The evolution of a UFO-related article: How things went from bad to worseby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Oct. 10, 2010, under UFOs
Okay, last UFO reporting by the mainstream media related post. I wanted to present three articles for readers to examine, followed by a poll. I read three articles today about a UFO conference in Philadelphia. I came across a UPI article first.
The UPI article was filed under “Odd News”: UPI ARTICLE
The UPI article made very little sense to me, so I decided to find the original article that UPI condensed.
Before I found the original article, I came across an AP version. The AP version didn’t present the MUFON folks as crackpots as much as the UPI article, above, managed to do. The same quotes were included, with more information to put the quotes that UPI used into context.
The AP article was filed under “News”: AP ARTICLE
Then, I found the original article, link below, in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Of course, an odd man at the conference was written about in great detail at the end of the article. His presence at the conference had been omitted from the AP article when they condensed the article. Personally, I didn’t see the need to include him in the first place. I’ve seen guys like that in the world outside of UFO conferences. Really, to assert that people like this guy only materialize at UFO conferences is extremely unrealistic. They are found every day at restaurants, at the grocery store, and at the mall.
The original article was filed under “Local News”: ORIGINAL ARTICLE, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
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