For the last couple of days, I have been reading about the Inner Mongolia UFO incident that I first brought to readers on September 13th.
The mainstream media reports have mostly been citing the People’s Daily Online as the source, as they should. People’s Daily Online was the first publication to filter the news to the U.S. on September 13th. The incident happened on Saturday, September 11th.
Tim Brosnan at Technorati covered the incident on September 21st. Both Tim and I are confused over the “late” reporting, as well as some awkward reporting by the mainstream media. This applies, as well, to both the July Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport incident and the sighting in Chongqing a week later.
Another publication has been mentioned by the mainstream media related to the Inner Mongolia UFO incident: The Sun, the notorious British tabloid.
ABC News and other mainstream media outlets took interest in the report, it is said in some sources, when The Sun reported it. Since then, it has been a media frenzy of “fresh” UFO news. Not timely, but “fresh”. My readers actually thought that this was a brand new incident, since I had reported it over three weeks ago. I reassured those who were confused that it was not.
It’s the same one, only picked up late by mainstream media sources.
I’m not seeking credit for breaking UFO news. There is usually Internet chatter before I formally post.
Instead, I am wondering when a tabloid became a source that is more trusted than UFO/paranormal bloggers. I am also wondering why my articles have been lifted and barely re-written to avoid plagiarism. Right now, I am wondering about a lot of things.
My goal is to bring interesting stories to my readers. I hope that my readers don’t take offense at my venting at something that doesn’t concern them.
Rather, I am just putting it out there for anyone who is skimming my blog for news. It is happening way too much lately.
Another thing that I have to say is that anyone who reposts my articles with barely changed words, or simply removes my name, will certainly face legal action.