posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 09:51 PM
Speaking on X-Squared with Brooks Agnew
last Sunday, Mike Bara declared that he's had enough
of "Expat" drawing attention to the howling, screaming errors in his books, and he's hired an "investigator" to track down Expat and he'll
shortly be filing a restraining order.
What he seeks to restrain is, apparently, expat's blog, which has been correcting errors in the works of Bara and his former co-author Richard
Hoagland since April 2008. I think it's pretty obvious that Bara would have to go an unfeasible distance before he could find a judge willing to
violate the 1st amendment. However, what concerns me more is Brooks Agnew's reaction. Agnew is supposedly a trained scientist -- it's hardly
credible that a reading of expat's blog
would not have been part of his prep for the interview. Yet,
instead of saying to Mike "are you out of your #ing mind?" he actually seemed to give his approval.
The incident started with a caller named Andrew asking why Mike Bara routinely accuses his critics of being homosexual. This is perfectly true -- for
example, he wrote to Derek Eunson "I hear John Travolta is looking for a new masseuse. I'm sure you qualify." To James Concannon he wrote "Give my
regards to Expat, perhaps you two could double-team Barney Frank while you're waiting for my answer." Brooks Agnew did not even ask the obvious
question -- SO IS IT TRUE YOU ACCUSE YOUR CRITICS OF HOMOSEXUALITY?? WHY DO YOU CONSIDER THAT AN INSULT?. Instead he rambled on about haters and
trolls, and said "they're not welcome here."
I understand that radio hosts don't want their shows to degenerate into insult matches, but I think they ought to wait until the insults actually
start before cutting callers off. Brooks Agnew can run his show how he likes, that's his privilege - but he'll get no respect from me for how he