There was a tragic shooting in Binghamton, New York, as the shouty 24-hour news channels all hastened to tell us. One brave Howard Stern fan stood up against the strictures of seriousness and good taste.

We kind of felt for the Fox News anchorlady who got hoaxed by someone pretending to call from the scene in Binghamton. We didn't get the "Baba Booey" thing, either. But notice how she doesn't even pause at the mention of the formerly important shock jock's name. Has Howard Stern become a complete nonentity after leaving regular radio for satellite?