Motley Fool Article: Would Sirius Fire Howard Stern

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  1. Stern68

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    They give way too much credit to 0.0, no way they could fire, Howard either if they wanted to continue to exist.

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/07/would-sirius-xm-fire-howard-stern.aspx

    Would Sirius XM Fire Howard Stern?
    By Rick Munarriz | More Articles
    July 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

    It was a rough weekend for Opie and Anthony cohost Anthony Cumia. Sirius XM Radio(NASDAQ: SIRI ) fired the shock jock on Friday after he posted racially charged tweets. Cumia's Twitter rant came after he was attacked by an African-American woman in Times Square.

    It's a delicate situation, naturally. The allure of Cumia for satellite radio is that he speaks his mind, courting controversy along the way.But in a time when even billionaire basketball team owners can get booted for racially insensitive remarks, it's not as if Sirius XM could have merely looked the other way. Cumia went on to delete the tweets over the weekend, but by then the damage was already done.

    Sirius XM is in a can't-win situation. If it had kept Cumia on the air, it would have resulted in a backlash from advertisers, some listeners, and vocal on-air personalities. But firing him is naturally going to prove incendiary to fans of the show who ditched terrestrial radio for premium satellite radio because it's where freedom of speech is supposed to be tolerated. No matter which way it would have turned in the unfortunate incident, it was going to be out a few subscribers.

    What would happen if it weren't Cumia who went on the tirade? What if it were Howard Stern ranting away with expletive-dipped racist tweets? Would Sirius XM have let him go?

    This isn't an easy question to answer. Cumia was a defining personality during the formative years of satellite radio, but it's clear that Stern is the top draw to premium radio. Some angry listeners may be serious about canceling the service if Cumia stays off the air, but Stern getting the boot would result in a wave of defections. However, Stern going off in a similar manner -- as unlikely as that may seem -- would have also been a bigger news story.

    In the end, the aftermath of Cumia's firing paints Sirius XM in a different light. It used to be the first responder of notoriety, running into the face of controversy instead of running away from it. How else do you think Cumia or Stern found their way to Sirius XM in the first place? But now that Sirius XM has matured and commands an impressive audience of 25.8 million people, it can no longer be the renegade it used to be. It has to abide by social norms. Cumia is out, and under a similar scenario, Stern would be too.
     
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    Hitting it out of the park everyday, right Stern68?
     
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    Good job troling! You posted an article that says that Sirius WOULD fire Howard under the same circumstances. And this guy is a known Stern butt boy who has written dozens of articles on Howard over the years.

    If you are going to go trolling for people to get upset, shouldn't you at least pick articles that support your argument?
     
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    The "author" clearly hasn't studied Howie's body of work before 2006. Plenty of racially insensitive stuff there.
     
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    Seriously, Sirus has to do something because they have no personalities or content besides Howard now. They need a Jim Rome or a Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck or someone name for radio. Opie and Anthony were prolly the second highest paid and drawing personality on Sirus.

    I like how they say it would never happen with Stern...no shit he doesn't stir the pot anymore, he has an easy TV gig for millions, he is not going to jeopardize that. Freedom of Speech fighter my ass.

    I bet Howard Stern made it impossible for Sirus to keep Anthony (who I believe wanted to get out from Sirus with some buzz, I still find it hard to believe some dude could be so stupid to 1) tweet 2) tweet about being beat up by a girl 3) say derogatory things about black women in writing/on tape after Imus--why was he even filming himself--must of been trying to get his own Impractical Jokers sizzle reel). But if Howard took his side he could have saved Anthony. I think the article got it right that Sirus's own on air personalities (Howard) would have made them pay if they kept Anthony. Howard cannot share Sirus or his show with anyone that may outshine him.

    Well now, Howard has no competition on Sirus, I guess that is what the champion of freedom of speech wanted make all the other talk-content channels a wasteland so people will have to listen to him. Howard, King of all Censorship.
     
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    The author (Motley Fool) has a huge position on Sirrus stock. What racially insensitive stuff...I don't hear any of that on Sternthology.
     
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    Yeah..I know. Funny how that happened. We must all have imagined it.
     
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    Howard stopped being for Freedom of Speech when KROCK Forced them all to sign the Agreement that would hold them personally Liable for ANY/ALL FCC Fines. As well as any incurred costs associated with defending/responding to such fines.
     
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    How do you fire a partner?
     
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    Motley fool also said that AOL would be the Biggest and baddest company EVER
     
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    THAT'S the fake story Mike Walker.
     
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    "What if it were Howard Stern ranting away with expletive-dipped racist tweets?"

    AS IF!

    That would be interesting, and Howard Stern is the polar oppostie of interesting.

    Howard would have offered that black bitch a kitten, asked her is she mad her daddy left, and if she orgies with hash oil.
     
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    Oh, that is just so adorbs!!!! :cheer2:
     
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    They do have Glenn Beck

    http://www.siriusxm.com/theblazeradionetwork
     
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    Die.
     
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    Problems Bosh?
     
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    Someone for the love of god explain how Stern68 has 164likes? I want an audit of that, I've seen maybe one of his comments have a like since the new website.
     
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    why does the OP put a comma after fire? :uscratch:
     
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    Mults can give likes to their other mults, right?