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Main Stream Media yet again makes a mockery of ET-search... FOX Video

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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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Ok, so I realize everyone has their own opinions about the prudence, value, worth, and unintended consequences that may manifest as a part of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. That's fine.

But why must the main stream media (especially, Network News programs), ALWAYS, without fail, feel it so necessary to begin every broadcast or report with the ridicule, off-color jokes, smirking, winking, grand gestures, melodrama, and general dismissiveness of the topic?

FOX news today, in the release of their op-ed panel video, simply continued this reprehensible trend. I'm not picking on FOX by the way: CNN, MSNBC, and the usual nightly networks have all done the same thing many times. This just the latest 'installment'. Perhaps it's all part of this disinfo/ridicule campaign we hear about.

To be fair, there is a morsel or two of sensible comment I heard in the 4:33 clip, but 80-90% of it is bogus and clearly meant to put another "silly face" on the topic. I can't believe one panelist actually said, "I'm more interested in Lima beans having sex [than I am in the search for ET]"). *sigh*
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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Outrageo

Next thing UFO and Aliens pop up, everyone screams for their lifes, and run and hide to the corner, butt against the wall crying, "I don't want to be probed". Then comes to ATS, wanting to preach the "Truth is out there".

Rinse and Repeat.
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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: Outrageo

Mainstream media is for corporations mind #ing humanity, it's meant for the dumb and ignorant..

So who cares what they say !?

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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: Outrageo

"Ok, so I realize everyone has their own opinions about the prudence, value, worth, and unintended consequences that may manifest as a part of" (any Fox news report)


I think your sentence more aptly applies Fox News.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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Let's all ask the ET's today before we go to sleep to probe all those media employees who ridicule them
no vaseline either



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: Elementalist

Its Fox News...Thats the joke.
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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: Elementalist

We all should care, because the majority of America is dumb and ignorant.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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i remember once Timothy Good was on a morning tv show to be interviewed about his latest book. the set was a thrown-together 'lunar' type landscape and 'forbidden planet' type theremin music was the theme to the item.

it was, essentially, ridicule.

i know of no other subject which is treated with such blanket contempt by the msm.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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i know of no other subject which is treated with such blanket contempt by the msm.


Actually there is one other subject that was equally portrayed by the MSM: Ron Paul in the last election. Regardless if you liked or agreed with him it was pretty obvious they treated him like a joke and equally dismissed him as some crazy thing.

The MSM is just bad entertainment and agenda driven for the most part.

I always tell people , the worst commercials is within the content.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: Outrageo

That's been our government's disinfo campaign to make everyone who talks about the possibility of UFO's crackpots. It's why airline pilots are reluctant to talk about their sightings. It's putting social pressure on the public to deny any credibility related to UFO's out of fear of job repercussions. The stations definitely don't want the public to think their anchors and reporters are crackpots, it may affect their ratings. Pilots may be questioned if they're mentally fit to fly.

You have to give credit to our government, it sure does work!



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: Outrageo
But why must the main stream media (especially, Network News programs), ALWAYS, without fail, feel it so necessary to begin every broadcast or report with the ridicule, off-color jokes, smirking, winking, grand gestures, melodrama, and general dismissiveness of the topic?




originally posted by: Outrageo
Perhaps it's all part of this disinfo/ridicule campaign we hear about.



Looks like you answered your own question there.
That's exactly what it is.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Outrageo
That was pretty much unwatchable. I wouldn't worry about it too much. There are a ton of documentaries on UFOs and aliens that make the subject seem more like a joke. I am personally more upset about those. The bar needs to raised all around.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: Outrageo
ALWAYS, without fail, feel it so necessary to begin every broadcast or report with the ridicule, off-color jokes, smirking, winking, grand gestures, melodrama, and general dismissiveness of the topic?


Most true statement I've read all day. They do it to trigger the herd response in the average individual. If someone believes they'll be mocked ("ostracized from the herd") they will join in whatever behavior is believed to allow their acceptance to the herd.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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But why must the main stream media (especially, Network News programs), ALWAYS, without fail, feel it so necessary to begin every broadcast or report with the ridicule, off-color jokes, smirking, winking, grand gestures, melodrama, and general dismissiveness of the topic?


Take a look at the majority of the threads/posts in the "UFO & Aliens" forum......therein lies your answer.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:59 PM
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Its kind of societal peer pressure thing, as a news organization, what benefit is there to align yourself with a fringe belief? Certainly isnt going to increase ratings, some might even associate such media outlets along the lines of "The Enquirer" if they hint UFO stories as credible. News organizations cant afford to lose credibility.

Most people are into their own thing, be it football, skiing, or whatever activity/hobby. It takes too much time to chase down UFO stories unless you are truly interested in them. And even among those who have done so, not everyone is convinced.

I never really paid much attention to UFO stories for a long time, in the back your mind you know the nearest star several light years away.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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The host of this piece is a well established comedian named Jim Norton. I'd say they pick a different topic each time and give it the same treatment, extract as many jokes as you can in the shortest time.

Don't take this piece seriously at all, it's not meant to be so.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:33 PM
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But the other panelists are not comedians, and the premise of my point remains the same: MSM always treats the topic of UFO's and Aliens/ET as a "joke", with scorn, ridicule, and defamation.

The fact that this particular segment may have been introduced by a comedian is immaterial - in fact if you listen to all 4.5 minutes, it is quite obvious the segment was NOT intended to be "comic" whatsoever (aside from the not-so-funny opening monologue by the chap introducing the piece).

Further, and my point, is that even the most serious of newscasts that bring a UFO sighting, ET search, or Alien topic to the public, try to snicker and giggle away their segment AS IF IT WAS COMICAL, and not a serious subject worthy of even the slightest serious consideration.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: RoScoLaz4
i remember once Timothy Good was on a morning tv show to be interviewed about his latest book. the set was a thrown-together 'lunar' type landscape and 'forbidden planet' type theremin music was the theme to the item.
it was, essentially, ridicule.
i know of no other subject which is treated with such blanket contempt by the msm.


And these very obvious attempts at ridicule show they really are trying to hide something. Nick Pope recently apologized for using this kind of language.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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The same reason reporters sound like 10 year old children discussing every sex-related topic and, no matter how vanilla, everything sexual is treated as taboo.

Their reporting is geared toward the most easily-offended, sheltered, ignorant masses and they don't dare say or do anything that might get someone's panties in a twist.
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posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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You guys are aware what "Red Eye" is, right?

It's a late night, tongue in cheek show that was started by Gutfeld a well known satirist/humorist. He left the show, but it's content is still the same.

It is not a news show or even a serious show for that matter


Getting upset over a satirical / mocking show meant to be humor is pretty..................
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