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

From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:18:48 -0400
Archived: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 17:23:15 -0400
Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 19:38:09 EDT
>Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>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):

I've read the NY Times almost every day for the past 30 years
(approximately), and I can't say their UFO coverage is fair or
thorough. Numbers in this case aren't very relevant. What counts
more is the impression the coverage makes. The one fair and
thorough piece I can remember is the one Brad cited earlier, on
MJ-12. But standing in strong contrast to that was a piece on
the Air Force Project Mogul report, which barely referred =97 and
then only in dismissive terms =97 to the work of Roswell
researchers and the body of evidence they've uncovered. I don't
say the NY Times writer (it was William Broad, a science
reporter) needs to be convinced by any of that work, but he
might at least mention it, or go to someone like Stan or Kevin
for a reaction.

There was a study by social scientists, published in the Journal
of UFO Studies, about the NY Times' UFO coverage. The study
found it to be biased against any belief that UFOs represent
anything serious people should care about.

Greg Sandow

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