The third season of Jesse Ventura’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’ show is in full swing, but many of its fans and other onlookers have been surprised by the lack of buzz surrounding what was a popular show in its first two seasons.
While its considerable fanbase had been eagerly awaiting the debut of season three not too long ago, the lack of advertising for the show in comparison to previous seasons has been glaring. Promos seem to be few and far between when they had been a fairly standard part of TruTV’s programming.
In addition to the lack of promotion by the fledgling network for what is one of its more popular shows, the network also pulled a surprising switch on the show’s weekly air date that caught many fans off guard and led to thousands of people missing various episodes that were not recorded by their DVRs, according to various online forum posts.
The episode ‘The Ozarks’ was among those that was victimized by a sudden shift of the show’s weekly air date from Wednesday to Monday, one that caused many fans to miss the show. The episode tackled the topic of underground bases supposedly built for government officials in the middle of the Ozarks, a similar theme to a Ventura episode about other underground bases in Colorado under the Denver airport, which has been the subject of many conspiracy theories in the past.
The Conspiracy Theory Extends to Popular FEMA Camp episode
Another odd occurrence surrounding the Conspiracy Theory TV show pertains to the ‘FEMA Camp,’ aka ‘Police State’ episode in which Ventura, the former Minnesota governor, investigated rumors of large military installations that look suspiciously like concentration camps and are believed to have been built by FEMA for the purposes of rounding up “dissidents” or “suspicious” Americans in the event of some sort of national emergency.
The episode caused a massive stir on the Internet, even shooting up to number one among Yahoo! Internet searches following its original airing.
But subsequent showings were reportedly pulled from TruTV, fueling more conspiracy theories about whether or not the network had felt pressure to stop airing it, especially since other episodes had aired quite often since that point.
This season’s episodes have leaned more toward paranormal and/or supernatural types of topics, ranging from aliens to a “lizard people” conspiracy to time travel and Nikola Tesla’s rumored “death ray” technology.
But another upcoming episode of interest is one that includes an interview with Michael Chertoff, dual-Israeli citizen and a reported co-author of the controversial Patriot (spying) Act whose company has been tied to the production of body scanners. Chertoff was actually grilled about the rapid introduction of the scanners, which have been banned in Europe due to health reasons, in cable TV interviews about whether or not he stood to profit handsomely off of them in the wake of the botched “Christmas Day” attempted bombing by a Nigerian boy over Detroit.
Ventura was also said to have researched claims by TSA employees that they came down with “cancer clusters” from body scanners as alleged in a lawsuit that did not receive much media attention.
It will be interesting to see how much, if at all, the TSA episode airs, and also whether or not Ventura gets any support for what has been a popular show with a lot of potential, more forward.
For now, be sure to check out the show while you still can because the topics it covers are unique to cable television.
Nicholas Tomasi is an AP Award-winning writer and found of the health website www.AltHealthWORKS.com.