Dear Indy Media
Once again the “conspiracy mill” is working over time. No one censored Amy Goodman and her interview with Ralph Nader on KPFK. Ralph Nader has been, and will continue to be, a frequent guest on KPFK. (In fact when I mc’d the kick off event for the Nader/Gonzalez campaign in California, I made a point of saying I wanted to arrange a debate with Nader and all the other presidential candidates on KPFK… including the Democrats and Republicans if they would show up.)
KPFK is the middle of a fund drive. The plain truth is that Amy’s show has not been brining in nearly as much money during the fund drive as have other shows. And we really need to do well during this drive… not an easy task with the economy in the toilet! So during her second hour we scheduled another program that has brought in more money than Democracy Now during this drive. She understood, since she wants the best for KPFK. (Indeed I pre-empt my own program, The Lawyers Guild Show during the fund drive for programs that raise more money.)
KPFK is committed to carrying Amy Goodman and following the campaign of Ralph Nader, and other third party campaigns. In fact we will be increasing this sort of election year programming.
So in the future, if who ever posted the false and malicious posting on Indy Media would bother to check with us before jumping to untrue and unflattering conclusions, we would all be better off. Certainly KPFK would.
Interim General Manager