course, the title of the show was
'Peter Jennings Reporting…' - if only that were so.
This is the story of how, once again, the corrupt Big
Media has defrauded the American people, from one who
had a front row seat to the spectacle.
the summer of 2004, as founder and director of
Disclosure Project (www.DisclosureProject.org) I was
approached by Jennings Productions producer Jordan
Kronick. He explained how ABC News was going to make
history by doing a serious expose of the UFO matter -
for the first time on network news.
Initially skeptical - we have seen
and heard this song and dance before - I agreed to meet
with Kronick at our offices in Washington DC. Over the
course of several hours, we discussed the subject and
how The Disclosure Project had identified several
hundred top secret military and government witnesses to
UFO events and projects.
Kronick expressed great interest and
repeatedly stated that this is exactly what Jennings,
chief producer Mark Obenhaus and he were looking for. I
offered to provide, pro bono, ALL Disclosure Project
digital videotape interviews and full access to ALL
Disclosure Project witnesses willing to cooperate with
ABC News - including those witnesses not yet taped by
The reader at this point needs to
know that these are not fuzzy, blacked-out deep throats
anonymously telling stories of the night. These are
hundreds of military, government and corporate insiders
who have been identified by us over the past 14 years.
They range from Generals, to Astronauts, to senior FAA
officials who were privy to events, projects and
cover-ups involving UFOs. Additionally, we have
thousands of pages of uncontested official government
smoking gun documents and physical evidence, photos,
videos, landing trace events and other unambiguous
The ABC News production team claimed
to want exactly this type of evidence - and especially
the high-level government and military insider
whistle-blowers who could credibly blow the lid off of
decades of secrecy.
As a two-hour news special, ABC
claimed that they could, at long last, give the subject
the focus and rigor needed to achieve this objective.
But as discussions continued, it
became more and more clear that Obenhaus and Jennings
really wanted to do a human interest story - including
anecdotal civilian witnesses, man-in-the-street
interviews and the general silly season and carnival
atmosphere surrounding most things ufological.
We agreed to cooperate with the
filming of a CSETI
(Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
research expedition to Mt. Shasta in August of 2004, at
which time we were able to have discussions with
Obenhaus, the senior producer in charge of the project.
We were incredulous as Obenhaus
revealed to us that he was sure the matter was not
really being kept secret but had just 'fallen through
the cracks' due to lack of follow through, laziness and
so forth on the part of the government! It was clear he
had not studied the data or evidence given to him, and
had his mind made up to do a 'light', human interest
piece and not a real expose or research project.
This was later confirmed when, as
summer turned to fall, the long promised serious
research and interviews they claimed they wanted to do
with these top-secret government witnesses were never
followed up. I spoke a few more times to Kronick, who
promised a sit down interview and follow-up with these
high-ranking and conclusive witnesses. They never did.
Instead, the final ABC News show was
weaker in evidence than most tabloid cable channel
pieces on the UFO subject - with the bulk of the
'documentary' being interviews with UFO personalities,
debunkers and the carnival atmosphere of UFO hotspots
They fraudulently appeared to be '
balanced' by having both skeptics and 'believers' - with
the clear implication that the skeptics were 'real
scientists' and the 'believers' were misguided flakes.
Using the ruse of media 'objectivity', ABC News would
asymmetrically show, say, a Harvard scientist skeptic
juxtaposed against a civilian who thought he had been
sexually assaulted by aliens!
The few, very brief interviews with
pilots and military people were overwhelmed by the
spurious, carnival-like pseudo-ethnography of the UFO
subculture mixed in with long segments of scientists
pooh-poohing the entire matter.
While appearing objective and
'balanced' to the general viewer, the project was,
rather, a disinformation piece, carefully crafted to
give the mere appearance of objectivity.
Otherwise, why spend so much air time
interviewing UFO personalities, media figures and the
like - while completely leaving out ALL high-ranking
military, government and scientific witnesses and
evidence given directly by us to them?
In light of the range and scope of
material that we personally gave them, it is
incomprehensible why ALL of it would be omitted - unless
it was their intent from the beginning to do a
disinformation and cover-up piece.
