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