First there was the NAZI APOLOGIST Becky Chiao.
In the same spirit we must reluctantly call out Conser as using KBOO for Recruiting for the Tea Party.
Proof: In Conser's 2012 State of the Station speech, he invites the Tea Party RIGHT ON KBOO'S WEBSITE:
"The tea partiers are welcome to join us."
The Tea Party is well known as a haven for racists organizing under the pretence of criticising Obama's foreign policy, but really hating that OMG A BLACK MAN is the prez. They don't like Jews either.
link to bonosrama.newsvine.com
Further, in June of this year, Tea Partier Michael Zokoych started underwritting KBOO programming:
link to www.portlandmercury.com
This is MUCH WORSE than Chiao. Conser actually invited these people. Board member Lisa Loving Eats at Michael's.
link to www.yelp.com
Michael is underwriting KBOO programming.
Did Nazi hobbyist Mark Kruger underwrite KBOO when Chiao made her comments? No!
Did Chiao organize Nazi rallies or events to promote Mark Kruger's hobby? No!
But Conser is INVITING Tea Baggers and KBOO is being underwritten but Tea Baggers ON CONSER'S WATCH!!
To paraphrase Alan Graf:
" We have videos, affidavits and photos to prove all of this. He has also been documented through videos and testimony as intolerant of diverse views and been shown to be very rude against people who he didn't like, particularly those on the left, time and time again."
Just read Yelp reviews like this:
Good food! But the owner and staff are very rude! My friend and I went there for lunch. My friend was wearing a tshirt that said "I Bike Portland" on it. First the woman behind the counter started harassing him for it. Then the owner came over and joined in. Apparently they hate bicyclists, and think they're all a bunch of lazy, non tax paying losers. Even after my friend was obviously offended, they wouldn't let up. This isn't how you treat paying customers! If we weren't starving, and hadn't already paid for our food, we would've left. I won't be going back!
link to www.yelp.com
More at Yelp!
After reading about this, Alan Graft is rumored to say:
" I now find out that Conser is President of KBOO's board and I am simply aghast and dismayed that KBOO would allow a Tea Party apologist to be its President.
For years, KBOO has been the voice against racism and the reactionary right in this city. Now it has a President who defends the Tea Party. This is wrong, wrong, wrong. "
We demand, for the good of KBOO, that Conch step down from the Board Presidency!
CONSER/CONCH MUST GO!