A few things need to be noted here:
The article says members started a group called Keep KBOO KBOO. It should say A FEW members started such a group and it by no means represents the over 5,000 members. Other members have started other groups, such as www.campaign4kboo.org and http://savekboofromsavekboo.blogspot.com/ which also don't represent the entire membership.
Bullard Law sparked a backlash from perhaps 100-200 out of 5,500 members, vocal members yes, but only a few percent of the entire membership. Calling the actions of a few vocal opponents the actions of the broader membership is poor journalism.
Eugene Bradley is married to a long time staffer, so his quotes are not the freest of any conflict of interest.
Where is the source for Jamie Partridge's 15% claim? If 15% of Portlanders support KBOO they are noticeably absent from the membership list.
Madelyn Elder was a long-time host of the labor radio show and is very good friends with various staff members, casting doubt on her quotes.
If the target audience for KBOO is "a little bit left of center" then KBOO is doing a horrible job getting those folks to tune in and support the station. The folks quoted here and many of the 200 or so folks that showed up at the Tabor Space meeting are FAR left of center.
This article is incredibly one-sided and is seriously lacking in full-disclosure.
Posted by Ed Kraus on 06/08/2013 at 3:26 PM
In this time of crisis, we urge cadre to STAY STRONG. As long as we continue to control the Inner Party, we can ignore these so called "FACTS"(AKA Enemies of the People) and continue to baffle the masses with bullshit.
WE WILL PREVAIL.