by Robert Hastings
The startling story, titled “What Were Those Mysterious Craft?” was published decades ago, on January 19, 1979. Based on declassified U.S. government documents, the objectively-written article by reporters Ward Sinclair and Art Harris—appearing on Page A1—provided a tantalizing peek at long-suppressed information having national security implications.
In contrast, the absurd article the Post ran in response to my September 27, 2010, UFO-Nukes Connection press conference in Washington D.C. basically ridiculed the whole idea of UFOs monitoring our missile sites and instead extolled the virtues of free cookies.
Let me explain.
The Washington Post, whose Woodward-Bernstein reporting team famously toppled the Nixon presidency with its Watergate scandal coverage in the early 1970s, was sent a press release about the UFO-related event two weeks prior to its occurrence.
So who did this iconic newspaper decide to send to the press conference? Why, the in-house jester, Metro columnist John Kelly, who has written about such lofty subjects as horse masseurs, failed sitcoms, and the Oldest Ham in the World. His article began: