Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gary Null making it abundantly clear


Whatever we think of Gary Null and the wisdom of making WBAI's future hinge on his ability to raise funds, we can't escape the fact that he knows how to make himself "abundantly clear." He has on previous occasions voiced his displeasure with WBAI's management, but wounds were mended when Berthold Reimers made promises and heaped on the lies.

Well, this may be the final straw—Null has had it with these incompetent, delusional, lying people and—I suppose—their cronies. He was, for example, not told that they would be re-running his old infomercials—they did so, endlessly, and it made him come off very poorly, but what has Null more riled up than any of that is the station's (and Reimers' disregard for the listener, once he or she has parted with some money.

His show today began as usual with an oily "hello" and moved on to some quackery. There was also a guest, but Mr. Null paused for a message before introducing him. The message was for the listeners, but it was also a strong warning to Reimers, Reese, and the rest of the background scammers.

I could not adequately relate this message, so I have brought it here—not the entire program, just the part that really matters. I hope to see your comments after you have listened to this justifiable outburst.

21 comments:

  1. I think he is mainly concern with the DC station, not WBAI.

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    1. He is mainly concerned with his own products and business, which are being damaged by both stations and, of course, Pacifica. He has to figure out how to minimize the damage already done—one way is to make himself the champion of abused listeners. This is not about preserving Lew Hill's vision, for Null has spent years chopping away at that—the mere presence of infomercials and promotion of commercial products is an affront to the original Pacifica concept.

      You can bet that he knows that full well.

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    2. Do not agree at all. Not at all.

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  2. Well he is right....pacifica is a left wing organization, and that is so out of style today. People want to hear dissenting opinions.

    My advice is to stand up and demand black people be charged and convicted of racial hate crimes its obvious the knockout game is RACIALLY MOTIVATED.

    That alone will set a new direction away from the sharptons jacksons waters and will point pacifica in the right direction and it will have a much easier time to raise funds....

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    1. There is enough racism around—we need to combat it, not compound it. Fighting one brand of bigotry with another serves no valid purpose. Given the purpose for which Lew Hill founded Pacifica, WBAI should not be a black station, neither should it be white or anything in-between.

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  3. Chris, Null is a first-rate entrepreneur, and I agree with your assessment of his current position. Until some time ago, I thought of him as a worthy investigative journalist, albeit from an alternative point of view. Based on some of the answers that he gave to listeners' questions on some of the more obscure topics, that had nothing to do with nutrition, Gary Null gave a very good, knowledgeable answer with an excellent and original analysis of the historic event. Either he is extremely well informed, or he has an excellent research staff. Having said that, my confidence in his journalistic ability was shaken, after I heard some of his material from the JFK Assassination special that he as pitching for that fund drive. First, that he would rush a documentary to order, but then he also did not practice his due diligence: He had on a witness, Oswald's alleged lover in New Orleans, who gave him a fantasy about her time with Oswald, that was being told by a person, who lives in the present day US, has never been to Russia, and portrays Oswald's alleged life in the early 1960's USSR as if he was an immigrant living in the today's United States. Clearly a confabulation by an ignorant narrator in today's United States. The fact that Null didn't call her on that or questioned her authenticity, speaks to his incompetence or worse, as a journalist.

    Overall, it speaks to the new Dark Ages that we are entering into as a global community in the age of information and Internet. For instance, there are hardcore Russian nationalists, haters of the US, who simply can not believe/do not except, when the mainstream Russian news media reports on Detroit going into bankruptcy or its municipal employees losing their pensions. This story was dismissed with angry voices of BS, and the US being a sole superpower that couldn't possibly be in economic trouble, with the consensus emerging that the article embellishes and exaggerates the US economic problems. On part of the US, the US media either ignores, does not notice, or suppresses any coverage of the new Russian technologies, some of which are military and are a major threat to the US aircraft carrier groups, and yet there is no coverage of this in the US. So, this ignorance is cutting both ways, but is more pervasive in Russia.

