Racist audio leak could push L.A. City Hall further left in Nov. 8 election
Audio of a speech that could influence the outcome of a crucial election in Los Angeles was mistakenly sent to a right-wing radio show last week and leaked.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported that a recording of a speech by a longtime conservative political activist that appeared in the conservative radio show The Michael Savage Show has been delivered to the show’s listeners.
The recording appeared to have been delivered to the show’s studio in Burbank, where the show takes place, on Oct 29, according to the L.A. Times.
The recording was taken from one of the show’s recording devices and was sent to the show after it had been sent to one of the show’s producers.
The Michael Savage show airs on SiriusXM Radio, a company that broadcasts mostly conservative political content and has no relation to the notorious radio show which was broadcast without a license and featured racist material.
“We are aware that members of the audience to the Michael Savage show may have received a recording of a speech given by a guest,” a company spokesman said in a statement. “As is common, we were not given a copy of the interview, nor was our audio broadcast to SiriusXM listeners as intended.”
According to several news accounts, the man on the recording appears to be Kevin Jackson, a founder of the conservative American Freedom Party and a leading figure in the so-called “alt-right” movement.
Jackson, who was born in New York and is an attorney, attended the University of Illinois in the early 80s. He went on to serve in the California State Assembly (1981-1983), the United States Congress (1983-1992) and serve as California’s secretary of state (1993-1995).
He has been described as “a member of the alt-right” movement, a term popularized as the “new right” by a number of media organizations, including Breitbart News.
A Los Angeles Times account reported that the speech is “a long lament for the state of the nation” and described him as a “prominent alt-right figure.”