To: Greg Maffei, President and CEO of Liberty Media Corporation and James E. Meyer, CEO of Sirius XM Holdings

Sirius XM: Broadcasting White Supremacy

Sirius XM: Broadcasting White Supremacy

Steve Bannon has built a business off of white nationalism, making Breitbart News Daily the first live, conservative radio enterprise to air seven days a week. Sirius XM’s Patriot station is branded as the “True Voices of Conservative Talk Radio” with shows hosted by Glenn Beck and the National Rifle Association.

Sirius XM’s broadcasting of the predatory dog whistle politics has been essential to the ascendance of Donald Trump and his administration to the highest form of government. James E. Meyer, as Sirius XM CEO we the undersigned demand that you stop profiting from the same violent agenda that is threatening the human rights of your own customers. Shut down the XM Patriot station and cut all ties with Trump and Steve Bannon.

Why is this important?

Donald Trump has waged war against our most fundamental human rights. Behind this white supremacist, xenophobic and dangerous agenda is Steve Bannon, founder, and the host of Breitbart Daily News, a show that was made possible with the financial support of Sirius XM.

Before Steve Bannon masterminded Donald Trump’s way into the White House, he tried to get Sarah Palin elected. He used Sirius XM Patriot station's platform to promote a documentary he made about her, going on air praising her for pushing the “death panel myth”- a blatant lie that the Affordable Care Act incentivizes doctors to encourage patients “not worthy of healthcare” to make plans for death. Bannon made the documentary to rehabilitate Palin’s damaged reputation so that she could run for President. When that did not work, he set his sights on Trump, now equipped with a conservative radio enterprise to control the narrative.

Steve Bannon used his radio show on the Sirius XM Patriot station to proliferate lies and advance his white nationalist agenda. He is full of contradictions, portraying himself “a defender of working people against 'the corporate elites'”, never mentioning that he is a graduate of Harvard Business School and began his career at Goldman Sachs.

Anyone who is elected to serve in a position of political leadership must, as a standard, be honest and accountable. Liars need not apply. Accountability is also what we expect of companies who rely on monthly subscribers to report a profit to their shareholders every quarter.

We are demanding that Sirius XM shut down Patriot radio and cut ties with Steve Bannon. We refuse to be ignored, and like Uber, we can and will hold any for-profit entities enabling Donald Trump accountable to a new standard.

Join me in urging Sirius XM radio to shut down XM Patriot station and keep white supremacy off the air!

How it will be delivered

Meet us at Sirius XM headquarters.

SiriusXM, 6th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Reasons for signing

  • Bigotry and xenophobia has no place in this world. If Sirius is serious about inclusiveness and fighting against fascists , this would be the right step.
  • We are staring down the barrel of a gun with this one!!
  • Bannon: dog whistler/Nazi whisperer.

Updates

2017-02-22 12:42:50 -0800

20,000 signatures reached

2017-02-22 11:13:10 -0800

10,000 signatures reached

2017-02-17 10:33:13 -0800

5,000 signatures reached

2017-02-09 18:16:21 -0800

"We intend to make Breitbart News Daily the national conservative morning show of record," said Dave Gorab, Vice President and General Manager, Talk Programming for SiriusXM. "Breitbart.com is a news-making juggernaut and a must-read every morning for conservatives around the country. With his deep knowledge of the inner-workings of national politics and his connections with major figures throughout the party and beyond, Stephen K. Bannon will be a trusted resource and sounding board for our Patriot audience throughout the 2016 campaign." - See more at: http://investor.siriusxm.com/investor-overview/press-releases/press-release-details/2015/Stephen-K-Bannon-to-Headline-New-Morning-Show-Breitbart-News-Daily-Exclusively-on-SiriusXM/default.aspx#sthash.umaLeqoZ.dpuf

2017-02-09 14:09:47 -0800

[ UPDATE 2/9/2017 ]

Last night Jeff Sessions was appointed Attorney General, chief law enforcement officer for the United States Government.

In an email in response to a request from The Washington Post, Bannon described Sessions as “the clearinghouse for policy and philosophy” in Trump’s administration, saying he and the senator are at the center of Trump’s “pro-America movement” and the global nationalist phenomenon.

Sirius XM, Stop promoting racist lies and enabling Donald Trump’s administration!

"Trump’s hard-line actions have an intellectual godfather" Washington Post 1/30/17
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-hard-line-actions-have-an-intellectual-godfather-jeff-sessions/2017/01/30/ac393f66-e4d4-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html

2017-02-06 12:18:56 -0800

UNACCEPTABLE! #TurnOffSiriusXM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BowIrZQHbI

2017-02-06 11:44:11 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2017-02-06 10:37:54 -0800

500 signatures reached

2017-02-06 10:13:17 -0800

100 signatures reached

2017-02-06 10:09:53 -0800

50 signatures reached

2017-02-06 10:07:24 -0800

25 signatures reached

2017-02-06 09:56:18 -0800

10 signatures reached