Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed, "King of All Media" has encouraged his fans to vote for Sanjaya Malakar since the general consensus is that Sanjaya is the worst singer currently on the show. Stern has repeatedly told his listeners to go to Vote for the Worst.com and also to call in to vote for Sanjaya.
So now that Sanjaya has avoided the boot and made it into the top nine, Stern is crowing. He told his listeners, "We're corrupting the entire thing. All of us are routing American Idol. It's so great. The No. 1 show in television and it's getting ruined."
Okay. Let's look at the facts: 1] American Idol is still the top rated show on television. 2] American Idol's ratings are up! [More viewers means more earnings -- just the opposite of what Stern is trying to achieve] 3] Vote for the Worst.com doesn't get anywhere near the number of hits it would take to keep Sanjaya on -- and that's even counting the bump in votes brought in by Stern's listeners.
It's interesting that Stern is actually helping American Idol by claiming he will be behind it's downfall. Perhaps it's even more interesting that Stern's getting publicity while at the same time failing at his mission. I guess that's why he's the King of All Media.