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Anyone want to do something with this: http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080115-ap-texas-ufo.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 18:46, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
- Better yet, anyone from Stephenville want to get out their cell phone camera and get to work on this? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:59, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
- http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2008/01/16/reaves.texas.ufo.search.wfaa —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:21, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
The Mufon report has been released and it says that the people investigating the UFO incident has been, continues to be intimidated by the US Govt.
Source info is this:
A February 23, 2008 episode of ExoPolitics Radio focuses a great deal on the Angelia Joiner aspect and information retold there by ufologist and director of the Exopolitics Institute Michael Salla clearly contradicts the brief mention of her role in this story currently presented by this Wikipedia article. According to Salla Joiner had offered her resignation on February 1 due to pressure from the newspaper that she limit herself to covering local news. She then filed two more stories related the the UFO sightings. One was about the harassment of one of the witnesses, Ricky Sorrel, which appeared in the paper on February 3rd and 4th. She also wrote about the Air Force backtracking having first stated there were no military jets in the area, then several weeks later admitting they did actually have jets there, as witnesses to the UFO sighting had alleged all along. Then on February 7 Joiner was summarily dismissed. At that time she had been working there for a year and a half. Also the previous episode of the radio show details some of Joiner's predicament. __meco (talk) 16:25, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
This article and related talk is credulous regarding UFO conspiracy theories in general and the supposed oppression of Angelina Joiner in particular. She was a briefly employed "staff writer" (aka lowest-ranked junior reporter) recognized for her "feature writing" (aka puff-piece human-interest stories) at the 5,000-circulation small-town paper. Her publicly disclosed resume has a 10-year gap between getting her teaching degree (at a local state college not ranked by U.S. News and World Report) and writing for the paper. Her next career move was to become a minor star in the UFO conspiracy theory fringe movement. Her reporting played no role in the Air Force's acknowledgement that there were flights that night; that information was gained by well-known astronomer and retired Air Force pilot James McGaha, who accepts the Air Force's evidence that the lights were training flares. Her reporting also played no role in the claimed radar data, which was promoted by a fringe UFO group in a report that was quickly debunked by McGaha as blatantly unscientific. The talk above laughably complains that she resigned rather than "limit herself to covering local news," which obviously was the definition of her job at a small-town community paper. Likewise, a quick Google shows that the Ricky Sorrel she latched onto is an obvious loon who claims to see UFOs all the time. In short, this looks little like a serious investigative journalist having her hard-hitting reporting suppressed. It looks much more like someone who was barely worthy of the term "journalist" in the first place being canned for becoming a budding crank. This article should present fact-based balance, not Joiner's PR hype and faux martyrdom.22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:32, 20 November 2012 (UTC)