At least modest coverage has been given by the tabloid press to claims of secretive governmental efforts at mind control through the use of microwave technology. Recent incidents of incoherent blathering by television news personalities have been attributed to those efforts.
[T]he presenters have started off speaking properly but have then descended into undecipherable nonsense – looking confused and unstable.
The frequency of the ‘attacks’ – and the fact that recorded examples of the mental meltdowns have been popular on websites – has led to conspiracy theorists pointing the finger at shadowy government experiments.
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Judith Sheindlin, the fast-talking judge on Judge Judy, was taken to hospital on Wednesday after she began speaking a nonsensical string of words during a live recording of her courtroom TV show.
Studio insiders said Sheindlin, who earns £28 million a year for a show that is the most watched programme on American daytime TV, was sitting on camera and ‘started saying things that didn’t make any sense’.
Since none of those affected were seeking or occupying public office at the time of the incidents, there has to be some other explanation.
The field is ripe for further exploration and it should focus well beyond television personalities. There will be difficulties and the research will be very expensive: since incoherent blathering by many of our favorite politicians is completely normal and therefore accepted, there must be additional causes probably unrelated to their behavior. Politicians should therefore be excluded from the sample, at least initially, and later included only for normal-comparison purposes. This will simplify the investigation as well as facilitate grants of necessary federal funding for the research. However, the recent writings of some bloggers may suggest the need to study them quiet intensively.