Howard Stern Grills FCC Chair Michael Powell

Just finished listening to a clip in which Ronn Owens interviewed FCC Chairman Michael Powell on his morning radio show. In a turn of events, Howard Stern, the FCC’s #1 enemy, calls to ask a few Qs. You can listen as well by going to KGO’s website (choose 9am). [MP3 Clip Availbe Here]
Few interesting snips:

Howard: You’re the judge, you’re the arbiter, you’re the one who tells us what we can and can’t say on the air. And yet I really don’t even think you’re qualified to be the head of the commission. Do you deny that your father got you this job?

MP: I would deny it exceedingly. You can look at my resume if you want, Howard. I’m not ashamed of it and I think it justifies my existence.

Howard: I don’t take this personally. I don’t think that you personally hate me. I think what you’ve been doing is dangerous to free speech. I don’t think just against me, I think things have gotten way out of control. [ABC]

Overall, Howard asked some pointed questions, but afterall Michael Powell is the head of the FCC? The guy knows how to talk, ok.


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