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Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

From: Carol Rainey <csrainey1.nul>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:53:56 -0400
Archived: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 18:12:08 -0400
Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 16:03:31 -0400
>Subject: 'All The News That's Fit To Print' [was: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12]

>>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 16:39:06 EDT
>>Subject: Re: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12


>>You've got to be kidding? Stringfield? Why in hell wouldn't
>>genuine leakers (there is no wrongdoing involved so no "whistle-
>>blowing") go to the NY Times?? The fact they don't tells you
>>they aren't genuine leakers, but plants, agents provocateur,
>>agents peddling disinformation.



>I agree with everything else you said in this post, but about
>the NY Times - I don't think genuine UFO leakers (if any exist)
>would be received very well there. I say this after many years'
>experience as a journalist. High-level journalists generally
>believe that UFOs are crackpot stuff. If a leaker approached one
>of the Times' investigative reporters, or military reporters, or
>science reporters, or Washington reporters, I think they'd get
>blown off. And even if the reporter was impressed, convincing
>the editors to let the reporter work on the story would be very
>hard to do.

Hi, Greg,

Your take on the reporter response was certainly validated in
this past week by the experience of a friend of mine who had had
a UFO sighting and now wants to spread the word. As he was being
interviewed for an un-related story and was also the overnight
house guest of a highly respected journalist for the New York
Post, my friend raised the subject of UFOs during the course of
a friendly evening's conversation. The journalist's manner
changed notably, he refused to engage in any way, even though
his own wife was interested.

He would not enter the conversation, even when asked something
directly, and his body language and expression made it very
clear that he was cold as ice to this topic. Make of that what
you will...

II have on tape an interview with Jay Sapir, a UPI reporter out
of Chicago, who says directly that there are several reasons why
reporters avoid the subject like the plague. Jay himself is

First, it could be a career-killer, revealing the reporter as
credulous. Second,they don't want to be ridiculed by their
fellows. And third, even if they had time to research the
subject, really do the homework, Jay said, it would take them
ten years (as it did him) to get a handle on what was going on
and it would be almost an impossibility to reduce the deep
background of a truly significant story about the UFO phenomenon
to an average length story in a newspaper or magazine.

I find those all perfectly adequate explanations for reporter
reluctance - no conspiracy theory needed to explain it.

reluctance - no conspiracy theory needed to explain it.

Carol Rainey

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