    With regards to Null, the Nutritionist. I work a lot of hours and was on the verge of buying his green stuff and his red stuff, but at the last moment decided to look for some evidence to show that the powders have the same nutritional value as eating the actual foods. First, three separate physicians, one from a developing continent outside the US told me to just eat healthy and not to waste money on nutritional powders, then I looked and couldn't find any scientific article that would show any of the nutritional powders being as effective (or partially effective, or any effective at all) when compared with the actual food. Furthermore, I reviewed the research surrounding the Hoodiya Godoni weight loss supplement, and found that the original plant food made the African Bushmen hunters slightly nauseous, and suppressed their desire to eat, but that the powder sold in the US had no such effect. Next, I heard Gary Null touting the "Acerola Cherries" that he uses in his nutritional products. I went online to see if any raw Acerola Cherries are being imported into the US, to see hiw much they cost. I found out that these fruit are NOT being imported into the US. Countries that produce them, in Latin America, Caribbean and Vietnam, CONVERT these cherries into a POWDER, and only this powder is available for importation into the US to be used in food and beverage industry!!!! I believe I heard Gary Null claiming that he exclusively takes the RAW FRUIT, including Acerola Cherries, and processes them without heat into his powders. So, is Gary Null lying then, when he purchases the Acerola Cherry POWDER from ABROAD and mixes it with HIS POWDER????

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    1. I also did not believe the new Oswald angle when I heard Null weave it into his Kennedy fabric. I think he underestimates the intelligence of his listeners—at least, I hope so. Even though some of the lies he has been caught telling have been small, they are, nevertheless, deliberate distortions of facts, and the have a cumulative effect that has helped to form my picture of the man.

      The "raw fruit" point you bring up is also significant, because it indicates chronic distortion being used by a vendor whose mission is to sell his products. Yes, that's the name of the game, but Null's false claims somehow bother me more than the old one that has doctors recommending the salient effects of smoking Luckies. Unlike the Mad Ave copy writers, Null portrays himself as goodness personified—its a confidence approach that he uses masterfully.

      It is also a practice we would not have found acceptable in the earlier years of Pacifica. As you know, we neither walked on water nor turned it into wine, but we also did not willingly engage in deception.

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    2. REALLY???? I just ran a search myself on Acerola Cherries, and the third site/link that came up had information on it about how these cherries (the actual cherries) are grown in "South America, Central America and the southern United States". Come on!

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    3. So far, all you have done is to express your personal disbelief. Perhaps if you offered some proof, a link that convinces you just might convince others, as well. Or maybe not—you seem to be trolling around here for the sole purpose of making unsubstantiated contrarian utterances. You'll have to do better than that :)

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  4. Anonymous lest Null fly into my room at night and drain me of my vital energiesThursday, January 09, 2014

    I could only listen to a minute of this -- he's somehow able to sound both oozey and brittle, like some blatantly lying, smarmy guy who is right on the edge of snapping. His voice is so creepy that it literally sends chills down my spine! How can anyone take health and wellness advice from someone who is about as "well" as the antichrist. ::shudder::

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  5. I think that at this point NULL may actually be believing his own pitch. His calming voice may be the result of voice coaching for broadcasting. I believe that Null is disingenuous, when he acts outraged, and when he threatened not to do any more fundraising for the BAI, his delivery pitch was too high for him to actually be angry or to mean it.

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    1. Yes, I believe his behavior manual has a troubleshooting section in the back. Those threats would appear to come directly from there. :)

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  6. Is the new York DA about to launch an investigation into null? Doing medicine out of his Broadway office without a license? And authorities may have the goods on him with home video from his Florida retreats. Is 20 20 being offered the video? The walls are closing in.

