by Dr. Steven M. Greer
March 2005 - revised August 8, 2005
Of course, the title of the show was 'UFOs - Seeing is Believing'.
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
In the summer of 2004, as founder and director of
The Disclosure Project I was approached by 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
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 he and chief producer Mark Obenhaus. 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 us.
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 proof.
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
But as discussions continued, it became more and more clear that
Obenhaus and 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
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
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 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 like Roswell.
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
Why else would ABC News 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?
would ABC News 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.
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 public?
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 ABC News at:
and demand an honest investigative report.
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
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 about
The Disclosure Project 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.