Why else would Peter Jennings state
that the US Government has been out of the UFO matter
since 1969, when Project Blue Book was closed, even
though he and his team were directly given by us
official US government documents, senior government
whistle-blower testimony and physical evidence -
including radar tapes - to the contrary? Why would
Jennings feature uninformed scientists rhetorically
asking 'where's the physical evidence' when abundant
physical evidence is available and was offered to him?
Why indeed. We have received a CIA
document from 1991 that clearly states that the CIA has
contacts in the Big Media to change, kill or spin
stories. From this document, dated 20 December 1991, and
released 1 April 1992, to the Director of Central
Intelligence from the Task Force on Greater CIA
Openness, on page 6:
"PAO [the Public Affairs Office] now
has relationships with reporters from every major wire
service, newspaper, news weekly, and television network
in the nation. This has helped us turn some intelligence
failure stories into intelligence success stories…In
many instances, we have persuaded reporters to postpone,
change, hold or even scrap stories…"
And from a CIA document regarding the
psychological warfare implications of UFOs, we find a
reference to Disney Studios, now the parent company of
ABC, being used as a source for doing cartoon-like
portrayals of the subject for psychological warfare
purposes. Can we be surprised ABC News has, again,
defrauded the American people - only pretending to do
news and real investigative reporting when in reality
they are purveying disinformation to an accepting
Obenhaus, without any research or
foundation in fact, went so far as to personally assert
to me that the hybrid government - corporate complex is
not keeping new energy, propulsion and related
technologies hidden from the public! His prejudice on
the matter was profound and unwavering: forget the
facts, my mind is made up.
It is hard to reconcile ABC News'
claims to doing a serious expose and investigative
report when the senior producer of the project, without
any investigation or research, espouses such
closed-minded conclusions at the outset.
Those who know me know that I like to
stay positive, present the affirmative facts and present
the promise of an advanced, sustainable civilization on
Earth benefiting from the knowledge of these new
technologies. But it is time for the American people to
wake up to the fact that the Big Media and their
corporate masters are the central problem blocking the
truth from coming out. As a former board member of Time
Warner told me, the Big Media has become scribes taking
dictation from the right hand of the king - and the
fourth estate is essentially dead.
A CALL TO ACTION
The American people must demand that
ABC News correct its fraudulent assertions - and do a
real investigative report on the serious evidence,
government documents and courageous military
whistle-blower testimony that The Disclosure Project and
others have identified. The reader may obtain much of
this evidence from
Write Peter Jennings and ABC News at:
support@ABCNews.go.com and demand an honest
Additionally, please contact the FCC
and register your complaint regarding the transparent
fraud perpetrated by ABC News on the American public.
Remember: ABC News, as a broadcast network, is given by
the FCC access to the public airwaves. In exchange, we
have the right to hold ABC News, as well as the other
networks, to fairness, accuracy and honesty - and
certainly to avoid blatant fraud and corruption. This
was not the ABC entertainment division that perpetrated
this fraudulent report on the American people, but its
news division. That they would sanitize such an
important two hour report of nearly all credible
evidence and government insider witnesses requires that
we demand a hearing on the matter by the FCC
immediately. Who induced Obenhaus and Peter Jennings to
cover up this important evidence? Why? ABC News cannot
claim ignorance on the matter as they were directly
given extensive testimony and evidence, none of which
appeared in the program.
Contact the FCC at
www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html and demand an
immediate investigation into this matter and demand that
the FCC require ABC to retract its false statements and
present the evidence which they possess but are hiding
from the American public.
And lastly, support Disclosure in any
way you can. Help us get the truth out. Tell people
http://www.DisclosureProject.org where they can find
the truth about this important matter. And help us
identify backers who will help us start a new - and
honest - news outlet that will truthfully report on
these and related projects that are illegally kept
secret from the public. Is it not time for us to form a
news network - The Disclosure Network - that will
produce and air real investigative reports on a wide
range of government and corporate corruption? Matters
now left completely hidden by the complicity of Big
Media need to be known by the people if we are to renew
and protect democracy and disclose the technologies now
hidden and suppressed that could replace oil and nuclear
power and give us a sustainable, peaceful world.
We can no longer trust ABC news or
the rest of the Big Media to do this. We, the people,
must take on the task of getting the truth out - and
salvaging what is left of our democracy and planet. Big
Media, who have become shills for their corporate
masters, are incapable or unwilling to tell the truth.
It is time we did it for them.