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September 10, 2015 3:17 pm  #1

Putting The "Left" In Left Out Radio

I don't know how many here are familiar with Pacifica Radio, a longtime left leaning broadcast network that boasts a series of affiliate stations in the U.S. But it looks like political correctness matched with agenda driven craziness is about to drive the place right out of existence, after almost 70 years on the air.

A fascinating read for those who recall this once memorable pioneer of North American radio.

“This is the end. They’re running out of road,” [host Ian] Masters told the Guardian. He accused managers and board members of promoting conspiracy theories – including those related to the “truth” about 9/11 and claims about cancer and HIV. “They’ve run this place into the ground.”

"Masters said a station that once competed with National Public Radio affiliates had frittered away its credibility with ultra-leftwing rants – “discount versions of Radio Havana” – plus marketing of quack medical remedies such as curing cancer with baking soda and dietary supplements which supposedly cure Aids; promotions for things like vitamins and homeopathic cures that blur the difference between ads and journalism; and endless fundraisers."

'This is the end': leftwing Pacifica Radio affiliates enter protracted death spiral