WBAI marathon programming

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jun 1 13:02:46 MDT 2001


With the increasing isolation of the gang running NYC's Pacifica station,
they have sort of begun scraping the bottom of the barrel. Yesterday
morning I turned the station on to hear Alton Maddox joining station
manager and board hack Eutrice Leid lashing out at all their enemies.
Maddox is an African-American attorney in NYC who worked closely with Al
Sharpton in the Tawana Brawley defense. He is an obnoxious demagogue who
pledged to destroy the station when Leid was not made station manager a
couple of years ago.

This afternoon I turned it on to hear an unctuous new age huckster talking
about spiritual healing. Annoying faux-Indian music playing in the
background turned out to be a CD with Deepak Chopra sing-speaking with Demi
Moore. When the huckster wasn't talking about the healing power of love, he
was raising questions with his guest Brian Weiss, a reincarnation guru.
Here is background info on Weiss from brianweiss.com:

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As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and
skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that
seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His
skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from
"the space between lives," which contained remarkable revelations about Dr.
Weiss's family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to
cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career.

A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, Brian L. Weiss
M.D. is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center
in Miami.


Louis Proyect
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