The Empire Strikes Back?

The Media Loves this UFO Expert Who Says He Worked for an  Obscure Pentagon Program. Did He?

The Intercept
June 1, 2019, 4:00 a.m.


Initial Response
The Intercept is a respected independent investigative journalist organization. It was launched in February 2014 as the first project of First Look Media, a news organization created and funded by billionaire and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
It has published many powerful articles challenging status quo journalism in America. I have great respect for two of its founding members – Pulitzer Prize awardees Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald.
Over the past three years I have presented considerable material to the Intercept regarding the Disclosure process and the extraterrestrial issue. What they choose to print is of course their business and they chose not to engage this subject – until today.
One of the Intercept investigative reporters, Keith Kloor, today published to the Intercept website this article: THE MEDIA LOVES THIS UFO EXPERT WHO SAYS HE WORKED FOR AN OBSCURE PENTAGON PROGRAM. DID HE?
It is the most egregious hit piece directed at the extraterrestrial presence issue and Disclosure I have ever read in 22 years. It measures up to some of the worst such articles written by Phil Klass, the most vicious debunker on record. Stanton Friedman presented a cogent case that Klass was in the direct employ of the CIA during his disgraceful career.
In this instance the hit is aimed at the To The Stars Academy efforts and Luis Elizondo personally.
As it happens, while I or PRG are not mentioned in this article, I have had some lengthy interviews with Keith Kloor, much of which addressed relevant subject matter. I have full audio copies of those interviews – made with Kloor’s permission, and I will review them to help me assess why he elected to write this article.
I invite every top research in the field – particularly those with connections to government and military sources – to vigorously parse every aspect of this article and publish their assessment.
It is quite possible this is the first open pushback against the ongoing disclosures coming from the To the Stars Academy. While the TTS/AAS clearly has support within the military/intelligence complex, there are many insiders who strongly oppose this truth process.
This is not the 20th Century when journalists had a “license to kill” – to attack anyone or any aspect of the ET issue, a license provided to them by the U.S Government which assured all there was no there there and those who went there were fools or idiots.
Stanton Friedman often said: “The age of the apologist ufologist is over.” We now have the resources and the collective power to respond to this kind of journalism.
As for me, I intend to publicly rip this article to pieces and deliver those pieces to the Intercept, which can decide whether this is a fine piece of journalism or permanent black mark on its reputation.
Stephen Bassett
Indian Wells, CA
June 1, 2019