Couldn't figure out how to edit my post (after several days), so am re-submitting with amendments in Italics
(stuff I forget the first time, and with no substantial deletions from the original).annual check-in
« on: January 18, 2016, 01:57:14 AM »
Been just over a year since I registered with the Compendium, tho it seems ever more the same as THE Art Bell Fan Forum. Hope I'm not messing up my reg. details between the two.
Rather than go to the site every time some single thing occurs to me about how GN gets my dander up, may as well simply list my current brainful of sour observations . . . upon first exposure to this toxic personality it didn't take much time before instantaneous comparisons to Art kicked in -- George is dimwitted and usually uninspired. I didn't care for the direction he was taking the new program into in terms of his politics and gun-running . . . that was over eleven years ago. Since then he has expressed the incredible audacity to claim that his show is not about politics, saying that there's enough of that on radio the rest of the time -- and then constantly brings in his personal favorite commentators, pundits and shills with virtually no opposing viewpoints allowed.
Overall, it is dismalifying how slowly, if at all, he wises up to his shortcomings, and uninspiring in cases when he clearly hangs up on a caller, who may in fact be a cursing drunkard who's voice George recognizes, OR may be a responsible critic of the show that he just doesn't want to deal with, on air or online; I once lodged my complaints on his Facebook page and, sure-as-shootin', I couldn't find it next time I logged in. I really can do without his repeated auto-regalings of how he stood up to the school bully, and walked away from his animal-hating date in the middle of it. And, he really has become quite the "Yes" man, rarely venturing away from the stale brown-nosing reply to his guests of, "Yeah I agree too" or "Oh yes I think so tooooooooooo..." AAArrrrggggg !!! Has he no original opinions or reflections to throw into the mix instead of latching onto his guests' shirttails ?
These are mere nuisances, but his serious failings flaunt themselves when he refuses -- to any degree -- to provide a balanced view on current issues in the first minutes of the program, nor when after yet another school shooting hits the headlines or some rumblings are made in the direction of restricting access to firearms by irresponsible (sicko) people,
he dedicates a whole two hour segment to gun-loving John Locke, or Quayle or the other Steve or that self-indulging, Islam-hating asshole Howard Bloom who sees enemies of Israel under every carpet -- again, all without debating a knowledgeable opponent.
Most egregiously disturbing to me is how GN really believes that he cares about the "plight of the Palestinians", that SOMETHING should be done to placate them -- and then he becomes a cheerleader for ethnic cleansing by suggesting that they be "moved" to some place other than Palestine, like the Sinai desert fr'instance. INCREDIBLY stupid and thoughtless, playing right into the Zionist agenda. He just doesn't get it (AND he is of Lebanese extraction himself). He brags that he has studied the Middle East and Arabs extensively, and THIS is the best he can come up with??!
Of course, the only real solution to this two-thirds-of-a-century problem has to include letting them alone, letting them remain in their own ancestral homeland instead of arguing over who is more deserving of their rights to it, and acting as if there's not enough room for both "races".