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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