It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Vanishing News Stories

page: 1
0
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 13 2004 @ 04:07 PM
link   
This is something that has plagued me for a while. Since other conspiracy folks on this site might know what Im talking about, Ill post here.

Ever noticed certain news stories, once massive breaking News, vanished into thin air without a trace, mention, or memory of the subject?

Example. I remeber, bout 15 years ago, on the news, a cure for AIDS had been found. It was BIG news. It was some sort of Chinese ginger root relative. The story goes, the root iwas taken. It seemd to kill off the cells with aids Virus in them, leaving the healthy ones alone. problem? It was toxic as hell, and several people died from it if they werent rushed to the emergency room quick enough. Scientists were pretty interested in it...

Then the story vanishes without a trace. No mention of this cure anymore, not even to debunk its value. And I asked several people if they remebered it. No one seems to. Havent found mention of the story since.

Back in the mid 90's, I remeber a MARS rover was sent up, and it vanished too. or lost contact. It was int he news, then no mention of it since. Just vanishes.

Two stories I can specifically remeber, two stories of serious signifigance, that not only slipped out of the media totally, but also down the publics memory hole.

Does anyone else have any stories of major signifigance they remeber seeing, but have vanished and no onbe seems to remeber?

It reminds me of 1984. We have always been at war with Eurasia, and no evidence beforehand suggest otherwise.




posted on May, 13 2004 @ 04:12 PM
link   
Though we disagree on views Skadi, I agree with this.
In trying to refute some of you guys and gals, I have recalled seeing articles, as I am sure you folks have, and went looking for them only to find that they are no longer available or quite frankly, no freakin' where to be found.

I gOogled searched an item the other day, found what I was loking for, from a major news source, and hit the link only to have it come up to a error message or no such article to be found....strange, even when I know that internet linked news articles do not last forever, some of the archive sites I hit end up having this same thing happen on some critical articles or topics.


seekerof



posted on May, 13 2004 @ 04:56 PM
link   
Ah, then Im not alone, Seekerof.

I have noticed this disturbing trend too. It has been frustrating for me quite often, when trying to argue something, and remebering I saw something relating to a topic, go to a news site or do a google. And nothign said on the topic.

The memory hole for news disturbs me. Its hard to make a point when people think youre crazy and never heard of the subject youre trying to discuss. But I remeber too clearly the things in the major media. And now, vanished.

I find it very telling when stories like that arent even bothered to be debunked, but just disappear. Vanish. Gone for good.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:10 PM
link   

Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Ah, then Im not alone, Seekerof.

I have noticed this disturbing trend too. It has been frustrating for me quite often, when trying to argue something, and remebering I saw something relating to a topic, go to a news site or do a google. And nothign said on the topic.

The memory hole for news disturbs me. Its hard to make a point when people think youre crazy and never heard of the subject youre trying to discuss. But I remeber too clearly the things in the major media. And now, vanished.

I find it very telling when stories like that arent even bothered to be debunked, but just disappear. Vanish. Gone for good.


I've been interested in these "disappearing stories" for quite a while also. If I'm not mistaken there is a company that annually publishes a report/book on the top 10 "suppressed" or under-reported stories of the year. Basically a compendium of 10 of the most important but least reported stories. You might want to check them out (I'll try to get a name for you).

I've come to the conclusion that their are 2 reasons stories disappear: 1) the fickle nature of modern media which is strongly driven by sales/ratings, 2) actual suppression of topics from sources outside the media. Who's to say which is which on a particular topic?

The best example of the misguided way in which the media reports issues are missing persons cases. Every news station in America, CNN, MSN, FoxNews included gave daily updated on the Elizabeth Smart case. However at the same time the pretty, rich white child was missing, there were thousands of poorer, less TV-friendly children of ALL races missing that were never mentioned.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:18 PM
link   
I also agree with this as well. It happens to me often but not only on the internet but at the library as well. Has anyone read 1984 where Big Brother edited out what news he did not like?



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:18 PM
link   
You might like this seekerof if you dont already use it Internet Time Machine

Thats a good way to at least look at some of the old news stories that have been taken down. And yea skadi i feel the same way as you do. The human brain is powerful but when it comes to memory we cant remember crap. And then sometimes it just hits ya and the rest of the world has forgotten about it. And that is what really scares me. What if sometin happened 100 years ago and it was just forgotten by the people of that generation.

[Edited on 5^14^04 by Quicksilver]



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:34 PM
link   
I agree with this, too, Skadi.
And, they condition us to think this is normal. How many times is there breaking news, OMG, how shocking,...and then no follow-up and you never find out what happened. They are conditioning us to forget!!!!

I predict a 100 years from now, everyone alive will believe the government's version of the JFK conspiracy. None of the items questioning the gov't version will still exist. Of course, we'll never know for sure, but you get my drift.

