Friday, September 5, 2014

The WBAI LSB Finance Committee meeting

Last night, Thursday, September 4, 2014, there was a meeting of the WBAI Local Station Board's Finance Committee. This audio was posted on Nalini's list by Mitch Cohen, who attached the following: "I edited out a lot of hemming and hawing and other stuff that would have tripled the length, as well as to enable folks to follow the discussion more coherently." We know that Mitch is still wearing those rosy glasses, but I trust that he did not redact anything that alters the message. 

Berthold Reimers was present, so you might find his mumbles interesting. I cannot yet comment, for I have not listened to the recording. Bob Fass' avant grade attempt to do Peter Bochan one better was simply too absorbing. It has to be heard to be believed, so let's hope I can pick it up from the archive. In the meantime, there's this:


  1. How the devil, given all that we know, for years now, and all that Reimers effectively acknowledges a small part of here, combined with the eternal infomercials and premium scams and ripoffs, has *no one* gone to the relevant legal authorities?

    Does *anyone* exercise oversight of these 'nonprofit' ripoff artists or do they get away forever with being a law unto themselves?

    ~ 'indigopirate'

  2. Indigo, you have raised the $64,000,000 question. How, indeed.

    1. The idiots that send WBAI money don't know anything about going to the authorities or suing for the return of their donation in small claims court, etc. In fact, even if they knew, they would probably consider it wrong and politically incorrect to use the government against a supposed left wing organization.

      To give money to WBAI these days, you really need to be a fanatic who won't look at the truth, anyway. I said before how Jim Bakker had people who never stopped believing in him, and this is the same thing - offering product you know you can't deliver in exchange for a fee.


  3. There was a substantial piece in the Washington Post on nonprofits and 'thefts, scams, and phantom purchases' last October.

    This is a link to the piece

    These are the emails of the two reporters:

    Joe Stephens:

    Mary Pat Flaherty:

    ~ 'indigopirate'