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    For clip from NYC radio show
    MENTIONING SPRINT AS SPONSOR
    Google for
    longer_hot97_tsunami.mp3




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  2. #2

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"


    Spider wrote:
    > On 26 Jan 2005 07:53:34 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > If true, I don't think that's a fair claim unless you're suggesting
    > that Sprint somehow pre-screens the program for content?


    >From what I read this thing was replayed everyday for a week.


    Perhaps SPCS can respond here.

    Here are some choice lyrics:

    "..All at once you could hear the screaming chinks
    and no one was safe from the wave
    there were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept away
    you could hear god laughing, "swim you *****es swim"

    So now you're screwed, it's the Tsunami
    you better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
    I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
    and now the children will be sold to child slavery..."




  3. #3
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > Perhaps SPCS can respond here.
    >
    > Here are some choice lyrics:


    How is Sprint responsible for the lyrics of a song?
    That would involve some onerous censorship.
    I've heard a lot worse from many rappers.

    --
    John Richards



  4. #4

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    According to a Drudge report linked story:

    "New York FM radio station WQHT, or HOT 97, repeatedly ran the segment
    last week on the show, hosted by deejay Tarsha Nicole Jones who uses
    the on-air name Miss Jones.

    Jones and her team were suspended indefinitely, according to publicist
    Lizzie Grubman, who declined to say whether Jones would feature in
    another show at a later date."

    "REPEATEDLY", SPCS had to know

    Google Lizzie Grubman and get:
    "As publicist for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, the Backstreet Boys and P.
    Diddy, she was used to seeing her name in bold. But she got more press
    than she could stand when she backed her father's Mercedes SUV into a
    crowd outside a Hamptons nightclub in the summer of 2001, injuring 16.
    Witnesses claimed she used choice words as she bolted.

    She pleaded guilty to assault charges and leaving the scene of an
    accident, and in the fall of 2002 served 37 days of a 60-day sentence,
    getting off early for good behavior."




  5. #5
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    On 26 Jan 2005 16:13:05 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >According to a Drudge report linked story:


    Ahh, there you go. The gold standard for truth and accuracy!

    Anyway, for better or worse, when major corporations advertise
    on the radio the principals haven't the vaguest notion what's going on
    on those stations. For one thing, the corporation hires an advertising
    company as intermediary to take care of that business. Even within the
    advertising company, a few individuals, "media buyers", purchase huge
    blocks of time that are distributed across "markets", which are an
    ever-changing constellation of venues, some related to one another,
    some stand-alone. The connection between SPCS principals and where
    their company's ads turn up is so tenuous that unless someone from
    Sprint happened to have been a listener to that station, they'd never
    have a clue.

    My guess is that people from Sprint heard about this on the
    news at the same time most other people in the US did -- after it had
    happened, been protested, and the perpetrators taken to task. Only
    then might it have been likely that someone in any kind of position of
    authority at Sprint might have said to him- or herself "Crap, I sure
    hope we don't advertise on that station... - ... - ... DOH!"

    DGI





  6. #6
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    [email protected] wrote:

    > "New York FM radio station WQHT, or HOT 97, repeatedly ran the segment
    > last week on the show, hosted by deejay Tarsha Nicole Jones who uses
    > the on-air name Miss Jones.
    >
    > Jones and her team were suspended indefinitely, according to publicist
    > Lizzie Grubman, who declined to say whether Jones would feature in
    > another show at a later date."
    >
    > "REPEATEDLY", SPCS had to know


    You're assuming Sprint execs even listen to Hot 97, which would probably not be
    the case, considering that Hot 97 is in New York and Sprint's corporate HQ is
    in Overland Park, Kansas, just outside Kansas City.

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  7. #7
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    Just to follow up, this is from New York Newsday:

    "At least three advertisers have abandoned the station. McDonald's
    Corp. suspended its advertising Monday. The tax services company
    Jackson Hewitt Inc. followed on Tuesday. Wednesday, Sprint announced
    that it would withdraw its advertising.

