I wonder how such a normally intelligent magazine was hoodwinked into believing that Snoory actually listens
"Mr. Noory to what do you attribute your success?
“You know, I don’t know,” he said. “It just continues to get bigger, and bigger, and bigger. "
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~No interview is complete without George reminding us all that he doesn't take enough time off! Go ahead, rub it in George.
Noory can be an uneven broadcaster. Sometimes he seems to not pay full attention to his guests, offers strangely obvious commentary, or—and this has alienated some fans—lets clearly delusional or pseudoscientific assertions slide by without challenge. But he listens, with heroic patience, to all of his callers. He does the show live on holidays, he says, because that’s when the listeners need him most. For the same reason, he takes only a third of his allotted vacation time.
Well, I would have expected at least some sort of feeble attempt to convince us that Noory is good at what he does, but it seems quite the opposite. Corbeth is basically saying, "Well, we know it aint much but he shows up on time mostly sober and despite his tongue problem his teeth are good."
Corbeth called George Noory, still known as the Nighthawk, in St. Louis, and hired him as Bell’s full-time replacement. Corbeth told me that Noory’s chief qualification, aside from his familiarity with the paranormal, was simple geniality. “George, quite frankly, was just a guy who was willing to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it took,” he said.
“All of us are here because we believe. Or want to believe. Or there’s something happening in our lives that seems to be drawing us to this,” he told the crowd. “We’re looking for answers … And until we can get the right answers—of who we are, and what we are—we’re going to be plagued with this inner feeling that you all have.”
He paused, and looked around the packed ballroom. “I mean, how many of you have that emptiness inside of you?” Not a single hand went up.
“They all felt it,” he said, when I asked him, at the restaurant, about that moment. “They were afraid.”
I asked him if the emptiness he was talking about was one reason his show seemed to be taking off. He leaned back in his chair and looked out the window.
George Ure mentioned this article in his blog this morning.http://urbansurvival.com/week.htm
Hey! Speaking of which: Remember what, six months back, Cliff said that shows like Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory would be going mainstream in 2010? Well, check out the latest in The Atlantic... Article is titled "The Listener"
... Best of all - we get absolutely precise linguistic fill on C2C going mainstream
with this quote:
"This gentle mainstreaming—which Noory freely admits to—seems to be what most irks online dissenters who dissect broadcasts with the zeal of true believers and refer to Noory as “Snoory.” But it’s also what has enabled the Coast to Coast phenomenon to spread into the broader American culture. "
LOL, congrats to George Noory (and Lisa Lyon who books the guests). The MSM being upstaged by C2C sounds like social consciousness arising, doesn't it?