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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 08:06 PM
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Coast to Coast Art Bell comments on Fox News
 
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Okay, love him or hate him Art is right on the money with this one! I use to love him hosting C2C because he never got to political unlike George Noory is basically Sean Hanity lite these days. You never really knew Art's politics. He hated Bill Clinton but also hated George Bush as well. He is a big Al Gore fan and is a strong advocate for global warming awareness and the environment. Anyway, Art REALLY hates Fox NEws and its a good listen.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 08:12 PM
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1. Art Bell is a whackjob
Completely insane.

Check out his website - that should explain Mister Art Bell.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 08:40 PM
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2. Crazy like a fox. You just have to open your mind to the possibilities, after
all, who knows what the gov't has hidden from us over the years? I wouldn't put anything past them.

Art is a master of drama something George N. has never quite understood as drama is a huge part of the whole C2C scene.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:19 PM
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4. Please, he supports this idea called "the quickening"
Based on no Scientific Evidence...

I could go on on his eccentricities...

There is such a thing as casting too wide a net
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FedoraLV Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 08:50 PM
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3. Art Bell
Edited on Mon Mar-17-08 08:53 PM by FedoraLV
After listening to his show for the better part of a decade, I think Bell is very far to the right -- his show used to be much more about the economy collapsing in the 90's and the jackbooted, black-helicopter UN takeover of the U.S. Ten years ago his sponsors were emergency supplies from C. Crane radio, a year's-worth-of-food company called Golden Eagle, and buying gold (the commodity or actual gold I've never been able to sort out. It's strange to hear Randi Rhodes plugging the same kind of thing.)

He seemed to sincerely think there was a secret government within the government and that they were into keeping secrets and hiding frightful technologies (like artificial weather alteration.) It was difficult to tell which other specific conspiracy theories he believed in and he never called guests on internal contradictions: each night's guest was portrayed as just as plausible as the prior night's guest, even if their theories canceled each other out.

(And although Art Bell claimed to use no screener, I never heard a skeptical caller until very recently in Noory's tenure.)

You may want to look into what Art Bell has said on ham radio a bit more ... and at the start of his career doing local, political radio. If I had to guess, I'd suppose FOX is too tame for him -- but it's hard to tell what he thinks now since he isn't on the show seven nights a week. (That said, I'd love to hear a former guest (the one who said you can get the truth out of people by playing their voices backwards :P ) talk about Shrub ... wouldn't you know the last time he was on the show it was to pick on Clinton. Hm.)

All that said, Art Bell has a *great* voice and delivery and none of his competitors (or guests hosts) have equalized him ... and I miss knowing what's going on on the militiamen/survivalist end of the spectrum, where even the most conservative elected Republican is a dupe and a patsy for some sort of sinister inner cabal.

Also, Bell was such a radio guy (he told a hair-raising story of trying to install a ham antenna on the roof of the Manila high-rise where he and his hew wife lived) that I figure C. Crane is probably terrific radio company.

-FedoraLV
P.S. I agree, Peregrine Took, about drama: Art Bell turned a caller who claimed he had captured ... something ... with a garden variety bug zapper into compelling radio. (I'm not kidding.)


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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:27 PM
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6. Art Bell would (occasionally) express a skeptical viewpoint
Or at least he would make a halfhearted attempt at injecting real science into the discussion every now and then.

George Noory just presents himself as the most gullible dumbass on the face of the earth.
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pegleg Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:26 PM
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5. Art Bell was a master at creating the most popular show on radio.
that says it all
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:38 PM
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7. Sorry, 48 seconds was all I could tolerate
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 10:43 PM
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8. I really miss Art Bell on C2C
That was terrifically entertaining radio!
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 11:15 PM
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9. Art Bell WAS a good radio entertainer. Not anymore. He doesn't sound like he's 'into' it
George Snore-y is an idiot. I have no idea why he's on radio. Just the worst.

I have enjoyed a few of the twice monthly, on Sunday nights, George Knapp shows.

I think the expiration date on C2C has arrived. Awhile ago.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 01:50 AM
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10. Art is off the charts whacko.
Don't care who he hates.
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