A bit of my two cents follows:
One thought — Art was masterful in his day and provided a platform for the many subjects, fringe at the time, which were not being discussed on radio or any large media outlet. He was the pioneer, the ground-breaker. George’s role, and there is no comparison between the two, each is in a separate class, has been very different. George has built many bridges between the (outcast and ridiculed) fringe and the mainstream realm which I feel has been absolutely vital and pivotal. Both men have made great contributions in their own right. There is no competition in my mind, only plenty of room for both to shine in their own way.
Coast to Coast AM, Art’s baby, had to morph into something different and it has.
Stop polarizing the issue!! Stop adding to the mayhem!! Use your intuition to assess.