| Reporting on the Pentagon program that’s investigating unidentified flying objects is not about belief. It’s about a vigilant search for facts.
We’re often asked by well-meaning associates and readers, “Do you believe in U.F.O.s?” The question sets us aback as
By Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean
The New York Times
being inappropriately personal. Times reporters are particularly averse to revealing opinions that could imply possible reporting bias.
But in this case we have no problem responding, “No, we don’t believe in U.F.O.s.”
As we see it, their existence, or nonexistence, is not a matter of belief.