- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Concerned About KPFK
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at 7:19 PM
KPFK is one of the left’s few major assets in Southern California, and now that asset may be under serious threat.
KPFK is one of the left’s few major assets in Southern California, and now that asset may be under serious threat. It is being reported that one of three finalists for the position of General Manager at KPFK is current Senior Producer Christine Blosdale. Blosdale is well known for pioneering the most discredited conspiracy-theory laden programming at KPFK, consistently promoting fundraising “thank-you gifts” that are journalistically questionable. Now, the small measure of credibility that the station has retained in spite of Blosdale, is in danger of being lost.
For example, many reports of the recent gruesome Arizona shooting have revealed that the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was influenced by a film that Blosdale heavily promoted on KPFK’s airwaves some years back, called Zeitgeist made by Peter Joseph. Joseph (who apparently does not use his real name) calls himself the leader of the “Zeitgeist movement.” His film features Ron Paul, a favorite of many libertarians and conservatives. The film also makes unproven claims about a government cover-up of the 9-11 attacks, and how a secret group of bankers and elites is controlling the world – both paradigms are favored on the extreme right as well as the extreme left, and are standard Blosdale fare.
It is also known that Blosdale runs her own Public Relations business called Good Karma PR (www.goodkarmapr.com). Aside from the obvious conflicts of interest inherent in a journalist running a PR side business, is a disturbing fact that Blosdale routinely provides paid services for people who make appearances on the KPFK shows she produces, who’s films are routinely used as thank you gifts, or whose events are sponsored by KPFK. In a nut shell, one can buy an appearance on KPFK, score a contract selling your products to KPFK, or get publicity for your event at KPFK by hiring their Senior Producer on the side. Several people have done just that, according to Good Karma PR’s own website: Dylan Avery, director of the 9-11 conspiracy film “Loose Change,” and William Rodriguez, whose speaking tour was organized by Blosdale’s company and then sponsored by KPFK. Good Karma PR even boasts about the unethical connection between the company and KPFK on the website regarding Roseanne Barr’s stint hosting a show at the station: “we created the press release announcing her radio show on KPFK 90.7FM!” The fact that Pacifica has not seen fit to immediately halt this blatant form of the illegal activity that the FCC calls “payola” is shocking.
Blosdale has been the single biggest influence on KPFK’s descent into conspiracy theories on issues that have been thoroughly discredited (chemtrails, JFK’s assassination, dangers of vaccines, etc). She has also turned the station into a personal cash cow for her side-business. The fact that she remains employed at KPFK makes no sense. The fact that she is one of three finalists for the most powerful position at KPFK is a travesty of whatever process their Board and Pacifica’s mangement used to arrive at this sorry state. KPFK listeners should beware what lies ahead for the last vestiges of sanity on KPFK if Blosdale is hired as General Manager.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 28 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
|Zeitgeist is terrible
||Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM
|Blosdale is a stupid right-winger
||Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 1:41 AM
||Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 6:54 AM
|Blosdale spells DISASTER for KPFK
||Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 7:42 PM
|"truthers and quacks "
||Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 7:57 PM
|What's worse, ignoring a "conspiracy" or getting into bed with fascists?!?
||STOP flirtation with fascism
||Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 10:50 PM
|Anti-Semitic support for Blosdale not surprising
||Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at 9:51 AM
||Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at 3:48 PM
|Your Attacks Are Disgusting
||Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at 9:14 AM
|Free Speech Applies to Blosdale!
||JFK, vaccine risks NOT discredited!
||Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at 7:41 AM
|why were these hidden?
||rats in the woodwork?
||Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at 8:10 AM
|Cellphones and Vaccines and the Facts
||Thursday, Feb. 03, 2011 at 1:34 PM
|Christine is more than imperfect but....
||KPFK stakeholder too
||Saturday, Feb. 05, 2011 at 2:14 PM
|di9d you type this?
||Only one truth
||Sunday, Feb. 06, 2011 at 7:40 AM
||Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:34 AM
|"anti-Jewish conspiracy theory."
||more Jewpoxy here
||Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at 7:26 AM
|so what happened to getting KPFK's GM ?
||stakeholder holding nutin' now
||Saturday, Mar. 05, 2011 at 4:42 PM
|Re: Christine is more than imperfect but....
||Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2011 at 10:47 AM
|Loughner & Zeitgeist
||Sunday, Mar. 13, 2011 at 4:28 PM
||Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at 4:38 AM
||Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 2:37 AM
||Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM
|Blosdale is amazing
||Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM
|But has anyone heard Christine Blosedale complain about her job ?
||Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights
What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It
Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down
Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29
Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf
Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development
Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine
Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents
Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters
City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre
Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling
Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present
Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police
LA Times Homicide Report
More Local News...
What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress??
Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée
The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion
Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service
The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally!
The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder
Paraphysique de la dictature étatique
Book Review: "The New Bonapartists"
The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia
Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine
The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally!
“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize!
The World Dependent on Central Banks
Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine
March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update
Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel
ICE contract with license plate reader company
Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes
Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges
Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes
Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety
Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man
Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes
Paraphysique de l'autorité
Two Podcasts on fbi corruption
Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS
More Breaking News...