Of 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.
In the summer of 2004, as founder and director of
The 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
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 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
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
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
"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
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
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
Write Peter Jennings and ABC News at: PeterJennings@abcnews.com
or support@ABCNews.go.com 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 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
And lastly, support Disclosure in any way you can.
Help us get the truth out. Tell people about 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.
Steven M. Greer MD
Director and Founder
Albemarle County Virginia