Howard Stern: "If you're anti-Israel then you're anti-America"

To cleanse the palate, the audio’s a week old but making the rounds today at sites like RCP and Breitbart. I hadn’t heard it until this afternoon. Who knows why any particular clip catches on online when it does, but maybe it’s a simple matter of saturation and catharsis. After another week spent watching world media ignore vastly higher casualties in Syria to obsess about Gaza and watching Islamists like Erdogan exploit the situation for their own sleazy political ends, the usual prim and proper punditry won’t cut it. You need something more raw, like this. Or this.

Stern is Stern so the F-bombs fall like gentle rain, but ignore that. His reach and pop-culture cachet make one little tossed-off rant like this worth about a hundred Senate floor speeches.