Howard Stern said on his SiriusXM show Monday that the Sony hackers should be considered to be terrorists and what they did was “no different than a 9/11-type attack.” He wasn’t minimizing 9/11 or disrespecting victims – I listened to the show – but New York Daily News reporters David Boroff and Nancy Dillon took offense and went after Stern in today’s paper.
A hurt and angry Stern said on Tuesday’s show:
I’m really bummed out. …My heart sank; I’m being called an idiot on a full page in the Daily News by two reporters who aren’t even supposed to have an opinion. …You painted me to be this insensitive piece of garbage when I’m saying our country is under attack in many different ways.
This is two reporters trying to make me look like a goddamn moron, some sort of evil person. It’s just frightening. I wish you [Boroff and Dillon] ill. I truly do. Thanks for the hatchet job. They knew what I was saying. …They knew the point I was making. …I hope they have a really shitty Christmas.
He called the Daily News duo the C-word – the one that ends with T – and said they “kicked me in the nuts” and made him feel like he was back in high school again.
Update: Stern said on Wednesday’s show that somebody sent him the first version of the article and “it was fine. I have no problem with it. …An editor changed it and the reporters [Boroff and Dillon] are livid.” Stern said he phoned Mort Zuckerman to complain, but the News owner hasn’t returned the call.