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  7. You people are a bunch of complaining, negative, morons. Who exactly amongst you is perfect? Is Gay Null perfect? No. The man tries every day to share knowledge, help people, make a real difference, and well god damn him also make a living. I would assert he has done more of all of that and much more than you. And the NY DA launching an investigation on Null... I could think of a hundred different people and subject matter in medicine and other areas that would warrant attention in Manhattan alone. I tend to think that would be a waste of time. I imagine a man like Gary Null as honest and decent as he is is well prepared at any moment for the most retrograde and vicious elements of our society to strike with great prejudice. If he pulled his support from the station (even with so many scumbags, racists, liars, incompetents and idiots from within its ranks hating him, being jealous, and maligning him he still believes in the true meaning, mission, and potential of it and supports it intensely) it would have been long gone. Look at the ratings, look at the where the money comes from. You people have such issue with the man, get a show yourself, develop an audience, bring in the support, pay the fucking bills yourselves and tell Gary to take a walk. Maybe he would, maybe he would not. But I do not think it would happen anyway, it is too easy to just sit here on the internet and shoot your mouth off accomplishing nothing, contributing nothing.

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    1. I had to heard that the DA launched an investigation of Gary Null and his business, but it sounds plausible. As for being "perfect," I don't believe anyone here has claimed that distinction.

      WBAI has always struggled—its very nature defies financial success—but it managed to stay on the air and build up an audience without the flimflam and general shadiness that has accompanied (brought on) the present state of decline. With whats left of a listenership, it is no longer possible to raise funds without deception. Null often has good things to say, but he is an expert manipulator, so he knows that the occasional truth and protest paves the path for the flimflam. You are not by any means the ply person to have fallen for his charade, but there are obviously not enough of you out there at this point, so the listenership has sunk to a level that is low beyond measure, and the station is for all intents and purposes already extinct.

      Something you might not wish to think about, but ought to: Of all the "premium" scams that have found a home on WBAI's air, none is more outrageous than the alleged cure-all tap drippings they called "Double-Helix Water." Remember that one? Its chief pitchers were Tony Bates (who was dismissed in disgrace) and Kathy Davis. This scam was so atrocious (and potentially dangerous) that even Gary Null spoke out against it. Yes, Gary Null, the very same person who has given Kathy Davis weekly air time on his online outlet. How do you explain that, ms./mr anonymous?

      For more on that, try this link:

      http://wbai-nowthen.blogspot.com/2012/06/null-opposes-miracle-water-infomercials.html

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    2. I am alive and healthy because of Gary null. I also helped many others with his info.people begged Gary to help them in front of me and he did .almost all for free.then when some got well found some flaw in his personality to leave .he is the only one who knows how to heal everyone that I ever met andI have videos to prove it.he is the greatest person giving to the world I ever met dispite his moods that I don't like but understand.I feel he should win the highest prize any man can for good to the world and he did it without couruption as most others do.please appricate his great gift to humanity. Janet brennan

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    3. Where is my letter how Gary deserve s highest praise for his brave work for humanity

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  8. Back in the 90s, I was dating a guy who for several years worked as a freelance distributor of Gary Null products. He was a hardcore Gary Null fan who listened to Gary's broadcasts everyday on the radio. This was in 1991 or 1992. Gary Null was interviewing people to work on the spa that he had running at the time, which was in Florida. My boyfriend traveled to Florida to tour the premises and be interviewed. While he was there, he visited the kitchen where Gary's workers were to be serving up his "organic and freshly made food" to his guests. What he saw on the shelves were tons of industrial-sized cans of standard restaurant beans, and other food stuffs, that were non-organic, and presumably being passed off as being organic food. I heard this story from my boyfriend, who called me from Florida, and then told me in person when he got back. He was very shocked by his, and also by the fact that many of the services advertised did not seem to be in place. He of course, declined to take the job of working in the spa, which would have meant relocating to Florida.

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    1. Did it ever occur to you that the "spa" and its kitchen were probably being rented for one of gary's retreats that last usually for no more than a couple of weeks. Those cans were probably never touched; I'd bet they were there when gary's people took over the place. Did your BF see them open any of these cans and use them to prepare any meals? Null's no saint but I'd bet anything that what your BF reported is big-time misleading... like having to relocate for a less-than-a month gig! - DJM

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