As a young man in junior high school, I loved listening to the replays of the old radio serials. Late at night, the AM signals were stronger and there was a station that replayed the programs of the ‘Golden Age of Radio’. I could imagine families that had just finished eating dinner as a family. Cleaning the dishes, then sitting around a radio the size of a washing machine. The patriarch of the family taking his chair by the controls, the matriarch in her comfortable chair and the children sitting on the floor listening to shows like Fibber McGee and Molly, Flash Gordon, The Shadow and Burns and Allen, much like depicted in the movie ‘A Christmas Story with Daren McGaven ,’…you’ll shoot your eye out”. Being transported to Fibber McGees as he is about to open his closet and trying to tell him not to open it. Standing next to Flash Gordon on his space ship fighting the evil aliens or watching The Shadow fight evil in the theater of the mind. The radio was a connection to not only the world, but an escape for a small time to another place. This was a time before TV when you would get the news on the radio. Before WWII and America was still in a depression. If you did not have a radio, some families might be invited to listen to a nieghbors radio.
In those days, a radio director had to be good and creative in order to transport you and make you see, in your mind, what he saw thru sound only. There was a man that I will call the Alfred Hitchcock of radio.It was the night before Holloween of 1938, when a man named Orson Wells performed a modern retelling of an H.G. Welles story called ‘War of the Worlds’. Because this was not a sponsored show, there were no intermissions or commercial breaks. But at the start, twice near the middle and again at the end, the audience was informed that this was a play, but Orson Wells knew how to tell a story. As the show began at 8 p.m. A narrators voice announced: “The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells.” Those people that had missed the beginning, tuned into what seemed like a news report of an alien attack from the planet Mars. As Orson Wells built up the tension through sound, and oddly enough the lack of sound, there were some people that truely believed there were Martians attacking. A sound man placed a microphone in an empty toilet bowl and slowly opened a glass jar to give an ominous sound of the Martian spacecraft opening up. The fake news reporter had studied the reports of the Hindenburg disaster and emulated that style of reporting. Then, as he was reporting Martian lasers attacking and tenticles flayling about, silence. To emulate dead air. People assumed the news reporter had sucumbed to the martian death rays. Those people that did not have the full story that this was just a show. They belived aliens from the planet Mars was in fact attacking. Reports say that the attack started in Grovers Mill, New Jersey and was fast spreading. there were reports of panic and, unfortunately there were people just did not have the full story, believed the fake news and reacted instead of using reason.
Watching the presstitutes ( fake news press members that sold their integrity to the extreme left) and the fake news of today reminds me of that time. People of todayjust don’t have the full story. Never, and I mean never in this countries history has there been so much vitrial against a president. There is something called the ‘honeymoon’ period in which a President, even one as incompetant as Barrack Hussein Obama, is allowed to get their agenda established and court appointees appointed. But not President Trump. Since the day he was the President elect, there has been attacks from all sides. Lies have been said against him from both Republicans and Democrats. The fake news has specifically NOT been reporting the news, and instead have been focusing on the fake news. No one is focusing on the REAL Russia collusion between Hillary Clinton and the Kremlin, but instead, focusing on the FAKE relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, which in over two years not ane piece of evidence has been revieled.
Everyone knows of the sexual improprieties of Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, John Kennedy and many other high level members of the democratic leaning government. The double standard has never been so apperant. If a member of the Democratic party does it, it seems to be a resume enhancement event but if a member of the Republican party does it, he is to be escoriated and crucified. No one is accusing President Donald Trump of being a passenger on a plane whos destination is sex island full of underaged girls forced to work as prostitutes. But the biggest known secret is the left leaning media that chooses what to report and what to hide. And the media can’t see the self destruction. How many newspapers are failing or have already folded? In my town, the newspaper has already sold 1 of its 2 buildings and leased out half of its remaining building. Many other news organisations are suffering the same fate. For years, they reported fake news, but with so many options for the individual to obtain news, the media is almost irrelevant.
But there are still alot of people that will go thru life without the whole story. If you are one to go thru life without the whole story, you may believe monsters are attacking where there are none. I think our politicians are one of the groups that believe the fake news. If you hear reports of martians landing in Washington D.C. or Grovers Mill New Jersey, don’t panic and don’t believe the reports. Get the Whole story first BEFORE reacting.