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Is FOX News Watch Suppressing UFO Disclosure Efforts Through Media Intimidation?

by C. Fort Wednesday, Jul. 09, 2003 at 7:21 PM

Given that FOX News Watch presents itself as a watchdog group of the news media, itself, why are glossing over Podesta’s involvement in all this?  Is it to inoculate public attention in the efforts of the Sci-Fi Channel and Podesta?  No! For most Americans, this story was an uneventful trial balloon that will go nowhere in the drone of weekend TV. If is this so, to whom is the message addressed? 

Is FOX News Watch Suppressing UFO Disclosure Efforts Through Media Intimidation?

YOWUSA.COM, 30-June-2003

Marshall Masters

While I was watching the News Watch program on FOX News last Saturday night, their closing story caught my attention.  They were reporting that John Podesta, former Clinton chief of staff, and SCI FI Channel are now conducting a concerned lobbying effort with a high-powered Washington, D.C., law firm to force the disclosure of UFO secrets.  All of the pundits on the show, liberal and conservative alike mocked the Sci-Fi channel and labeled the effort as PR nonsense.

The only thing balanced about this haughty and arrogant attack was that it it came from both the left and the right (as if there is a real difference in the corporate sense.)  Oviously, the real attitude towards the Sci-Fi channel and Podesta at FOX News, fits with a new definition for “fair,” as being something that comes to town once a year.

So what is troubling about all this? There was a clear impression given by the News Watch pundits that this is breaking story, when it fact, it dates back to October 2002.  So why has Fox suddenly slammed its spin machine against an 8-month old story, this close to August? 

SCI-FI Channel, 23-October-02

SCI FI Backs UFO Disclosure

 The SCI FI Channel joined with John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, in calling for declassification of secret government records on UFOs, the network announced.  SCI FI is backing a Freedom of Information Act initiative to obtain government records on cases involving retrieval of objects of unknown origin by the secret Air Force operations Project Moon Dust and Operation Blue Fly. Assisting SCI FI in its effort is the Washington, D.C., law firm of Lobel, Novins and Lamont, the network announced.  "It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon," Podesta said in a statement.

Explaining SCI FI's involvement, network president Bonnie Hammer said, "For the past decade, SCI FI programming has explored the often-blurred line that separates science fiction from science fact.  But when credible scientists conclude that 5 percent to 10 percent of UFOs cannot be explained by natural or artificial causes, we think it is worth taking a much closer look at what is clearly a real and ubiquitous phenomenon."

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Let’s Be Balanced, Shall We?

What the pundits at FOX were quick to mention in passing, and even quicker to gloss over is that the Sci-Fi Channel is working with the former chief of staff to an American President.  Just out of curiosity, wouldn’t John Podesta, in his role as a chief of staff, have sufficient security access to know that something is going on?

At the very least, why were they not interested in knowing why Podesta is now willing to jam his foot down upon the 3rd rail of UFO controversy? 

Given that FOX News Watch presents itself as a watchdog group of the news media, itself, why are glossing over Podesta’s involvement in all this?  Is it to inoculate public attention in the efforts of the Sci-Fi Channel and Podesta?  No! For most Americans, this story was an uneventful trial balloon that will go nowhere in the drone of weekend TV. If is this so, to whom is the message addressed? 

What FOX News Watch was doing, no doubt at the direction of its corporate executives, was to send an implied message to reporters at large.  Any reporter who dares to cover this issue in a serious manner will suffer considerable ridicule.  In other words, the implied message from FOX to the rest of the media is simple -- touch this, and your career will be trashed. To do that, they presented an 8-month old news story as breaking news.  If this is not a plain outright case of misleading the public, what is?

Another interesting aspect is the timing.  Perhaps something is in the works.  Perhaps the Sci-Fi Channel and Podesta are on the verge of something significant. But there could also be something else. 

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Why Now?

In May 2003, I published a detailed analysis of three significant crop circle formations on YOWUSA titled, Are Extraterrestrials at Odds With Crop Circle Messages?  Please keep in mind that the three formations I discussed in that article all happened in three consecutive years in England; all were massively complex; all appeared next to major communications facilities; and all manifested within a narrow mid-August time span.

In that article, I focused on the Crabwood formation that had appeared on August 15, 2002 next to a microwave station near Winchester, Hampshire.  In that article, I speculated that, based on similarities of the formations of the last three consecutive years, we would see another complex formation this coming August.  I also speculated that it could likewise offer us a continuation of the message contained within the 2002 Crabwood formation.

YOWUSA.COM, 04-May-2003

Are Extraterrestrials at Odds With Crop Circle Messages?

The message “COnduit CLOSING,” in conjunction with the narrow range of days in which these formations appear each year, shows that the “COnduit” of these particular messages is very narrow.

Considering that crop circle formations appear in other times of the year, it reasonable to assume that there are many such conduits. However, this particular “COnduit” is most likely rather wide and conducive to creating large and complex formations.  In a manner of speaking, perhaps the difference between this “COnduit” and others is the same difference as that between DSL and 56K modem Internet connections.  (We know how hard it can sometimes be to find a good DSL connection in your neighborhood.)

Another critical aspect is that this “COnduit” is short lived and that it occurs at about the same time each year with the context of Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Therefore, this “COnduit” obviously requires a precise alignment between Earth and the source of these crop circle formations.

Finally, the comma at the end of the message “COnduit CLOSING,” clearly implies that this “COnduit” will most likely reopen once again this coming August 2003.  If so, it will be most interesting to see what kind of message if any, that we will receive and where.

Perhaps this partly explains the auspicious timing of the implied FOX News Watch warning to journalists. 

The point of this suppression effort is simple.  Any story dealing with disclosure or contact events carries with it the threat of ridicule, which does present a clear threat to a journalists career interests in a field where the number of news organizations accepting resumes is shrinking at a fast pace. 

Welcome to the fair and balanced world of news-for-profit, where suppression really works – and from self-appointed media watchdogs no less!  (Or should we say, corporate news lap dogs?)

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