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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (1 Dec. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738836125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738836126
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 544,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The Missing Times' is a deeply-researched and lavishly documented analysis of the complex relationships between the 'mainstream' national media - TV networks, newspapers, periodicals - and the intelligence agencies of the US Government over the past century, with particular focus on matters of 'national security.' Although the book focuses predominantly on the USA, the author also demonstrates that a similar process of media management is practiced in other parts of the world.

The multiple references Hansen utilises with immense forensic detail to demonstrate his thesis will destroy forever any ideas you may have of the 'credible' mainstream media as 'objective' or reporting stories most people would consider to be important or vital.

The title of the book is a pun on Budd Hopkins' classic 1981 analysis of the abduction phenomenon, 'Missing Time,' and the cover image shows a typically-shaped classic UFO cut-out of newspaper - i.e. 'The Times' and what is missing from the daily reporting in such supposed bastions of journalistic respectability.

The author demonstrates in great detail how military and intelligence agencies systematically and intentionally shape public opinion by information management, sometimes for decades at a time.
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This is the best book I've ever read about UFOs & believe me I've read a lot of UFO books.
The amount of reshearch & solid information in this book is unreal, How Terry Hansen managed to piece all this together in such a professional way is such a credit to him as a man.
After reading The Missing Times, You find yourself thinking how is this book not a best seller with many awards, & the worst thing about it is he's passed away so this is his only book.
If the masses was to read this book I'm convinced that they would understand how secrecy about UFOs & other top secret things inside Goverments are kept secret.
The way he unearths the facts about UFO secrecy through his careful review of Goverment propaganda & censorship about the UFO phenomenon is amazing to say the least.
He show how they use every trick in the book whenever the Goverment need to protect anything they class as national security is involved, & UFOs is top of the list for national security.
I've always wondered why UFOs get such negative & hostile treatment from the Main Strean Media & such public clear debunking by angry so called skeptics & now it all adds up after reading this book.
Everything falls into place & you know without a shadow of a doubt that they are trying to fool the public by the way they report anything about UFOs.
Instead of doing honest, open reporting of UFO encounters across the world, they either fail to report or investigate these events in a honest way or they just debunk the event with no scientific grounds or any investigation, followed by mocking the subject.
If you don't believe that it happens or could happen don't take my word for it, buy the book & come to your own shocking conclustions.
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars 18 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars More light shed from a most important angle 19 Mar. 2002
By 999fine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have an extensive library on UFO and related topics. Missing Times is one of my most important books because it so eloquently describes an aspect of the UFO topic which has received such little attention, while being of utmost importance in the shaping of public opinion - the national media. Terry does an outstanding job at logically articulating the role big media has played to cooperatively (although sometimes unwittingly) manage public perception of UFOs and warfare in concert with government throughout this century. He makes sure you are aware of the factual content as opposed to mere theory or conjecture. And make no mistake - there are a number of important and corroborating facts in this book. It is truly a groundbreaking effort on the subject that captured my intense interest from cover to cover. An absolute must read for media students, UFO researchers, and anyone remotely interested in government activities. And consider buying this book for those who can't seem to come to grips with the reality or gravity that public perceptions have been and continue to be managed.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Journalism for Critical Thinkers 31 Jan. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In The Missing Times, Terry Hansen provides a clear, documented history of the relationships that exists between the national media and the United States Government, particularly on issues of national security. This aspect of the book alone is frightening to one's faith in the media as objective reporters of information. In fact, once you have read this book, you will never read a national daily, or watch a network newscast in quite the same way again. Hansen details how our military and intelligence communities are in the business of shaping public opinion and reaction through information management. How incompetent would they have to have been not to recognize the national media as an indispensable, efficient tool for their goals? Mr. Hansen details the exact mechanisms by which the government exercises their influence over the national media with chilling clarity, right down to CIA infiltration.
