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Re: The Idiocy Of MUFON's Clifford Clift

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:28:06 -0500
Archived: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 06:57:51 -0400
Subject: Re: The Idiocy Of MUFON's Clifford Clift

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:02:14 -0700
>Subject: Re: The Idiocy Of MUFON's Clifford Clift

>Errol et al,

>>The Idiocy Of MUFON's Clifford Clift

>>This man heads up MUFON?

>>This man does not have the sense to bail on a Daily Show 'hit'?

>>This man needs to be dumped?

>>What the hell is going on with MUFON?

>In my view MUFON has been/is broken and perhaps beyond repair;
>the black eye Ufology gets all the time from the MSM has come to
>be expected; however, to proverbially shoot yourself in the
>foot, or in this instance-in the head... well, words can't
>express my disdain while watching the Daily Show segment! <ad

As a regular viewer of the Daily Show, I was startled to see the
MUFON segment. I don't know Clifford Clift, and this was my
first exposure to him. My jaw dropped, and several minutes'
worth of cringing ensued.

My exposure to MUFON in the 1980s and '90s led me to notice how
far removed from cultural awareness and sophistication its
geriatric leadership always seemed to be. At that level, the
organization was like your local Rotary Club - not a place, in
other words, where you could discuss the latest Dylan album. In
fact, I suspect not a few were _literal_ Rotary Club members. I
recall a lot of white shoes.

Clift may be, no doubt is, a perfectly decent, well-meaning guy.
Still, nobody who knows what the Daily Show is would have agreed
to expose his organization - and by extension all of organized
ufology - to its withering satire.

Jerry Clark

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