The only reason why anyone even knows the name Robert Ransdell (pictured), is because he is just a flat-out media whore. It is the rarest of rarities to see him do something - ANYTHING that is of some substance, as opposed to the various publicity stunts he engages in for the otherwise dead letter National Alliance. On behalf of the group, he produced a public access channel, got them involved in the Kentucky Adopt-a-Highway program, and a few years ago got booted from a Montel Williams show DLJ was on before he even got onstage! As DLJ said on that program, nothing he would have said would have benefitted any of us as a people, but still he tries - and still be gets jettisoned. The latest to give him the boot is a Northern Kentucky University student newspaper, who didn't realize that Resistance Records was a white power record label when it ran their ads in two editions. Hey, we understand. Who the hell would have heard of Resistance Records as of late? It's not like they are a major player or something. Mad props to the newspaper for dealing with the situation properly once they did find out, however. As for Ransdell, we will be looking forward to the next publicity stunt you have planned. We are sure it will be chock full of all the lulz you are known for, not to mention the lack of substance!
One People's Project
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - A weekly student newspaper for Northern Kentucky University issued an apology in its Wednesday edition after two ads for the white supremacist record label Resistance Records ran in the two prior issues.
"The ad was cut-and-dry," The Northerner editor Tim Jones, who said he received a tip from the local television station about the ad, wrote in the apology. "It listed all of the types of music it sells and listed its URL at the bottom. But after this past weekend, we found the intent behind the ad was not so cut-and-dry."
Owens said that all business between The Northerner and Resistance Records has immediately ceased. "I also want to take this opportunity to personally apologize to our readers for running this ad," he wrote. "We received numerous complaints about the ad, and to those who were offended - I apologize. Please know that we did not intend to offend anyone, and will pay closer attention to the ads we run in the future."
Resistance Records was founded in 1993 by George Burdi, who under the name "George Eric Hawthorne" was the lead singer of the white power band Rahowa. After a number legal issues and tax disputes, including an assault charge that landed Burdi in jail for a year, Burdi, renounced his hate politics and the label was sold, briefly to anti-Semitic activist Willis Carto and then to the National Alliance, who operates the label today. In recent years, both the National Alliance and Resistance Records have suffered a significant drop in fans and membership and are skeletons of what it was before 2002, when National Alliance founder William Pierce died.
Cyber-Nazis have been crying foul not only on their own forums, but also on the Northerner's comments sections. Robert Ransdell, the Cincinnati-based coordinator for the National Alliance who paid for the advertisement, has also made rambling posts to the Northerner website, accusing unknown people of hacking websites, and denied he was going to go after the paper for rejecting future ads. "I never said that I was going to fight the decision of the paper to pull the ads," he wrote. "(T)his is backed up by the letter I wrote to the editor upon hearing about all of this. It is also mentioned in another smear-job article in the (Cincinnati) Enquirer today, it says quite plainly that I had no plans to fight the decision. Lies and slander revealed to be such."
In 2007, Ransdell, whose address is listed on public records as 431 Kentaboo Avenue, Florence, Kentucky, was supposed to appear on an episode of the Montell Williams Show along with a former Neo-Nazi, a family targeted by hatemongers, and members of One People's Project, but upon arriving to the studio, Williams reversed the decision and flew him back to Cincinnati, choosing instead to do the show with the other guests.