Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fox Station Reports Jupiter and Balloons as UFOs


October 13, 2010 on Fox NYC


October 14, 2010 on Russia Today

From Bad Astronomy:
Yesterday, there were UFO reports from all over the city. Not to keep you in suspense, but those UFOs were actually hundreds of balloons released on Broadway to celebrate a visit by Madrid officials. You can see more about this by my friend Ben Radford and at Science-Based Parenting.

Note that balloons explain everything: the UFOs were in clusters, they moved randomly, they were seen as dots, nothing was reported on radar, they floated for hours, they slowly disappeared, the timing was right. As far as explanations go, we’re done here. [I'll note that there were some reports of UFO earlier in the day, but those look just like balloons as well, probably from a different event.]

Now, I can forgive the Fox reporter for not knowing about the balloons; cases like this do happen. However, watch the video of the reporter: she clearly didn’t do any investigation at all of this other than to talk to a few people in the street

Pay attention around 35 seconds in. That star she spends a lot of time talking about is the planet Jupiter.
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(via Derren Brown Blog)

14 comments:

  1. More proof of how easily people are convinced with little evidence and how stupidly quick they succumb to the mental helplessness of the unknown.

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  2. christine from canadaOctober 16, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    Just think: we could get stinking rich, I tell ya, selling swampland to these fools.

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  3. Don't you love the Fox coverage - no sensationalising going on there!

    "Fox, the news channel for really dumb people!"

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  4. I doubt the other stations were any better.

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  5. You're probably right, but there is something special going on with the method of distortion that only Faux News can deliver. 

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  6. Unidentified Flying Objects... yep. Aliens... no.

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  7. Oh for... come on people use your brains. I'm glad I wasn't in NY because I might not have had the patience to stop myself slapping some sense into the idiots.

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  8. From Bad Astronomy, eh? Well these people might be ignorant and gullible, and the reporting sloppy and lazy. But doesn't Phil risk being a dick by pointing it out?

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  9. This is why America needs to improve its standard of science education and enforce critical thinking.

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  10. atheologic you fuckers die today...


    THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

    the WORLD TRADE CENTER PROPHECY - THE DANCE OF DEATH

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Hez25fFrg

    the ungrateful bastards full of hubris...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris


    a bullet for your head, traitor

    And finally, the *only* man in Minnesota who says there is no God has suddenly become an arbiter on mental health...

    http://www.unfacts.org/factsforum/viewtopic.php?t=4080



    COME SEE A PHOTO OF MABUS AND AN EXPLANATION OF IT!

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  11. and for the idiot who runs this site...

    we are going to execute you as a traitor against God...

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  12. Carl, we miss you!!!

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  13. Compare RT's reporting to Fox and then say you doubt other station would do any better. RT did far far better!

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