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Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a

From: Sharon Kardol <sharon@hotmix.com.au>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 23:08:16 +0800
Fwd Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 11:18:19 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a

>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a Fraud
>Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 23:47:18 -0500

>nobody with any common sense -- assuming
>they've been in the field long enough to know what the history
>is -- can take someone like Stephens seriously, without checking
>him out first. If you distribute some kind of UFO publication,
>in print or by e-mail, you have a responsibility to do some
>basic checking before you spread these stories. Peter Gersten
>didn't do this. Some of the stuff Stephens talked about -- the
>Norad "fence," for instance -- might be hard to verify if you
>didn't have government or military contacts. But as Roger and
>others have demonstrated, anyone can check to see whether
>Stephens really was a Navy SEAL.

>Peter Gersten didn't do this, which in my opinion makes him
>irresponsible. He eagerly spread the story, thus giving it
>credibility. If he'd spent an hour checking, he would have found
>out right away that basic details weren't right, and would have
>saved us all a lot of nonsense.

This is true. Too true. Unfortunately, look how long it took for
anybody to do a check, and verify Mr Stephens details, myself
included. I may not have eagerly spread the story but I'm
probably just a guilty of irresponsibility.

Cheers, in a shade of red


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