Howard sent Sal out to the street to ask people who was worse: Mel Gibson or Howard Stern. Howard hoped that Mel's recent racist, anti-Semitic and abusive phone calls would tip the balance: "Is that not the trifecta of disgusting behavior?"
When Sal returned, however, the public still sided with Mel, 21 to 11. Howard tried to understand: "Outside of this world, people think I'm [evil]."
Sal said HowardTV should have filmed the interviews: "When I say your name, it's like I said 'Somebody just raped your daughter'. Their eyes pop out of their head. It's like--it's like I'm spitting AIDS on them. The way they react just to the name--it's repulsive."