She’s speaks of KVI's blathering sociopath Peter Weissbach, 62, who opened his bought-and-paid-for talk show (m-f, 5-6p) -the day after the cop murders on… global warming!
This when every other talk host in town was opening phone lines to listeners to vent about the massacre in Lakewood just the day before.
Only after duress, did he eventually mention it. We doubt any listeners were still listening- probably long gone to Ron & Don (KIRO m-f, 3-7p) who were busy trying to get and keep their audience with the big, fat, wrenching story with its ongoing Seattle manhunt.
While we’re on the subject, we’re still wondering what the hell you gotta do to get fired from Fisher?
The Seattle Times revealed a week and a half ago that Weissbach’s (rhymes with “lies sacks”) large downtown janitorial service has long been hiring undocumented immigrants, and plenty of ‘em.
ICE caught him and his wife with some 100 workers on the books- sans, inconveniently, green cards. The mom and pop corporation was caught exploiting the poorest of the poor and paying them sub-wages using the leverage of the knowledge that many of them were illegal.
This is the devoted libertarian/conservative/meritocrat whose oft-bragged personal narrative is of a hardworking, re-pat Canadian and refugee of socialism who did it legally and bootstrapped himself up in the Land of The Free. A Great American.
(The bootstrapping part is more bullshit, of course- he’s the scion of a rich Vancouver family, a privileged circumstance that’s dished him up an overlarge helping of “life energy” (his term for money) and affords him to indulge his hobby of mediocre broadcasting).
After all his blather about illegal immigration, accountability, and the rule of law, we just gotta “question the veil that we're told is reality” and ask, “Who the hell are you, Weissbach?” He sure isn't saying: No on-air acknowledgment of breaking the law, or forsaking his own alleged conservaive principles. He told his listeners he couldn't talk about it because it was an ongoing legal matter.
We haven’t heard of federal charges against him (yet); and hypocrisy ain’t illegal, but why does this tedious and humor-free sociopath still work at KVI?
One reason is the troubled Fisher Communications has a business arrangement with Weissbach in lieu of actually paying for his strange, one-hour drivetime show whose basic script hasn’t changed since the mid-'90's.
Officially, Fisher is see-no-evil about Weissbach’s legal problems in the hopes, perhaps, that it’ll go away…
(Fisher’s weird about getting rid of people. They gave April Zepeda no reason whatsoever when they canned her (and it cost them dearly). And the explanations they gave Kirby Wilbur and Bryan Suits when they dumped them, turned out to be apocryphal. But Weissbach has been well-exposed breaking the laws of God and man, and he’s still blabbing away on “Thee Talk Station.”)
KVI's had a bad month. After ungracefully firing 16-year veteran Kirby Wilbur, Weissbach was caught hiring illegals. Then ace-boom advertiser and radio household name Dr. Michael Mockovac, of Clearly Lasic was arrested and being held on $2 million bail for trying to hire a hit man, and put it on his credit card.
We’re glad KVI finally wiped their website of Mockovak, and we're thinking that under their present hiring standards, they should look into signing up Bernie Ward… he’ll be come cheap when he gets out of prison.