As I was writing my last Blog post about this exact situation I received a Google alert regarding a FOX News story which yet again echoes earlier calls which directly bring the Suns jounalistic integrity(?) into question. The article is regarding the Dublin/Sun article which was posted on the 22nd Jan (2010) and references a PeopleMagazineDaily article. PeopleMagazineDaily actually posted an article titled, "UFO with Triangular Formation of Lights Filmed in Dublin, Ireland" which was a faithful reproduction of the original Sun article, this was posted on the 25th January.
THEN on the 26th January they ran a ‘correction' with the headline of, “Dublin UFO Actually from Iraq or California: British Press Deception,” this was four days after the Sun article which I covered (on this Blog) back on the 23rd (one day after the original article).
And as it has now gone mainstream (globally) I thought I'd highlight the timeline (a small indulgence I'm sure you'll forgive…..) And also worth noting is that the FOX News article actually specified the same motivations as I did when they wrote, “The real reason behind the UFO story and video? The Sun is taking on the task of running the U.K.'s UFO-report bureau after Ministry of Defense closed it down last year.”
Hopefully the message won't be buried amongst the hype that is sure to ensue now that the Sun have taken up the (UK) UFO mantle, well, at least for the minute.
Anyhoo, here's the FOX News article which was posted on the 29th January under the, “Air & Space” section of the website:
UFO Caught Over Ireland -- or California
A video purporting to show a UFO drifting over Ireland is making the rounds in British tablets. But what does it really show? A video purporting to show a UFO drifting over Ireland is making the rounds in British tablets. But what does it really show?
The video, showing a triangular formation of lights ostensibly invisible to the naked eye, was posted to the Web site of British tabloid The Sun. The paper reports that experts reckon the sighting near Dublin could be a secret aircraft -- or a spacecraft.
Nick Pope, who probed mystery sightings for the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense, told the paper that "the video seems to have been taken through a night scope and presumably shows things not visible to the naked eye."
"It appears to show a structured craft moving at incredible speed. The configuration of the lights is unlike any aircraft I've ever seen. It's either some secret prototype aircraft or drone, or something considerably more exotic."
The Web site People's Daily Magazine pointed out that the video in question was posted to video-sharing Web site YouTube in December of 2008 -- where it is listed as having been filmed in Fremont, California.
The real reason behind the UFO story and video? The Sun is taking on the task of running the U.K.'s UFO-report bureau after Ministry of Defense closed it down last year. A spokesman for the Ministry told The Sun, "We do not feel there is any military value in reviewing the public's sightings. "
Source: Fox News
(And I promise this is the LAST time I'll mention this particular incident!!)