People’s Daily and UFOs: Every Day They Write the Book - Page 2
This properly skeptical approach to the phenomenon is exactly what America’s mainstream media has yet to master. Rather than imply that Rong might have been drinking or that Yifang might be biased, People’s Daily asked reasonable questions and reported the answers.
Moreover, when an “official professional investigation agency” does express an opinion that some UFOs are intelligently controlled spacecraft from other worlds, People’s Daily reports that, too. Without spin.
In an article published August 23 of this year, People’s Daily reported that Chinese Academy of Sciences astronomer Wang Sichao “believes extraterrestrial beings do exist and their UFOs have the ability to visit our earth.”
Sichao’s comments were reported as news and allowed to stand or fall on their own merit. Sound familiar? (Hint: If you live in America, it probably doesn’t.)
We invite Western readers to spend an hour researching UFO coverage at People’s Daily. We invite them to consider the depth and breadth of the coverage there, as well as the absence of “attitude,” and to contrast this with how the topic most commonly is handled here.
Consider also the absence of boilerplate counterpoint from freelance debunkers like James McGaha and Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
Technorati has asked People’s Daily to discuss with us their philosophy of reporting UFO news. We hope that they respond and, if they do, we hope that American media representatives will put down their juice boxes long enough to read what the Chinese have to say.