marriage equalities most strategic allies.

    Posted by: Mike C. | Feb 9, 2012 3:08:29 PM

  7. Love me some Howard Stern!
    He has been very pro-gay in the last decade...

    Posted by: George PR | Feb 9, 2012 3:08:32 PM

  8. I used to think Howard was a dirt bag. Not any more. The dirt bags are Santorum, Gingrich and Romney. Thanks Howard.

    Posted by: Michael R | Feb 9, 2012 3:10:05 PM

  9. This is amazing!

    Posted by: super | Feb 9, 2012 3:11:49 PM

  10. Love me my Howard! Nice goin.

    Posted by: rrg | Feb 9, 2012 3:14:53 PM

  11. I glad he said what he said

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Feb 9, 2012 3:19:46 PM

  12. I love this part:

    HOWARD: Listen, it's hard enough getting through life. Your the one, in America, you're still allowed to get your f***ing a** kicked every day, by f***ing Middle Class soccer moms, who are going to sit there, because they're so f*** ugly, and they can't get laid. They're going to sit there and take it out on gay teens. F***ERS!

    ROBIN: But it's scapegoating, it's exactly what it is. It's scapegotating. "My life sucks and it's all your fault."

    HOWARD: Yeah, and who's to blame? The only one you can get away with it, and it's gays. And it's gotta stop. It's gotta stop. It's F***ing ridiculous!

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 9, 2012 3:20:09 PM

  13. PS I just became a Howard Stern fan after hearing lots of youtube recordings of his show this year! GO HOWARD!

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 9, 2012 3:21:45 PM

  14. Howard's discussions of gay rights and issues are perhaps the most progressive, frank and eye-opening of any broadcaster working today. I have no doubt that his opinions have helped shape and shift the perspectives of millions of his listeners.

    The weeks when George Takei are in the studio have been among the most electric dialogues about every imaginable aspect of gay living: from marital pre-nups to glory holes and anything and everything in between. They've been remarkably illuminating, hilarious and poignant.

    No joke, here--I think when GLAAD gives out its broadcasting recognitions, Howard should at some point be acknowledged.

    Posted by: Jason | Feb 9, 2012 3:26:25 PM

  15. Howard has been supporting gay rights for DECADES mostly through anonymous donations. I know. I've held the checks.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Feb 9, 2012 3:30:08 PM

  16. Sure beats the GLITTER BOMBERS!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Feb 9, 2012 3:31:21 PM

  17. What does it say about the sanity of out nation when Howard Stern is the most kind, sane, rational, well-spoken, and MORAL person in the public eye?

    Posted by: Tarc | Feb 9, 2012 3:32:45 PM

  18. Howard has ALWAYS been a strong supporter of ours. Howard is awesome

    Posted by: say what | Feb 9, 2012 3:39:04 PM

  19. Isn't Stern the same man who demeans lesbians by promoting the idea that lesbianism should be designed to titillate sleazy straight guys? Yep, he is.

    The man is nothing but a creep. He doesn't support GLBT rights. He merely supports the idea that women should engage in lesbian activity for the benefit of the sleazy straight guys.

    In my opinion, he's a patriarchal liberal whose acceptance of gay rights is fake and based on titillation.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 9, 2012 3:50:36 PM

  20. You know, this "rant" alerted me to a stereotype: I've been thinking that bullying in public schools has been the product of teenagers engaged in abuse among themselves. Stern suggested that adults are in or near the public schools do some of the bullying, too. If true, this might be part of the reason that school officials appear so passive and understated about their response to bullying. So the big question: Who's doing the bullying in our schools?

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Feb 9, 2012 4:06:18 PM

  21. thank you Howard, you couldn't have said it better. What an honest statement... I mean what the hell is going on in this country when there is an audience for hate mongers like Santorum and Bachmann?! I'm glad there are some level-headed normal people like you out there. It gives me hope. You just added one more fan.

    Posted by: Aaron | Feb 9, 2012 4:07:36 PM

  22. Jason, you're a f#*ing retard.

    Posted by: Lucas | Feb 9, 2012 4:09:47 PM

  23. sad LOL

    totally not surprised at the response by Jason

    Posted by: say what | Feb 9, 2012 4:10:29 PM

  24. You know, he sort of touched on something awful about humans--well, Robin did, that people see the economy going down the tubes, crime, and all this other stuff that's happening and feel helpless against it. You can't do anything about The Man. All the Occupy movements in the world won't do crap about the direction all the crusty, rich old men are going with the money, so focus on someone weaker, someone you think you can take down...then start blaming them.

    Its that analogy of crabs boiling in a pot stepping all over each other to rise to the top. Its horrible.

    It's poor people's fault.
    It's gay people's fault.
    It's immigrants fault.

    Just horribly sickening.

    Posted by: Rin | Feb 9, 2012 4:13:44 PM

  25. I sense that Stern is merely defending the lesbian posse. Where's his support for gay men? He's a typical straight guy if you ask me.

    Posted by: bruce | Feb 9, 2012 4:21:47 PM

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