Media-News

UFO and Exterrestrial Articles on OpEdNews?

By Rob Kall ()     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags    Add to My Group

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Become a Fan
  (286 fans)
Poll

UFO and Exterrestrial Articles on OpEdNews?

     The original vision for OpEdNews was to create an online site that covered the wide range of topics daily newspapers and weekly newsmagazines cover. Lately, we've had some of our members comment on our publishing articles on UFOs and extraterrestrials, suggesting they diminish our credibility. OTOH, some of the articles have brought thousands of readers to the site. What do you think? Please leave your comments on this.

UFO stories are too woowoo and decrease our credibility. We should not publish them.
       8% from 25 votes  
UFO stories are too woowoo and decrease our credibility, but they’re interesting and bring in readers who will read our political articles. We should put them on an inside page, without linking to them from the front page.
       6% from 18 votes  
UFO stories are an interesting addition to the mix and fit with the OEN philosophy of being open to the widest range of ideas. Don’t change anything.
       62% from 187 votes  
Since part of the mission of OEN is to reach new people, not just "members of the progressive choir," including non-political articles that draw new readers is a good thing,.
       13% from 39 votes  
OEN should just focus on politics and progressive issues
       8% from 23 votes  
Other.
       4% from 12 votes  

    304 votes    Vote               View Demographics Cross-Tab Results

Invite Your Friend(s) to Vote: Tell A Friend         View All Polls

 

Share This Poll

You can publish this poll on your blog or website. To embed a poll, just copy the code from this "Embed" box. Once you've copied the code, just paste it into your website or blog to embed it.

Embed: Customize
<script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.opednews.com/populum/poll_api.php?pid=20&layout=default"></script>

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also (more...)
 

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Post Poll Comment

These discussions are not moderated. We rely on users to police themselves, and flag inappropriate comments and behavior. In accordance with our Guidelines and Policies, we reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason, and will restrict access of registered users who repeatedly violate our terms.

  • OpEdNews welcomes lively, CIVIL discourse. Personal attacks and/or hate speech are not tolerated and may result in banning.
  • Comments should relate to the content above. Irrelevant, off-topic comments are a distraction, and will be removed.
  • By submitting this comment, you agree to all OpEdNews rules, guidelines and policies.

Comment:    what's this?

You can enter 2000 characters.

      
(Use the Preview button to see what your comment looks like, before publishing)

Current Text Color
(Optional) Choose new text color:    Select text color
Current Background Color
Choose new background color:    Select background color

Having trouble with comments? Report a problem or give us your feedback.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
69 people are discussing this page, with 84 comments  Post Comment
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

