The Advocates- “Freedom of the Press” with Richard Blassberg 7-9-08


“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

July 9, 2008

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. 


Our special guest is Mr. Richard Blassberg, the author of “The Jeanine Machine,” an expose of former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro.  He is also the Editor-In-Chief of the hard-hitting local newspaper the, The Westchester Guardian.  He was born and raised in the 41st Precinct, “Fort Apache” the Bronx, Richard holds a degree in psychology from Adelphi College, and a law degree from Pace University School of law. A former Youth Board Worker for the City of New York, and Probation Officer for the County of Westchester, he has worked for nearly three decades with formerly home-less, and disadvantaged individuals.


The subject of “The Advocates” will be “Freedom of the Press,” and how he sees the small newspaper’s role in the following:


1)    Corruption in the courts and the justice system

2)    Justice for the oppressed and forgotten

3)    The growth of layered, duplicative government, and is it out of hand

4)    The game of incestuous politics: elected officials, the courts and law enforcement


Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

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