Saturday, December 13, 2014

Davis gets more than she bargained for...


As some of you may have noticed, Kathy Davis was quick to take over Robert Knight's "Earthwatch" program, which had deteriorated long before his death. She turned it into a "Deathwatch" of sorts, playing stale Knight shows that the years had made even more irrelevant. Soon she began to give longer intros, then she brought on Knight's companion as a guest, but the show was still dull and this apparently did not escape Mario Murillo's attention. He has ordered Madame Catherine to remove her Nightgown and do something original.

So, she brought back Knight's lady friend and devoted this week's program to call-ins. This did not result in good radio, but it gave us a better look at Kathy Davis' intellectual shortcomings and intolerance. You see, as the calls came in, she began to small a rat: Alton Maddox. He was the disgraced, opportunistic attorney who, along with his sidekick—the then rotund Al Sharpton—sought the press recognition by participating in and shamelessly embellishing upon the Tawana Brawley I-wuz-assaulted hoax. Maddox lost his license to practice law and continued to seek publicity. One-time FBI informer Sharpton lost his mountainous figure and found a bigger spotlight than he could have dreamt of, one that all but gives him a key to Obama's Whitehouse.


MADdox in disbelief?
Maddox is riding the Africa trolley to nowhere, but his babble has attracted a small following that has much in common with the ever diminishing, dumbed down WBAI listenership. It all came together on Kathy Davis' fickle, ill-gotten show this week, but the Madam was not amused.

Here is an hour's worth of that show. Yes, I know it's long, even after I removed the music, but it gives you a chance to hear her expound on her philosophy and become addled as she slowly begins to sense a caller conspiracy that pushes the Alton Agenda. Once again, free speech gets the old WBAI shove. 

If you recall WBAI in its good days and know why Pacifica was founded, this simpleminded look at life will make you cringe even more.

11 comments:

  1. I didn't listen to this yet. However, I want to add that Maddox was a lawyer for the defense during the Marla Hanson face cutting case before the Brawley bullshit. If you recall, he tried the traditional woman was to blame for the attack bit. Femenists were mainly silent...

    SDL

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  2. I really like Kathy - she is a good person, but I truly hated Robert - glad he is dead!! He was a North Korean apologist and Samori acolyte. Fuck that dead cokehead!!

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    1. Frankly, I would have neither of them over for tea.

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    2. I despise Dennis Bernstein. I never forgave Robert for teaming up with that lisping, salivating smut-monger.

      KGT

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    3. My main memories of Knight were from his earlier days before he came down with rampant ego ideological marxist disease. Once that started really seeping in, I didn't listen much to what went from a talk show to becoming a pseudo-intellectual bully pulpit. He became so full of himself that an entire Hefty factory would have been needed to bag that ego.

      SDL

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    4. Yes, his ego was huge and out of control. He was also pretentious and in a constant state of delusion. He and Pamela Somers were a perfect match--two very nasty, morally bankrupt people. I am told that he actually demonstrated a modicum of talent in the early years, but there was no sign of that when I became aware of him. I wonder if he adjusted the intellectual level of his on air behavior to that of the station's listenership, which was not just declining in number? Surely, his initial audience at WBAI was more demanding, intellectually.

      I was not surprised to see how few people showed up for his final departure.

      Hefty bag factory, eh?

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    5. u were there??

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  3. OK, I listened to this cacophony of kindergarten kiddies being combative with each other. All involved are so brainless that, as much as I hate to say this, I’d rather listen to some generic right wing AM radio junk. At as dumb an audience as that stuff is aimed, this was even worse.

    The only thing a couple of these callers succeeded in doing was proving my point that the ghetto politicos are a bunch of free-loaders looking for free hand-outs (i.e. “reparations”). Nowhere in there did you hear a word about going to school, studying, making something of yourself, putting any effort into your own life, taking any responsibility, etc. It just shows how fake they are. These people only care about Brown or Garner for what they can get for free for themselves.

    This is what WBAI has for its miniscule listenership – people that want for free. As I said on the blueboard the other day: “irrelevant.”

    "Cake" Davis as political pundit? The same woman who, a few months ago, stated that she doesn't pay attention to the news? Funny…

    And you wonder why I don’t listen to WBAI anymore?

    SDL

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    1. Yes, it hardly gets more embarrassing than this. Mario really is to blame for keeping this woman on the air. It also says much about Gary Null's lack of good judgement that he has brought her into his online operation..

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  4. "It also says much about Gary Null's lack of good judgment that he has brought her into his online operation".
    C'mon. It's a genius move. Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.

    KGT

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