Ed Driscoll


LIFE IN THE POST-NIPPLEGATE ERA: Howard Stern Show taken off Clear Channel stations “until we are assured that his show will conform to acceptable standards of responsible broadcasting”.

Maybe Nipplegate really was a tipping point of sorts.

UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis agrees, and is none too happy about the situation.

ANOTHER UPDATE: As usual, James Lileks puts things into proper perspective, by using language that’s more appropriate for well, Howard Stern.

ONE MORE UPDATE: While we’re on the subject, this is as good a place as any to note that as a result of Nipplegate, Janet Jackson was dropped from the title role of a made for TV biography of Lena Horne–at Horne’s request. (And we tip our fedora to the ever-elegant Ms. Horne.)