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

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 20:08:38 EDT
Archived: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 09:23:14 -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...]

>>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,

So far so good. :)

>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.

In subsequent posts here I pointed out that Doty for one told
Linda Howe he was coming to her instead of the NY Times because
she is "much easier to control" - this coming from a
disinformation agent only pretending to be a leaker. At least
he recognized the difference between reputable media with clout
that a legitimate leaker should turn to, and a marginalized,
fringe media outlet.

My point was not that the NY Times was the only reputable outlet
a genuine leaker should go to. But the NY Times did in fact
cover the MJ-12 document controversy quite fairly and
prominently. In later postings I also pointed out that the Wash
Post has had interested reporters, and that for many years Billy
Cox was at Florida Today and got considerable national coverage
for his UFO stories, many of which dealt with government UFO

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