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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The creeps check in, but they don't check out...
Here—in the spirit of community unity—is a love letter addressed to Mitchel Cohen. I'm not sure what Mitchel did to conjure up the wrath of Bates, but his ongoing volunteer work and—right or wrong—concern for WBAI's welfare obviously rubs the salaried "Programming Manager" the wrong way.
I should point out that this is the same Tony Bates who pushed the Double Helix tap water cure-all on the station's vulnerable listeners, continues to broadcast and sell the Henrik Clarke/Dr. Ben fables as historical fact, and had to be fired when a signature-laden petition from fellow workers demanded it. While his ineptitude and dishonesty fueled the request for his banishment, we should not forget that it may well have been expedited by a witnessed incident of sexual harassment. We like to call it playing the Trump card.
"General Manager" Berthold Reimers—ironically, a partner in crime against the listenership—brought this morally bereft cast member back, raising the question of who among them is the greater vandal.
Tony Bates (whose re-hiring was an under-the-counter move and is of questionable legitimacy) reveals in his letter just how unfit he is to hold any position at a Pacifica station.