From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 16:11:01 -0400 Archived: Tue, 01 May 2012 16:11:01 -0400 Subject: Buy Two Of Regular Unleaded Instead - Cox Source: Billy Cox's De Void http://tinyurl.com/83yznyg Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:55 Buy Two Gallons Of Regular Unleaded Instead by Billy Cox One of the most facile, meaningless, and inhibiting phrases in the lexicon of The Great Taboo - and we see it repeated time and again - is “UFO believers.” The term, with its implication of religious fervor, is often applied by debunkers as a pejorative swipe at researchers and practically anyone else who takes this stuff seriously. But in the hands of the mainstream media, which expeditiously employs the label in what passes for coverage, the damage is difficult to calculate. No doubt, it leaves an enduring cultural imprint. We see it once more in the latest special edition of U.S. News & World Report, devoted to “Mysteries of Space.” Although the topics are fairly traditional - astronomy, astronomy, commercialization, militarization, etc. - the zinger is a cover tease promising to reveal “Why UFOs Are Dangerous.” The ‘zine invests four of its 88 pages to The Great Taboo, and judging from his sourcing, reporter Michael Morella has put a lot of work into the piece. But he doesn’t know what to do with it. Rather than tell readers exactly Why UFOs Are Dangerous, Morella, like so many other MSM efforts to sample the entire buffet, has trouble with priorities and wastes valuable time and space indulging the rehash. Morella initially attempts to build his case on Leslie Kean’s UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, then proceeds to get sidetracked on tangential cultural contexts and ancient history (wheee - we learn about... [More at site... thanks to Leslie Kean for the lead] 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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