Excellent item up at the UFO Magazine blog from Robert Hastings: More BS from CSI on Big Sur. In this piece Hastings quotes from Terry Hansen, author of the Missing Times:News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up:
Hansen also notes, "...CSICOP [now CSI] members typically publish their thoughts on UFOs and other 'paranormal' phenomena via Prometheus Books, a closely related publishing house that also offers a surprising number of volumes on such topics as child-adult sexuality, prostitution, sadomasochism, and pornography. It would be interesting to know which titles sell better; those devoted to debunking UFOs and paranormal research, or those about sex. Perhaps it's worth pointing out at this point that cross-subsidizing unprofitable activities with profitable ones has been a hallmark of many covert intelligence operations."
The long-time and still-current Executive Editor of Skeptical Inquirer, Kendrick Frazier, worked for more than two decades as a PR Specialist at Sandia National Laboratories-although one will have to look high and low to find references to that employment in his magazine and even in his self-published online biography. Sandia Labs is one of the U.S. government's most important nuclear weapons labs.
As I commented at the UFO Magazine blog, this isn't one bit surprising, in fact, I'm always astonished at the responses of those, including some within the UFO field, who find this news, or worse, as some sort of over-reaction.
For more on this subject, see George P. Hansen (I don't think there's any relation) in his The Trickster and the Paranormal and CSICOP: An Overview