SIRIUS Satellite Radio doesn't think you're patriotic.

stolen from http://commonsense.ourfuture.org/sirius_satellite_radio_doesnt_think_youre_patriotic
By Rick Perlstein on July 14, 2007 - 7:19pm.

I just was a guest on Mike Feder's show SIRIUS Satellite Radio show and learned something deeply, deeply offensive.

The liberal channel is called "SIRIUS Left."

The conservative channel is called "SIRIUS Patriot."

SIRIUS Satellite Radio doesn't think you're patriotic. This is an obscenity.

SIRIUS's media relations representative for talk radio is Hillary Schupf. Her email is hschupf@siriusradio.com. Her phone number is 212-901-6739. Let's start with her. Share what she says in the comments. This cannot be allowed to stand.

Comments

Thanks, Jerimee

My email to Ms. Schupf:

What idiot came up with Sirius Patriot vs. Sirius Left? I’ve seen plenty of bone-headed stuff in my 30 years in PR, but this pretty much takes the cake. You just dug yourself a million dollar hole by trying to be cute. No wonder no one listens to your pathetic service.

I have Sirius in my car

I never even thought about it. I'll send an email immediately.

(Sirius Left has some good programming.)

Heh.

I like to language wank as much as anyone - but I think I'll stay out of that one.

Good idea, Ms. Cloud

I've been a bit testy lately . . . should just go to bed.

even though we disagree on this one. . .

I like your f-bombing of the tool on Kos. Maybe we should get rid of that euphemism, f-bomb. Let's just call it fuck-bombing.

War is over if you want it.

War is over if you want it.

Thanks.

I actually don't care all that much about the topic, but the tool really annoyed me. Sort of ruined my day, actually.

Hee.

fuck-bombing

And that's what I'll call it from now on, Internazionale. Did you realize you have "nazi" in your screen name? That's creepy.

nazion

Also has Intern, zion, ale

 
Stop the NC Association of Realtors
Polluting our State Legislature with money.

that's quite unfortunate

I'll have to name myself after a soccer team with socialist within the name.

War is over if you want it.

War is over if you want it.

They Don't Know Me -

SIRIUS Satellite Radio doesn't think you're patriotic.

Sirius right got left by the Stealth Patriots.
You heard it here first.

I'm a daily listener to Sirius Left

Might be in a minority here, but I think it's a good title. I am first and foremost a leftist. I don't get into patriotism and all of its symbolism too much. I'm part of the American social contract, and have been since birth, but I could just as easily leave it and join another one.

No disrespect to anybody, especially those who have fought to preserve this social contract, but I don't give a shit about patriotism.

War is over if you want it.

War is over if you want it.

Me, Too

I'm part of the American social contract, and have been since birth

but I could just as easily leave it and join another one.

Maybe ... but I'd rather not -

No disrespect to anybody, especially those who have fought to preserve this social contract

None taken.

but I don't give a shit about patriotism.

but I do.

War is over if you want it.

but I did borrow that from you... War is over if you want it; home is here if you want it.

- peace out
>''

for my Brothers In Arms

Yeah, I've thought about it over night.

I *like* being called a leftist.

I am a left wing liberal. I don't like the connotations that the wingnuts have associated with "patriot" over the last 6 years. It brings to mind the out-of-control nationalism that leads to people being willing to give up the rights granted them by the constitution. Maybe it is just framing, and maybe there does need to be a campaign to take back the word "patriot", but I'm not up for that.

I'm a leftie.

It's Mine, Too, and I Want It Back !

I don't like the connotations that the wingnuts have associated with "patriot" over the last 6 years.

Fuck the wingnuts.

I am a Patriot and I dare anyone to tell me I'm not. To My Face.

We'll see who the real Patriots are by and by ... won't we? :)

You can be a leftist. I'm a Centrist. By my own Definition.

I take the best of the best and leave the mess of the rest for the idiots to claim.

All present company excluded - of course.

;) for lcloud & Internationale

I would never tell you you're not

to your face or otherwise.

I think you're just the one to lead the fight to take back the word. Go for it, Lady Unique. Go for it.

And Indeed I Shall -

Ma'am. Indeed I shall.

And I have lots and lots and lots of help.
Thanks to all who participate.

(you know who you are)

heh heh.... :)

>''

Alex Bennett

He's taking time in his show this morning to lambaste folks bitchin' about the Sirius Left/Sirius Patriot thing.

War is over if you want it.

War is over if you want it.

I don't have a problem with "left"

as a label.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
As someone who tries to listen to Sirius Left fairly frequently, I'd have to say, they need to get some people who don't just get on there and talk about their personal lives. I hear VERY LITTLE actual content that isn't trivial or just the left version of Limbaugh. Or a cheap imitation of John Stewart... And I've noticed on the weekends sometimes they just re-broadcast some of the same pointless drivel.

I think the content is fairly good. . .

Bill Press is decent, and Bennett can be quite entertaining.

I like Thom Hartman a lot, but he's kind of a wonk. The big star, for me, is Ed Schultz.

War is over if you want it.

War is over if you want it.

Is that woman still on?

The horrible NY accent? I used to listen to her just for laughs. I like Hartman and Schultz both. My favorite Leftie broadcast, though, is still Morning Sedition. I don't know if it's still on or not. I used to listen to the stream via the computer.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Lynn Samuels

is on after Thom in the afternoons, before Ed. She's an acquired taste, to be sure. Don't know if I've completely acquired it, but I don't gag when I taste it any more.

War is over if you want it.

War is over if you want it.

here is the latest on the Sirius thing

http://commonsense.ourfuture.org/sirius_escalation

Your calls, letters, and telegrams to SIRIUS publicist Hillary Schupf explaining why it's unacceptable to call the liberal channel "SIRIUS Left" and the conservative channel "SIRIUS Patriot" are bearing fruit—anyone see Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" segment last night?

- - - - -
Where Liddy At?
Where is Liddy?
Anyone seen Liddy?

I could not care less what an irrelevant

mega-media company thinks of anything.

Especially my relationship with my country.

Well I Do Care

Thanks to everyone who made noise.

I am a Patriot and I am not a (-R). Please make a note of it.

Megamedia can be made irrelevant in a heart beat. (If they aren't already ... )

Ask Don.

It's Been Off, baby

since 1979.

Now to convince the rest of the (P)atriots.

Bill Press

Good example of what I am speaking...This morning's BURNING issue? Should Al D'Amato father a child at the age of 69? What the hell does that have to do with anything left, right, or otherwise? It is a sad attempt of Sirius Left to InfoTain me.
Weak.

How Odd ...

WhTH cares?

Should Al D'Amato father a child at the age of 69?

I wouldn't. But that's me. pfftt...