Cowardice

Via the Pitch’s Plog:

Jabulani Leffall, the former host of KCUR’s Central Standard program who abruptly resigned on-air January 16, says he’s not in hiding. He also says he won’t discuss his departure from the public radio station.

“My motivations for my actions were neither premeditated nor of malicious intent in leaving KCUR. And officially, I won’t comment on my reasons for leaving or the manner in which I resigned. Further, The General Manager and Program Director and myself made a ‘gentlemen’s’ agreement not to discuss internal matters and I plan to hold up my end of the bargain.”

So Lefall closes out his last Central Standard talk show by quoting an early ’60s protest slogan (later popularized by Gil-Scott Heron.) Lefall then walks away from a locally highly visible media position and refuses to explain himself.

Those are the acts of a special kind of coward.

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7 thoughts on “Cowardice”

    1. Lefall’s ‘…the revolution will not be televised; the revolution will be live’ statement to end his radio career in Kansas City was a direct reference to a (once) revolutionary notion of how blacks perceived their treatment in America. Which in turn can only be construed as an intimation of how Lefall felt toward KCUR; at best he was calling out KCUR as an organization inimical to blacks. At worst…? Well, we’ve no idea as the gentleman won’t say.

      To make such a public inference but refuse explanation differs only in degree from publicly naming someone as a pedophile without substantiation.

  1. We’re talking about radio here, right?

    I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that radio is the broadcast version of newspapers, i.e., it’s on it’s way out and is only relevant to old farts.

    I only heard Lefall a couple of times, and aside for the boxer’s punch cadence of his voice, didn’t have any real problems with him.

    But this is a tempest in a teapot. There’s maybe a dozen people (including the proprietor of WNBTv) who care.

    1. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that radio is the broadcast version of newspapers, i.e., it’s on it’s way out and is only relevant to old farts.

      Which explains Limbaugh’s past lack of influence on our nation as well as, no doubt, his dismal future.

      I am much relieved.

  2. There’s no lawsuit. There’s only Jabulani’s ego which overloaded his ass on air. No way he was going to quit, at least not like that. The his ego tripped him into a decision he wasn’t really ready for. He’s playing it off like it was a hard move on his part, but really it was a miscalculation.

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