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Re: CE: Open Letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 11:25:26 EDT
Fwd Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 14:48:30 -0400
Subject: Re: CE: Open Letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer


>Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 12:58:27 -0400
>From: Kenny Young <task@FUSE.NET>
>Subject: Open Letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer
>To: CURRENT-ENCOUNTERS@LISTSERV.AOL.COM

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>Our skies are full of misunderstanding, mystery, and yes,
>perhaps even conspiracy. The Cincinnati Enquirer would do well
>to conduct proper and objective reportage of such unusual
>happenings so that we may have an informed populace.

>Respectfully,

>KENNY YOUNG


Dear Kenny,

Just wanted to express my appreciation for people like you who
are willing to chide the media for less than objective and
factual reporting especially on such an important subject.

This sort of thing happens with deplorable frequency. A recent
TV program entitled "Unmasked: Exposing the Secrets of
Deception" comes to mind. One of the segments dealt with crop
circles. Now, this program was not really a news story, but it
contained glaring factual errors about the phenomenon, and
completely ignored it's more interesting aspects, such as the
undamaged (yet bent) plant stems or genetic anomalies found
within the plant matter. The only battle they chose to fight
(understandably so) was the claim by some that humans could not
create such elaborate and mathmatically precise formations in
darkness. To an extent they won. They sent a team of hoaxers out
to do their dirty work, although not in England (curious, that).
I think it was Brazil. They succeeded in producing a very
impressive and complex pattern. They cheated somewhat by using
the light of the full moon, however, and worked away from any
major roads. Naturally, the show's narrator declared the mystery
solved, even though we didn't hear from a single crop circle
researcher.

The subject has received similar treatment in most major media,
sadly. If I didn't know the details, I might buy it as well. The
point of my longwindedness is that the public needs to know the
DETAILS of such things. All too often, the skeptics and
debunkers have the last public word...which really needs to
stop, or we go nowhere.

Quite often, when the subject of UFOs or crop circles comes up,
I usually get the expected comments..."Oh, yeah those two guys
made all those crop circles" or " Those were just flares, I saw
it on TV". I always reply with "Well did you know about (add any
factual details) during that event?"

The response is usually "Really? No, I didn't know that!". It's
a pleasant feeling to know you've just given them something new
to think about. I just wish the media would get their facts in
order and be more objective. Should I hold my breath?

Keep up the good work Kenny,

Greg St. Pierre