A television news station in San Diego is saying they would have never reported an unexplained object was a missile if a former U.S. diplomat hadn’t said it was.
The story of a missile launch, reported by CBS 8 in San Diego November 9, was picked up internationally and had everyone from tech bloggers to military experts weighing in.
Eventually a regular guy…not a journalist…(im shaking my head right now) thought it would be interesting to check the flight logs to see what may have been in the air during that time.
He realized a flight matched. A webcam aimed in that direction showed an almost identical video to the one recorded by CBS 8 from a different angle.
I contacted CBS 8 about a week later to see how a plane got turned into a missile sending a ripple through the blogoshpere causing the stirring of every conspiracy theorist with internet access.
The first person I talked to was John Chadwick. He’s an assignment editor at CBS 8. He said originally, a partner station shot the video and didn’t think it was newsworthy and passed the video to them.
Chadwick said it wasn’t a story until CBS 8 night editor Les Waldron got a hold of the recording.
“Once he got the video, he realized the full potential of what we had here,” Chadwick said by phone.
And that’s when it became a missile. Maybe.
Waldron said they only reported it as a missile because a former U.S. diplomat Robert Ellsworth told them it was when they reviewed the recording with him. Read More