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

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 12:39:27 -0300
Archived: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 09:35:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Friedman On CNN's Larry King Tonight - Ledger

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

>>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


>>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.

Well having worked with reporters for some 34 years as a
government electronic conduit to them, I can only state that
about 10 percent were really concerned with fact rather than
filling space in the paper. It was painful to watch the
government swallow up the really good reporters in their
government information services after their stories began to
hurt. But a good living wage talks.

>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.

I don't know Steve, I don't get wound up about these
'revelation'" type shows or the style presented on Larry King.

When I saw how many people were going to be on in the space of
one hour I figured that it was going to be a dog's breakfast.
There's just not enough time to present a point of view and
there's little moderation of the 'panel'. And I nearly missed
the show. If it hadn't been that I accessed my emails about 10
minutes before the broadcast and saw another reminder on there
that I tuned in.

I never watch Larry King anyway because he's a terrible
interviewer. Maybe he was good once but a bit of a joke these
days. If anything my interest is if they [the program director
and producers] come up with a bit of a new spin on how to cock
it up. I have no way of knowing whether if Stan or James Fox
were privy to what was being shown while they were talking, I
suspect not, because one of them would have nipped that nonsense
about the parachuting dummies as the explanation for the Roswell
'aliens' in the bud.

The networks don't give a flying fig what we think anyway. There
are more than a few on this list whom I don't think were that
excited because UFOs were going to be on Larry King. Stan stayed
cool though he looked understandably frustrated by Shirmer.
Jamie Foxx stayed cool, Symington didn't flinch, though someone
has to remind him to mention the time he saw his UFO and
verbally separate that from the decoy flares at around 10PM.
Marcel Jr. Looked like a deer caught in the headlights and has
to stop bringing up those letters on the I-beam. He has more
than that. The time delay didn't help Haut's daughter and she
seemed less informed than the rest of us.

What's Shirmer's fixation on anal probs anyway? Coming from a
soft non-science like psychology he has some nerve standing on
the 'scientific method' soapbox. He was sitting next to a
nuclear physicist who lived in the real scientific method for
many years. What's Shirmer done?

Aldrin was Aldrin. He seems to flip-flop a lot.

Don Ledger

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