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From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:12:10 EDT
Archived: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:30:06 -0400
Subject: Rent-A-Skeptic?

Okay, I laughed for a whole day after hearing Mr. Stanton T.
Friedman on the Jeff Rense Program refer to Mr. Shermer who
appeared on the Larry King Show as a 'rent-a-skeptic'.

I screamed and rolled on the floor laughing. I couldn't type
for quite some time. That is what we call in the streets
a 'snap'.

See, now I'm giggling all over again!

I saw the Larry King special and thought everyone did well
except when Buzz Aldrin went through a long drawn out
explanation of his supposed UFO encounter. Of course he due all
'props' being a man who walked on the Moon but it took longer to
get to the Moon than it did for him to explain it.

Then that guy Shermer looked like he was having far too much fun
being the skeptic guy on the panel. He was getting beat down six
ways to Sunday. He looked like at any moment he was going to
fall out of his chair in hysterics. I don't know him personally
but he appeared to enjoy just being the skeptic guy not hostile
or demeaning at all.

However the direction of the segment was worse than one of those
used car commercials we have on the air in California. During
the most intense part of the discussion CNN started running NASA
and military file footage of crash test dummies and failed
aerial experiments and balloons with no explanation whatsoever
to the viewer about what the heck they were looking at. It
looked like one of those old 1970's student film presentations
on PBS. It made no sense whatsoever to do this. The viewer got
ripped off and the panel not given it's due respect given the
years of service the panelists had given mankind in general.
It's another example of pitiful poor journalism or an attempt to
implant suggestions into the viewer.

Ufologists should just boycott ABC. Just tell them no whenever
they call you up. As for CNN at least they tried. No one will
take ufology seriously unless there's some sex-scandal involved
or some famous black guy can be blamed for some crime and UFOs
are attached to the story. Then you'll get press like there's no



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