It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A group of 'undersea archaeologists' have become the latest to claim they have uncovered the lost city of Atlantis.
The scientists - who have refused to identify themselves - have released a series of images taken beneath the Caribbean.
They insist the snaps show what appear to be the ruins of a city that could pre-date Egypt's pyramids, which appeared after 2600BC.
Herald de Paris makes “Atlantis” claims? Look again.
By Jes Alexander on December 19, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) - Much has been made, this past week, about the so-called Atlantis possibly having been discovered under the ocean in the Caribbean, as first reported in our publication.
Look again. Nothing the Herald de Paris has published says anyone we’ve worked with or spoken to is claiming to have found Atlantis. Quite to the contrary. In the first article, we published the quote saying specifically, “This is NOT Atlantis.”
The Atlantis spin was added by MSNBC, and then further spun by The Huffington Post. We further continued to distance “our” reporting from the Atlantis myth by publishing articles denouncing MSNBC and Huffpo’s sensationalism of our original story and their adding the Atlantis spin. In the case of the Huffington Post, the “Atlantis” spin was so distanced from the Herald de Paris’ original reporting that our breaking story was not even cited.
Neither MSNBC nor the Huffington Post received our permission to re-print our exclusive photographs, nor did either media source have our blessing, or the blessing of the researchers to add “The A-word” to the claims made.
If you choose to condemn the media for turning an earnest story about some interesting research into circus, I suggest you direct your ire at MSNBC and The Huffington Post, not the Herald de Paris.
Jes Alexander, Publisher
Herald de Paris et Cie.