Is Howard Speaking Through the Callers?

 Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Later, Artie said he'd learned that Howard tells him things in a very specific, yet passive-aggressive way: "You take a call that kind of says [something] for you…You'd never say it to me directly." Howard said Artie was exactly right, but today's calls were not an example: "I would have no trouble coming to you…I will occasionally take a phone call that will give you reason to think about something…Artie is not 100% wrong."