    What began as a cruel joke about a natural disaster has turned into a
    catastrophe for Hot 97 (WQHT/97.1 FM). The song, which first aired
    Jan. 18, included slurs against Asians and jokes about floating bodies
    and orphaned children. It was set to the tune of the 1985
    famine-relief song "We Are The World."

    Despite Miss Jones' subsequent on-air apology, New York City
    councilmen and Asian advocacy groups called for the hosts'
    resignations. Councilman John Liu of Flushing called the song
    "reprehensible," and councilman James Gennaro of Fresh Meadows
    threatened to "go after" the station's advertisers.

    "A suspension is the same thing as saying, 'We don't think these
    people ought to be fired,'" Gennaro said. "That's as big an insult as
    what the performers did when they sang the song."


    Link: http://tinyurl.com/5szxz



  8. #8
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    [email protected] wrote:
    > For clip from NYC radio show
    > MENTIONING SPRINT AS SPONSOR
    > Google for
    > longer_hot97_tsunami.mp3



    According to HOT97's website (at www.hot97.com):

    "We would like to clarify that no company advertising on our station had
    any connection to the Tsunami Song and no company advertising on our
    station endorsed or sponsored the offensive material aired on the "Miss
    Jones in the Morning" show. We apologize for any misunderstanding that
    may have caused listeners to believe that anyone, other than the morning
    show staff, was responsible for the material that should not have been
    aired."

    SO no, Sprint had nothing to do with it, and it would be stupid of you
    to have even beleived taht any advertiser knew that such an on-air prank
    was going to be played.


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  9. #9

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    Isaiah Beard wrote:
    >
    > According to HOT97's website (at www.hot97.com):
    >


    Mr Beard:
    I have a lot of respect for you.
    You have been writing articles on Usenet for many years and
    have supplied a lot of knowledge.

    However, I would take with a grain of salt any PR statement on
    HOT97's website.

    Their PR person is Lizzie Grubman who served time in prison for running
    down a lot of people with her SV on Long island. Google Lizzie Grubman.
    She is a good example of lack of compassion. Pehaps Hot-97 was unable
    to hire Josef Goebbels as their spokesperson.

    Yesterday I listened again to the "sponsored by Sprint PCS" .MP3 clip I
    have. At 3:37, one Hot-97 on-air talent is heard saying that he may go
    out and "shoot Asians". No wonder the Asian crew member is not around
    to say what happened.

    Considering that Hot-97 did not FIRE the perps, I think that there is
    more to this that we are hearing.

    Maybe if the perps were fired, they would point the finger at station
    management.

    HOT97's website may not be revealing everything.




  10. #10
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Isaiah Beard wrote:
    >
    >>According to HOT97's website (at www.hot97.com):


    > Mr Beard:
    > I have a lot of respect for you.


    Evidently Sir or Ma'am, you do not, since you appear to be trying to
    insult my intelligence as well as the intelligence of the other people here.

    > However, I would take with a grain of salt any PR statement on
    > HOT97's website.


    And why is that? HOT97 was the source of the problem, and their
    statement was issued to place the responsibility squarely on their
    staff, not on the advertisers.


    > Their PR person is Lizzie Grubman who served time in prison for running
    > down a lot of people with her SV on Long island.


    You are wrong, so before you continue to press your misguided agenda, I
    would recommend you try and get your facts straight. Kate Healey is the
    Media Relations spokesperson for WQHT FM (dba HOT 97 FM) and of Emmis
    Communications, its parent company. Lizzie Grubman is the publicist for
    the (possibly former) DJ of the morning show and ONLY her, NOT of Emmis
    Broadcasting or of WQHT FM.

    > Google Lizzie Grubman.
    > She is a good example of lack of compassion. Pehaps Hot-97 was unable
    > to hire Josef Goebbels as their spokesperson.


