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Re: CNN Headline News' 'Glenn Beck' Transcript

From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:25:00 EST
Fwd Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 07:25:42 -0500
Subject: Re: CNN Headline News' 'Glenn Beck' Transcript


>Source: CNN Head Line News - Atlanta, Georgia

>http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0701/03/gb.01.html

>Aired January 3, 2007 - 19:00:00 ET


>The Glenn Beck Program

><snip>

>[19:44 Eastern]

<snip>


>Joining us now is UFO historian Richard Dolan and the guy who
>actually broke the story. His name is John Hilkevitch. He is
>from Chicago and the "Chicago Tribune."

>John, let me start with you. The UFO witnesses in Chicago,
>they're not nuts, are they? They are like really fine,
>upstanding people?

>Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune: And they're very serious
>about this. They're all United Airlines employees, ranging from
>pilots to supervisors, who heard chatter about this on the radio
>and raced out and saw it in the sky, aircraft mechanics,
>veterans of O'Hare who have been there for a long time, know how
>lights can play tricks in the sky, and they say this wasn't
>that. This was a real, metallic, gray object, low in the sky,
>and they want answers.

<snip>

Just amazing data. Radio chatter from whom, the towers? Shows
right off the bat it's more than one group of people, various
positions of authority and duty all observing an incident.

<snip>

>Beck: All right. So, John, you think that this is - there was
>some sort of a cover-up. At least the FAA was not real honest
>with you when you first asked, right?

>Hilkevitch: Well, yes. I went to the FAA, and they said they
>have no reports of this at all. I put in a Freedom of
>Information Act request, and then they got back to me several
>days later, saying that, in reviewing the communication tapes at
>O'Hare, they did come across chatter involving this object, and
>that a United supervisor contacted the FAA manager in the tower
>and asked that they, the controllers, had seen anything unusual.

>Also, United Airlines told me that they had no reports of this,
>even though the fact is that they were interviewing up to a
>dozen employees who reported observing this, asking them to
>write reports, draw pictures.

>After my story broke on Monday, United said, "Well, yes, we have
>been talking to these employees."

<snip>

Mr. Hilkevitch did what is called good ol' fashioned journalism.
That's why he got as far as he did with this story. I hope he
doesn't become the target of the same ilk who've attacked other
upstanding professionals in the past with the weak-kneed
character assassination nonsense.

Hilkevitch did his job. It's up to us to do our jobs as
professionally as we can without being hostile toward one
another.

Time to go to work.


Best,

Greg





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