34. Terry Hansen, UFOs & Propaganda

34. Terry HansenShow Notes: Michael Lauck starts us out with UFO news, Terry Hansen joins in and discusses his in depth research and view of propaganda regarding UFOs. Check out: themissingtimes.com

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  • February 1, 2013 at 2:03 am

    I like this new format. Those were some really good stories to start off with. I also liked what Hansen had to say. I think that he makes a pretty convincing argument that, at least, some of these UFO events not receiving proper attention by the mainstream media organizations can probably not be adequately explained just by saying that these media organizations do not take the subject seriously. In addition to that there does, probably, need to be some conspiracy to try to play down the story.

  • February 1, 2013 at 4:13 am

    A very good show number 34, thank you!
    Micheal Lauck/Martin Willis back and forth news update is a very good idea and lively to listen to.
    There is such a mix of good and wonky news out there that it is nice to have someone else’s perspective on recent events.
    I did not know Terry Hansen, and it looks like he has done a very serious job thinking broadly at the topic of the media, censorship and the UFOs. I would like to mention MIT Prof. Noam Chomsky who studied academically the mechanism of censorship in Western democracies and particularly in the USA. If PodcastUFO listeners want to know more about it they can have a look at this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda_model It explains well the process which is not just generated by the CIA like Hansen said but which comes naturally from the convergence of interests of a few media owners -profit seeking news corporations- advertising- big business- and government /versus the readership – the public. The readership is in fact not sustaining the press, advertising is. So news becomes a product sold to the public. This is where the main conflict of interest occurs in normal times. Then we have extreme situation when a war effort (up to the last Iraq invasion) has to be sold to the public, or for some reason the UFO is not deemed necessary to become part of the public reality.
    I liked the question Martin put about where we can find more reliable sources of information, if we cannot trust big media. I would like to add my own take on that. All those large corporations are also great sources of information. The New York Times is still probably the best newspaper in the world. The public needs to spend time reading it, to educate itself on many subjects. But readers need to have more sources get a deeper insight, to understand what the NYT angles and limits are. BBCNews is a great source of news too, AlJazeera.com covers aspects of the news that others don’t, the guardian.co.uk is also very interesting. They are many others. On world topics like environment or economic development international organisation website have enormous amount of reports online. I would only mention the United Nations, the World Bank, and the OECD.
    Like in the case of the UFO phenomenon, the information today is out there and thanks to the internet at our fingertips. But it needs one more thing. It needs time and efforts. One needs to specialize a little bit to be able to see beyond the convenient general message which the Propaganda Model tends to spread.
    In our Twitter age we seem concentrated in our right to express ourselves (and I have just done that) but we should also exercise more our right to think for ourselves.
    Marc Sima

  • February 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Really liked the news! Nice banter between you and Michael seems like a great addition to your show. Love it, keep it up! Frank

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