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Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death -

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 20:55:17 +0000
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:48:34 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death -

>From: Roy Hale <roy.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 14:42:38 -0000
>Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death

>>From: From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 22:43:04 -0000
>>Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death

>>I did not forget, please don't put words in my mouth. Is it your
>>opinion that all material presented as research in printed
>>format always stands up to closer scrutiny? Well you are welcome
>>to your opinions, I'll stick to the facts - on the odd occasion
>>when a magazine presents an article as research, the so-called
>>research does not always stand up to scrutiny.

>Do you believe that after 50 years of FSR being published, their
>article research stands up to scrutiny?

>>The direct answer is that no change in my position, with regard
>>to FSR, occured between the posts which are under discussion. If
>>you still don't understand I am sorry, I can't help you.

>So if there is no change in your position, you still feel that
>FSR is a magazine for stories, right!

>It is not my opinion that is in question, you fell into the trap
>of mocking one of the UKs most established UFO magazines.

If that was a trap, allow me to jump in feet first. FSR may be
an 'established magazine' in the sense that it's been around for
a long time, but it's also been a long time since it published
any serious UFO reports - in effect since the death of Charles
Bowen and Gordon Creighton's assumption of the editiorship.

There has been very little printed in FSR over the past 20 years
which stands up to any critical scrutiny whatsoever - not even
the date on the cover in some cases.

>You now advocate people to subscribe to FSR, and you deserved to
>be pulled up and asked on how such a change had occured within a
>few months from your reply to my original mail.

I can't answer from Joe McGonagle, but I wouldn't advocate
anyone subscribing to FSR, least of all any former readers of
(UK) UFO Magazine. Whatever you think about its contents, it was
a porfessionally produced piece of work, which gave its readers
what they wanted. They would be very disapponted by what FSR has
(had? I haven't seen it round lately) to offer.

>And besides, aren't you a sceptic? What would a sceptic be
>doing asking people to subscribe to a Pro Humanoid Contact
>Magazine? Am I the only person on this List who finds this odd?

I have to say, Roy, I agree with you on this; I do find Joe's
advice quite surprising. There is, of course, still one of the
UK's most established UFO magazines still around, and going from
strength to strength by not indulging in crazy sensationism.

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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