You may have sensed a bit of tension last night on Art Bell's DARK MATTER. Long time guest, and seemingly favorite Nostradamus expert, John Hogue appeared.. Hogue appeared to be overjoyed that finally, after all these years, he was able to be back the radio with Bell.. years in the making, his appearance focused on Syria, the future, and anything else that came up..
Midway through the interview--around the time when Hogue compared himself to Nostradamus as the best prophet since the famed seeer, Art Bell's interview style changed.. There was more sarcasm.. more "please shorten your statement" requests.. Hurrying right along, Hogue protested and asked for an ability to expand further on his thoughts..
And today, a day after the dust settled on Sirius radio, Hogue offered his own thoughts on his appearance tonight on Facebook..
"For me, I found it a bit odd that Art would be pushing me along. In all my years in radio I've never had a host demand not once but three times "on air" to shorten my replies, even though, as I protested on air, that you don't ask a profound question and then tell your guest to keep their answer to two or three words, or just one word: "yes" or "no". I have no problem with Art's adversarial approach. I welcome it. As you all know, just reading this Facebook stream and my "comments" page at Hogueprophecy.com, I enjoy the good fight. However, when I am on a radio show with the host on the level of an Art Bell, I do expect from him a higher standard of professionalism. I expect the host to have "read" my work, be versed in my world view, so they can go after my views "with authority" and not sound like he or she is taking a crack at me, like some of you do, amateurishly uninformed. So, I am a bit offended by Art attacking me from what I feel was a place of ignorance. I felt like his knowledge of my work last night did not extend very far from the few questions that guests are asked to send to a host to help generate talking points. By the way this is a custom in radio that I do support. Usually these questions are only used as an outline, a catalyst to generate a flow between me and the host that takes the show on its own arc and narrative. Some of Art's and my best classic shows were born from this process. Now then, on another matter. After so many years having on his show since 1994 I think Art ought to finally understand and accept the reality that if you ask a profound question you have to give your guest some time to set up the background.
Hogue finished by saying,
"Profound questions take time to answer. The fact that I was denied an hour but rushed along, its seems, to fill Art's show with three-hours worth of answers in only two, is not the kind of thing I expect coming from a major league radio host. This isn't KRAP Radio. Dark Matter ought to be held to a higher standard"
Darkness falls on all that matters..
A fair prediction: Hogue may not share his prophecies again on DARK MATTER..
Score one for Noory.