A fan of the game Half-Life recently called George Noory, the most credulous man on radio and host of Coast to Coast AM. You might remember George from that time he had Sylvia Brown on and she told him she knew all the miners would be rescued from the collapse mere moments before it was reported that all the miners but one had actually perished (story here).
Anyway, enjoy this clip of a man calling in as “Gordon Freeman,” the lead character of the video game who is a theoretical physicist stalked by a nameless G-man. Hear the exchange after the jump…
Even if you’re not a fan of the video game, you might be amused to see a crystal clear example of how Noory will literally believe anything that someone tells him. It would be cute, in a childlike-innocence-sort-of-way, if he didn’t actually have an audience of people who see him as an authority figure on things like this just because he has a microphone. And yes, there really are people who think Coast to Coast is a hard news show.Lest I be unfair, I’ll also mention that more legitimate news outlets are often no better. It was amazingly easy for Howard Stern’s audience to eagerly prank newscasters, and they weren’t exactly the smoothest con artists.
Thanks to Michael of The Angry Skeptics for the tip!