It was a bad show... but most insulting was how George said Ian will be on News years eve with "his" annual predictions show.
I know whitewashing years of Art Bell history is happening, but it would be nice to say "the" annual instead of giving it a possession.
Not that most of the "millions" of listeners would even know, I guess..
I've noticed the same thing: no mention of Art Bell, that I've noticed, in ages. He's slowly being put down the memory hole. It seems ungrateful to me, particularly when George starts tooting his own horn about what is "his".
Of course, I guess George feels like it is
his show now, and he shouldn't have to keep kow-towing to Art Bell. Except that he should at least occasionally mention the fact that he, a mid-level regional radio host, was rescued from permanent obscurity and tossed into a million-dollar money pit by Art Bell. Because there is no way in hell
CTC could have been built into the giant it is by Simple George.
Yes, Art had his own blind spots: Richard "The NASA Megalomaniac" Hoagland, Major Fraud Dames, and any woman who worked "white witch" into her bio, but Art didn't have an audience of millions handed to him. He built it with 20 years of his own sweat and brilliance. And in that time Art never
got caught napping, never
re-asked a question or asked something the guest just spoke about - which Simple George does almost nightly. Art was always engaged, with brilliant, incisive questions, often knowing more about a subject than his guest.
And I am so, so
sorry that Art is really retired, and Simple George is what we have to look forward to for years.