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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jennings Gives Lehigh Valley Discourse an Enema

Moshe O'Hare
Earlier this month, I taped a program with Trump apologist Michael Molovinsky and host Alan Jennings for WDIY-88.1FM.The show is called Lehigh Valley Discourse and airs every Thursday at 6 pm. It touts itself as "[p]rovocative, informative and newsworthy," but is none of those things. It is instead a snooze-fest with boring hosts and terrible guests. The opening music is totally out-of-sync with the Lehigh Valley and sounds like something you'd hear on an elevator, not a radio station that prides itself, and for good reason, on excellent music. And who the hell calls conversation "discourse?" Snobs. Elitists. Me. The show needs an enema. After a four-year hiatus, CACLV's Alan Jennings was there to give one. He provided a CD containing his own musical selections and had two guests who pretty much despise each other.

Alan used to be a guest host, but quit the show in protest a few years ago when it refused to publish the first show he did with Molovinsky and myself. At that time, the big topic was Allentown corruption, and the show we broadcast was all about Allentown Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski. The former station manager, like most of the mainstream media at that time, had no interest in doing anything that was provocative, informative or newsworthy. Though Alan completely disagreed with what we were saying and is still a friend of Fed Ed, he quit when the station tried to bury the truth.

He's funny that way. I heard it’s called integrity.

Michael Molovinsky, constipated
Now there's new management, but the show has still been the worst hour of radio in the Lehigh Valley. A one-hour infomercial about fish oil is better. That changed with the show that Alan Jennings hosted, which will air tonight.

For one thing, there's no love lost between myself and Michael Molovinsky. For years, he's been taking petty little shots at me. I did defend myself when he falsely accused me of impersonating reader Monkey Momma. She would later introduce herself to him and prove him wrong. Except for that, I've pretty much taken the high road and acted like Jesus Christ, turning the other cheek. Maybe I could convert a Jew, I thought, with all my Christianity.

But at the radio show, it was "eye for an eye," baby. I turned into a Jew, a Mossad, and even considered wearing an eyepatch like Moshe Dayan. Alan wanted to talk about the decline in civility, and I pointed to Molovinsky and his creepy hate blog in which one reader actually argued without contradiction that Ethiopian immigrants have low IQs. Since Trump's election, Molovinsky has become his biggest cheerleader in the Lehigh Valley. He denies this, but finds an excuse for every cruel and vicious thing that hedonist does.

producer jumps out window mid-show
I laid into Molovinsky, even catching him in a vulgar sexist remark. When a break in the show came up, Molovinsky headed to the can and was gone for some time.

I think he shit himself.

At least it smelled that way.

Molovinsky kept trying to steer the conversation away from Trump, saying he wanted to talk about local stuff like Wehr's Dam and choo-choo trains. I refused to let him. A man who wants LV kids to go hungry or supply them with boxes of moldy cheese has a direct impact on the Lehigh Valley. A man who supported ripping children out of the arms of their mothers, a policy that he quickly reversed when he realized this will cost him votes, should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. A demagogue who appeals to the dark nature in people, and not their better angels, should be called out. Molovinsky, like Trump, appeals to the dark side. His racist and xenophobic readers are proof. If anti-Muslim, so much the better.

At one point in the show, Molovinsky chided me for allowing anonymous commenters on my blog, and then attacking them as cowards. I do attack people who hide behind anonymity to engage in personal attacks. He knows that. He complained that I bully these poor cowards by demanding that they identify themselves so we all know who to sue. I do. If someone engages in defamation, I want his or her identity known so that the victims can take action.

The show was certainly provocative, informative and newsworthy. I was able to tell readers about the outrageous $810,000 in legal fees charged by Norris, Mclaughlin and Marcus in 2016 and 2017, which were improperly funneled to this firm by former Executive John Brown through the General Purpose Authority. Brown did an end-run around Northampton County Council, which has called for the resignation of that law firm as well as the General Purpose Authority Chair.

Just as it slept through most of the political corruption in Allentown, waking up only after the feds raided City Hall, the mainstream press is napping again. Aside from this blog and one story at WFMZ-TV69, there has been no coverage during the war between Northampton County and its General Purpose Authority. Newspapers are mere shadows of what they once were. They no longer have the staff to cover the inside stories. This is nobody watching the hen house.

