Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Abdul Out at WXNT

Rumor is that Abdul Hakim-Shabazz is out at WXNT.   While I'm certainly no Abdul fan, I don't believe in kicking people when they're down.  I've always thought Abdul was very talented and could have a bigger audience if he just went back to being an independent voice about local politics, rather than an unabashed promoter of the current mayoral administration. 

I wish Abdul well in looking for another radio gig or whatever endeavors he pursues in life.

8 comments:

jannybbca said...

Maybe I'll start listening to WXNT again after he's gone...

Hoosier Policy, Politics, Media Report said...

You are very gracious, Paul. While he did have some talent, and occasionally came up with some interesting posts and analysis, he was a flack for the Ballardadministration and the County GOP, which affected his judgment (and perception) He also has a rather large ego and thinks quite highly of himself.

Nicolas Martin said...

It's good fun to kick a person when he's down if he deserves to be down. In this case the shoe fits nicely when firmly planted into this Republican sycophant's rump.

Downtown Indy said...

New campaign manager for Ballard's shot at reelection?

Cato said...

Good thing Abdul has an Anderson call center job waiting for him.

FTW!

abdulesq said...

Paul,

Thanks for the kind words. We don't agree on much but I can appreciate the civility.

As for the rest of you, sorry to disappoint you guys, but I am leaving radio not Indy. And I still have multiple platforms to annoy you. And will likely be adding a couple more. The fun is just beginning.

Cato said...

Abdul:

People who post here are largely libertarian-minded, small-government, restrained-government, ethical-government folks.

If you're "annoying" us, don't you think you'd be advised to reconsider your positions?

Cato said...

I don't imagine we'll see the return of IndyUndercover, since Ballard can't run as an outsider, this time.

I also wonder why Abdul would be carrying Ballard's water, since if Ballard has any sort of schwack, he'd make a call and keep Abdul on the air.

The whole idea of being an establishment man is that the establishment takes care of you. If you're going to sell out your credibility without getting compensated, you're just a campaign contributor, using your career to make donations.

Garrison at least picks up City legal work for being an on-air GOP mouthpiece.