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Re: Friedman On CNN's Larry King Tonight - Kaeser

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:57:40 -0400
Archived: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 08:58:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Friedman On CNN's Larry King Tonight - Kaeser


>From: Dennis Balthaser <truthskr.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 13:17:34 -0600
>Subject: Re: Friedman On CNN's Larry King Tonight

<snip>

>Put this show in the dumpster with the Peter Jennings special
>and recent National Geographic documentary.


From what I've seen on this List, and others, there is no
commercial broadcast medium that would satisfy ufologists, so I
guess I'd just give up on it... <g>

There have been numerous shows done over the past decade on
UFOs, Roswell and the like. Some of this was by small production
groups and a few by major network news departments (apparentely
looking for more work). Before these shows air, there's an
excitement among list members that the "truth" is about to be
told, and then it is quickly turned against the media outlet for
failing to tell the story correctly.

Well, as a former reporter I think there's a lot of self-serving
opinions expressed during the past 10 years regarding the media
and whether you like it or not, the media really doesn't care
what you think. But it gives everyone the opportunity to point a
finger and say it's someone else's fault that the truth isn't
being told, which is a human reaction at the very base level.

I think it is clear that CNN and Larry King had no real news to
present during the show, so the purpose of the program was hype
and commercial exposure for the network (UFOs make for a good
subject). I would guess that it was organized by Larry King's
people and the guests had no realy control or time to prepare,
so this was really set up to fail in some respects.

What I find unfortunate is that the List goes through a manic
high before such shows, which gives way to a manic low
afterwards, and the problem is one of expectations. These shows
are, IMO, positive in nature for those who are unfamiliar with
the field. But if we don't have a 'magic bullet' in hand to
prove something, I wouldn't expect existing evidence presented
over and over again to do much to sway public opinion.


Steve



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