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In one of the strangest stories in recent years, former astronaut and Senator John Glenn made a March appearance on the NBC comedy "Frasier" in which he made the comments cited above. Although many have dismissed them as simple humor because of their context -- one of the most popular comedy's on television -- when you actually watch the program, listen to the words and observe Glenn's demeanor, it becomes much harder to dismiss this as “simple episodic comedy.”
Those dismissals are missing the key point. Regardless of where they were spoken, Glenn's words are a scathing indictment of NASA and its integrity.
In fact, this bizarre appearance has all the earmarks of straightforward "Brookings" revelation. It is so direct, so fraught with implications, that had it happened in any other forum, it would have sent shockwaves through the press. Instead, because it happened in the context of a network "comedy," most observers, including some in the UFO community who should know better, are dismissing it and even making light of it as an early "April Fools" joke. Maybe that was precisely why this forum was chosen in the first place.
Let's consider this a moment: assume that everything the doubters say is true, that Glenn was “just invited” to be on this show, and for whatever reason decided to accept. As a true American hero, a distinguished Senator from Ohio and former presidential candidate, Glenn would obviously have some leverage on the script. So imagine his reaction when he is handed his copy of the words he is to speak. In his most crucial scene, he’s asked to:
1: Admit he is a liar;
2: Admit that the Agency which sent him into space twice -- making him everything he is today, astronaut, Senator and American hero, not to mention a man of some personal wealth -- has also lied;
3: Admit that the Brookings recommendations to cover-up any discovery of extraterrestrial ruins or life are true;
4: Admit that he and his colleagues were so shattered by what they saw that they have had "nightmares" ever since &
5: Admit that some film portrayals about the UFO subject are accurate.
Can't you just see the belly laughs and knee slapping back at NASA Headquarters when they saw that one? The simple and obvious truth is that no man with any sense of integrity, loyalty or gratitude would stoop to such a level … for “a mere laugh.” The idea that Glenn would agree to say these things about himself and the Agency which made him what he is today -- even in such a context -- is, well, laughable. Anybody who quickly dismisses this without considering these deeper issues is just whistling past the graveyard.
It was Glenn who approached the "Frasier" people to do this specific show.
When you watch the show itself, this really becomes obvious. The plot, such as it is, deals with Frasier's producer Roz, who wants to do a show on the space program "because it’s 2001." Glenn is brought in to narrate, and through a series of circumstances ends up lying to Roz to protect Frasier. Once he is caught in this lie, he apologizes and adds the statement "I was misled. It's not like me to be that underhanded."
Originally posted by OldDragger
The joke was that he "confessed", but everone missed it due to being self absorbed. See ,the UFO mythology has been around for DECADES, Glenn and the show were poking fun at the "conspiracy' crowd.
Of course, conspiracists, not having any sense of humor, as usual don't get it.
[edit on 9-6-2010 by OldDragger]
Mitchell is a former NASA astronaut who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission. He is credited with the longest moonwalk in history for his nine-hour walk in the Fra Mauro Highlands
"There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase often credited to P. T. Barnum (1810–1891), an American showman. It is generally taken to mean that there are (and always will be) a lot of gullible people in the world.
4: Admit that he and his colleagues were so shattered by what they saw that they have had "nightmares" ever since
Originally posted by DCDAVECLARKE
reply to post by OldDragger
I have to ay your a fool if you belive we are alone in the universe!
Originally posted by Danbones
reply to post by draknoir2
i chose my wording for effect:
meaning NOT all outings are in the comedy realm
to dismiss what is said because it is comedy is to deny every literary work ever writin which was designed to expose a tricky subject to a difficult population
like this for example
"Harriet Beecher Stowe's most famous introduction took place on or around Thanksgiving Day, 1862, when she was introduced to President Abraham Lincoln, who allegedly greeted her with these memorable words, 'So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!'"1
Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1851 was the book
Larry king is a big mainstream news show as are the other shows which the link summerizes where Mitchell outed his views like Dateline NBC, Fox News and Larry King Live.
guess you didn't check the link or watch the interview imbeded on the page eh?
[edit on 9-6-2010 by Danbones]
[edit on 9-6-2010 by Danbones]