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LA Times - Say What You Mean

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 13:13:17 -0500
Archived: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 13:13:17 -0500
Subject: LA Times - Say What You Mean

Source: Billy Cox's Blog | De Void


Monday, December 3, 2007, 9:39 am

LA Times - Say What You Mean
By Billy Cox

Will wonders never cease? On Saturday, the Los Angeles Times,


felt compelled to lower itself into commenting on recent
developments in UFO-ville.

Slow news day? Temporary insanity? A sick, sinking feeling that
growing numbers of Americans might actually be engaged by this

Maybe for that reason, the Times applied a slightly different
MSM tack to an issue that's beginning to gain some long overdue
traction. Well, yes, of course, it had to employ the old
reliable "cult of the UFO" pejoration to describe people who'd
like to know why the USA can't police its own skies. And they
were obliged to take another formula swipe at the usual suspect
("with Kucinich as a central advocate, ridicule may be
unavoidable"). And rather than puzzle over the evidence at hand,
the Times cited "the clumsy, protesting-too-much denials of
government agencies" as a major culprit in the credibility

But in invoking former Clinton White House chief of staff John
Podesta's call for UFO glasnost, the Times described it as a
"demand that is as reasonable as it is unlikely to happen, given
how easily this topic can be rerouted into japery."

Wait a minute. Freeze frame. "Reasonable"? Amid all the fancy
footwork, did the LA Times just label Podesta's initiative as
"reasonable"? Is that, like, an endorsement?

Better late than never, but where the hell have you guys been
for all these years? An MSM editorial writer who mentions
Kecksburg, Val Johnson, Lonnie Zamora, and the Kaikoura lights
in the same sentence has been pulling his (or her) punches for a
long time. The only way "disclosure is unlikely to happen" is if
the self-proclaimed defenders of the public interest keep
sitting on their hands and waiting for somebody else to step up.

Memo to the LA Times: Quit using Dennis Kucinich as a shield.
Come out of the closet and do your job.


Please consider adding a link to Billy's Blog on your site or
Blog. His is, seemingly, the only visible mainstream media
journalist who consistently covers UFO-related matters in
depth... deserves to be read by all sides of the fence.

He is, after all and as his blog-banner says, "the mainstream
media's lonely UFO web log".

Thanks. Spread the Cox words.

He'll be a guest on the next SDI PodCast and could probobly
be on yours...


[and thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast



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