During the call-in, Aidala refers to residents and communities of Albany as “inner-city” a total of eleven times in the ten minute call. He agrees when McCashion attacks Fifth Ward Common Councilman Jahmel Robinson. “Oh so what, so your family were drug dealers and they were in jail,” the host said, while later calling his bow tie “stupid.”
The host of Road Rage, Kevin McCashion, has close ties with the hate-mongering Grace Baptist Church in Troy that gained national attention for it’s violent extremism and bigoted ideology. When local residents organized a protest outside the church last year, he was seen on the front steps laughing at those in attendance. McCashion’s social media feeds also reflect his personal and political views that often align with right-wing media and internet conspiracy theories.
In addition to being a caller on his show, McCashion has also appeared in Facebook photos from Aidala family parties.
Patrick’s work has been published internationally, including on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. After a 10-year career in journalism and marketing, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in public administration. He founded Albany Proper in 2012.