Monday, April 24, 2017
Now you hear him, now you....
When Gary Null disappeared from WBAI's air at the end of the last fundraising marathon, some listeners wondered what had triggered the departure this time. It was rumored that Tony Bates had called this shot, the implication being that jealousy was a factor, but there are as many reasons for Null to leave WBAI as there are for him to stay—or are there? The game he and Reimers play has no clear cut rules, but money and vanity are incentives.
This morning (April 24, 2017), the affair was on again and Null offered details—such as they were. His monumental announcement was almost peripheral, more air time being devoted to a naked, foul-mouthed black woman ranting on a balcony (expletives deleted) and the plight of starving Liberian chimpanzees. I assume that Null had success selling his dining room table (remember that one?), because he had plans to buy the chimps dinner. Of course, Null also threw in a fistful of self-serving fantasies... here, very briefly, is a pertinent excerpt from this tiresome re-run: His royal highness is back, just in time for another long fundraiser, and he promises to win back the 97% of listenership that departed with him.