UFO Disclosure: the insider game of “reliable sources”

UFO disclosure: the insider game of “reliable sources”

by Jon Rappoport

January 2, 2018

(UFO archive, here)

In the current wave of UFO disclosures, the press (in particular, the New York Times) has decided to use Luis Elizondo, a career intelligence case officer, as its main source.

This choice reveals a time-honored strategy of elite news operations: cherry-pick who is reliable and who isn’t.

Of course, the press presents its case as flowing FROM the source. But that’s not true, because reporters and editors could have used other “reliable sources” to tell a different, or even contradictory, story.

Everything depends on who, at the moment, is pumped up and ushered on to center stage, and tagged as “reliable.”

I’m not saying Mr. Elizondo is telling lies from wall to wall. But, for example, where was the Times when reports began to emerge of UFOs appearing at a missile base in Montana (1967) and shutting down launch-capability? There were a number of professional military observers at the time. They could have been deemed “reliable sources,” but they weren’t. For decades, this event has been suppressed or downplayed by the mainstream press.

“Well, we did look into it, but we concluded there just wasn’t enough there. We didn’t go with the piece because the confirmation was thin.” That’s a frequent excuse. Often, it doesn’t hold water. It reflects an arbitrary decision to ignore a valid account.

This is how the game is played.

“Reliable source” can be managed, on a case by case basis.

“Let’s see. We can imply the steep rise in autism is the result of more careful monitoring of cases, or a genetic problem, or the rapid expansion of the CDC vaccination schedule. Let’s do a piece on genetics. Who can we tap for comments? Round up the usual list of expert sources and get quotes. ‘New research suggests a stronger link to genes than previously supposed.’ That’ll work…”

When I was writing my first book, AIDS INC., Scandal of the Century, in 1987, I decided to look into the widely promoted notion that HIV had spread to humans, in Africa, through contact with green monkeys. When the US press wants to promote a “new disease,” they inevitably go to far-off places around the globe for their “origin story.” The last time I looked, no new epidemic has ever begun in Brooklyn. I called a prominent AIDS researcher at Harvard. Without pause, he told me the green monkey theory had no evidence to support it. Well, obviously, the press hadn’t used him as a “reliable source.” They might use him to comment on other matters, but not this one—because “green monkey” was the preferred scenario for the moment.

On the UFO front, the Times could have jumped with both feet into Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project years ago (twitter). Greer had scores of military and intelligence officers who were testifying to all sorts of UFO contact. But back then, the story was verboten. So the sources were ignored.

Sometimes, the graduation from nonsense-story to breaking news isn’t the decision of a major press outlet. The newspaper or broadcast network takes its cue from a “higher authority.” The CIA or the Pentagon, for example. Or from an anonymous heavy hitter who will never be revealed. Depending on the topic of the story, the heavy hitter could exist within the core of the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, the Vatican, the upper reaches of the “banking community” (a Rothschild front man), etc.

This is the “green light” phenomenon. What was once a studiously ignored piece suddenly turns into an imperative to publish. The chosen news outlets jump into action.

The green light can also click through indirect means. Consider the name, Jim Semivan. He is on Tom DeLonge’s team at the newly formed To the Stars Academy, the group which includes Mr. Elizondo, mentioned above. Here is a thumbnail bio of Mr. Semivan from Simon & Schuster publishers: “Jim retired in 2007 after a 25-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service. At the time of his retirement he was a member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service. Jim served multiple overseas and domestic tours along with senior management positions in CIA headquarters. He is the recipient of the Agency’s Career Intelligence Medal.”

Semivan’s emergence in UFO disclosure activities would alert the New York Times that it should pay attention to any information coming out of To the Stars Academy. Semivan is more than a witness or a researcher. He’s a high-level man connected to the intelligence community. If he backs up a story, it’s “official.”

I’ll give you a name: Richard Dolan. Dolan is the author of books on UFOs, and he is a publisher in the same field. A highly intelligent observer, when he makes inferences from data he explains his reasons. He possesses a formidable knowledge of UFO incidents over the course of decades. Major media outlets could go to him as a direct source for articles, or as a guide who could point them to credible stories. But that doesn’t happen.

Why? Because Mr. Dolan could unleash “too much information.” He could open up too many cans of worms. And he doesn’t have an official position in government or corporate circles.

He is reliable, but not in the media sense of the word. He could give, say, the reporters at the New York Times far more help than their editors could—but that doesn’t matter.

What matters to the Times and other mainstream outlets is the agenda of the moment. And who will bolster that agenda.

Why isn’t long-time UFO researcher Grant Cameron writing op-ed pieces for the Times? He has a very interesting take on how various UFO spokespeople have been used by the military-intelligence complex. Alas, Cameron makes too much sense. He goes too deep. So instead, a Times reporter writes a human-interest story about his father. The father was a veteran UFO watcher, who sadly died before the US government “admitted UFOs exist,” a couple of weeks ago.

