Monday, September 26, 2005

UPDATED
The Word Network, Sues Sirius Satellite Radio for Racial Discrimination

Ok I think this is the biggest joke going but it is for real, here is the link to the official press release
Here are some from it..
The Word Network, a mainstream media broadcaster for African-American ministries and gospel music to millions in the United States and across the world, sued Sirius Satellite Radio today, alleging racial discrimination and breach of contract over its decision to cancel their contract. Sirius dropped The Word Network from its programming in mid-September despite backing from members of Congress, African-American religious leaders, and tens of thousands of listeners and other interested Americans.
I posted info on this back Aug 12th and it is still going on..

Jesse Jackson is currently the host of The Word Network’s Rainbow Push with Jesse Jackson which broadcasts African-American ministries, gospel music and religious family programming....

Update - I got an email after my post of this story today, from an anonymous email. This email had a copy of the official court paper work on this matter. Orbitcast also has this posted, I do not know if the emailer got if from Orbitcast or is from the same anonyamous source, but one thing I can tell you is that the email came from the same IP address that sent me a nasty email about my first post on this topic back in Aug. You can read the court documents here. (pdf)

-- Via a comment post check out this link to the SIRI Yahoo board...

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse "Blood Money" Jackson should be Howard's first guest on the Sirius debut show.

Mon Sep 26, 06:35:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shame on them...where is their FAITH!!! tens of thousands of people who don't subscribe and don't listen..

They came on the yahoo message boards soliciting people to call and write...

I told them then, that the actual sirius listeners should be the ones to call and write...not a group of random people with no interest in their agenda...

crfceo

Mon Sep 26, 11:02:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good PR for Sirius Jesse makin an ass of himself, free press for Sirius, Thanks Jesse

Mon Sep 26, 11:02:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you permit outside links, perhaps this was from your original story that is no longer there, so this may help sirius in the suit, to see the way "the word" got out...

http://finance.messages.yahoo.com/bbs?.mm=FN&action=m&board=7081219&tid=cdrd&sid=7081219&mid=1918356&thr=1918356&cur=1918356&dir=d

Mon Sep 26, 11:08:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apparently not...so this is the message number on the yahoo siri board...


Msg: 1918356 of 1938419

crfceo

Mon Sep 26, 11:10:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is hilarious, if I was the judge I'd laugh and through it out.

Just another example of "The man" holding back the brother.

Where is undercover brotha when you need him?

Tue Sep 27, 09:41:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Droo said...

The problem is that Jesse has a habit of succeeding in these crap storms.

He has a career about 'promoting unity' but at the same time if unity occurs he's out of a job.

He's been continually allowed to take swings at MBNA, Toyota, and now Sirius. If memory serves, he did a fair deal of damage to Toyota.

If I were Sirius I'd only care about letters from people who are actually subscribers to Sirius. This is content like any other. I really don't think the gay folks would have nearly as much of a fit if OutQ was dropped, or the koreans would have a fit if Radio Korea was dropped, or the hispanic folks if BBC Mundo (or other spanish-language channels) wer dropped.

Tue Sep 27, 10:26:00 AM EDT  

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