The articles on UFO's, as well as those on met... by John Wood Sr on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 11:34:57 AM
Leave no stone unturned I say...well said... by jillh10 on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:10:15 PM
I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that m... by Coop on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:12:14 PM
I have seen some posters to this site who are not ... by Wayne Turner on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:01:32 PM
There are a shipload of websites for folks interes... by mrk * on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:03:54 PM
I voted "Other" because I don't know... by Don Williams on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:06:28 PM
Rob, is there a way to arrange articles by subject... by KenH on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:13:54 PM
articles are categorized with tags. You can select... by Rob Kall on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 6:03:00 PM
I don't think it matters anymore based on the ... by Alien Casebook on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:14:07 PM
I thought the whole point of OpEdNews.com, was to ... by Marcus B on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:37:10 PM
Absolutely, include them, but maybe they should ha... by g.z. on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:25:40 PM
was reserved for the neocons and neolibs....?Oh, m... by richard on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:38:11 PM
; )... by Better World Order on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:20:49 PM
There are huge public policy implications concerni... by Dr Michael Salla on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:28:56 PM
Also the UFOs cover-up reduce the credibility of o... by Sylvain Pimpare on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 11:32:28 PM
Sure there are readers who have their opinions aga... by Blacktiger on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 1:39:01 PM
...everyone KNEW the sun was the center of the uni... by Co6aka on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:49:20 PM
I couldn't agree with you more! And BTW, I just... by Oh on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:52:16 PM
Most UFO stories are not about little green men, b... by Richard McGinn on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:57:23 PM
is to keep them and metaphysical and astrology art... by Rob Kall on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:59:04 PM
NASA set up a scientific committee which came to t... by Rae on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:52:57 PM
Rob, Off-planet issues are of interest to many.&nb... by Susan Allen on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 12:02:14 AM
By all means incude UFO articles. I personally kn... by Kosta Makreas on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:01:37 PM
(-: (-: Hi Kosta! :-) :-) So good to "see you... by G Achin on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 1:43:05 AM
hmmm--then crashed right in the midst of re-enteri... by G Achin on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 4:29:56 AM
As one of the "Other" survey voters, I f... by Philip Dennany on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:07:26 PM
The number of documented accounts of mysterious un... by Better World Order on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:18:11 PM
I agree..... what better way to get everybody to a... by richard on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:09:52 PM
This is getting really interesting! With an ancest... by Blacktiger on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:14:17 PM
In biology, if a cell has no effective membrane (f... by Marcus B on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:21:19 PM
As another person said in response to this poll, a... by Papá Kokopelli on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:01:33 PM
Good post.  My sentiments exactly, although w... by denvan on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:34:14 PM
MY tin-foil hat is in the shape of a Fez and I am ... by richard on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:21:30 PM
I didn't read the UFO stuff, but obviously any... by crystal haidl on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:25:29 PM
It's always good to keep our minds o... by Sandy Sand on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:37:40 PM
The answer to the question of whether or not OpEdN... by Ted Roe on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:48:07 PM
I read OEN because I think it is a very good newsp... by LEO BOYLE on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 1:55:58 PM
I think that anyone who thinks that 500 years from... by presidentialufo on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:12:04 PM
FUN is sorely missing in this movement what with a... by Cheryl Abraham on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:28:07 PM
I voted for "do not change anything" due... by Andrey Gerasimenko on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:32:00 PM
 Rob,Thanks for your thoughtful consideration... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 3:15:35 PM
AND IS 9/11 TOO WOO-WOO?OPTION 4 IS THE CORRECT AN... by nelswight on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 3:50:19 PM
culture already offers more than enough diversions... by Richard Mynick on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 4:01:15 PM
Anyone who has done a serious study of the extrate... by Niara Isley on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 4:33:16 PM
Niara, I agree with all you've said. The only ... by lou hearnesberger on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 1:19:28 AM
Astronauts are not generally considered the flakie... by Dave Kisor on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 5:12:56 PM
Is there something newsworthy or does the article ... by Kathlyn Stone on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 5:13:38 PM
I voted that you should stick to politics and prog... by Pat Williams on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 5:34:04 PM
The only thing that hurts your website is when you... by Ty on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 6:05:29 PM
1. There is the issue of the OpEdNews brand. What ... by Steven Leser on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 6:12:19 PM
You gotta be kidding! There are so many off the wa... by Cinderfella on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3:56:08 AM
As a choir director I like the "Preaching to ... by Toby Touby on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:21:46 PM
I voted for #1... In the 60's there was a com... by Peter_D on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:41:01 PM
Did you even went to www.disclosureproject.org?Do ... by Sylvain Pimpare on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 11:41:58 PM
I agree, just spend a very worthwhile hour listeni... by karmacounselor on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:01:31 AM
I am a subscriber to brasschecktv.com.. I have the... by Blacktiger on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:11:00 PM
is a word I associate with trolls attacking establ... by Oh on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:41:40 PM
UFO and Extra Terrestrial Articles on OpEdNews ... by Lance L. Landon on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:51:27 PM
Think for a short time about the type of people wh... by Patrick on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 8:30:10 PM
It is important that Exopolitical subjects such as... by Neil Gould on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 8:55:16 PM
I’d keep UFO coverage the same as it current... by Mark Whittington on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 9:43:38 PM
The reality of an Alien presence is being acknowle... by Come Carpentier de Gourdon on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 12:37:37 AM
Ya know Rob, I've done TONS of research on thi... by lou hearnesberger on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 12:47:18 AM
Our known history tells Us, from may different ave... by Brenda Hopkins on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:10:32 AM
I'm glad to see the strong turnout on remainin... by Irvthom on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:35:04 AM
The implications of such a reality, other lifeform... by ZeroGhost on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3:11:30 AM
Concerns such as "Majestic-12" and very ... by Moss David Posner, M.D. on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3:32:07 AM
Rob: You realize of course, just by the shear num... by Cinderfella on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3:43:14 AM
When it comes to opeds brand what should come to m... by David C Beach on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 4:13:40 AM
....although my selection was with the majority, t... by Tony Forest on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:32:17 AM
I’m still wondering why there aren’t m... by John R Moffett on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 6:37:45 AM
Science is sooooo boring when you've got pseud... by Tony Forest on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:41:04 AM
Since I have seen UFOs I do read such articles.&nb... by Philip Pease on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:22:33 AM
Rob, Please read up on the UFO topic.  If you... by John Brown on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:22:19 AM
I am not sure how valid this poll will be. this ty... by Tony Duncan on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 12:19:34 PM
I would be very appreciative if you had more artic... by Archie on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:51:41 PM
If OpEdNews.com allows one group of readers/contri... by LarryWBryant on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:12:23 PM
The articles on UFOs etc are the only reason I bot... by louis hall on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10:29:23 AM
we want know a lot on ufo field thank you.. c... by weboy78 on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10:42:06 AM
I discovered OpEd News because of your UFO coverag... by CrystalsKarma on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 6:59:22 PM
With the number of people on this site referring t... by Marcus B on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:57:12 AM
The flawed assumption is that reports on "UFO... by irmediator on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:12:18 AM
I think you have to choose. ... by Brett Paatsch on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9:30:08 PM
Methodology in any kind of serious research or sci... by irmediator on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:24:33 PM

 
Want to post your own comment on this Poll? Post Comment