At any time over the past 40 years, the Times could have assigned a couple of reporters the job of assembling a history of bullet-proof UFO-encounter stories. For a major article. An article that would have settled the issue once and for all: UFOs, whatever they are, exist, and they exhibit extraordinary capabilities.

But “it wasn’t time.”

Now, it is.

The green light is on. But it is only glowing for certain people, and for chosen news companies.

The Reliable Ones.

Therefore, when the Times, or a comparable media operation, discloses UFO revelations, the stories—accurate or not—reflect a purpose that is hidden.

That purpose is never the unvarnished and complete truth.

Over the past 35 years, working as a reporter, I’ve spoken off-the-record with a number of mainstream journalists. They readily admit to making “partial disclosures,” otherwise known as limited hangouts. They explain this as “sticking to the facts at hand.” But that’s not true. They also admit their editors keep them from digging deeper on a story.

Digging deeper would, of course, expose unpleasant scandals the public shouldn’t be aware of. And in the process, people who are deemed unreliable sources would be vindicated. If THAT happened, the whole proprietary media egg would crack.

The public would understand, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that big media cherry-pick their sources, and mainstream news is a stage play.

An acid test: If the New York Times gave the first five pages of their paper to a few independent UFO reporters for a week, those reporters could write a slew of hard-hitting factual pieces that would shake the foundations of knowledge about UFOs. Sales of the paper would skyrocket, and names like Luis Elizondo and Jim Semivan would fade far into the background. The public would realize that verified sightings of UFOs go back at least 50 years. And that would be just the beginning of actual Disclosure.

“Reliable source” is a pliable term. In the media landscape, it implies that editors and publishers are in charge of defining it, at any given moment, to suit their agenda.

If tomorrow, for example, the Times decided that the famous Lockheed Skunkworks, located in the desert (Palmdale, California), was their primary target, as in—what have they been building out there for years?—a whole new raft of reliable sources would come into play overnight. Setting their hounds loose, with no restrictive deadline, the Times might experience what it’s like to operate as an actual news outlet.

They would eventually penetrate many cover stories. What would they discover?

The former director of the elite Skunkworks, Ben Rich, before his death, is reported to have said (UCLA School of Engineering speech, March 23, 1993): “We now know how to travel to the stars…There are many in the intelligence community who would like to see this stay in the black and not see the light of day.”

Now there’s a potential source—an insider’s insider. Did Ben Rich say that? Is it true? If it’s true, how did Lockheed develop/obtain the technology?

Why not pursue that lead and run it down?

“Well, we don’t like to rely on dead sources, especially when they make bizarre claims.”

Who says the claim is bizarre? The CIA? The Pentagon? Lockheed?

They’re automatically listed as reliable?

Is “hard to believe, hard to fathom” an unimpeachable standard for barring investigations without further thought?

Wasn’t, for instance, the whole CIA MKULTRA mind control program bizarre and hard to believe, before it was exposed?

Thousands of events and programs are impossible, before they turn out to have happened.

The idea that the New York Times, the number one media outlet in the world, isn’t devoted to the truth—that idea would be very hard for many people to believe; until it’s shown to be factual.

“Hi, I’m major media. I depend on reliable sources. I decide who is reliable and who isn’t, on any given day of the week. I use these sources to construct and shape Reality for the masses. That’s my job. I spend gargantuan amounts of money in this effort. After all, inventing Reality is an awesome mandate. You can’t fool around with that. You must be convincing. If I tried and failed, the consequences would be devastating. A few billion people would see holes in Reality Itself. This is not permitted to happen.”

Ah, but it is happening. Deepest apologies.

The Reality Manufacturing Company is at DEFCON 1, red lights are blinking, and systems are going down.

The Matrix Revealed

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

18 comments on “UFO Disclosure: the insider game of “reliable sources”

  1. BlockedUp says:

    One great book to begin reading regarding UFO studies is Dolan’s UFO’s for the 21st Century Mind. Even if you’ve read any of his work, or other UFO books, the range and scope of the book is a great basis from which to come to an understanding of this complex phenomenal. I’m also looking forward to Dolan’s False Flag book which should come out this year, although its been pushed back a few times.

    As far the rest of the UFO issue, its great to hear you write about it in a sobering way. This isn’t Disclosure with a capital D, not even close. Nor is it the beginning. There’s an agenda here, and it seems everyone’s being invited to see this new UFO movie called “The Matrix Begins”. The powers that (will cease to) be are casting a new spell, and there are probably various reasons for it. Its important to stay vigilant because they’re setting the groundwork for future agendas.

    One question that doesn’t cease bugging me is why bring it up UFOs in such a manner all? And why now? Oh, and also, why does the ‘To The Stars Academy’ have the (questionable) personnel that it does have, as you yourself have noted Jon.

    The game’s afoot, and the curtain to Act 2 will soon rise. It will be crucial to see what direction this agenda goes and what other ‘insiders’ or folks they use as puppets to construct this ongoing narrative.

  2. paulnhunter1961 says:

    Corey Goode did say months ago that there was a plan for partial disclosure. I know not everyone believes in CGs story, but does the fact that he successfully predicted this partial disclosure narrative mean he is now to be considered a “reliable source”?

  3. will iam says:

    The MSM has no different composition then systems that rely on church or state. Need a higher source?, whom higher then the president OR the “ultimate” source of manufactured BS but GOD almighty!

    It all originates from giving away ones power and relying on authority outside of ones self. People do not question when they hear that the information comes from ‘reliable sources’ because the WE has been programmed to believe in GOD, or some source outside of oneself, since infancy.

    Reliable sources always come before the “experts” as well, just wait till those start rearing their ugly heads.

    Why are there always ‘teams” formed also? As if from the very beginning the frame work of WAR is ingrained in the psyche, and that is always acceptable because WE are conditioned from childhood to fight, and fighting is always easier with a team. Soon the war on ET’s will begin which will be no different then any other war, like the war on cancer, drugs, poverty etc. etc. etc.

    Completely acceptable, completely expected, completely allowed, and completely unwinnable because WE do not even know WE are the creators of this because WE accept, expect and allow authority to escape from our life every moment in OUR collective quest for news. And what is news anyway but a distraction from the “mediocrity” of OUR own “mundane” life

    …… but what if those are never mundane and WE do not know it because ‘the news’ is more important and WE give up OUR power when ever WE seek it.

    i cannot imagine what i have given up just to read this
    i cannot imagine what i have given up just to write this
    ………have YOU ever wondered the same thing?

  4. Mindy Angel says:

    Considering that the Pentagon is playing with their own strange things in the air, doesn’t that kind of muddy the waters? I don’t think any source real or fake is going to get my attention. Unless a guy with pointy ears approches me personally and says “Hi! are you Mindy? I’m from Venus. Want to go out for coffee?” If he’s cute I might take up his offer, but even then, with all the agent provocateurs running around wild, I would have to check the ears to see if they are real. 🙂

  5. trishwriter says:

    I am so enjoying reading your analyses of the UFO agenda. Because I try to keep away from the NYT and other “reliable” sources, your blog is the main source for my family and me for these UFO stories. Thank you so much, Jon, for all your wise words, and to this blog’s commenters–y’all are waking us up!

  6. MrDuncmck says:

    When you think there may be a possibility for planting the seeds of epiphany .then? maybe the audience want to become the script writers in the play.but?it makes me queezy watching facebook twitter MSM etc.etc. become the launching pad for the unwilling non-objective immediate gratification reality machine. It is prompting the cheer leading in the definition of “disclosure ”

    As soon as FBI/CIA/ black projects come up.Their head explodes with either “i don’t know and don’t want to” or “they are the only people who really know”.What makes my eyes explode at times is this concept of ..”throwing sand in the eyes of your enemies .Disclosure vs disinformation ?Me? as a blind man and having one leg in an ass kicking contest. and as a man hoping to possibly plant a few seeds of epiphany? I too choose once in a while to participate in script writing .my problem is that i am formally self taught from the school of unorthodox! hope you read some of your fans posts.you have planted many seeds of epiphany in my trail head.
    Thanks jon !!!

  7. Susan says:

    Brillant and witty!

  8. From Quebec says:

    In this infinite and glorious Universe, I do believe that the Earth is not the only planet that is occupied.

    So, I do believe in UFOs and Aliens.

    Now, do I believe they are already here? Maybe yes, and maybe no, I do not know.

    But one thing that I am sure of is this:

    Since their NWO is crumbling miserably because of President Trump patriotic moves to crush the TPP, and the Paris climate agreement and his stance on immigration and his policy of America first, It is probably their last shot trying to convince all countries to join together and unite against a new “enemy.”

    This is why they decided to choose the so-called reliable New York Times for UFO Disclosure

  9. Black Sheep says:

    You’re right! Those UFOs could be identified and the “aliens” revealed as unreliable sources. Keep probing the deep space of the mind, Jon.

  10. Jon, I like that one. Now you are undeniably “on point”.

    In fact, Dolan is a good example of how the “Cabal” corrupts. His early writings were better than spot on. Now, every time he opens his mouth, I cringe. Simon Parkes is going the same way…sadly.

    By the way, I hear “on the grapevine” (these things never appear in any “formal” publications) that nuclear can and has been “switched off” by ET rather regularly (prompting occasional “one sided” altercations). In fact, I am informed, they have gone one better. Via private liaisons (which will never be publicised) they have explained to our illustrious powers WHY “large” nukes cannot be used again.

    The timing of this article coincides with my latest topic release. I didn’t and will not be seeking Mr Elizondo’s comment.


    “Be it Sephardic scandals successfully court Linda Moulton Howe and fellow high profile agitators of the plastic “Pleaidian Alliance”, this merely reinforces the age old reptilian principle “the gullible deserve to be conned”. If testimonies of Simon Parkes, Ken Bakeman, Eva Draconis and other genre luminaries are to be taken seriously, they all portray reptilians as blunt to the point of offense (the ones dressed in NAZI uniforms are particularly rude). Forthright honesty and manipulative truthfulness are the linchpins of ophidian character. Dragon qualities one would expect of a school matron amply satisfy this concept. Propagandas backed off Sirian outrage have unfairly cast all reptilians as purveyors of the negative aspects (i.e. lust, greed, insensitivity, cowardice) of human spectral character. The Sirians took umbrage at the fact their serpentine guests at Atlantis would go to any lengths to avoid following their laws (or, rather, they called these principled standards or words to the effect). Slipperiness was a remark mostly referring to a wholesome cunning concealed in herpetological nature.

    Interestingly, one of the spiritual figureheads the Ciakars used as mascot to preside over ritual ceremonies rather contradicts earlier sentiment of mine. There have been many names given to assign the Godly Satyr over the ages. The one I prefer most, as it is the most authentic, is Baphomet. Gutter press agents foully distort the truth with depressing regularly. There is no connection between Baphomet (the magnificent Pteroid) and Satan. Though Satan’s metaphoric fall has been used deceptively out of context in varied folklores over the ages, He was the first evidence of God in manifest form and was functional in creating the entire astral canopy that still exists today.”


  11. Terry Adams says:

    OMG… I didn’t know about the team that DeLonge had surrounded himself with. This frightens me for many reasons, chief among them the fact that what is being called “morgellon’s disease” would appear to be an alien bio-weapon.. Now hold on – before you get to thinking I am a total nut job, hear me out.. The fibers, when placed under the FBI’s spectrometer, failed to match ANY KNOWN TERRESTRIAL MATERIAL.. Hmmm.. Secondly, many (not all) of the craft which deliver the aerosols (at this point if you still do not believe that we are being sprayed you might as well stop reading right now – you are never going to awaken) do not appear to be conventional aircraft. Many appear as grey shadow like objects (much like the craft which struck the second tower on 911) while some seem to display the properties of a hologram that is breaking down… Is all of this connected?

  12. Tommaso Turek says:

    Open theyfly,com and be done with the lies of nasa, seti, USAF, astronomers.ufologists etc. Get your own disclosure as millions have.

  13. fauxscienceslayer says:

    A college friend of mine took an oil drilling job in West Africa in the mid seventies, an avid photographer, he made excellent slide show of trips through the jungles. On series involved tribesmen catching live monkeys by drilling a hole in a coconut and placing rice inside. The monkey would stick his hand in the hole, grab a fist full of rice, making his hand too big to pull out of the hole. The villager would run up throw a net over the monkey, which could barely run, and could not climb trees. The monkey was placed in a spit, the top of the skull removed and the live brain was eaten as a delicacy. They had a palm tree that could ferment wine in just a few hours, and smiling photos showed horrible dental problems.

    It is no mystery how live green monkey (AIDS) virus could enter the human biosphere.

    On UFOs I concur, we are being slow walked into awakening as a distraction.

  14. archie1954 says:

    “The number one media outlet in the world”? Only to an American! The NYT has been downgraded for decades. It hasn’t been number one for a very long time. The reason is definitely a result of internal policies, Truth, as the general public knows it, has certain requirements that are simply not present in a propaganda rag, Once you’ve lost the trust of the public, it will be many years, if not decades, before you can regain it. The New York Times hasn’t reached that point yet.

  15. Kevin Pevehouse says:

    Ya should be more concerned with UFAs Unidentified Financial Anomalies than UFOs. You have traders swimming in unfathomable amounts of money, try 23 trillion billion—the absurdity of it all hides it quite nicely. Meanwhile you send me a $4,000 toll bill. Now that’s what I call true entertainment. http://whitehatsreport.com/

  16. Larry says:

    “After all, inventing Reality is an awesome mandate. You can’t fool around with that. You must be convincing. If I tried and failed, the consequences would be devastating. A few billion people would see holes in Reality Itself. This is not permitted to happen.”

    I smell SCREENplay!

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