The following clarifications are not
intended as criticism of the New
York Times or
Amy Chozick. Rather they are in
service to the reality the reporters
and editors working today do not
possess a comprehensive knowledge
base for the extraterrestrial
presence issues. This is a very
is much appreciated.
- First and foremost, the matter in
question is no longer about "UFOs." That
is the language of the truth embargo. It
is about "extraterrestrials" (not
"aliens") and has been for some time.
- The interest in the extraterrestrial
issue extends well beyond a "small but
committed cohort of voters." Repeated
polling by CNN, Reuters, Roper, Ipsos
and many other entities has indicated as
many as 50% of the American people
believe the phenomenon is real and as
many as 85% believe their government is
not telling them the truth about the
issue. Twenty percent of the world's
population (1.5 billion) believe
extraterrestrials are present now.
- President Obama has clearly danced
around the subject in clever fashion.
But the formal statement from the White
House as of October 4, 2011 was no joke.
It was also, on the key question,
- John Podesta was also Chief of Staff
to President Clinton.
- It is VERY notable Podesta declined to
comment on the Times
- As for "63 percent of Americans do not
believe in U.F.O.s": Usually the
question is phrased, "do you believe the
phenomenon is - or UFOs - are real." 37%
is the low figure now. It can poll as
high as 45%. That said, 37% represents
96 million adults - 8 times the number
who will vote for Secretary Clinton in
the primary elections. And half of the
remaining 170 million adult Americans
are on the fence regarding the issue.
This is hardly a minor sentiment.
- The mention of the meeting with
Laurance Rockefeller in 1995 was most
welcome. However, what is missing is
mention of the entire Rockefeller
Initiative (March 1993 to October 1996).
Secretary Clinton has yet to acknowledge
that initiative or her involvement in
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