Update: Knight and Haskins add to the disgrace:
Bates lackey Knight is now pushing the Swedish-produced "Black Power Mixtape 1967-75," a well-produced mix of Swedish Television footage from the '60s and '70s. This is an excellent compilation, tied together with narratives by actors and activists whose names will be familiar to you.
Knight is asking $100 for the DVD, but if that is more than you can afford, pick it up at Amazon for $12.49 (even cheaper elsewhere) or rent it for $3.99. He will not tell you about that—in fact, he will compound the deception by injecting such lies as: "The producers of this film have made it available to us so that WBAI can go on."That is pure deception, suggesting that this is an exclusive WBAI offer. Shame on him and his hypocritical claim to be spearheading a "new, improved" WBAI.
Add to that the fact that getting a paid-for premium sent to you from WBAI is a very iffy proposition as opposed to acquiring it from Amazon or almost anywhere else.
Like the perennial beat, the scam goes on at WBAI, a station that should be producing new documentaries rather than offering commercially available DVDs at
shamefully inflated prices. They know what they are doing, which is why they so glibly deceive rather than level with the listeners.
I believe what I am hearing now is live, but it will undoubtedly become an "encore performance," complete with theatrics by the oily Robert Knight and Michael G. Haskins, who appears to be a protegé of sorts.
It is a shame that such a worthy documentary is being exploited for monetary gain rather than presented to the listeners as part of Pacifica's original mission to edify.
Unlike the Thrive scam, this is a DVD that I highly recommend, and if you don't mind paying 8 times more for it (and having to pray that you will actually receive it), by all means call WBAI.
Personally, I think the Knight offer—on principle alone—should be rejected and a demand made that these charlatans, who systematically lower WBAI's standards to a previously unthinkable level, be made to start being truthful when addressing WBAI's listener supporters.