Every time I try to wean myself off Howard Stern, he pulls me back in, as Michael Corleone would say. Stern, capable of the funniest and/or most vile radio content to be heard, often turns so candid an interview that it puts Barbara Walters to shame. Is he merely going for the dirt and the manipulation of his guests, or is his main goal to illuminate? After all these years, I find Howard an enigma.
His recent interview of Lady Gaga has compelled me to opine on matters I find both very dear and sadly repugnant.