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

From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:07:47 -0400
Archived: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 08:04:05 -0400
Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'


>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:00:33 EDT
>Subject: Re: 'All The News That's Fit To Print'

>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?

I think this discussion has been sidetracked from the point I
originally tried to make. I had a hand in that; I'm not blaming
anyone else.

What I originally said was that I can't blame leakers in the
past from going to UFO people, instead of the mainstream press.
And that they may well have gone to the mainstream press, and
been turned away. That, at least for me, was the most important
part of what I originally wrote - that it would be fascinating
to go to a reporter like Seymour Hersh, who gets national
security secrets leaked to him very often, and find out whether
anyone has ever tried to talk to him about UFOs.

Right now I certainly think UFO leakers should go to the
mainstream press and try their luck. Maybe there's a new
attitude emerging. Certainly as a new generation takes over the
news business, I'd expect attitudes to change.

But how widespread has the change been, so far? Yes, the O'Hare
incident was covered, even sympathetically in Chicago. But (as
far as I can see from searching the NY Times website) it wasn't
mentioned in the NY Times at all, even though the Times covered
other O'Hare-related news, like a near-collision between two
planes and the derailment of a subway train on its way to the
airport.


Greg Sandow



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