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Re: No Wonder The Press Won't Cover UFOs Properly

From: Michael Woods <mike.woods.nul>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:18:21 -0400
Archived: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:28:18 -0400
Subject: Re: No Wonder The Press Won't Cover UFOs Properly

>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 18:08:07 EDT
>Subject: No Wonder The Press Won't Cover UFOs Properly

>I've been ranting about this for years.

>The most life threatening, global endangering, imminent doom
>story can erupt yet it will inevitably take back seat to any
>story involving a famous black guy or a famous blonde woman who
>are in some scandal of criminal origin.

>The old excuses that criminals used for years was:

>"A black guy did it!" or "Some dumb blonde, I dunno!" are still
>alive and well and top o' the news!

>Yesterday the President of the U.S. discussed war. China
>endorsed nuclear expansion by Iran. Yet both these stories pale
>in comparison to O.J. Simpson being the suspect in a robbery.

>I swear, the only way we'll get UFOs to the top of the news heap
>is if some famous black guy or famous dumb blonde woman gets
>involved in UFOs. As soon as that happens the new reporters will
>be beating a path to the nearest ufologist's door, aliens will
>land on the White House lawn, the Pope will emerge with a
>Martian on either arm, and the evening news will be hosted by
>James Arness dressed up like the movie alien monster he
>portrayed, The Thing.

Hey Greg,

After 20 plus years as a reporter, news producer and news
writer, the only thing I can add is that James Arness won't need
a lot of make-up to look like the Thing now. He's 84 and has to
be the tallest fogey in the old folks home.

And we're all old enough to realize that TV news gives its
viewers what they want as opposed to what is really important.
If it were otherwise, the PBS news would be the highest rated
newscast in the U.S. (same for the CBC here in Canada.) The
simple, sad fact is we have entered an age where the Public
Goofus Factor is at an all-time high. Newscasts that don't lead
with famous black b.s. artists, or rich, tired-looking blonde
whores end up at the bottom of the ratings heap... and the
producer, clinging to journalistic integrity, finds a new job,
likely saying "Would you like fries with that?"

Who's to blame? Has 50 years of Television reduced the public to
mouth-breathing idiocy? Or has the incredible easiness of life,
especially in First World North America, made common sense the
rarest substance on earth?

I am eager for the scorn, ridicule and counter-arguments I'm
about to receive... especially the counter-arguments, which I
will use in the newsroom for our hourly debates on this very

It's worth reminding everyone not to expect much from
television, despite the propaganda from my industry. Television
is not an information medium, nor an educational medium. It
isn't even an entertainment medium. Television is an
_advertising_ medium, the programs are there to break up the
commercials, not the other way around.

We now resume our originally scheduled program. My advise would
be to go read a book.

Best to all,

Mike (only gnawing the hand that feeds him) Woods

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