Re: Pacifica National Board meeting, the final day.

EDDIE GOLDMAN (egoldman@access.digex.net)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 14:23:41 -0400 (EDT)


Let me add that in an important sense this Pacifica National Board
meeting was a huge defeat for Pat Scott and her cronies. Of the 30
speakers, NOT ONE was on their side. ALL of them opposed the
union-busting and supported community radio.

WBAI and the other Pacifica stations are listener-supported. Well, lots of
listeners, as well as producers both paid and unpaid, all spoke with one
voice: STOP THE UNION-BUSTING AND SAVE COMMUNITY RADIO.

Pat Scott's evil deeds have NO SUPPORT in New York. She and her cabal are
isolated and morally defeated in the Big Apple.

If WBAI is listener-supported, and the listeners are on our side, then
what does that make Pat Scott? And, for that matter, the national board?

It appears they have but two options. One, they could do what the
listeners and the staff want, and retreat from their thoroughly exposed
right-wing position. Two, they could persist in their union-busting.
That would mean a direct confrontation not only with the staff, but the
listeners as well. And that just might do what Gingrich, Dole, et al.,
have been unable to do: destroy WBAI, and Pacifica in its wake.

There have been some voices of reason on the national board. This meeting
raised the stakes.

If Pat Scott, like Tricky Dick, continues on her reckless and reactionary
course, then those on the national board who truly do not want WBAI or
Pacifica destroyed, must act to remove her. NOW.

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