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.

CLICK ON LETTER TO ENLARGE

15 comments:

  1. Bates vs. Cohen is a the level to which WBAI has sunk. Both are asswipes.

    SDL

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  2. With any luck, we'll have a new PD by June. The LSB will soon receive a report from their PD Search Committee.

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  3. Where is Norman Bates?

    KGT

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  4. What is Andrea Katz doing? I never hear her name mentioned.

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    1. Don't use a racist term like PR.

      KGT

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  6. Katz collects a paycheck. What more does she need to do?

    SDL

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    1. That and groping in the dark for a measure of ego satisfaction is all that matters to these fools.

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    2. At least they aren't groping on the subway...

      SDL

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    3. Well, I am on a list for NYC police alerts and none of the stories featured any WBAI names, so far. I wonder if Tony Bates takes the subway..?

      SDL

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    4. I bet he does, and he probably believes that Africans invented subways, as well as the electricity that propels them. Well, in all fairness, he probably knows better, but cross his palm with silver and he will swear to it. :)

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  7. Speaking of subways, first, the NYC subway system was mainly built but Italians.

    Second, at the time that it was built, many people were afraid to ride it because they believed it would cave in on them. My great grandmother was one of those people, and never rode it even once. She died in 1973.

    SDL

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  8. So the WBAI program "Director" believes in "secret agents!" Wow! He needs treatment for paranoia!!

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    1. Tony Bates believes in anything that might bring in money—he is a complete, unabashed sellout.

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