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Re: LA Times Editorial - Kucinich's Close Encounter

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5.nul>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 13:13:53 -0600
Archived: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 07:16:49 -0500
Subject: Re: LA Times Editorial - Kucinich's Close Encounter

>Source: The Los Angeles Times - California, USA


>December 1, 2007


>Kucinich's Close Encounter

>The presidential candidate's televised acknowledgment of seeing
>a UFO has put the issue back on the radar.

This is ridiculous. Tim Russert didn't ask Kucinich about his
UFO sighting because he thought it was a serious issue that the
candidate should address. He only asked in order to
simultaneously reinforce two narratives that the mainstream
media wants to pound into the heads of the public:

(1) Kucinich is a flake who sees UFOs;

(2) flakes, like Kucinich, see UFOs.

Russert has never been one to distinguish himself from the rest
of the journalistic herd except by spouting the conventional
'wisdom' in such a way that people who don't know any better
will suppose he is expressing his own original and sage-like

The author of the LA Times editorial, however, seems to be
running off a short distance from the herd before quickly
running back to its safety, making the usual smart-aleck
comments to cover his rear end.

Unfortunately, he didn't bother to even learn enough about the
subject of UFOs to avoid making the silly error of labeling Buzz
Aldrin a "flying saucer enthusiast who spotted a mysterious
something during Apollo 11's return trip." Buzz Aldrin would
take exception to that - at least the 2007 Buzz Aldrin version.

While the 1969 model seems to have thought he might have seen a
mysterious something judging by his debriefing comments, the
2007 model says he only saw a booster adapter panel. And the
sighting happened on the way _to_ the Moon, not on the return

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