That's where Lehigh Valley Discourse could provide a real public service. Right now, it is nothing more than a vanity show. My suggestions: Change the name; get rid of the stupid music; have one or two hosts who will ask hard questions; allow call-ins; and feature weekly guests.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

MM's blog is no worse than yours. He believes in making America Great again. Get used to it. It is a new day.

Anonymous said...

You've really gone off the deep e3nd O'Hare. Give it a fucking break.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'd rather listen to lecture on a root canal than listen to this bullshit on radio.

Anonymous said...

Oh, bernie, get over it, lots of people love Trump, they dont need to be your dire enemy, like most liberals, you have to get dirty and insulting when you are losing the argument. You have certainly diminished yourself with with your Trump hatred.

Anonymous said...

It must be very sad to be so full of hate

Anonymous said...

I believe your performance on this program will be revealed to be as successful as Hillary's election results.

Anonymous said...

Pointing out how Comrade trump lies or acts in an incompetent manner is not hate.
The actions of his followers who blindly believe everything trumpie says is just laughable.
Truth or logic have no place in the trumpkin world.
One would have to dig deeply into history to find another President who was called a "F--king moron" by one of his own cabinet.
Given the circumstances when that was said most Americans would agree with the moron part.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I hate no one. I called oUT Donald Trump and MM, a Trump cheerleader who has decided to host all the racists and xenophobia and sexists. A comment from “Jamie Kelton,” who is one of them, has been deleted.

Anonymous said...

8.15
"The way people present themselves mean far more than the message they are giving"
so to quote a saying about Gov.rick Perry "he is all hat,no cattle."
The posturing by trump is seen for what is is-a slightly better version of the Sarah Palin word salad.
Facts are simply optional to trump.
He counts on his followers to simply accept his lies as the truth.
Trump feels he can crap on other world leaders with the idea that he can change their views.
He does not realize that those leaders will not be bullied by someone they view as an uneducated clown.
The only thing keeping trump from being laughed off in public is that those foreign leaders have more class and style then trump.

Anonymous said...

All this fuss over an obscure program on a station no one listens to anyway.

Anonymous said...

Reads like the show was akin to using a laser pointer to screw with three mindless cats. I’m setting my TiVo.

Bernie O'Hare said...

8:51, I agree it is the shittiest radio show in the LV. Alan will make it a little better, but lots of changes need to be made if thee is any real interest in maing it provocative and newsworthy.

" show was akin to using a laser pointer to screw with three mindless cats."

I stopped falling for the laser pointer trick a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

It seems you are obsessed with all those human qualities we all try to control, envy, hatred, etc. the election was 18 months ago, and you cannot find anything that is a positive. It seems our country has become about personality, not policy, Trump is strait to the point, If he would say things with a lot of words and pleasantries maybe he would be liked by you and others.

Anonymous said...

Yeah and the tariffs should have been approved by Congress definitely. Trump liar liar liar liar!

Anonymous said...

"I turned into a Jew, a Mossad, and even considered wearing an eyepatch like Moshe Dayan."

Interesting way to phase your terroristic approach to the program.

Jesus confronting the money lenders would have been to forgiving, I think you've earned the eye patch.

Anonymous said...

10:07 " Trump is strait to the point, If he would say things with a lot of words and pleasantries maybe he would be liked by you and others"

I doubt it, as they're still pissed off about Hillary not winning and such a knuckle-dragging moron could have possibly defeated the most intelligent woman on the planet. I noticed also they've gone back to the 2000 election, which pissed them off also when Bush beat Gore, even though Gore won the popular vote tally. Now they're saying that President Trump only won because he won the electorate vote, and Hillary should have been elected because she won the popular vote.

Leftists will never be satisfied unless they have their way, it's their way or no-way and now they've gone over the deep end with their unbridled hatred of Trump and everything else in the world....

Anonymous said...

Do I sense a bit of Anti antisemitism in comparing your hate to Jews, I think you need to make an apology to the Jewish community. I believe Molonosky is Jewish, is that why you raised the Jewish issue?.

Anonymous said...

11:44AM "Leftists will never be satisfied unless they have their way"

You're are misinformed, the last leftist was Eugene V. Debs. Disemboweled centrist liberals are all that's "Left" anymore, why do you think they are so weak?.

