Irresponsible reporting by mainstream media associates UFOs and aliens with missile-like sightingsby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Nov. 11, 2010, under UFOs
The New York Post has posted a picture submitted by a reader in Queens, who insists his photo looks eerily similar to the missile-like streak in LA. Although this article briefly references UFO and conspiracy theories circulating around the blogosphere (not from my blog), this reporting is not the one that I consider to be grossly irresponsible and unbelievably stupid.
CBS 2 in New York posted a video taken by a chopper pilot of another streak in the sky. After consulting an astronomer, this is what they said on air about the astronomer’s conclusion:
He said it looks beautiful, but that is was like nothing more than what’s known as a “contrail” — condensation from a commercial or military jet.
The aliens, apparently, are not coming.
This ending quip by the news anchor about aliens was bad enough. The associated print article goes on to recount the UFO/balloon event from October 13th, as well as a UFO hoax from January 2009.
Apparently, I am not the only one irritated by the hot missile trend. New York Magazine just published a story called Now Every Jet Flying at Sunset is a ‘Missile Scare’. It ends with a very relevant query: “Because why not terrify viewers when you have the option of doing so?”
CBS 2 is not the only mainstream news source to make the association between missiles and aliens in the last few days, but it was the most blatant example.
So now, from New York to LA, how many more contrails are we going to have to read about in the coming days?