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Old 09-26-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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Thought this was interesting

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4131973&EDATE=

Does Sirius really need to justify cancelling a program? I would think not
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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Oh please. This won't get far.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:53 PM   #3
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I can understand why they’re angry about Sirius’s failure to answer why it was dropped. Nearly all of Sirius’s recent channel changes have been excecuted under dubious circumstances.


BTW, Why was this topic moved from the Sirius Dogstar Cafe forum to The Street forum?
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I can understand why they’re angry about Sirius’s failure to answer why it was dropped. Nearly all of Sirius’s recent channel changes have been excecuted under dubious circumstances.


BTW, Why was this topic moved from the Sirius Dogstar Cafe forum to The Street forum?
Yeah, call me crazy but I thought this might be a topic that should be in the general forum
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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Here is the court summons that was filed.

http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/summons.pdf

They actually complain that Sirius cancelled the program in accordance to the agreement by filing a letter of the intent to drop it on the last possible day. I have news for TWN, it was ON TIME which is all that matters in a court of law.

This is a shakedown by the shakedown artist Jesse Jackson. Nothing more, nothing less. By throwing Race into the mix, it gives them a chance to get a settlement out of court, since many companies just want to avoid the embarrassment of bad press.
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Religious Programmer Sues Sat Radio Company

The Word Network, which provides African-American ministries and gospel music, said it filed a lawsuit against Sirius Monday, alleging racial discrimination and breach of contract concerning the satellite radio company's decision to cancel their contract.

The network said Sirius dropped its programming earlier this month.
"We did not want to file suit, but Sirius gave us no choice," said Lewis Gibbs, Word Network's vice president of operations. "We were dropped without warning and when pressed as to why, Sirius said ratings were poor. However, Sirius refused to say what the ratings were or if others with supposedly similar ratings were also unceremoniously dropped. We feel that was a pretext for racial and religious discrimination, and neither we nor our supporters will stand for it."

The Word Network said the suit alleges it was providing the only programming on Sirius that combined religious content and ministry to an African-American audience, and Sirius does not now carry, and has no plans to carry, programming similar to its offering.

A Sirius spokesperson said the company has not seen the litigation and therefore could not comment on the lawsuit.

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Hey if you cant justify your show with listeners, try to extort them into keeping it with a racially charged lawsuit...

Hey if they win, this will open up the door for every show thats been cancelled to find "something" to get them back on the air...
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You have got to be kidding! Sirius has the most recially diverse content you can find anywhere, perhaps too much. This is another shakedown by Jackson to try to get attention.
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I`ll bet Jackson doesn`t even HAVE a Sirius sub. let alone have listened to the station.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:28 AM   #11
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You have got to be kidding! Sirius has the most recially diverse content you can find anywhere, perhaps too much. This is another shakedown by Jackson to try to get attention.
Actually the Word is not Jessie Jackson but the great "Reverand" Al Sharpton.
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You have got to be kidding! Sirius has the most recially diverse content you can find anywhere, perhaps too much. This is another shakedown by Jackson to try to get attention.
Actually the Word is not Jessie Jackson but the great "Reverand" Al Sharpton.
http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/th...to-sirius.html

Looks like JJ to me.
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:09 PM   #13
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I went to that link. It had the article on this link. It was clearly titled 15000 Letters, but, when I read the article, I found it was 15000 Cards. What does that mean? I suspect that 15,000 followers, employees, and their friends and families and their f&f's signed their names to cards, not knowing or caring what it was about and, for the most part, not subscribing to, or even aware of Sirius.
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I cant tale the site's posting seriously when they post a mug shot when they talk about JJ... They clearly have an axe to grind with the man if thats the only picture they have of him and the story has nothing to do with his arrest.

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After reading that story, it sounds more like Howard should sue Jackson for defamation of character. The "Rev" really has no room to talk about character.
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