Why Do News Room Personalities Take UFO Reports in Jest?

As if a joke; smirking, laughing and lifting Eye-brows

Edgar Mitchell was the lunar pilot on Apollo 14, the sixth man to walk on the Moon. During the mission in February 1971, he spent a total of nine hours walking on the surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region of the moon.

In the 90's, Mitchell went public with his UFO beliefs. The media picked up on it and it went global. Most of the news rooms around the world after reading the material, lifted eyebrows, smirked and laughed at the statements as some stations played the theme song from The X-Files and displayed images of little green men before breaking for a commercial.

Who do they think they are? This dismissive superiority was repeated over and over again by reporters regarding Mitchell's testimony. Why did they think it silly?

Watch this video a more recent one and near the end, see how the Interviewers treat this interview and you will know what I mean. Like a big joke.

A man of that integrity, his qualifications whom we trusted to command the Apollo rocket after the Apollo 13 aborted a Moon landing. Hand picked from thousands of applicants who had the nerve to go public and explain his beliefs on UFOs, that they are real, insinuating a government cover-up; why was the media's non-chalant reaction, similar to an elephant being born at the local zoo? 

Why didn't they send a bunch of reporters to investigate? Military personnel have reported UFOs near nuclear facilities throughout the world.

Fox News and The Air Force Times made a good attempt to be fair when reporting these cases, during a National Press Club conference, but stations like CNN allowed a pair of condescending and ill-informed on-air personalities (a weather man and an anchor woman) to ridicule and actually laugh at, working in a comment about little green men. Wired titled their coverage as "Tinfoil Tuesdays" the Washington Post sent a columnist, John Kelly, who opened with, "He only came to the conference because they were handing out cookies.

Excerpt from Washington Post: 

The cookies they serve at press conferences at the National Press Club are the same as the cookies we have in meetings here at The Post. I happen to like these cookies, and so as I cabbed it to the press club Monday I told myself that if the next couple of hours turned out to be a complete bust - if I remained unconvinced by the presentation on how UFOs have been systematically hovering over our country's nuclear missiles and occasionally disabling them, perhaps as a warning to humankind, perhaps as part of some sort of intergalactic anthropology project - I would at least be able to cadge some tasty baked goods.

There's no better way to make headlines than to have a UFO sighting.

UFO over China's Xiaoshan Airport, July 9, 2010

Another example would be the UFO witnessed by thousands over China's Xiaoshan Airport, July 9, 2010 causing a major shutdown of the airport for one full hour, the delay of 18 flights and 2000 people stranded. People even saw the UFOs windows as it floated above the airport. Was it a publicity stunt by newsrooms as Jessica Beaton a reporter CNNGo suggested? Her words; "There's no better way to make headlines than to have a UFO sighting." Jokingly she said, "Why chose China when Thai beaches are so close by?" The reason they gave for the sighting, it was a reflection from another airplane. Why the jokes, since officials linked it to the military, which is also questionable? 

The American media, which were there by the hundreds basically ignored the event, instead ABC's This Week discussed basketball star, LeBron James.  NBC's Meet the Press talked about Sarah Palin's Youtube video, (Mama Grizzly).

No American or Canadian journalist was ever sent to China to investigate and cover what happened at Xiaoshan Airport that I know of, I heard they preferred to laugh it off, as just a bunch of nonsense.

It makes you wonder, what would it take to wipe the smirk from the faces of these anchor persons, the journalists and the reporters, a complete Disclosure or what?

I don't know about you but I take the subject of UFOs, seriously. There's just to many sightings to ignore.

Dog Brindle

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