Monday, July 29, 2013

The Missing Times - News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up

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The Missing Times

By Victor Viggiana
The Examiner

"When UFOs Appear,
National News Agencies Fall Silent...
–Terry Hansen

     Very few if any books written about the mass media and the UFO cover-up display the insight and hard hitting critical analysis as that provided by Terry Hansen in his book The Missing Times - NEWS MEDIA COMPLICITY IN THE UFO COVER-UP.

Although it was published nearly 14 years ago Hansen's research has withstood the test of time by sustaining and keeping relevant the incestuous relationship that exists between the American intelligence agency infrastructure and the news media.

Hansen describes it best when he quotes Joseph DeTrani, former CIA Director of public affairs:
"In many cases, we (the CIA) have persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests..."
Hansen uses an enthralling assortment of examples to illustrate how the US military and its co-terminus intelligence agencies have constructed a well-orchestrated political strangle-hold on the news. He graphically depicts how exquisite governmental manipulation of public perception is used to under-mind democracy while at the same time deftly sustain the facade of a free press. This theme flows consistently through his work. . . .

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