Flimsy Sanity: Interesting Trivia

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Interesting Trivia

No one in history has preached to more people in live audiences than Billy Graham. In late 1949, Graham launched the first of his major crusades in Los Angeles, which lasted a total of eight weeks (other notables included a twelve-week crusade in London in 1954, and a 16-week one in New York City in 1957). However, it was the Los Angeles crusade which made Billy Graham a well-known figure, due in large part to media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Graham had been preaching against Communism in some of his sermons, and Hearst liked what he heard. He communicated two famous words to his editors: “Puff Graham.” Suddenly, publications like TIME, Newsweek, A.P., Quick, and LIFE all featured Billy Graham, and he was launched into national prominence.

2 Comments:

  • At 7:19 PM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    Which just illustrates what sad, dumb, sheep most of us are.

     
  • At 7:30 AM, Blogger Flimsy Sanity said…

    RJ: Hearst determined that we would even go to war (Spanish American War). Not much different than Murdoch's Fox promoting the Iraq fiasco.

     

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