But in a Seattle Times story today, an Obama administration strategy that does just that has backfired on far-right talkhost, KVI Peter Weissbach, 62, (m-f, 5-6p) who’s gotten very rich running Seattle Building Maintenance, a janitorial service that employs the very illegals he rants against the government not busting!. (At, of course, the miserly wages that corporations can get away with paying such workers).
According to Lornet Turnbull’s story, Weissbach, (rhymes with pies-rack) and his wife’s company cleans such downtown landmarks as Seattle Art Institute, Pacific Place, Metropolitan Park and the Dexter Horton and Westin buildings.
“The subject of an ongoing immigration audit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, the company has been clearing its books by firing some of itseport janitorial staff — about 100 people so far — believed to be working illegally.”
The probe of Seattle Building Maintenance offers an early glimpse into ICE's approach to worksite enforcement — stealthily targeting employers rather than workers.
ICE’s new strategy is in lieu of dramatic workshop raids that make great teevee.The article says the Weissbachs have been cooperating with ICE only since approximately last August.
The wealthy Weissbach has, what’s been described to Blatherwatch, as a “business arrangement” with the troubled KVI, giving him an hour of drivetime to indulge his hobby of being a right-wing talk host. A Canadian emigrant and naturalized US citizen, Weissbach is heir to a rich Vancouver family who made their money in recycling (garbage removal).Weissbach was hired in 1999 when KVI removed Michael Medved (who loaths him) from their line-up (Medved was syndicated shortly thereafter but was not allowed to be heard in Seattle for a year when Fisher pressed his non-compete clause to its full extent).
After he was fired from KVI, his once-promising radio career declined. Weissbach has had weekend shows on KIRO, and done fill-in for Michael Savage, Art Bell.
As Weissbach has harped for years, and years,
The Weissbach Show has no false gods and no sacred cows. It's the show that looks behind the facade; pricks the pretensions; and questions the veil that we're told is reality. It's the show that encourages you to think - and once having thought - stand up and speak out.
Will this blatant hypocrisy and lawbreaking cost the "prick of pretension" his hour of right-wing drivetime radio?
We wouldn't make book on it.