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Cronkite on Hoagland

  1. Apr 26, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    One of Richard Hoaglands http://www.enterprisemission.com favorite resume items is his stint as science advisor to Walter Cronkite and the CBS evening news. It turns out that today is Hoagland's birthday and he was on Coast to Coast AM via telephone. http://www.coasttocoastam.com Cronkite called in, of all people. Cronkite first said that he wanted Goerge and all of his listeners to know this, and then he referred to Hoagland's "hocus pocus nonsense", his "babbling about Mars", that he wished he hadn't been led astray by Hoagland, that Hoagland probably qualified for medical treatment under the CBS insurance plan, and he was glad to be away from him. Cronkite alluded to this all being a joke, but IMO it was no joke. He never said one nice thing. I think Cronkite had been waiting for this for a very long time. His work with Cronkite is one of Hoaglands most prized claims.

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  3. Apr 27, 2005 #2
    I did get to hear it and it was hilarious. It sounded like one of Dean Martin's celebrity roasts. You never know, he could very well consider Hoagland a friend but just think he's a bit too nutty and likes to jibe him about it.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2005 #3

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    That's what I was thinking at first but it seemed pretty clear to me that this was no joke. If Cronkite had thrown in one clear qualifier... but he never did; not even one nice word. And he made it absolutely clear that Hoagland had led him astray. In either case, he certainly roasted Hoagland. :biggrin:
     
  5. Apr 29, 2005 #4

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    Look out Saturnians. Hoagland has left Mars and is heading for Titan - his newest conspiracy gig. I guess the Martian rovers have quelled his Martian ferver.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2005 #5
    I'm not sure what's scarier, the fact that Hoagland comes up with these magical theroies based on no information or the fact that many more people will actually believe what he says.
     
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