Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Could be Worse Than Glenn Beck -- Jesse Ventura
“You won’t believe what you don’t know” is the pitch for a new program hosted by Jesse Ventura, “Conspiracy,” which will begin showing on TruTV on Friday, October 15th. Finally, there might be a show that goes for even cheaper emotions and sentiments and plays of fear more shamelessly than Glenn Beck.
Jesse Ventura is little more than a two-bit Carnie. The former Navy seal, professional wrestler, and Governor of Minnesota has slid far off the rails since his gig in the Minnesota state house. Making the talk circuit tour angrily asserting that the attacks on 9/11/01 by radical Muslims was at the hands of our own government, Ventura is as far out of touch with reality as they come. Combined with his hostile, bully attitude, this show should hit new lows for stirring up lots of negative gossip and false fears, the kind of stuff that’s great for TV ratings for network that needs them.
Thankfully, the first season of this calamity went largely unnoticed but this year, the network is cranking up the publicity, here’s a summary of the episodes forth coming – haven’t we heard enough about most of these? How many more conspiracies do we need on “Area 51” or the JFK assassination?
"Plum Island" – NEW!
Premieres Fri, October 15 at 10P
Jesse storms Congress to find out if the government is conducting bio-warfare experiments at the mysterious Plum Island Animal Research Center off the coast of Long Island. The center began as a bio-warfare lab run by former Nazi scientists, and it has been blamed for spreading diseases and viruses throughout the mainland, including African swine flu and Lyme disease. TV-14
"Wall Street" – NEW!
Premieres Fri, October 22 at 10P
Jesse goes inside the secret billionaire's boy's club to find out what caused the financial meltdown and how the group allegedly continues to manipulate and control the stock market and oil, gold and silver prices. From Wall Street to Washington, the governor barges in on the rich and powerful to demands answers.
"Area 51" – NEW!
Premieres Fri, October 29 at 10P
Questions surrounding the military's secret research base in the Nevada desert have been swirling around for years. Jesse faces off against guards at Area 51, to find out why the Joint Terrorism Task Force raided the homes of two Area 51 watchdogs and to review alleged evidence that the government has been faking UFO sightings and alien abductions in order to cover up darker secrets at the base.
"Police State" – NEW!
Premieres Fri, November 5 at 10P
It's been said the government has a plan to declare martial law and round up millions of United State citizens into concentration camps. Jesse may have found a conspiracy in plain sight as he investigates the proliferation of law enforcement Fusion Centers around the country. And they may be connected to hundreds of detention centers ready to accept prisoners at the stroke of a Presidential pen.
"JFK Assassination" – NEW!
Premieres Fri, November 12 at 10P
Never-published declassified CIA documents appear to support a link between the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon. To find out for sure, Jesse Ventura goes to Dallas, where he meets Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina, and investigates the "Two Oswalds" theory that a CIA-groomed double killed JFK.
"Great Lakes" – NEW!
Premieres Fri, November 19 at 10P
They call it "Blue Gold." Water is the new oil. Once a human right, it's now a valuable commodity, and corporations and super-rich oil dynasties are believed to be buying up water rights, controlling nations and populations. Jesse looks into the possibility of these activities finding their way to American shores and uncovers what may be a plot to literally steal the Great Lakes.
Perhaps we need a new kind of awards presentation for TV hucksters like Glenn Beck, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera, Jerry Springer, Maury Povitch, and others who are working their butts off to cheapen and demean our culture. Perhaps we could call them the Capones in honor of Gerald Rivera’s failed attempt to discover the contents of Al Capone’s safe.