Calm down, please. Yes, there is definitely an uptick in alien discussions and coverage in the MSM, but the world is tired of the current bad news;
it's all gloom and doom and the MSM, as well as academics, are looking for a popular topic to distract from the regular daily misery, and make money.
This is media as entertainment folks, the same way that celebrities are covered by hard news organizations.
An example of why the alien topic has "legs" consider this; the story of the UFO above O'Hare airport "remains the best-read online story in the
history of the Chicago Tribune."
Quote source: newsblogs.chicagotribune.com...
I work in news, yes in an ancillary way I admit, but as an editor I'd say to my staff let's get more UFO stories, they drive website traffic and
therefor increase ad revenue. Let's do less coverage of record unemployment, multiple wars, terrorism, shoddy politicians, mortgage crisis, chavs,
ect... I want my writers to get stories that tell the news, but garner revenue - get UFO news, it's interesting, provides built-in discussion points,
not really provable so it can keep getting reported, and it's entertainment from negative news.
Just because UFOs are reported now is no different than the changing seasons; we're now in a cycle where UFOs are hot (the 50s/60s they were more so
and people believed an invasion was imminent), by late fall, after Halloween, I doubt we'll see stories like these again until next summer. This is
"infotainment" and a new topic will come along and take its place soon. In early November we'll start seeing Christmas stories - same principle except
the UFO news has be discovered again as a light topic to make money.
Edit to add: If, and I mean a big giant IF, there is disclosure it will be the MSM driving disclosure...and why you ask? Money of course. Newspapers
and magazines are going out of business everyday and the Internet is owned by Google Ad Words, which means these news sites "need" clicks on their
pages to drive ad revenue. The UFO/alien topic is popular, like Paris Hilton, so if they want more money, the MSM will push whoever toward disclosure.
Don't hold your breath though.
Another edit to add: It should be noted, I am a member of ATS because I do believe there is something to UFOs, that certain percentage that cannot be
explained. And, some of the ancient historical records that indicate strange god-like beings. So, I'm not a total skeptic but just very careful about
what I decide believe. Call it keeping my sanity, and my job.
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