Unfortunately, yesterday my son and I both tested positive for coronavirus. As of this writing, we are both doing OK, with mild symptoms. I am feeling tired, though. So, in lieu of a blog post, please enjoy Steven Greenstreet's Basement Office episode for The New York Post in which he dissects the murky path through which a group of propagandists created a UFO flap by leveraging the New York Times. As I have pointed out many times, and as Greenstreet explains in the video, Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal purposely omitted essential information about AAWSAP's paranormal research in order to create a piece of advocacy rather than journalism in order to generate spurious "credibility." At the end, Greenstreet catches Lue Elizondo in a lie. Despite claiming never to have been involved with paranormal-hunting AAWSAP, only the later UFO-hunting AATIP, Elizondo claimed in official documents to have worked for AAWSAP for two years and to have performed the function of its director. Elizondo took to social media to try to mitigate the damage, arguing that his involvement didn't count because he decided "within 24 hours" not to perform his assigned AAWSAP duties. His explanation was implausible.
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