Here’s what Howard Stern said on his Sirius XM radio show about media coverage of his lawsuit against Sirius being tossed:
I was so aggravated with that lawsuit news. …I’m reading the newspaper articles — I’m arguing with the newspaper articles. I saw so many newscasters reporting this thing, so excited that I lost my lawsuit because they’re all jealous. They don’t like that I make a lot of money. They’re so stupid, because they don’t understand if they ever get into business where they’re in a contract, I’d be the first one to stand up for them because talent always get screwed over.
I have had contracts throughout my career with various broadcast companies, all of them screwed me out of my contract. Some of them I sue and some of them I don’t because it’s so expensive, and it always ends up going against talent. It’s the same thing I see where people sit in the stands at football games and go, ‘That guy makes too much fuckin’ money.’ I go, ‘No he doesn’t. The owners make too much fuckin’ money. They’re not risking their neck, they’re not going to be dead at 52.’
Stern said of New York Daily News’s David Hinckley:
You know, I’m going to compliment David Hinckley. I used to give him a hard time, but he’s the only guy who even writes about radio anymore. I was reading the ratings yesterday for radio. No one writes about radio anymore, but if he didn’t write about it I wouldn’t have known that WLIT — Lite Radio — now is the number one radio station. And that’s what got me thinking: I should go back to terrestrial radio. I think in a week I could have the number one radio show again. I don’t see anyone out there that can compete with me. I don’t. I’m here six years and nothing’s changed. Radio still fuckin’ sucks. No innovators. Nothing — nothing going on.