O&A Challenge Stern's Claim That He Could Have Blocked Letterman Appearance
August 2, 2006 at 7:10 AM (PT)
OPIE AND ANTHONY are challenging HOWARD STERN's assertion that he could have stopped their appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN's CBS TV show AUGUST 31 but decided not to. The syndicated and XM SATELLITE RADIO hosts played a clip of STERN asserting that LETTERMAN's "people" called his agent to see if it was okay to book O&A and that he could have said no but didn't; O&A challenged STERN to "do it!" and embarked on a mission to get media outlets to report the challenge.
On his SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO show, STERN said LETTERMAN "asked me how I felt" about the booking, and that the booking came after "a lot of pressure from a certain person" at CBS. STERN claimed that LETTERMAN's staff "weren't into it. They were feeling a lot of pressure."
...go ahead, get us off of Letterman, you lying sack...
ANTHONY CUMIA said that "HOWARD says a lot of things that can't be confirmed. We are telling HOWARD, do it ... go ahead, get us off of LETTERMAN, you lying sack ... he thinks he has power over CBS and DAVID LETTERMAN ..." OPIE added "his listeners need to know that he's full of shit."