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NBC Zero-Based Journalism & Zero Progress

From: Vince White <Vinceomni.nul>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 23:30:10 EDT
Archived: Mon, 19 May 2008 08:11:56 -0400
Subject: NBC Zero-Based Journalism & Zero Progress


Dateline UFO Special Sunday 5-18-08

Zero Based Journalism Zero Progress

Listers,

There are two primary possibilities that can account for the
wretched shameful excuse for real journalism, that the NBC
Dateline special aired on 5-18-08 on 10 UFO cases can
represent. Either causation is damning and reflects a colossal
failure of standards and practices of real journalism.

An explanation is an indictment. If the news story was a real
and sincere attempt to get the truth on UFOs the entire staff
should be either fired with investigation into hiring practices
or the current editor find another line of work, such as
reporting professional wrestling.

Why when the reporting topic is UFOs and strange lights in the
sky, that a high majority of journalists mind and usual due
diligence, fly out the window or fall to the ground.?

Why when UFOs are discussed a strange new form of zero-based
journalism does occur? Previous UFO research from books, or a
hundred analogic cases, or numerous prior instances that are
building blocks of the current cases vanish.. Previous decades
largely disappear, a broader context is missing.

Imagine a mathematics class, where one kept going over and over,
and over, the first few pages, on real numbers, rational,
irrational, and every time every days lesson was the essentially
the same as the previous days. The class iterated over and over
what a number was, and operation's on those numbers, even on the
two hundreth's attempt never got past one plus one or the
associative or commutative laws.

This simplifies the journalist process immensely, since
virtually no history is laid out. Such as looking into the
evidence that there was a small fleet of specially equipped OV-
 10 acrobatic very quiet small observation aircraft that were
based at Steward AFB and that this operation was logistically
related to CIA Operations Was this related to an attempt to add
noise to the UFO signal ? What about the convenient timely
appearance of this fleet after big delta incidents.?

Were there flares dropped after UFOs appeared? Is this a
 watch the "flare'' birdies decoy operation?

At this rate we'll be stuck in this same futile circular and
mockery of real journalism - ten years from now.

When is a serious national security beat reporter going to truly
bite into this, seeing the magnitude of the event and activity
and corpus of evidence.

One that will fight for resources and priority and when this
goes up the management and ownership chain, there is one owner
somewhere at a network, major news magazine cable giant, that
has courage plus and will say "the evidence merits a full court
press, that we will bet the company on busting this, all go flat
out, enlisting added reporters on a large heavy hitter team.

They could do more in a month than all the UFO specials shown
for the last thirty years. Because no one has got serious a
about this yet. SERIOUS enough to take on the government (s )
itself. And a team with the mental power to recognize that any
disclosure that happens from inside will be a cynical spin and
ploy to say a great deal about very limited hangout, combined
with a attack and smear on UFO researchers themselves. 'That
these two objectives coupled together, the attack on credibility
of the research community, while sacrificing a few secrets to
insulate and limit what truly sensitive subjects they do not
wish to reveal.

Where is the great spotlight of examination on the skeptics,
when for example Mr. Shirmer consistently avoids solid cases of
extraordinary corroborative power. such as simultaneous ground
and air, visual and radar and camera records and no one presses
him to the wall on this?;

Zero-based reporting is for specials like the just aired NBC
Special which had a lot of production money poured into it, lots
of glitz and gloss of wrapping, but almost empty inside.

Forget the spooky music, flying many to on site video interviews
at the sighting locations, and go through some real reporting
diligence and reconstruct the larger picture and immense
congruent patterns of serious witnesses.

And for reporter's and reputation's sake bring out that
incredible video that is canned and sequestered in high secure
locked rooms at the networks and cable giants.

Time for the first real special on UFOs, it will take 3 hours to
present and have a lot of investigative reporters, some sources
voices disguised and in dark outline. This special will have the
office water cooler boiling over with hot rhetoric and say
things that will have the nation finally demanding that the
owners claim ownership. That we the owners fire the agendas by
unelected elites who every one put their pants on one leg at a
time and if they can handle the big busy good bad and ugly
galaxy, so can we,

Meanwhile the team that produced that monstrosity on Dateline
need to apologize and perhaps find different work, maybe
checking the dogcatcher to see if he or she is getting free
Krispy Creme doughnuts.


Vince White



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