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

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:00:33 EDT
Archived: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 07:18:35 -0400
Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'


>From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:18:48 -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
>>numbers):

>>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,

What about the NY Times coverage of the CIA FOIA lawsuit?

Don't bother starting an argument here, read the rest of the
post below.

>which barely referred ? and
>then only in dismissive terms ? 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.

I'm glad you mention my old friend Stan Friedman because what he
said just reported here today on UFO UpDates, clashes with what
you seem to be saying. I hope you realize the argument is not
about the NY Times but about whether legitimate UFO leakers
should go to reputable major media (not _just_ NY Times) instead
of to marginalized fringe outlets. And your response is that no
such serious UFO coverage exists. So let me quote the article on
Stan's comments, from the Edmonton Journal:

---

Friedman, who has lectured since 1967 that flying saucers are
real, says the scientific community and traditional news media
are finally starting to treat the subject of extraterrestrials
without smirking.

"There has been a change of attitude."

He points to a Jan. 1 Chicago Tribune story reporting that about
a dozen United Airlines workers witnessed a flying saucer
hovering low over O'Hare International Airport before bolting
upward into the clouds. The incident was picked up by other
major news outlets such as CNN, National Public Radio, MSNBC and
CBS.

"I believe the press realized that... gee, respectable people
are interested in this, so there have been several stories this
year that have gotten much more coverage than I believe they
would otherwise have received", Friedman said.

---

It doesn't have to be NY Times or Washington Post, but I notice
that you and Dick Hall, et al., completely avoid my example of
Billy Cox's nationwide serious coverage of brand new UFO and
government UFO coverup stories. Do you have some kind of problem
with suggesting that UFO leakers would (and should) rather go to
a Billy Cox instead of a Linda Howe or a Greer or Salla?



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