Anonymous said...

11:53 This entire posting of his reeks of antisemitisim, and Michael Molovinski is Jewish. He accuses others of being racist, and he's one himself.

Anonymous said...

As a Catholic,we would be happy to trade him.He lives Muslims !

Anonymous said...

Loves Muslims,love to know the percentage of Muslims in Nazareth !

Anonymous said...

This is why we can't have nice things.

Anonymous said...

Bernie you need a group hug.

Anonymous said...

You can’t even make a simple post anymore without a reference to our President. It doesn’t much matter what you think because you will be thinking the same thing for another four years . And Gitmo is now being renevated to house all the past enemies that tried to flush this country down the toilet. I know this post will be seen by two people before you delete it. Bernie- you will be going to your grave crying and screaming about Trump whereas every day that goes by our President keeps on doing what he does best —- Make America Great Again

Anonymous said...

After years of being fed conspiracy theories and fear of the "brown wave" and communists, it is no surprise that Trump has such loyal followers. They have a distorted view of history and the facts since they will never leave their echo chambers.

As some have said the only place to get the "real"
facts is on Fox and Brietbart. That pretty much sums it up.

Anonymous said...

1:01 I thought O'Hare's posting about those kids being rescued in Thailand and how he took a shot at President Trump quite disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we all get along?

Anonymous said...

If I disagree with a Jew, I'm an antisemite. If I disagree with a Muslim, I'm anti-Muslim. If I disagree with an African American, I'm racist. If I disagree with a Democrat I'm evil. If I disagree with a Republican I'm evil.

If everyone were truly honest with themselves politically, they would realize there is hypocrisy and bad people on both sides of the aisle. For every "look at that Republican, he's a disgrace," there is a matching "look at that Democrat, he's a disgrace" story to match it.

Until we go back to realizing that there are good people on both sides of any issue, and that while there are some truly bad people around, that most of us are good at heart, then nothing else will matter.

Enough already.

Anonymous said...

Bernie is the individual starting trouble !

Anonymous said...

And how much does Alan pay his employees? Minimum wage? Your idolatry is showing.

Anonymous said...

My pocket radio only has am, too bad=not !

Anonymous said...

12:56 pm is Rolfie Boy Oiler the Deutch menace who will always be blog mentor's lil beeotch on the sidebar, LOL Rolfie!

Anonymous said...

If he could complete a sentence, that would be remarkable. If Trump could complete a sentence without lying, it would be a miracle!
—-Mother Jones

Anonymous said...

Jennings is the voice of the Little People.

Anonymous said...

Two hours to show time, grab your pop corn and O'Douls Ohate~!

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Jesus confronting the money lenders would have been to forgiving, I think you've earned the eye patch."

Thank you.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"It must be very sad to be so full of hate"

I agree. You should get some help.

Anonymous said...

The post is more likely to expose an anti-Semite in the comment section than express the opinion of an anti-Semite. Humor is wasted on some folks.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I deleted that comment because I thought it was instigation.

Anonymous said...

So how do you really feel? I like WDIY, but that program really sucks. I used to listen to it when Allan hosted it, The last time I listened to it was four years ago when you and M M were on it. Tonight I caught the very end of it, and was surprised by who all was on it.M M is one hateful person.

Bernie O'Hare said...

WDIY edited out Alan jennings explanation of what happened four years ago and also edited out MM's "whore" remark, to which i reacted pretty strongly. They are still wimps.

Charlie Sch said...

Bernie - I enjoyed your comments during the show. However, I think you are being unfair about the LV Discourse series. There have been some good shows recently. A number of different people serve as hosts.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I was at work and could not listen to it on WDIY last night. Is there a recording of it on the internet somewhere? WDIY's most recent archive of the show on their website is from last month. Thanks.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It should be on the WDIY site in a few days.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Charlie Sch, It is the worst radio hour in the LV. 1) lousy intro music. 2) No call in. 3) Boring hosts. 4) Boring guests. 4) Nothing newsworthy. 5) Nothing provocative.

Anonymous said...

Read MM's blog about this show. He has a different slant on how it went an da great psychological profile on you.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Molovinsky had his ass handed to him.