From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:52:06 -0500 Archived: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:52:06 -0500 Subject: And The World Didn'T End, Either - Cox Source: Billy Cox's De Void http://tinyurl.com/b8fr5na Friday, December 28, 2012 And The World Didn'T End, Either... by Billy Cox "What do I have to do to stir up the action?" wondered Gen. Charles Cabell, who had previously warned Pentagon colleagues that those who failed to take the challenge of UFOs seriously "can get out now." After reading yet another futile Air Defense Command report on UFOs, the director of the USAF's Office of Intelligence, was clearly beside himself. "I've been lied to, and lied to, and lied to. I want it to stop," he told subordinates. "I want the answer to the saucers and I want a good answer." Cabell's pique erupted in 1951; we revisited this obscure moment of official clarity 61 years later, on account of a masterpiece published in September. Co-authored by Michael Swords and Robert Powell, UFOs: A Historical Inquiry explored the roots of America's surreal relationship with The Great Taboo before debunking and feigned indifference became formal policy. That a historical narrative should be the most substantial development to emerge from the UFO/media horizon in 2012 shows us, yet again, as if we needed another example, just how shallow the bottom really is. This was the year worldwide news outlets from ABC to The Daily Mail went bonkers over Google Earth lens-flare "UFOs". We saw Anderson Cooper, CNN's prime-time golden boy, hosting a woefully inept "Do You Believe in Space Aliens?" forum in a daytime format so flimsy and trivial that producers decided to pull the plug before the entire brand suffered irreparable damage. We saw the National Geographic Channel manufacture the abysmal "Chasing UFOs" action-figure series that lured heretofore respected documentary filmmaker James Fox into a kamikaze dive. "My credibility and reputation has, deservedly, taken a serious hit," he said. [More at site... ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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