Monday, May 5, 2014
Siegel, Summer, or same ol'...: What will tomorrow bring?
Tomorrow, May 6th, a preliminary junction hearing is scheduled in the case of PDGG vs Pacifica. As you probably know, Dan Siegel, speaking as the Pacifica Foundation's alleged representative, sought a temporary restraining order against Summer Reese's continued occupation of Pacifica's offices. That request was put on hold by Judge Petrou, who obviously was not convinced by the Siegel group's argument. We are told that the judge will address and rule on this question after tomorrow's hearing.
Let's hope the details emerge and that the questions of legality regarding Summer's covert ouster are answered. The ongoing feud between the two factions is helping to destroy Pacifica and its stations. That, in some people's mind, may be the intent—we know only one thing: Pacifica and its listener-supporters has been put on the back burner by a bunch of people who seem to have been blinded by their hatred for each other. They are all dispensable—Pacifica isn't.
Don't root for any of these combatants—root for the restoration of Pacifica Radio.
In the meantime, WBAI's latest parade of infomercials began this morning with two reruns: Blosdale's WATTS happenin' and Amy's pitches for a race-baiting gimmick book and $2000 dinners. This will continue throughout the month of May. Can "cures" and carrots be far behind?