From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:41:28 +0100 Archived: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:04:12 -0400 Subject: Predictable Nat Geo Anti-UFO 'Documentary' FYI Dave ----- From: ufohastings.nul To: ufohastings.nul Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 7:39 AM Subject: Predictable Nat Geo 'Documentary' aired tonight All, Nat Geo just ran one of its new UFO shows, The Truth Behind UFOs: Popped. (The other one, Chasing UFOs, which is getting almost all of the publicity, airs tomorrow evening on the network.) Tonight's show was one of the most blatant exercises in anti-UFO propaganda that I have ever seen. Actually, it's almost identical to previous 'documentaries' offered by Nat Geo, which is why Bob Salas, Charles Halt and I have declined to participate in anything the network produces, despite being asked to do so by various people on several occasions over the last year. If Nat Geo's mission is not covertly directed by the folks at CIA headquarters, the network is certainly making the spooks very happy. Those of you who have not read journalist Terry Hansen's out-of-print book, The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up, you need to! While Nat Geo is not a news network per se, the agency has used entertainment organizations over the years, domestically and internationally, to serve its ends. Some of that subterfuge was exposed in the U.S. Senate's 1975 Church Committee hearings, some by Carl Bernstein (of Watergate fame) and others. I have been promoting Hansen's book for a decade. It is excellent and should have received far more attention than it did after publication in 2000. In short, the CIA's anti-UFO campaign, first recommended in their now-declassified 1953 Robertson Panel report, is undoubtedly alive and well. Proving Nat Geo's complicity is another matter. Perhaps Hansen will get back in the saddle and do a second edition of his book. No pressure, Terry. Bob and Hank, tonight's UFO program, and others recently or soon-to-be aired, drive home the point that we need to have total control over our film, even if it takes awhile longer to fund and produce. I am now convinced that pitching the project to any network would be a major mistake. We need to have a finished film ready for release, with no objectionable content or conditions being mandated by some outside producer or executive. I strongly recommend that we have a strategy session once Bob gets back from vacation. Robert 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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