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“Jesus, enough with the queen!” Howard Stern denounces ‘excessive’ media coverage of monarch’s death
Outspoken shock jock Howard Stern criticized US coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death in a diatribe on Monday, calling it “excessive” and suggesting outlets instead refocus on the ongoing investigation into former President Donald Trump.
The comments came during a scathing speech by Stern on Monday’s edition of his SiriusXM radio show, in which he criticized publications for seemingly discarding the story of the embattled ex-president who housed classified documents in his Florida home in favor of coverage of the death of the queen.
The world has been in collective mourning since the death of the UK’s longest reigning monarch on Thursday, who died of natural causes at the age of 96 surrounded by members of the royal family at Balmoral Castle.
A funeral for the historic leader – who ascended to the throne in 1953 after the death of her father George VI at just 25 years old – has yet to be held, but that hasn’t stopped Stern, 67, from suggesting it was time for outlets to move on to a new news cycle.
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Howard Stern denounced US coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death in a rant on Monday, calling it “excessive” and suggesting outlets instead refocus on the ongoing investigation into former President Donald Trump
“It’s weird traditions and stuff,” Stern tells co-host Robin Quivers in a clip from Monday’s issue of The Howard Stern Show, after the Queen’s passing was briefly brought up, leaving the aging television personality flying off the handle. .
“And I’m like, Jesus, enough with the queen!” Stern says suddenly in the footage, before adding, “I mean, it’s America.”
Stern, meanwhile, last week cracked down on Trump supporters by calling them “idiots” for defending the embattled ex-president amid the ongoing federal investigation, calling America a nation of “nincompoops.”
That spiel saw longtime radio host proposing Americans who champion Trump “go live in Russia” to get a taste of a different kind of political system than American democracy.
Bizarrely claiming that he was still “somewhat of a Republican,” Stern said he is “sick” of people buying former President Donald Trump’s “bulls**t” and deeming the general American population “stupid” and just call it stupid .’
With those opinions in mind, Stern ripped into the US media for reporting on the Queen rather than the ongoing scandal, which has been making headlines in recent weeks.
Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96 surrounded by members of the royal family at Balmoral Castle from natural causes
The world has been in collective mourning since the death of the UK’s longest-reigning monarch on Thursday. Pictured is the procession of the late Queen’s coffin, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral on Monday
In Monday’s tirade of Stern, he admitted that the Queen — whose 70-year reign is surpassed only by that of Louis XIV, who ruled France for 72 years — has played a vital role in her own country, but has lost that importance. goes to Americans, who should be focusing on more pressing matters, such as the Trump investigation.
‘We don’t have a queen. I get it. You know, [the] Queen was a nice lady,” Stern told his co-host in the clip, trying to give his rant some suspicion.
“I think she was born, you know, all my life,” Stern stammers.
“The queen has been the same queen and there is a tradition there and she did her duty to her country.
‘I get it. I get it. I see,” the shock jock continues, visibly off the subject of the ongoing coverage of Queen, before adding, “But we need to get back to Trump and where are those papers that they found that Mar-A-Lago.”
Stern said outlets should instead focus on the DOJ’s investigation into Donald Trump after labeling supporters of the ex-president as “idiots” last week amid the ongoing federal investigation, which saw America become a nation of ‘nincompoops’ was called
At that point in the discussion, co-host Quivers asked if Stern was bothered by the fact that the Queen has become such a big talking point in American discourse.
“Don’t you like the Queen’s distraction?” Quivers asks his colleague.
“No, it’s so annoying,” Stern replies, proclaiming instead that “everyone wants to hear about Trump.”
‘Trump 24/7’, says the presenter in the now viral clip.
Amid the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into allegations that Trump urged his supporters to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021, to stop the coronation of then-President-elect Joe Biden, Stern has criticized the former president several times. and even suggested against him in 2024.
“The problem with most presidents is that they have too big an agenda,” he said earlier this year. “The only agenda I would have is to make the country fair again.”
Stern previously tried to run for New York governor as a libertarian in 1994, but was reportedly forced to drop out after refusing to reveal his personal finances.
The radio host said he would abolish the electoral college and add five new Supreme Court justices if he were ever elected.
‘I’m not messing around, I’m really thinking about’ [running for president]he then said.
Stern, like Trump, has long been a fixture in the New York community, speaking over the shoulders of the Manhattan-based mogul on Monday ahead of his successful 2016 presidential run.
Stern doubles down on previous criticisms of the ex-president as a politician and bizarrely criticizes Trump for “wanting to be the center of attention” — despite his previous claims that the media isn’t covering the embattled head of state enough.
“I mean, he, you know, it’s so weird. I’ve known Donald for so many years, I don’t have any contact with him now of course, but the one thing I always said about Donald: that man just wants to be the center of attention.’
He went on.’ He wants the whole world to look at him and the son of a gun – if he hasn’t, it’s unbelievable. He got his wish.’
Less than a week ago, in a blistering attack on Trump, Stern labeled the political newcomer’s supporters “idiots” and called America a nation of “nincompoops” — while also claiming he is “somewhat of a Republican.”
Tuesday’s rant saw Stern claim he’s “sick” of people buying into the former president’s “bulls**t” — especially as he faces possible charges that he obstructed a federal investigation by hiding documents and remove those that can prove he was a part in the January 6 uprising.
“I mean, my God in heaven, I feel like I’m in a nation of nincompoops. I hope there are more brilliant, smart, vibrant people who love this country,” he said on his Sirius show.
“I feel that the people in this country who support all this nonsense and lies about the elections and all the conspiracy theories have never lived under a dictator,” he explained, noting, “Their freedoms have never really been threatened.”
The former America’s Got Talent host began raising his late immigrant father, Ben, who came to the US for “freedom.”
“Freedom is why people have come to this country, and now so many people are willing to run away from freedom,” said the multimillionaire.
He said their “liberties have never really been threatened and they have no idea what it would be like to live under any kind of system other than democracy.”
“They don’t get it. They’re idiots. They somehow think the world would be better under a man like Trump. As if he’d take better care of them.’
He went on to say that he wished they would live “under that fucking Putin” in Russia for a year to learn what “misery” really is.
In general, the self-proclaimed “normal conservative” suggested that most Americans are just “stupid,” regardless of political ailments.
“The public is stupid. People are just stupid,” he said. “She, a lot of people are like cro-magnon men. They crawled. You never see that map where man crawls out of the sea. There are still many people in the sea. You’re just stupid. They’re just stupid bastards.’
He also suggested that his former friend’s supporters don’t even have “half a brain” because they “blindly follow the goddamn fearless leader.”
He revealed that he considers himself ‘somewhat a Republican’, but a ‘normal’
The radio host also called Trump supporters “nincompoops” and said so many Americans are “willing to run away from freedom now”
Meanwhile, the Queen lies in state in Westminster Hall from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 19, the day of the state funeral.
There will be a ceremonial procession, during which the Queen’s casket will travel from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster for the rigged. Her coffin will be closed and will rest on a raised platform called a catafalque in the hall and will be draped in the Royal Standard with the Orb and Scepter placed on it. It is guarded around the clock by units of the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London.
Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm what time the wake will take place and which members of the royal family will attend the event, although it is believed to take place before the late monarch’s witness opens to the public that evening.