His Majesty, The Royal News Liar

His Majesty, The Royal News Liar

 

Perhaps, many of you who visit Newsspell on a regular basis may not be familiar with the subject of this installment. Nevertheless, and suffice to say, Harry Reasoner’s considerable on-air reputation was not merely that of just another run-of-the-mill mainstream newscaster.

In fact, Reasoner was considered the premiere mainstream news commentator of his era.

Beyond the limited scope of on-air corporate television network talent, he was also renowned as both a keen wordsmith and a heavyweight opinion-maker; opinions which were not only trusted by a great percentage of Reasoner’s targeted audience demographic, but valued by a majority of American television viewers.

But – as it turns out – “Harry Reasoner” was another fictional television character and, more than this, for the entirety of his career, while acting under a calculatingly created pseudonym that slyly suggested occult implications, he was a European royal hiding under the disguise of a carefully crafted and cultivated public persona. Continue reading “His Majesty, The Royal News Liar”