Thursday, May 17, 2007

A letter to XM Satellite Radio

I wrote a letter today. XM Satellite Radio had given me a free trial a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday came the subscription form requesting I pay to continue the service. I sent this back:
May 17, 2007

XM Satellite Radio, Inc.,

I would not be able to live with myself if even one dollar of my hard earned money were to go to the producers of the Opie and Anthony Show, which seems to think that raping the First Lady and/or the Secretary of State of the U.S. would be fun. I will not be signing up for your service unless Opie and Anthony are fired. Also, I am short-selling XMSR stock until Opie and Anthony are fired. Opie and Anthony are free to fantasize about raping whoever they want on their own radio show or web site, but there is no way I'm paying for it.
I've also sent some emails to some companies that advertise on XM. It's too bad - I actally liked XM while I had it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you cannot listen to your comtemporary christian channel without worrying yourself silly over someone on some other channel that might be saying something naughty, then you certainly should not subscribe. Do you buy tickets or dvds for disney movies? Well that money is going also to their subsidiary, touchstone films. There's naughty stuff in those movies.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tens of thousands of people are angrily cancelling xm subs over this and writing to the same people as you are. Another difference is we were buying it for something that now is taken away from us. You are griping about a show you never listen to on a satellite system you never subscribe to. What a busy body.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go buy some microsoft stock. Their support helps porn sites keep their Frontpage systems going all the time.

Point is you cannot cut and render your investments and purchases to keep them "morally clean". The only solution is for you to liquidate everthing you own and go live on in a commune somewhere.

12:28 PM  
Blogger dw said...

Actually, I had been listening to XM quite a bit ... I actually like it. And if you'd bothered looking at my profile, you'd see that I listen to hard rock and punk/alternative, not contemporary Christian. And no I don't buy anything from Microsoft, nor do I buy gas from Citgo. In fact, I make many economic decisions based on moral issues. I am not a hypocrite like your heros, (Al Gore, John Kerry, John Edwards, etc.)

I will spend my money how I please, and I'm not at all sorry if that bothers you.

9:58 PM  

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