In "Ruth's Radio Report: 2010," I referred to him as White. My apologies. I thought he was White. To me, he sounds like a White Jew over the airwaves. (I am a White Jew.)
I would gladly have fixed my error and had nothing else to say on the matter if he had bothered to act like a human being.
Instead he sent an e-mail, which Jim read, using various displays of fonts -- to indicate, apparently, when he is yelling? -- and starts with rudeness towards me, questioning of me and it pissed Jim off.
I do not blame him. This community as a whole has always been willing to note Mr. Knight, we have been more than willing to help magnifies his struggles with Pacifica.
And he knows all that having exchanged e-mails in the past.
But he wrote a rude e-mail.
Not the end of the world. I do not need him to smooch my rear or praise my ego. But do not be someone who has asked for -- and received -- things from this community and then turn around and write an e-mail like that.
Jim does not play in e-mails. If you piss him off, he lets you know. And Mr. Knight pissed off Jim. When Jim responded in kind -- probably more than in kind because Jim does not play -- another e-mail came in. Mr. Knight expresses confusion over Jim's tone. Mr. Knight then says he has only e-mailed The Common Ills twice. Whatever, Mr. Knight, whatever.
I have praised Mr. Knight many times over the years. I will most likely not do so in the future. I will most likely avoid him unless I decide to highlight just how sexist his program is. He has guests. It is not difficult to book 50% females and 50% males, unless you approach the world from a Victorian Era attitude.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: