The Passing of a Legend — Goodbye, Michael Corbin
Posted by rememberingmichael on March 23, 2008
By SHARON K. GILBERT March 19, 2008
THIS is a very dark time for listeners of A Closer Look with Michael Corbin for a great light has gone out. Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 2008, legendary radio host Michael Corbin, passed away in Denver, Colorado, following a massive stroke that had left him in a coma since Monday.
Corbin might well be called the father of alternative news, both in radio and on the internet. Beginning in the 1980s with FIDONet, Corbin refused to accept mainstream media spin, choosing instead to dig into first hand accounts from news-watchers all over the world. It was through FIDOnet, that Corbin met Indira Singh; and it was through Singh that Derek and I grew to know and appreciate Corbin’s work.
Through FIDONet, followed by ParaNet BBS and the ParaNet Continuum Radio Program (which eventually became ‘A Closer Look’ in 2002), Corbin connected disturbing dots and revealed hidden truths not only about UFO conspiracies but also about government conspiracies — as well as the spiritual battle interweaving both.
Throughout his long and amazing career, Michael Corbin hosted a ‘who’s who’ of alternative and mainstream media figures. This distinguished fellowship includes Father Malachi Martin, Indira Singh, Paul and Phillip Collins, Jim Marrs, Stanton Friedman, Bill Byrnes, Chuck Missler, Graham Hancock, Richard C. Hoagland, Whitley Strieber, Zechariah Sitchin, Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Texe Marrs, Vince DiPietro, Bud Hopkins, Carlo Calvi, Russ Kick, Dr. Judith Reisman, Steven Emerson, Noreen Gosch (mother of kidnapped teen Johnny Gosch), William Gertz, Kris Milligan, Linda Chavez, Maury Terry, Jonathan Levy, Gary Webb, William H. Kennedy, Alex Jones, Greg Palast, John Dean, Lew Rockwell, Jerry E. Smith, Karen Kwiatkowsky, Sherrie Gossett, H. Michael Sweeney, Dr. Imad Khadduri, Joel C. Rosenberg, Charles Upton, David Aikman, Rich Lowry, Chief Justice Roy Moore, Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Tom Tancredo, Nick Begich, Vox Day, Sherman Skolknick, Aaron Russo, Victor Thorn and Lisa Giuliani of WingTV, Dr. Michael A. Salla, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, TJ Bonner, Father William Garding, Jayna Davis, Lt. Col. Daniel Marvin (Ret.), Ralph Bunch, Daniel Ellsberg, Dr. Jerome Corsi, Daniel Hopsicker, Andrea Psoras, John Carman, Charlotte Iserbyt, Linda Nee, Wayne Madsen, Dr. Stan Monteith, Jim Gilchrist, Rusty Nelson, Sen. John DeCamp, Peter Levenda, Joyce Riley, Diana Washington Valdez, and so many more.
Somehow, the internet won’t seem the same without new insights from Corbin’s quick mind. Archives of his hundreds of interviews are available at 4acloserlook.com. This astounding body of work is Michael’s gift to us. Though Corbin’s passing leaves a tremendous wake in the world, his legacy will live on and on.
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