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

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 19:38:09 EDT
Archived: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:52:12 -0400
Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 14:59:19 +0000
>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'


>>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


>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

>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. Greg says about the reception a whistleblower
>would receive is exactly right.

Dick and List,

What is nice about Google News Archive is that you can check out
all sorts of sources online that were once out of reach. A
simple query for all stories in the Washington Post on flying
saucers or UFO's from 1947 to date yielded the following results
(actually multiple queries to avoid double counting in the

Approximately 1,192 articles in Wash Post on flying saucers or
UFO's from 1947 to 2007, divided chronologically as follows
(adds up to more than 1,192 because there were about 173
duplicates I couldn't easily pinpoint and exclude, and maybe
more duplicates for the most recent years because of multiple
news archive sources reporting the same articles):

1947-49  -   10
1950's   -   60
1960's   -   57
1970's   -   66
1980's   -  157
1990's   -  501
2000-7   -  514

It looks like a major increase in UFO coverage in the Washington
Post even accounting for a few stories about rock bands, etc.

Here are some sample Wash Post UFO stories from the 2000's
(without a subscription to a collective newspaper archive
service I can't get the whole articles but Google gives the
first few lines and/or the lines containing the search words).

As you'll note the very first article indexed by 'relevancy'
happens to be very relevant to our discussion about whether
legitimate UFO leakers would or should go to major reputable
media such as the Wash Post.

It is a FOIA lawsuit filed by Citizens Against UFO Secrecy
(CAUS) covered in the Wash Post!

Another story gives serious coverage to CUFOS.

See below.



'X-Files' Case Lands in Va.; Gilmore Sued Over UFO 'Invasi...
Washington Post - Jun 22, 2000
civilian said he has been involved in "The politics of UFO
research" ... Washington Office of Citizens against UFO Secrecy,
a public interest ...

A UFO Guru Light-Years Away From Carl Sagan
Washington Post - Jul 13, 2000
Joe Firmage, A Silicon Valley millionaire who became A
highbrow UFO Guru after He was visited in his bedroom by
"A remarkable being clothed in brilliant ...

A Tale of UFOs and Alien Abduction
Washington Post - Dec 1, 2002
The action also centers on Roswell, NM, where, legend has It, A
UFO crashed in 1947. in fact, "Taken's" storyline is based
primarily on legends that have ...

The Man Who Has the Fringe Tied Up in Knots
Washington Post - Jan 17, 2003
But he Has never seen a UFO and never met an extraterrestrial.
... "There are a lot of groups on The fringes of The UFO
community Who are nothing But ...

Jennings Explores ABCs of UFOs
Washington Post - Feb 20, 2005
The UFO phenomenon from an early milestone: a 1947 sighting by a
man named ... Segments include visits to The Center for UFO
Studies outside Chicago, ... Executive producer Tom Yellin said
the UFO field is "a risky thing to report ...

Bush Plans to Boost Anti-Terrorism Funding; President Urges Congress...
Washington Post - Jan 23, 2004
Bush's visit to this small, heavily Republican city in
southeastern New Mexico known primarily as a site of purported
UFO landings follows similar ...

COAST TO COAST; A national briefing of people, issues and events...
Washington Post - May 11, 2003
You know that crazy great-uncle who tells You tales about the
UFO that crashed more than 50 years ago In New Mexico? Don't
write him off too quickly -- he's ...


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