WFMT: Who's the Heavy? | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

WFMT: Who's the Heavy?

by

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

comment

To the editors:

If Robert McClory is at least half right in his piece on WFMT [March 20], I have no trouble in determining that Robert Wilcox is the heavy by a long shot. Despite your elegant photograph of him in a posh club I regard him as a Neanderthal man in a Brooks Brothers suit. These cultural leapfrog shenanigans of lying low like vultures while daring, hardworking creative people like Nordstrand, Pellegrini, Bernie and Rita Jacobs et al build up a nourishing institution to have modern Visigoths swoop in for the kill have been tolerated far too long. This is a classic verification of the cliche "if it is not broke -- don't fix it" and all of the claptrap about Nordstrand's presumed "paternalism" and "unorthodoxy" is nothing less than a disguised shield for a bunch of sleazeballs to utilize legal stealth and phony public accountability to superimpose themselves upon a seminal cultural institution that they neither understand or care about and I am going to join the "Friends of WFMT" as soon as possible so that we can try for a cultural restoration.

John Mayhew

W. North

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Add a comment