Local media, without strong connections to Washington D.C., corporate ties to defense contractors or heavy infiltration from intelligence agencies are shown to be less likely to present the government viewpoint, and may present more accurate information on any number of subjects, including UFOs.
A picture then evolves of the complicit relationship that exists between the government and the media. Through historical review, Mr. Hansen demonstrates how the press follows a government line when it comes to issues of secrecy and national security.
What happens when we insert UFOs into this equation? The answer is a perfect fit; the national media treats UFOs exactly as it does other subjects deemed to be of great national security importance and secrecy. This fact is skillfully demonstrated through an examination of UFO incursions over nuclear missile silos near Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Unidentified objects could enter and leave restricted airspace with impunity. Such incidents have obvious national security implications. Widely reported in the local media, these astonishing and well-documented incidents were ignored by the national media until much later. Could the media have been influenced by a government that, despite their protests to the contrary, knows full well that UFOs are a national security issue?
Mr. Hansen goes out of his way to avoid speculation, and seems to be calling his fellow citizens not to believe in UFOs, but to be skeptical about what the national media, as a front for the government, tells us about them. It is a wise lesson that you won't forget.
The Missing Times is written with clarity and journalistic integrity. It is not a hastily written UFO book full of anecdotes and fuzzy pictures. It is objective reporting of the undeniable relationships between the government, the media, and you. It is also one of the most heavily footnoted books I have ever read, providing proof of the depth of research that went into it. If the Pulitzer Prize were given for merit, quality, insightful analysis and relevance, journalist Terry Hansen would have one on his bookshelf right now.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A revealing and disturbing work. 20 Sept. 2001
By Dennis Hawley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
'The Missing Times' is a darkly fascinating analysis of how the mainstream media have been used by government intelligence groups to control information and manipulate the public.
While the book is a superb case study of how significant UFO events, well-reported at local levels, are either altered, marginalized or completely censored by the national media, the real value of the book goes much further. It provides a solidly documented expose of how our world view is shaped by forces not even imagined by most Americans; how the claim of "national security" has been invoked to hide from the public not only legitimate defense-related information, but incompetence, dishonesty and illegal activity as well.
It's a shame that this book will likely be read by a relatively small number of people, mostly those with an interest in UFOs. It should be required reading for every journalism student in the country. In fact, it should be read by anyone who still believes in our system of democracy. It will inform, shock and anger.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evidence of UFO Censorship in the U.S. News Media. 21 April 2005
By Simeon Hein - Published on Amazon.com
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"If UFOs were real it would on National Public Radio." Have you ever heard someone say something to that effect? If you are interested in the role of our media in the coverup of the existence of extraterrestrials then read Terry Hansen's "The Missing Times." Hansen's book is an excellent presentation of the history of governmental manipulation and control of the media specifically in regards to UFOs in the news. Hanson covers the history of psychological disinformation campaigns in warfare and more recently in the area of UFOs. He clearly demonstrates how our news media are censored and controlled so as to spread government disinformation about extraterrestrials and other high-impact topics. This book is a wake-up call to those who believe in democratic ideals and the idea of a free press. It also heralds a forthcoming era of openess if a full government disclosure about the extraterrestrial phenomenon were to occur. (Dr. Simeon Hein is the author of Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance and his latest work, Planetary Intelligence.)
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent scholarship and journalism 7 Dec. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A substantial portion of this book is _not_ about government deceptions regarding the UFO question. Much of it is devoted to the historical context. The book describes how the government has repeatedly and successfully compromised the integrity of "elite" news media to manipulate public opinion on virtually every major public issue of the last century, from World War I to the war in Vietnam a half century later.
The book is totally free of speculative "conspiracy theories," but it does contain one sensational revelation: a memo discovered in the Smithsonian Institution archives proves that a CBS news "documentary" debunking UFOs (narrated by the revered Walter Cronkite) was done with the collusion of the Central Intelligance Agency.
This is a work of major importance not just on the history of UFOs, but on the history of America in the 20th Century. With the prospect of yet another war looming on the horizon and the news coverage of the preparations for war already at a fever pitch in some news media, the book may also be highly relevant to this new century as history threatens to repeat itself.
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