Friday, August 06, 2010

Wingnut Dilemma: Churchill Apparently Part of JournoList!!!1!

You wanna talk Shaping The Message???

The BBC reports on what "newly-released files show."

The files also include an account of a wartime meeting attended by Winston Churchill in which, it is claimed, the prime minister was so concerned about a reported encounter between a UFO and RAF bombers, that he ordered it be kept secret for at least 50 years to prevent "mass panic".

X Files

Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFO sightings for the MoD, said: "The interesting thing is that most of the UFO files from that period have been destroyed.

"But what happened is that a scientist whose grandfather was one of his [Churchill's] bodyguards, said look, Churchill and Eisenhower got together to cover up this phenomenal UFO sighting, that was witnessed by an RAF crew on their way back from a bombing raid.

"The reason apparently was because Churchill believed it would cause mass panic and it would shatter people's religious views."

Oh, wait, I forgot. Wingnuts are perfectly happy with government cover-ups, as long as they're being conducted by conservative governments.

(h/t: Jack Stuef)

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