Howard Stern denies he called Trump to tip him off about Megyn Kelly interview

Radio shock jock Howard Stern threw cold water last week on a liberal magazine’s attempt to restoke the brief but high-profile feud between Fox News and Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Quoting an unidentified source, a New York Magazine article suggested Stern called Trump during his tangle with Fox and star host Megyn Kelly to tell Trump about a 2010 interview he conducted with Kelly “in which Kelly joked about her breasts and her husband’s penis.”

That interview happened, as everyone who followed the Trump-Kelly saga knows. The telephone call didn’t, Stern said last week on his Sirius XM show.

“I’d offer [the writer] a million dollars if he could prove that this is true, because it’s not true,” he said, according to TV Newser, which reported:

On the show, a recording of which was obtained by TV Newser, Stern says he did receive a call from Trump “a couple of weeks ago,” but that was before the debate, and not after. And Trump said on air that Megyn Kelly never came up. “I thought Megyn Kelly was a total lady when she was here,” Stern said. “Yeah, I asked her about her bra size. Big deal. There’s no smoking gun there. Again, I don’t know who these people are that write these articles.”

Stern said he brought up the article because he was bothered by the suggestion he would call Trump to tip him about one of his guests. “I’d like to know your source on that, because I challenge it. Not because I care so much, but I want Megyn Kelly to know that I don’t pick up the phone and call and say, ‘man, I got something for you.’ I don’t do that.”

 

Headlined, “How Roger Ailes Picked Trump, and Fox News’ Audience, Over Megyn Kelly,” the New York Magazine was a clear attempt to make Fox – and by extension, Kelly – look bad.

Stern’s flat-out denial – a million-dollar reward is nothing to sneeze at – just makes the article look bad instead.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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