White nationalist golden boy James Edwards started making noises last June about the Political Cesspool, the radio show Edwards co-founded in 2004, being in negotiations for a “major syndication deal.” His several breathless updates on the Cesspool website made it sound like he was jetting off to meet with executives from a media giant like Clear Channel.
Well, don’t believe the hype. Edwards finally revealed the details of his show’s new arrangement earlier this week, and it turns out that whoever he may have started out talking with, the syndication deal he actually landed is with Dixie Broadcasting, a minor Internet radio outfit run by Ray McBerry, the chairman of the Georgia chapter of the League of the South, a neo-confederate, white supremacist group.
Since Political Cesspool is already broadcast on the Internet as well as the Memphis, Tenn., Christian radio station WLRM-AM (“We Love Radio Ministries”), it’s hard to see what McBerry gains from the deal unless Political Cesspool is paying him, rather than the other way around.
“The Cesspool staff, all being ardently pro-South, couldn’t be happier with our newest association,” Edwards stated on his website.
According to Edwards’ announcement, Political Cesspool will debut on Dixie Broadcasting Dec. 3.