Saturday, 4 July 2015

What lies will Hoagland spew about Pluto ?

Not long now till New Horizons screams past the Pluto system and takes the first close-up images of her and her moons. Personally I can't wait. I've been lucky enough to have lived through pretty much all of the space age. 

I am wondering what Hoagland will do with his coverage. Will it be on Coast or on Dark Matter. I'm not sure. Perhaps Hoagland blew his chances at hosting Coast after trying to railroad Noory live on air into extending his airtime by a full hour. Although Noory shot him down nicely you have to stand back in awe at the arrogance of the man. Hoagland genuinely seems to believe he has something to contribute to science. Even though he has contributed about as much as Yogi Bear.

I envisage a world record breaking name-drop-a-thon. With all the usual suspects. Sagan, Clarke, Kaku, de Grasse Tyson, Dolan, Farrell, and of course Cronkite. Recently Hoagland has started referring to Neil de Grasse Tyson, and Michio Kaku as "my professional colleagues." That is a disgracefully misleading statement given that Hoagland has neither met nor worked with either of them.

Noory had Dr Joseph Farrell on Coast recently in a show Hoagland was appearing on. I almost threw up as Hoagland went into brown nose vacuum mode. Farrell had dumped Hoagland back in 2011 after being conned into appearing at a Camelot streamfest which quickly turned into the "The Hoagland and Elenin dog and pony show." Dr Farrell simply made his excuses and got up and left after an hour or so. Clearly disgusted he then responded to a reader on his blog who had asked if Farrell was now planning on keeping a distance from Hoagland and his particular brand of woo. Dr Farrell responded by saying "Trust me I'm distanced." He then stated that he felt like Hoagland had stabbed him in the back.

Anyone remember the Elenin fiasco. It cost Hoagland dearly.


  1. I think the six hours (!) on DMDN 14th July is all he's getting. I can't imagine C2C giving him two whole shows in addition to that. Whether anyone will be listening to the DMDN show is another question.

    1. So he wont get to host Coast ?
      Does this mean that his bet with Snoory is null and void.

    2. I'm only guessing, but I think the bet's off and so is any future appearance.

  2. Perhaps Hoagland was offered a choice. A choice that required a hat to be thrown into one of two rings. Ever the pragmatist Hoagland perhaps decided to park his nose in Art's bumcrack rather than Snoory's.

    Whatever the reason given. Filthy lucre will be paramount. Not science.

  3. If that's the case, he may have made a big mistake. Bell might be able to convince people to part with real money to listen to him, but Hoagie has never really demonstrated that talent. The C2C gig let him pretend to be relevant in a way that a failed subscription radio show won't.

  4. If it fails it won't be Hoagland's fault. It will be some conspiracy led by tptb to silence him. There really is no limit to what low level Hoagland will tell lies at.