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Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
We have been told zero truth about these mysterious flying machines.
Coast To Coast AM - 26.8.2011 - 1/4 - UFOs & the Media
Filling in for George Noory, George Knapp welcomed journalist Terry Hansen for a discussion on the media's role in covering UFO phenomenon. Hansen said he became interested in the topic when he noticed a gulf between what happens in the real world and the way in which national news organizations portray or ignore certain events.
Originally posted by Toxicsurf
I think the government cover-ups or lame attempts at force-fit debunks tells more than lights in the sky videos...
Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
Anybody interested more in Terry Hansens work, here's an interesting lecture:
Originally posted by karl 12
For those that are interested in this sort of thing, there's a good article below about the 'History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television' and it contains some interesting speculation about certain aspects of the UFO subject, especialy the 'treatment' it receives from the corporate media - there's also some good points made about the work of Major Donald Keyhoe, Walt Disney and Stephen Spielberg, as well as some interesting reading concerning the USAF, the CIA and the Pentagon. This presentation also raises some intriguing questions about media-government collusion, censorship and precision propaganda.
'History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television'
A major new article on the subject on government manipulation of UFO-themed media products is accessible from today as an advance publication for the Spring 2011 issue of 49th Parallel - a journal of North American Studies jointly run through the UK universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
This is one of only a small handful of articles dealing with UFOs and entertainment-media-control ever to have been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal, and is all the more unusual in that it treats UFOs not as a mere cultural abstraction, but as a real, physical phenomenon of considerable concern to officialdom..
Cheers.edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tracher999
tnx for the pdf i gonna read for shure
Originally posted by the seeker_713g
Hey Karl, happy new year, mate! So what is your take on those scientists pushing for a lunar search for possible alien artifacts?
Prof Says Beings From Outer Space Have Visited Earth
Associated Press, November 26, 1962
"That means that every star, such as our sun, would be visited at least once every million years. In some systems where these beings found life, they would make more frequent visits. There's a strong probability, then, that they have visited earth every few thousand years."
"It is not out of the question that artifacts of these visits still exist or even that some kind of base is maintained, possibly automatically, within the solar system, to provide continuity for successive expeditions."
"Because of weathering and the possibility of detection and interference by the inhabitants of earth it would be preferable not to erect such a base on the earth's surface. The moon seems one reasonable alternative."
How the Mainstream Press Avoids UFO Stories”
Some journalists have taken on the challenge of serious UFO investigations. Unfortunately, many have suffered setbacks in their careers as a result of their research. Others have been ignored or permanently ostracized..
Getting Inside Your Head: Media, Mind Control, and Marginalization of UFOs
by Richard M. Dolan
Most people don’t realize that bizarre, unexplained, aerial phenomena go on all the time. This is most definitely not a mere remnant of cold war culture, but as much a part of our world today as it was during the era of so-called flying saucers in the 1950s and 1960s. Normally, not a week goes by without something extraordinary being seen by people somewhere around the globe. Many of these sightings are of high quality, in terms of factual details observed and the caliber of the witnesses. But hardly ever a word on this appears within the mainstream media, in which UFOs appear to be a quaint, cute, and very dead issue.
In fact, mainstream media, and American media in particular, is incapable of handling this issue in a detached way. A very convenient situation, if you’re part of a national security apparatus that has been incapable of dealing with unexplained aerial objects for more than fifty years. Despite the many air space violations and failed attempted intercepts that have taken place over the years, the sum total of media coverage registers a few degrees above Absolute Zero.
It’s a reasonable conclusion that someone is trying to influence your perception of reality.
'Sovereignty and the UFO'
UFO denial appears to be as much political as sociological—
more like Galileo’s ideas were political for the Catholic Church than like
the once ridiculed theory of continental drift. In short, considerable work
goes into ignoring UFOs, constituting them as objects only of ridicule and
scorn. To that extent one may speak of a “UFO taboo,” a prohibition in the
authoritative public sphere on taking UFOs seriously, or “thou shalt not try
very hard to find out what UFOs are.”
Originally posted by cloudyday
That's an eye-opening speech for me. Most of the facts were not new, but I have never seen them put together in a way that makes the CIA propaganda efforts so obvious with respect to UFOs.
Hansen continues, “CSICOP can accurately be described as a propaganda organization because it does not take anything approaching an objective position regarding UFOs. The organization’s stance is militantly anti-UFO research and it works hard to see that the news media broadcast its views whenever possible. When the subject of UFOs surfaces, either in the news media or any other public forum, CSICOP members turn out rapidly to add their own spin to whatever is being said. Through its ‘Council for Media Integrity’ CSICOP maintains close ties with the editorial staffs of such influential science publications as Scientific American, Nature, and New Scientist. Consequently, it’s not too hard to understand why balanced UFO articles seldom appear in those [magazines].”
One of the most facile, meaningless, and inhibiting phrases in the lexicon of The Great Taboo — and we see it repeated time and again — is “UFO believers.” The term, with its implication of religious fervor, is often applied by debunkers as a pejorative swipe at researchers and practically anyone else who takes this stuff seriously. But in the hands of the mainstream media, which expeditiously employs the label in what passes for coverage, the damage is difficult to calculate. No doubt, it leaves an enduring cultural imprint.
Buy two gallons of regular unleaded instead