Friday, July 29, 2016
The Reimers/Null game...
The other day, that long-standing on and off relationship Berthold Reimers and Gary Null have too a new turn. When the former excluded the latter from the Summer fund drive, it did not make sense to anyone who knows of Gary Null's success as a fund raiser for WBAI over many years.
Predictable grumbles were heard from his supporters and courtier—silence from Reimers. Apropos quietude, it did not take long for the Call Center's dormant phones to herald yet another dismal marathon, possibly the worst ever, so Reimers' panic intensified and he called Null, begging for a reconciliation.
The ball having been thrown into Null's court, he came up with a plan to save the day, and a condition that Reimers promised to meet. It had to do with dusting the cobweb off hundreds of unsent "thank you gifts" and mailing them to customers whose money WBAI had long since spent on other things. Some of these unfulfilled purchases went back over two years and Mr. Null would only raise the money if absolute priority was given to clearing up the backlog. If this was not done, there would be no further huckstering by the health merchant.
Well, guess what? There was no pitch made on Thursday's "Gary Null Show," but there was this explanation:Today's update from Null.