"Like Glenn Beck or Howard Stern, his audience will perhaps shrink, but he will be paid per audience member. When you leave big companies, your audience shrinks but you make more money off of it. You also have more creative freedom sometimes doing it on your own. Bill will certainly have that. There has always been, in this newspaper world, angst about Bill. He is the most thought-provoking, progressive-thinking, creative -- makes mistakes, doesn't look in the rearview mirror. I have such great respect for him."
"I will miss him professionally, but envy him to some degree as well. I root for the artist. I root for Glenn Beck, Howard Stern, Bill Simmons. At my core, we're all painters."
"We have no power. We make good money and it gets taxed at 50%. We don't have any power."
Ok, I'm gonna stop you right there. Artists definitely DO NOT bring up how much they pay in taxes, nor do they feel compelled to invoke their tax bracket as evidence of their relative lack of power during THEIR NATIONALLY BROADCAST RADIO SHOW. Colin Cowherd considers himself and his contemporaries to be "artists" because they're not in the hard news business and, thusly, are not held to objective standards (like, say, accuracy). Art is also not held to any defined operating protocol, so therefore radio shock jocks are artists. Get it? Cowherd's saying that if you rely on your personality to garner attention, and that attention is parlayed into money, you are a walking, talking, chest-thumping Venus de Milo.
Colin Cowherd is an artist in the same way that Guy Fieri is a sex icon. (Source: This picture)
Wait, don't tell me...there's more? He kept going? You've got to be kidding.