Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Nemo, Sep 13, 2015.
Howards lawyer must have really been bad for not defining the term "Sirius Subscriber"
"fruits of those subscriptions, making them “Sirius subscribers” in some sense"
Two things that always stand out about this:
Stern was unable to deliver the audience he anticipated when leaving mainstream radio and was unable to trigger the bonuses even when the premium XM subscribers were counted.
Stern was guilty of fraud every time he said he "had nothing to gain from the merger, it would just be a good deal to the fans"
...they told me they were going to make me a partner robin.
the checks in the mail and we wont cum in your mouth howard.
...howard was crazy to assume he was going to double subscribers at sirius and keep doubling them as the years rolled on. even tho people didnt have to subscribe to howard but to sirius, that was an outlook for sirius viewed thru rose colored glasses.
It's two groups.
One group stays around and gets pissed on.
The other group left and stayed dry.
...they told me i was gonna be a partner robin
does anyone have a clip or link to the famous "they were going to make me a partner" line by any chance?
Maybe Stern should have gone after XM instead, when they truly were separate companies.
Howard doubled XM's subscribers too during the same time frame but at much larger numbers !!!
...stern moves the needle.
You know how you occasionally hear about a university professor releasing a study that turns out to have been funded by some corporation?
I would not at all be surprised to find out that this particular professor's "legal research" was funded by Buchwald and associates.
Even though Howard tries to pretend that an unexpectedly huge number of people followed him to Sirius, it's clear the subscriber increases were far below what he planned on. His contact included bonuses for exceeding targets by 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 million and he never achieved anything beyond the lowest threshold, the initial 2 million. He must have thought all those other numbers were attainable and it must have been a huge shock when only about 1 million of the XM people chose to get Sirius programming after the merger. I'm sure that's one of the reasons he's so reluctant to leave SiriusXM and put up his own money for a new subscription-based service, down deep he knows it would tank.
Wow.. That was an interesting read. So now we know the lawsuit he brought against Sirius for "not living up to their end of the bargain" was literally the most Jewish thing imaginable: arguing over semantics.
I don't believe Howard's ego is so big he truly believes he was responsible for the XM merger. He just wanted to exploit a loophole that wasn't actually there. That's not egotism, that's delusion. The man is either very sick or very dumb.
This also shines a light on something else we've always assumed: Howard's subscriber numbers are nowhere near what he likes people to think they are.
The Stern lawyers fucked up big time. This is on par with the Conan lawyers' not defining that The Tonight Show came on at 11:30pm.
All they had to do was place the emphasis on the raw numbers of subscribers and not the way they were added, viz, make the bonuses count on the raw numbers and not by any particular process by placing no limit on how the new subscribers were added or specifically saying that subscribers from mergers counted toward is total.
Personally, I think the merger was caused by the strength of Stern's popularity and the loyalty of his fans. Which makes it doubly sadder that many fans feel betrayed by the product now.
So Howard got 25,000,000.00 for the merger. Most people would be happy and say thank you. Instead Howard sued the company.
Semitic semantics. What 87.4% of lawsuits are about.