Was The Price Worth It, Bob?

Was The Price Worth It, Bob?

Considering the wider scope of American popular culture and entertainment, television game shows – along with their close siblings daytime talk shows and soap operas – represent the lowest common denominator.

Nevertheless, there is a lot more to the former host of one of America’s longest running game shows, The Price is Right, than initially meets the eye.

Who is Bob Barker, and how is it he remained – for so long – America’s favorite and most beloved, if not premiere, game show host?

While possessing a smooth baritone resembling a trumpet muffled in silk accompanied by a gleaming smile and gregarious manner, Barker was, for decades, the gold standard against which all competitors in the business of game show hosts were measured.

Would you, therefore, become shocked to discover “Bob Barker” was yet another fabricated television character who was about as real as Mister T., the Six Million Dollar Man and Columbo (an installment on that television character is coming next – and is not to be missed!)? Continue reading “Was The Price Worth It, Bob?”

LA riots: Violent revolution or staged operation? (Part III)

LA riots: Violent revolution or staged operation? (Part III)

 

The LA riots were nothing more than a Hollywood produced spectacle recorded and directed on a movie set – a psychological operation designed to entice enmity between the races and bring new order out of manufactured chaos.

As one shall soon observe, the event known as the LA riots were no different than Sandy Hook, Boston bombing, Columbine, and the latest government sponsored psychological operation in Florida – all designed to destabilize, reshape and subsequently reprogram human perception – oh and let’s not forget something just as paramount – to the ruling elite Jesuit families at least – television ratings and advertising revenues.

The usual elements were also present – Hollywood set pieces, scripted melodrama, and host actors portraying characters directed to credibly deliver scripted lines designed to emplace a cohesive narrative in the mind of the masses while they remained glued to their television screens to see what happened next.  Continue reading “LA riots: Violent revolution or staged operation? (Part III)”