Does anyone know if Robert Blake killed his wife? Was there a trial? Was he found guilty? Is he free or imprisoned?
The list of stories could go on...and on.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:48 PM
link   
A good exaple is the current UFO sightings and recording from Mexico, it was on the front page of CNN...for about 2 hours...then, it was gone...you could look all over the site...no mention. It was still there, a link to it off of this site was the only way I could find CNN's story on it again. But if you went looking for the story any other way...it just didnt seem to turn up.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 12:58 PM
link   
This is the group I mentioned in my earlier post. Excellent resource if you haven't already been using it:

www.projectcensored.org...

Enjoy. Make sure to hit the "resources" page for a ton of valuable links.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 01:38 PM
link   
After the KAL 007 flight crashed. There was another plane that went down in SE asia. A friend of mine who worked for a city paper called me about 8 p.m. and told me that in the wire reports, the death toll kept going DOWN in subsequent press releases.

This was after AP and UPI had just merged, leaving the U.S. with only one newswire (back in the day before internet.)

Basically there were something like 11 or 14 americans among the dead. The dead total was what fluctuated. Originally 200, then eventually down to about 60 and finally down to a pt. where the Americans must have been half the passengers on the flight. 30 or so.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 01:41 PM
link   
Remember the story about the three ships sailing about the gulf that were supposedly loaded with WMDS? Big news for one day then vanished completely.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 01:44 PM
link   
Thank you very much Quicksilver.

I had WayBack bookmarked at one time and seemingly misplaced it or trashed it, but have it bookmarked again.
Much appreciated.



seekerof



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 02:00 PM
link   
Perhaps more insidious are the stories that never get any follow ups.

Before the "TorturePorn" pix came out, the buzz was about evidence that Saddam had multi-tens-of-billion dollar deals on the side of the U.N. Oil for Food program

The big co-culprits were France, China, and Russia; all with seats on the U.N. security council. I haven't heard a single follow up.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 02:35 PM
link   
I agree Skadi, happens to me quite often. I hear something on FOX, CNN and other sources and when I check for further details, absolutely nothing and the original story usually disappears into oblivion too.



posted on May, 14 2004 @ 04:00 PM
link   
Thanks for the links, folks. Then I know Im not crazy!

I remeber all to well, the looks Id get from people when Id talk about something, and they say, I never heard of it, or, that didnt exist, and do some internet searching, and find out the data I need doesnt exist on the internet!

Just for reference, a supressed news story is different from one that has vanished period. A supressed news story means you can still find it on indy media new sources, or someone else posts it.

Vanishing news stories vanish without a single mention. Totally disappear, from the news, the internet, even the public memory. Like, it never happened at all.

But supressed news often becomes vanished news. As people have shown above. So, it is good to keep an eye on supressed news, in the case it might vanish completely into the memory hole!

Every subject from scandals, terrorism, medicine and science, ect!

Glad to see some of us are more awake then other people, though. As long as we stay awake, some things may never fully vanish as long as at least someone somewhere remembers.



posted on May, 17 2004 @ 06:24 PM
link   
It seems to happen so much, too. Even down to local news stories. You hear about it one day, and you're stunned by it, but something much less important becomes the top story for weeks.


XL5

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 03:04 AM
link   
I remember the news having a short article on brains merged with a computer chip that went away fast. They treat stories like the tabloids treat famous ppl, the more shock and awe value it has for the simple mind or the skceptic mind the more money it will make (how ever with in reason). True cover ups are different though.



posted on May, 20 2004 @ 03:29 AM
link   
I have noticed it happening also, the latest one is the Mid Florida sighting of ufos that was reported on channel 6 news last week, and they had a video on the website. I haven't been able to see the video yet and the story is gone. Perhas in this instance they didn't think it was newsworthy enough to follow up.

But there have been other cases I have seen this too.

[Edited on 20-5-2004 by Muaddib]



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 04:43 PM
link   
This subject has always intersted me since I was a child. My mother, father and I remember listening tothe radio one morning before I was due to go to school and the news was full of a story that simply disapeared. It concerned a pyramid as big as the one at Giza that had been found under teh bermuda triangle..... the news treated it as THE story for about an hour...then

...nothing.....it vanished and I never heard of it again. It would be great to compile a list of supressed news stories each week/month here on ATS so they always exist somewhere.

Wayne...

[edit on 29/8/2006 by the secret web]



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 05:02 PM
link   
Don't know if it's been mentioned, but the whole Planet X thing, the tenth planet. I remember hearing about that planet a while back and then no one cared, but now it was back in the news semi-recently I believe.



new topics

top topics



 
0
<<   2 >>

log in

join