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The O'Hare UFO on Olbermann tonight

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posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 08:38 PM
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Did anyone see Keith Olbermann discussing the O'Hare incident on his show tonight? It was actually pretty cool, they were joking around (but they always do on his show) but other than that, there were some good questions asked, and the tone was generally respectful to the subject matter.

In the course of the segment, Keith showed the UFO footage from the Mexican airforce and said, "This comes from the Mexican Air Force, and they admit that they have no idea what this stuff is... why cant the United States do the same? Especially the whole, we dont know about it, and then the freedom of information act is filed, and now they remember it (this was paraphrased for clarity)?"

Im kind of stoked to see a mainstream journalist discussing the government's "denial is policy" stance on national TV.

PS. I dont care if you dont like Olbermann, dont bring it up.




posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 10:20 PM
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It was fantastic, and I hate Olbermann. This could get ugly.



posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 11:43 PM
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Olberman has a huge set of cajones and he's not afraid to go against the status quo. It may take some really brazen newspeople to start cracking open the disclosure policy and shifting the standard.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Olberman has a huge set of cajones and he's not afraid to go against the status quo. It may take some really brazen newspeople to start cracking open the disclosure policy and shifting the standard.


Olbermann is a reporter that I have the utmost respect for. Its true that he sometimes does opinion pieces on his show, but for the most part, his journalistic credibility is unquestionable.

There was one point tonight when I was surprised that he didnt ask his guest if there were any cameras at O'Hare that might have caught this UFO. I would have expected that to be one of his questions, but you know, sometimes things slip through the cracks.

We need more journalists asking questions about this incident. The FAA deny that it had reports, and then admitting it only when they were about to be found out is not only wrong but might actually be illegal (unless the files were classified for some reason, which apparently wasnt the case). We need accountability in Government, and as I said earlier, the Governments "Denial is Policy" stance has got to go.

If Keith posted here, Id nominate him for Way Above Top Secret.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 03:53 AM
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Any one hear the description (the full description) of the UFO and what happened?


"It was a wing shape object, that was hovering, then shot up into the sky leaving a hole through the clouds where it passed through.."

Now thats damned neat! the qoute is from the reporter that broke the story in the first place.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 04:04 AM
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I was surprised he didn't include it on Odd Ball. The fact that he reported it with respect for the subject was very telling. Good job Keith!



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by Mezzanine

We need more journalists asking questions about this incident.


I agree with that!

I wouldn't agree that Olbermann deserves many Kudos here though.

It was Jon Hilkevitch of the Chicago Tribune who pursed this story via FOIA request and good journalism in conjunction with others like Peter Davenport who brought this to a serious News Story.

Glenn Beck even beat Olbermann by a day on this one , even though the event happened Nov. 7 of last year.

Not that it matters to me , just pointing that out.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 10:52 AM
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Here is a link to the video from Olbermann.

video.msn.com.../64&p=hotvideo_viralvideos&fg=>1=8921

Like others said, couple jokes but that is how Olbermann usually is. For the most part one of the better coverings of this.

It is interesting the different stories coming out of space, the meteorite in New Jersey, Russian Rocket over Colorado and the O'hare sighting in less than a week.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 12:47 PM
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Very true, Lost_Shaman. The reporter who really broke this story did a great job, and I hope the Chicago Tribune realizes what a talent they have.
Although Im pretty sure the editorial boards will flip out with excitement anytime one of their reporters catches a Government official in a lie, even if it is in a ufo story, so Im sure that Hilkevitch is doing pretty well now.

What did Glenn Beck have to say about this issue? Was it filled with his usual fear and panic?

When I first heard about this thing at O'Hare, I was kind of skeptical. Mostly because it took so long for the story to break. But now Im getting more and more convinced that something very weird was happening there that night.

I hope one day we can know exactly what.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 02:18 PM
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The astronomer expert they had on pissed me off.
The first suggestion he makes is that the witnesses had been enjoying holiday cheer. What an idiot. Olbermann did a good job though.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 02:53 PM
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While it's nice to see a journalist take a stand, I'm surprised he brought up the Mexican Air Force vid, as even many UFO groups believe the Oil Rig Fire explanation....



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 03:09 PM
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Olbermann is the mann.

I'm sure it will take many more of these incidents before people are fully comfortable with the whole UFO issue...but...baby steps!

Mezzanine: Thats funny what you said about Glen Beck. He probably found some way to link the UFO with terrorists .

Beck: "Wake up people! The terrorist are real and their flying UFO's! Thats right people! Unidentified Flying Objects! Believe me when I tell you that those UFO's are real and they are mad! These terroristic UFO's wont stop until they abduct every western man woman and child!
Coming Up next : Iran and their web of terror..."

Good ol Beck. Sigh.

[edit on 5-1-2007 by xEphon]



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 04:18 PM
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i don't know who keith is but it's good to see something actually important in the mainstream cause you know that's very rare.


jra

posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 06:43 PM
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I find this story rather intriguing. I hope it continues to develop further. I'm sure it will remain inconclusive as to what it was for sure though.


Originally posted by Mezzanine
There was one point tonight when I was surprised that he didnt ask his guest if there were any cameras at O'Hare that might have caught this UFO. I would have expected that to be one of his questions, but you know, sometimes things slip through the cracks.


I thought I read somewhere the other day that one of the pilots (or one of the witnesses anyway) had caught it on there camera phone, but was to afraid to show it for fear of losing his job. But I'm just going off my memory, so i'm not sure how true that information was.



posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 07:52 PM
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I wonder if astronomer Derrick Pitts was drunk when he did this interview? Or if he drinks on the job? Or if he is an alcoholic or enjoys doing drugs?

Doesn't sound very nice does it Mr. Pitts? Please don't accuse people of drinking just because you can't explain something. The rest of your interview did you credit, but the "holiday cheer" statement was juvenile. I do agree with your statement; "unknown does not equal alien"...a lot of people forget that and jump the gun.

The important fact of this, that the media and the astronomer misses, is that this is a valid security/safety concern. Either it's a safety issue because we had a weather phenomenon that created a vortex above the 2nd busiest airport in the US, or we have a aircraft being flown (remotely or not) above an airport. There's no joke if someone's flight hit this thing and people died. Pretty discouraging that only the guy at the Chicago Tribune gets this angle.




[edit on 6/1/07 by Atomic]



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