    Let us assume that you were actually correct about Lizze Grubman being
    HOT97's PR person (and you are certainly not). How does Lizzie
    Grubman's past have anything to do with this statement?

    > Yesterday I listened again to the "sponsored by Sprint PCS" .MP3 clip I
    > have. At 3:37, one Hot-97 on-air talent is heard saying that he may go
    > out and "shoot Asians". No wonder the Asian crew member is not around
    > to say what happened.


    You have not offered one shred of proof that this mp3 of yours is
    sponsored by Sprint PCS, except by your own statements, which clearly
    have no credibility.

    > Considering that Hot-97 did not FIRE the perps, I think that there is
    > more to this that we are hearing.


    1. There are no "perps" here, seeing as no crime was committed.
    Unfortunately, bad taste is not a crime. Are you calling them "perps"
    because the morning show staff was primarily African-American? Maybe it
    is your own personal prejudices which need to be checked at the door here.

    2. The morning show staff was suspended indefinitely, which tends to be
    the step right before firing them. So a firing is still very, very likely.

    3. What does this even have to do with Sprint PCS? Just as Sprint had
    nothing to do with this stupid prank, they likewise have no
    decision-making authority over whether these people are fired or not.

    It's clear to me and I hope to everyone else you have some odd agenda
    here and are trying to cook up some half-baked conspiracy theory to
    trash a company. Your fact finding abilities are questionable at best,
    and thus your conclusions are equally delusional.



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  11. #11

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    If Lizzie Gruman is not PR for Hot-97, how come at
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/goss...p-235860c.html
    NT Daily News says:

    "So while critics charge that Hot-97 first responded to their
    complaints way too slowly, the station is taking them seriously now.
    Its public relations is being handled by Lizzie Grubman, who has some
    experience in damage control. "




  12. #12
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    On 28 Jan 2005 11:56:57 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >If Lizzie Gruman is not PR for Hot-97, how come at
    >http://www.nydailynews.com/news/goss...p-235860c.html
    >NT Daily News says:
    >
    >"So while critics charge that Hot-97 first responded to their
    >complaints way too slowly, the station is taking them seriously now.
    >Its public relations is being handled by Lizzie Grubman, who has some
    >experience in damage control. "


    You're looking at a gossip page, not legitimate journalisim.
    It's amazing what people think is journalism these days. Previously
    you cited Matt Drudge. It's no wonder that the Bush administration
    pays people like Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher to do its
    bidding. Most consumers of "newsertainment" today have no clue who is
    actually doing the copious research necessary to provide actual news,
    and who's just pulling it out of their ass.

    Please, sir or madam, take your admirable energy and devote it
    to ameliorating real problems in the world.

    DGI






  13. #13
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If Lizzie Gruman is not PR for Hot-97, how come at
    > http://www.nydailynews.com/news/goss...p-235860c.html
    > NT Daily News says:
    >
    > "So while critics charge that Hot-97 first responded to their
    > complaints way too slowly, the station is taking them seriously now.
    > Its public relations is being handled by Lizzie Grubman, who has some
    > experience in damage control. "


    I don't care who is handling the PR. The two important items in that PR is
    that the crew was suspended indefinitely and that it includes the station's
    president's comments.

    Bob





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    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > NT Daily News says:
    >


    The NY York Daily News?

    It's not like ANY majors news agency does any real digging anymore, but
    that's even shallower than the so-called "legitimate" ones.

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    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



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    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: SPCS sponsors show making fun of child slavery and "chinks"

    [email protected] wrote:
    > If Lizzie Gruman is not PR for Hot-97, how come at
    > http://www.nydailynews.com/news/goss...p-235860c.html
    > NT Daily News says:
    >
    > "So while critics charge that Hot-97 first responded to their
    > complaints way too slowly, the station is taking them seriously now.
    > Its public relations is being handled by Lizzie Grubman, who has some
    > experience in damage control. "


    You're trusting the New York Daily News as your source of information.
    That alone speaks volumes about credibility (or rather, lack of).



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