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

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 16:55:20 -0300
Archived: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 17:44:03 -0400
Subject: Re: All The News That's Fit To Print'

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 00:42:13 +0100
>Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To:  ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 13:48:36 -0300
>>Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>>In my opinion the Doty-Howe type disinformation tactics are
>>aimed directly at those with some influence in the UFO community
>>who have the capability to influence large numbers of the public
>>through television documentaries, interviews and successful book

>Sounds about right, Don.

>However, one of the puzzling aspects about Doty is the way that
>such a loose cannon gets to remain part of the picture,
>apparently under government auspices, for so long.

>The only way I can understand it is as a brilliant double-bluff
>on the part of his handlers: they find a screwball with
>delusions of grandeur who is capable of following simple orders,
>but who can also be relied upon to embellish any story he is
>told to tell and to overstep the mark, talking up his own
>importance, with some regularity. Doty's fantasies become part
>of the disinformation process, but add value to it for the
>disinformers by introducing a further layer of absurdity.

>What kind of fool, acting as a government disinformation agent,
>risks ruining a contact like Howe by telling her that she is
>receiving information because she is way down the media food
>chain? Yet, instead of getting a rap across the knuckles or
>being pulled of the case, Doty is probably told that he is doing
>a great job.

I not so sure that these people are as smart as we give them
credit for. We get lulled into thinking this by books by LeCarre
or recent movie nonsense like The Good Shepard as to the chess
playing intelligence gambits that seems to go on. But that
doesn't necessarily hold true all the way down the line to the
Doty level. It could be he's pure BS and recognized by his own
as such but contributes to the disinformation by the fact of his
own incompetence-or brilliance - who knows. You can't lose for

>Meanwhile, any legitimate investigative reporter who started to
>dig into the whole thing would be constantly brought back to one
>question: what kind of nutcase would be taken in by a nutcase
>like Doty?

Well first going in with this guy back in the day you would not
have the knowledge that we do now. Unfortunately, unlike the
people we are normally up against - usually in some periphial
way - we just don't have the resources to check out them as they
do any of us, paranoia aside.

>This provides a wonderful additional layer of insurance against
>just about any UFO material emanating from self-styled
>ufologists being taken seriously by those who take pride in, and
>build a professional reputation around,  the soundness of their
>judgment. This double insulation means that the work of people
>like Richard Haines or Richard Dolan will always be marginalised
>by a process of self-censorship. You can see it at work in the
>recent press snippets that we've seen concerning Stan - there is
>a constant subtext whereby the fact that he has solid scientific
>credentials is, in itself, treated as a curiosity. Thus, a guy
>who should be listened to and engaged with seriously becomes, in
>himself, an oddity in the public arena.

And the reason why Dick Haines shuns the UFO community in

>Savour that if you will: Stan defused and converted into an
>oddity by virtue of not being a screwball and having some
>serious credentials. What could be more pernicious?

>See what I mean by 'a brilliant double-bluff'?

Second nature to the disinformation side of the intelligence
gathering community. We are only a small part of it. They save
most of that for active wartime duty, mostly for getting the
public on-side and hopefully the enemy offstride. Not working
too good lately.

Don Ledger

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