From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 05:33:08 -0700 Archived: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:48:52 -0400 Subject: Cohen & allnewsweb.com [was: Braz-alien Rainforest >Source: The Daily Mail >http://tinyurl.com/3lgwdtt >21st October 2011 >The Braz-alien Rainforest: Is This Creature Pictured In The >Amazon Jungle A Visitor From Outer-Space? >By Simon Tomlinson >As biologically diverse as the Amazon is, this peculiar creature >would not appear to be a natural inhabitant of the Brazilian >jungle or, indeed, Earth for that matter. >Standing just a few feet from a mesmerising flashing light, this >unidentified being could offer proof that we are not alone in >the universe. >The image comes from a video obtained by noted paranormal writer >Michael Cohen and is claimed to have been filmed by two British >tourists visiting the Mamaus region of the Amazon. >[More & images at site... ] Hi List, I can only think that publishing this message on UpDates must constitute something of an inside joke. Michael Cohen? "Noted paranormal writer"? _Really?_ The same Michael Cohen of the notorious UFO hoax promotion site, allnewsweb.com? I mean, come on. This is more than a bit much. Cohen narrates a video on his site (the same as at the link cited above, which was first featured on the site of The Sun, Rupert Murdoch's notorious and juvenile yellow tabloid), where he says the video was shot by British tourists, turned over to U.S. "secret agents", who have an info-sharing "agreement" with the Brazilian government, and which was in turn "leaked" from them to the media. Interestingly, Cohen has a copyright notice posted on the video for "Mike Cohen", and "Barcroft Media". So who leaked it to him, and how does he claim legit copyright, considering the circumstances he claims? I'll put this as plainly and directly as seems needed - Michael Cohen and his website allnewsweb.com have for several years now passed off lame, hoaxed videos and related reports and pictures on his site regarding UFOs and "aliens" with nary a critical or objective evaluation, and the site exists to promote crap for the purpose of generating ad revenue via page views by providing one of the prime venues for false and misleading stories about supposed UFO incidents which are then in turn promoted by awful, fraudulent tabloids like The Sun and The Daily Mail, geared to the lowest intellectual common denominator, in order to create a mutually beneficial feedback loop of hoax, fraud, and absurdly ludicrous UFO faked video and related stories purely for the sensational benefit of generating a profit on the most gullible and unsophisticated "believers" possible. Cohen is a con-man of the lowest order, IMHO. A clownish barker down the dark alley where the freak show is located in the circus that ufology threatens to become. I tried to engage Cohen once in an email discussion of what the purpose and intent of his site was, and how it was spreading obvious disinformation (aka disinfotainment), and the man could not admit or concede the obvious - that he and his efforts amount to fraud and hoax, nothing else, and that he deliberately brings disrepute to legitimate ufology for his own penurious and warped personal reasons. He functions as an effectively self- impugning debunker, by blithely passing off such excrement as if it were legit, when if you visit his site, anyone with any sense will see just how obvious his efforts are - he should be in the UFO Hall of Shame, at the very least. He knows exactly what he's doing. So why is his stuff being included here? For the lulz, or what? NEXT!?! Peeved, Steve Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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