KPFA appears to have a Republican activist, and a high-profile one at that. She is Harmeet K. Dhillon, chair of the GOP in San Francisco and an innovative political strategist. She also heads a law firm which has been representing a faction in the station’s ongoing turf war, and her role in this seems to be something more than a client-attorney relationship.
We first heard of Harmeet Dhillon last fall when her name turned up on legal documents associated with KPFA. She was representing Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Mitch Jeserich, members of the CL/SaveKPFA faction, in a legal matter against KPFA/Pacifica. We were puzzled as to why the CL’ers chose a Republican to represent them in court. And, as Dhillon & Smith is clearly a high priced law firm, we also wondered where they got the money to pay her. As I recall, that was in the first week of December.