Monday, July 20, 2015
The Proffitt visit:: Your thoughts
Linda Perry and others were present, microphones in hand, last Wednesday, when Berthold Reimers—his tongue undoubtedly dry from licking his problems—brought John Proffitt to 388 Atlantic Avenue for an introductory meeting with a select group of the station's ingrown. An edited recording of clips from meeting was quickly prepared to serve as propaganda puffery in the Reimers vein.
You may have heard WBAI's extracts here and read some of the comments they generated, but I thought you should read an anonymous summary and assessment that was posted to the BlueBoard late last night. Responding to Indigopirate's likeminded comments, the writer captures the reality of WBAI's situation and the transparency of Proffitt's performance too well for me not to reproduce his words here. He has even added an extra presence to the official WBAI photo.