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Originally posted by dizziedame
How do you bump a thread?
Originally posted by MentalPriapism
First of all, it is awesome you are excited and confident. However, you seem...overzealous. It is fantastic you are going to have a chance to broadcast your views to everyone (literally) and truly be heard, that is priceless. HOWEVER, I urge you to re-think your approach. I think you need to realize that in all likelihood you are a novelty to them– do not take this as a put-down, it is in no way meant as one, but in my mind– from my own observations and knowledge about radio and television– they likely are having you on as an "example" of a conspiracy theorist. I do not mean they are inviting you on to ridicule you (...necessarily, not sure what kind of show it is) but I sincerely doubt, with every bone in my body, that this is going to turn into some kind of "Ask the Expert" scenario.
By all means, have your points and your own personal agenda as well, you SHOULD, but you also need to be a bit on the defensive. From what I see, as an outsider looking in, is that you have made quite a few inquiries to a few of the same people in a short span of time and managed to get their attention. This is actually quite a strength, and you should feel accomplished, but realize that in their mind, from the way that they see the world, it does not matter that you are in fact one of the more eloquent writers I have read on this site and know your way around a sentence– your world view, according to THEIR worldview, makes you an oddball. If you go in all gung-ho about this you're going to do a face plant in 90% of the listeners minds and will have successfully worked against yourself. Begin guarded, figure out where you figure IN to their program, and play from there. Dialing in with a lesson plan in hand may just make you seem alienated.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I do sincerely wish you luck but I truly believe you need to hear the flip side of this before your interview. I mean no discouragement, and in fact I support what you are doing. Also, aside from semi-representing AboveTopSecret members, realize that in some ways you do represent ALL "conspiracy theorists," as "mainstreamers" apparently just lump them together.