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Right Stuff Writers

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:37:50 -0400
Archived: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:37:50 -0400
Subject: Right Stuff Writers

Source: Robert Barrow - Not Your Grandfather's UFO Blog


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

About Those Who Compose The Write Stuff With The Right Stuff
Robert Barrow

Occasionally it happens. Editors and journalists actually join
hands and tell their reading, viewing or listening audience the
truth: That their UFO reporting, frankly, sucks in 3-D.

Yes, fortunately we have credible UFO news gatherers and
commentators such as Billy Cox, George Knapp, Leslie Kean and,
yep, even the folk affiliated with "Coast-to-Coast AM" (when the
latter isn't gushing forth all too often with pure and utter
time-filling nonsense - and, speaking of, have we mentioned
former "Coast" staple Sean David Morton lately? Surely, he's
missed. Well, you get the point...). Still, decades after UFO
sightings became common fodder in the news reporting industry,
UFO stories are generally given a bent of outright ridicule or
implied tongue-in-cheek.

Where I live, I've encountered a few reporters from both print
and electronic media whom, over the years, treated UFO witnesses
and reports fairly. One - one - newspaper editor particularly
recognized the newsworthiness of UFO incidents and printed
articles regularly. Unfortunately, I've also dealt with the
other kind. More recently, a TV news reporter who offered one -
just one - well-received brief UFO feature was nonetheless
instructed via the channels of upper management that UFO reports
would be no more. Why? Beats the heck out of me. I've always
found it peculiar that the UFO subject, unlike other topics,
which generally creates an instant "draw" for any audience is,
nevertheless, often condemned and prohibited by the
communication powers that be. I know there are historical
precursors for this, but still...

This attitude, thankfully, was summed up On August 16 by Bill
Wickersham, writing for the Columbia Daily Tribune, when he
warned:is is pure, apparently authenticated, UFO history gold.

[More at site - thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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