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Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases - Smith

From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 11:16:38 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Fwd Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 08:00:11 -0400
Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases - Smith


>From: Lan Fleming <lfleming6.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 22:12:57 -0500
>Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases

>>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 10:04:56 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>>Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases

Erik Landahl has provided me with persuasive arguments that I
should not be fooled by the APPARENT bias in the media (liberal
vs conservative).

>James Smith's comments seemed to suggest that the news media
>would find UFO stories irresistable because of the surefire
>ratings they would get (further implying that they don't cover
>UFO stories because there's nothing to cover).

I did not imply that. There are many UFO reports that are made
and submitted to the wire services. Has happened for decades.
These are "just-so" reports with little or no analysis. They
usually have the effect of saying something weird is going on
and we have no explanation. This seems pretty fair UFO coverage!

They cover UFOs in small doses and do not consider it the
greatest story of all time. It is UFOtainment. Some off-beat
thing that takes our minds off the murders, kidnappings, rapes,
weapons of mass destruction, political shinanigans.

If you want in depth UFO stories, then you are right, they
likely do not want to do this. More because it isn't going to
sell, than some media conspriacy I would guess. It has to be
sensational to sell to the public. The public really isn't
interested in detailed analysis of the UFO phenomena. They want
neato photos or better ... videos. And eerie music and filming
the witnesses at oblique, rapidly changing angles.

Another problem is that the media is pretty lazy in doing the
research to come up with break- thru stories in the UFO genre.




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