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

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 14:59:19 +0000
Archived: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 11:51:26 -0400
Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'


>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 20:08:38 EDT
>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...]

<snip>

>>Brad,

>>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
>coverup.

Brad,

You live in California, I believe? I live in Maryland just
outside the D.C. line. I have read the Washington Post every day
for decades, and can't recall the last time that the Post had
"interested reporters". Unless you mean those reporters who
occasionally cover UFO meetings or conferences and always treat
them as a joke (like Joel Achenbach), typically in the Style
section though on rare occasions something makes the news
section.

For many years the Fund for UFO Research has attempted to get
serious press attention to UFOs, with very little if any
success. As I recall, the French Cometa report received brief,
neutral coverage obviously because it was quasi-official. The
Post, it is fair to say, is completely hostile to the UFO
subject. What Greg says about the reception a whistleblower
would receive is exactly right.


 - Dick





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