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Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud -

From: Royce J. Myers III <ufowatchdog@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 14:58:39 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 19:47:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud -

 >From: Robert Gates <RGates8254@aol.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 14:06:21 EDT
 >Subject: Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud

 >>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
 >>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >>Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:48:44 EDT
 >>Subject: Re: Possible Action Pending In Reed UFO Fraud


 >>>Boycott the enablers.

 >>Amy, List, All -

 >>I have suggested for years that we do not participate in
 >>programs and on venues in which those who have exploited UFOs
 >>appear. I have no problem with sharing a stage with Stan
 >>Friedman, for example, but balk at sharing it with say, a Don
 >>Schmitt. Here is a guy who did a great deal of damage to the
 >>Roswell UFO case and to the field. Yet, he still lectures and he
 >>still investigates and people believe what he says.

 >>I think we can all put together a list of those who don't
 >>deserve our support. I'm thinking here of those who have lied
 >>about their credentials, lied about their background, lied about
 >>what they have accomplished, have been convicted of felonies
 >>(and there are several who regularly appear on the lecture
 >>circuit), those who had claimed military service they didn't
 >>have, and those who are simply unreliable.

 >>I'm not suggesting here that I would fail to share a stage with
 >>those with whom I disagree. Karl Pflock and I are at opposite
 >>ends of the spectrum on some UFO matters, but I respect his
 >>research but reject some of his conclusions. I would, however,
 >>share the stage with him.

 >>I do like this idea of boycotting the enablers because this is
 >>the way to eliminate the forum for them and get rid of their
 >>opinions. I am not suggesting we boycott the forums of those who
 >>disagree, only those who have muddied the waters of Ufology.
 >>Refuse to appear with those people. Make it clear that you don't
 >>want to have anything to do with them. And use, as a criterion,
 >>their lies. Reed is a good example. Schmitt is a good example.
 >>Mel Noel is a good example.

 >We shouldn't boycott the various talk show hosts. I had only
 >hope that the various talk show hosts would be just as
 >interested in providing information say about the Reed fraud, as
 >they do when they breathlessly unload the case in the first
 >place. Sadly they don't seem inclined to and instead move on to
 >the next story teller that comes their way. In essence what the
 >gulliable believers do for the most part.

 >Recall back in 1997 when people were defending and propogating
 >the ET going to make mass landings in the desert SW on April
 >24th Once April 24th came and went we had a few rationalizations
 >about June, then the Roswell fest in July but as a whole most of
 >the gulliable went on to the next tale bearer that came along.
 >Some of the radio show hosts do the exact same thing.

A radio show host should take full responsibility for not
reporting all of the facts in these matters - especially when
they claim to be a reporter. Instead, it appears they just tuck
their tail between their legs and run the other way while
proclaiming "It's only entertainment!" after they call it
"breaking news".

I disagree about boycott, we should do it to those irresponsible
morons out there who are not willing to expose hoaxes when
they're uncovered - especially after they've promoted the hell
out of them.

You'd think that in the case of 'Dr. Reed', Bell would have been
the first to respect those tuning into his program and to
respect the researchers out there by immediately exposing this
fraud.  This doesn't include the ethical broadcasting issues at
hand either.  You'd think someone would have the courage to
disclose the facts to the public...

By the way, Bell has ignored repeated requests to comment on
this issue. One of my sources says he has been in contact with
"Dr.Reed" and his associates about this.  Don't be surprised if
they return to Bell's program sometime soon.


Royce J. Myers III
"Don't Trip On Your Open Mind...or your inability to decide whether you're a
journalist or an entertainer - you can't have it both ways...

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