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'Aliens Demand More Positive Portrayal In The Media'

By David Silverberg
Posted Mar 7, 2011 in Entertainment
This headline appeared this week in The Onion, a satirical newspaper in the U.S. Made me instantly laugh because I was thinking something similar after watching the latest trailer for Battle: Los Angeles. Wow, aliens really get a bad rap! They're always blowing up capitol buildings and probing humans. Maybe they're just really decent creatures.
Here's the beginning of the Onion article:
A coalition of extraterrestrials representing some two trillion lifeforms across the five major planetary confederations descended on Earth Monday to speak out against "the demeaning, degrading and hurtful portrayals" of aliens in the planet's media.
Attention! People of Earth!" said Gnortakk, Son Of K'Tzazzghn, spokesbeing for Extraterrestrials For Media Equity. "The preponderance of stereotypical and condemnatory images of non-Earth species in your films, TV programs, books and video games can no longer be tolerated."
"For years, we have endured your planet's depiction of aliens as either ruthless, tyrannical conquerors or bumbling, ineffectual, 'comic relief' creatures," Aegon, Fifth Of The Five, said. "It's high time humanoids presented positive, realistic images of aliens going about their everyday lives...

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