One peculiarity I noticed back when I worked on newspapers was that whenever Democrats were in the Oval Office or if Democratic legislators had recently won significantly in an election, it seemed that there would be outbreaks of stories about UFOs, crop circles or activities allegedly linked to extraterrestrials.

It never made sense until I realized that those stories were really just the media covering up something that the Democrats had done.

In recent weeks, there have been a number of stories from the X-files, including a video of an alleged Spielberg-style craft shot from the window of a private plane in Japan.

A cigar-shaped object was videotaped over Manchester, England.

Mysterious lights have been visiting Ontario, Canada.

UFOs were seen hovering near a pyramid structure found in Area 51 on Google maps.

And if aliens don’t get you to look the other way, Charlie Sheen recently joined the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster.

Or there’s the new Bigfoot video recorded by a group of hikers.

Now CBS, in the face of numerous Obama Administration scandals and having failed to distract the nation with Zimmerman and Weiner tales, is all over the truly important stories, like the mutilation of cattle in Henry County, Mo.

As cattle mutilation stories go, what’s happening to Lyn Mitchell’s cows doesn’t seem particularly urgent. One cow got sliced and diced in December 2011, then two had organs removed in June.

Only one cow, the most recent, was actually examined by a veterinarian, who said the organs were removed with surgical precision, and there was a lack of blood in the area around the cow.

Clearly, it must be aliens or some other sphincter-loving fringe element.

Whatever or whoever is doing it, the mainstream media wants you to believe the story’s far more important than any of the Obama Administration scandals, or any scandal that might derail St. Hillary’s pre-election campaign for president.

If only extraterrestrials would abduct a few mainstream journalists, then maybe we could get some decent news coverage.