have you noticed how George noory has been "interviewing" Dr Joel Wallach what seems like every 2 weeks for the past few months? it's all to sell
those vitamin paks, people. it's like a 2 hour infomercial every time. i'm almost positive George gets a cut of that action. why else would he have
the same freaking guest on so damned often?
and with his live shows just so he can feel important and have an audience to live out his failed dreams of being a singer, and now his paranormal
dating service with ads that are so obviously designed to be misleading about cost ("totally free to join!..." however, if you actually find someone
u want to date, "simply use the coupon code" ). George Noory is seemingly a whore for the gobs of cash he is working industriously to produce. i
wouldn't mind so much if he could conduct a decent interview but he's so so bad. obviously just greedy and commercial and still validation-starved.
you can almost hear him wince every time a caller mentions Art Bell, as he bites his tongue. you know he just wants to let the F-bombs fly but he has
been given the advice to say nothing at all if he has nothing nice to say, haha.
George Noory is about as boring and inept a host as you could hope to float on a show as large as Coast to Coast was when he inherited it. Of
course, he has lost tons of listeners since the Art Bell days which is why he's trying to make up for it in spades with all his different projects.
seriously, most commentary he gives during interviews is just parroting whatever he thinks the guest is about to say. with George, it always seems a
race to see if he can finish his guest's sentences first, so he can look "smart". it's always so awkward. or he injects some stupid 5-year old
level joke or pun that just totally interrupts the guest's flow of thoughts (they often seem annoyed) and really detracts from the overall integrity
of the interview. these stupid trivial comments and unfunny jokes usually somehow point back to something about himself. ah, his fake humility at
times belies a penchant for self-hype.
and the way he cuts callers off after their initial question and then doesn't make sure the guest actually answers the caller's question. it's his
job to do that since the caller is no longer there to do it for themselves. he acts like all his listeners are like family and part of the show but he
stifles any dialogue by cutting the line and then pretends to the guest, when the guest goes to clarify things with the caller, that the guest must
have somehow "gotten" cut off or hung up willingly. George shows his level of respect to callers through his actions. he uses them for the
question but will not let them participate in the spirit of friendly discourse.
but many times the guest just totally misses answering the original question, or says something that just begs further prodding, and yet George is
oblivious and lets golden opportunities for learning real information of substance pass by unnoticed by him, and we are left yelling at the radio as
to why George is not asking the obvious questions that we all now want to know. it's like he's got this list of questions in front of him that he's
afraid to deviate from because he can't think, off-script. so he goes on autopilot. or many times, if it seems like George is just not interested in
a specific topic that makes its way into the conversation (like short-wave radio, perhaps) he will totally neglect any spur-of-the-moment obvious line
of questioning. i am not particularly into ham radio but sometimes when any type of question /answer sequence comes up, there are just naturally
some questions that beg to be asked. whatever answer the guest gives, George barely even listens to what is said before moving on. it's almost as
if he's too busy practicing in his head how to ask the next question without goofing up. i guess that's somewhat necessary for someone known for
pronunciation blunders like him.
lately, though, i've noticed callers taking care of callers. really, they're probably just all on the same page with George's blunders. just last
night was another big show on protecting the power grid (6/8/15) and there was a classic case of a caller asking a question (about how to protect
electronics from pulse activity) with the guest answering a totally different question, and George bumbling his way to the next question. well, a bit
later, a subsequent caller harkened back to the previous question, in fact pointing out that the guest had not answered the question. again, the
guest gave a severely superficial answer, but of course the second caller could not inquire further, as George had cut the line already, and George
again went onto the next caller. well, a little bit later, YET ANOTHER CALLER pleaded on the fact that the answer was still incomplete. in the
end, though, George won out. The guest gave a half-hearted answer and sadly it was never fully explained--George not asking even one clarification
prompt to get the guy to answer the damned question properly. oy, this guy's killing me! it's almost comical, if it wasn't so damned annoying.
edit on 10-6-2015 by dogsnapper because: clarification