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As if dealing with Janet Jackson and Bubba the Love Sponge weren't enough, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell had to endure a grilling from Howard Stern Tuesday, CNN reports. The infamous shock jock called in to a morning show on San Francisco's KGO radio on which Powell was appearing. Stern wasted little time in making things personal, suggesting that Powell only got his job because his father is Secretary of State. "I think it's a cheap shot to say just because my father's famous, I don't belong in my position," Powell shot back. Update: KGO has the audio of the exchange on its Web site, in RealAudio or Windows Media format. Update II: Colin Powell's take on Stern's charges: "Nonsense."

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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