From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andromeda.net- Anderson, Jared) Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:24:54 -0700 Fwd Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 22:36:14 -0500 Subject: CSICOP and Phoenix Lights In a recent radio interview Kendrick Frazier editor of CSICOP's recent debunking achievment THE UFO INVASION fielded a question from the radio show host about the recent Phoenix lights. He seemed to indicate that CSICOP is opting to go with the testimony of Arizona resident Mitch Stanley. Those that saw the Discovery special may recall him as the 21 year old amatuer astronomer that identified the Event #1 triangular light formation as small independant aircraft through his 10" telescope. Frazier said that Skeptical Enquirer will be running this article next month. Listening to Frazier's interview it's easy to see how the media is placed in a "no win" situation with the UFO subject. People in the the UFO research community are constantly bashing the media for it's treatment of the subject. Frazier was also bashing the media's treatment of the subject from a completely different standpoint saying the media and news is always telling us "aliens are here" etc. Sadly many skeptics often take a rather malignant view of the media the same way many proponents do. Frazier did make one very apparent false statement when speaking about Stanley and CSICOP's position which was that media and newspapers ignored this witness. Upon hearing this I realized this was incorrect because I had read an article about Stanley in the Phoenix New Times. Frazier was probably unaware of this. Article is online at: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/062697/news2.html Frazier's interview can be heard with Real Audio here: http://www.annonline.com/cevents/RAMhurl.cgi?pnm=audio.annonline.com:7070&date=971009 Jared.
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