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George Noory considering presidential bid?
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Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host George Noory, of the nighttime show “Coast to Coast AM,” may be considering a run for the 2012 presidential election, WND has learned.
“I have never run for political office,” Noory told WND in an e-mail, “but every night I am reaching out to millions of Americans on the radio and I am deeply concerned that the middle class of the United States is being sold out to multi-national corporations with a globalist agenda.”
Noory affirmed that he intends to remain the principal host of Coast to Coast AM, honoring until 2012 his current long-term contract with Premier Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, and possibly through 2016, but he acknowledges various advisers have been urging him to run.
Noory frequently has told Coast to Coast listeners that he considers 2012 to be a threshold year in which he expects worldwide politics to transform into a new era of freedom.
“Americans aren’t excited about the front-runner candidates in either party,” Noory told WND. “Voters are ready for an alternative to the professional politicians the Republicans and Democrats are serving up.”
“I believe the person elected president in 2008 could yet be an independent populist, someone we are not now seeing as a front-runner,” Noory insisted.
Noory told WND that fielding the hundreds of calls his radio show gets every week he has come to understand the needs of the middle class struggling to make ends meet in an economy where oil costs more than $90 a barrel.
“The multi-national corporations seem to think they are the sovereign in the United States,” Noory said.
“Why are we outsourcing millions of high-paying jobs to China and India?” he asked. “Why don’t we secure the border and stop the country being flooded with millions of illegal immigrants? These are important questions on the minds of middle class voters all over America who are worried the politicians aren’t listening.”
Noory now regularly devotes the first hour of his four-hour long nighttime broadcast to covering current economic and political breaking news.
WND staff reporter Jerome Corsi is a frequent guest in Noory’s first hour, covering a wide range of topics including the Security and Prosperity Partnership, Iran’s push for nuclear weapons to the price of oil and the likelihood gasoline will hit $4 a gallon at the pump sometime soon.
“To be on Coast to Coast, you have to be willing to stay awake in the middle of the night,” Corsi told WND. “But in return you get a great audience of millions of listeners all across the nation.”
“Frequently when I’m on the show, we take a half hour or more of questions,” Corsi said. “The audience is surprisingly well informed and the questions are generally so good that an hour on Coast to Coast tends to pass like five minutes.”
WND asked Noory how he could be a serious candidate for president when Coast to Coast has been known for its emphasis on UFOs, ancient Egypt, and the supernatural.
“I believe 2012 will be the beginning of a new age, an age of enlightenment,” Noory answered. “The current crop of political candidates looks out of touch, saying nothing new or genuine. By 2012 people are going to be saying, ‘We cannot continue down the path we have been going as it will lead us only back to the familiar dead end we now see in Congress and the White House.’”
Still, Noory was cautious.
“I’ve been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old,” he said. “I’m 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues.”
“In every city on my book tour through last year, audiences told me they are crying out for major change in Washington D.C.,” Noory said.
In 2006, Noory co-authored his first book with William J. Birnes, entitled “Worker in the Light: Unlock Your Five Senses and Liberate Your Limitless Potential.”
Coast to Coast AM has the largest nighttime radio audience in the United States, reaching an estimated 3 to 5 million Americans seven days a week on AM radio.
Since Jan. 1, 2003, when Noory took over hosting Coast to Coast AM from previous host Art Bell, the show has increasingly introduced political and economic topics.
In recent months, Noory and has featured shows on taxation issues, the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Middle Eastern terrorism.
Noory has shown a deep interest in the economic distress being suffered by the middle class under “free trade” agreements he believes could easily result in creating a North American Union.
“I believe we could see a North American Union formed,” Noory told WND. “Why else are our borders with Mexico and Canada being left wide open some six years into a War on Terror?” he asked.
He also commented on the nation’s economy.
“I try to remind listeners that the Federal Reserve is a private bank, not an agency of the federal government,” he said.
“Our fiat currency is under increasing stress with our large and growing trade deficits,” he continued. “We have a federal deficit that is calculated in the trillions when we take into account the net present value of the future Social Security and Medicaid obligations we are creating today.”
WND previously has reported the U.S. Treasury’s calculation that the 2006 federal deficit calculated on the basis of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices, or GAAP basis, was $4.6 trillion, not the $248 billion that the Bush administration reported on a cash accounting basis.
Noory told WND that he does not have any current affiliation with any political party.
He was born in Detroit in 1950 and is the son of Middle Eastern Christian parents. He grew up in Dearborn Heights, Mich., and currently broadcasts Coast to Coast AM from in Los Angeles, Calif., and St. Louis, Mo., the two cities in which he now resides.
He was a broadcast major at the University of Detroit and has won three Emmy awards in his 38-year broadcast career.
Noory first hosted a late-night radio program on KTRS 550 in St. Louis where he went by the nickname of “The Nighthawk.” His top notch ratings caught the eye and ear of Premiere radio Networks, the syndicator of Coast to Coast AM, which is heard on nearly 500 radio stations across North America, XM satellite and worldwide on the internet.
Noory is a veteran of the United States Navy who served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a lieutenant, which may explain Noory’s strong pro-defense support of the United States military.
Noory has hosted on Coast to Coast AM several WND columnists and writers, including Corsi, who has appeared on the show discussing three of his books, “Atomic Iran,” “Black Gold Stranglehold,” which Corsi co-authored with WND columnist Craig Smith, and Corsi’s latest best-seller “The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada.”
In recent weeks, Noory also hosted on Coast to Coast AM WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, who discussed his new book, “Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans – to a Jew!” Related special offers: Find out what’s coming next in THE WAR ON TALK RADIO – a special edition of Whistleblower magazine devoted to the wave of official attacks and those on the horizon. Previous stories:
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