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Re: Howard Stern In Denver

i hope no one minds (there isn't a copyright to the release) but i am 
forwarding a press release from fair concerning stern's comments: 

                    Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
               Media analysis, critiques and news reports

FAIR ACTION ALERT: Howard Stern Advocates Rape of Littleton Victims
 CBS Distributes Repulsive Comments -- Little Coverage Follows

 April 28, 1999

 Howard Stern, a radio host whose program is syndicated by a CBS
 subsidiary, responded to the massacre in Littleton, Colorado by
 suggesting that female victims should have been raped as well as

 Here are Stern's comments, as reported by the Rocky Mountain News

 "There were some really good-looking girls running out with their
 hands over their heads. Did those kids try to have sex with any of the
 good-looking girls? They didn't even do that? At least if you're going
 to kill yourself and kill all the kids, why wouldn't you have some
 sex?  If I was going to kill some people, I'd take them out with sex."

 Stern's program is aired on radio station KXPK in the Denver area,
 where Littleton is located. In a statement to listeners, KXPK general
 manager Bob Visotcky commented  that "if Howard Stern has offended you
 in any way over the past few days during this horrific event, I
 sincerely apologize."

 The Littleton massacre has been one of the most widely covered news
 events of 1999, and there has been widespread discussion of whether
 media should be criticized for contributing to a violent, dehumanizing
 culture. Despite the fact that Stern is one of the most widely heard
 radio broadcasters in the country, his pro-rape comments have
 attracted surprisingly little attention; only two stories on his
 remarks appeared in the Nexis database as of April 27.

 Stern is syndicated by Infinity Broadcasting, which is 83 percent
 owned by CBS. Infinity also syndicates Doug Tracht, "the Greaseman,"
 who mocked the dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas earlier
 this year.

 ACTION ALERT: Please contact local and national media reporters, and
 ask them to cover Stern's comments about Littleton. Suggest that they
 note CBS's syndication of the remarks.

 For a list of national media outlets, see

 CBS Radio/Infinity can be reached at:

 Infinity Broadcasting
 (212) 314-9200

CBS Worldwide
(212) 975-432