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I phoned the show. I identified myself as the author of Bieganski. Kuby went into an impassioned rant. He more or less accused me of denying the existence of anti-Semitism or pogroms, which of course I did not do. I had had only seconds of airtime, and I merely identified myself as the author of Bieganski, and pointed out that Kuby was peddling hateful stereotypes at a time when Ukrainians are fighting for freedom.
I attempted to respond to Kuby's lengthy, hateful rant. "Please remember that Leo Frank was lynched in the United States, but we don't denounce all Americans as anti-Semites." I attempted to point out that, in the past, Ukrainians tortured and massacred Polish Catholics, but I don't hate every Ukrainian I meet. I don't cultivate hatred or stereotyping of Ukrainians, as Kuby did.
I don't think that that answer was heard on the air. I was given about ten seconds (not an exaggeration) of airtime.
Ron Kuby's hate-mongering on WABC today, and his refusal to allow a voice that contradicted his own hateful one, at the very time Ukrainians are fighting for freedom and need international support, is despicable.
WABC is often identified as America's largest talk radio station.
Here is a link to the show's homepage. If anyone finds contact information for the show, please send it along and I will post it.
I hope that concerned readers will consider contacting WABC's Curtis and Kuby show. Kuby's cohost is Curtis Sliwa who is of Italian and Polish ancestry.