Friday, January 22, 2016

Nothing is new, see Amy Goodman info found:




           looking for more info re amy goodman 2001 infighting at Pacifica ?



                                   as  written  by Marc Cooper at The Nation  magazine 

here are just a few quotes to smirk with - copied for recognition of what continues on similarly today, only 15 years later and for insight into the non-ending process at Pacifica and KPFK too:

“Nevertheless, I am peppered almost daily with impertinent e-mails demanding that I state if I am now or have ever been a supporter of the Pacifica National Board. The question is too absurd to merit a reply. But those who believe that this collection of lost souls are either corporatists or pawns of the Democratic Party give them too much credit. 

"For the twenty-five years that I have been aware of its consistently sad record, Pacifica’s board has been dominated for the most part not by evil conspiracy, corporate greed or bad faith but by simple mediocrity. Those responsible for Pacifica have amply demonstrated their inability to build a mature, stable and progressive network. 

"The current majority emit some strong aromas of arrogance and silliness. But mostly of rank ineptitude, as did most of their predecessors going back into the late 1970s……  .

“As to the “dissident minority,” the vaguely more political elements among their bureaucratic colleagues in the majority, they distinguish themselves as ideological zealots lacking a clue about management or quality programming. 

"Neither camp is representative of anyone in particular, having never been elected but rather appointed to their posts by the same majority they now decry as “criminal.…

“Pacifica’s malady stems not from roughshod management, but from no management at all….
“This war was really touched off five or six years ago when a moderately enlightened and short-lived Pacifica executive director sounded the alarm. 

"She was concerned that the network had ossified and grown insular and was not effectively responding to the challenge of a right-wing dominated media that had grown beyond anyone’s imagination. But no sooner had she rung the bell, than a backlash by entrenched long-time local programmers was unleashed who believed they had some entitlement to the air. 

“It is no accident, that KPFA, the Pacifica station that the so-called dissidents so celebrate as the only “liberated” station, is in fact the most ossified. Is it not strange that at a station which pays endless lip service to “community” involvement, many of its key, paid staff are people who have clung to those jobs literally for decades. …”  [and KPFK is similar enough too] 

“…the crisis of Pacifica has been brewing and maturing for more than twenty years. Over those two decades, Pacifica’s growth has been stunted….It has failed to produce compelling programming at either the national or local level…..

“There’s plenty of hot air being blasted around about democracy, community, representation, etc. But no one is talking about how to produce thoughtful, responsive, agile, intelligent radio and how to bring Pacifica’s mission to a wider audience…..

“I don’t think it matters very much to journalism, the so-called left or what’s left of Pacifica’s listenership. The historic project of Pacifica Radio as it was conceived and nurtured over several decades is now dead….

"...and another opinion= I don’t think it matters very much to journalism, the so-called left or what’s left of Pacifica’s listenership. The historic project of Pacifica Radio as it was conceived and nurtured over several decades is now dead. "
    
[end of quotes from Marc Cooper who was a long term programmer at KPFK and writer at The Nation and moved on ....]   

                                                  Image result for amy goodman in google images 

and more is at a 2001 letter from DN! & Goodman’s conflicts with Pacifica here: 

http://www.glib.com/pac_theft_menu.html  and 

http://www.glib.com/goodman_susp.html  see more links therein too

then more found : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fihEjtC8Y

and another 2001 posting
 www.ringnebula.com/PNB/Listener_Lawsuit/.../goodman-amydec-2.pdf

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of course, more may be searched easily if anyone wants more and more details of another big ‘fight’ and to learn some of what could be revealed --from what has  been labeled as the "top" or "flagship" of Pacifica -- and  which has also been disputed by others for their status or value. Disagreements, disputes and differences are the center of how those attracted to KPFK, Pacifica and it's connections process and operate - apparently all ways.  oh well....

(c)  2016  rt 

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