Robert Kennedy’s death, like the President’s, was mourned as an extension of the evils of senseless violence; events moved on, and the profound alterations that these deaths … brought in the equation of power in America was perceived as random …. What is odd is not that some people thought it was all random, but that so many intelligent people refused to believe that it might be anything else. Nothing can measure more graphically how limited was the general understanding of what is possible in America.
~Congressman Allard Lowenstein
From the Editor's Desk
JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 6 Written by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
In this final installment of his review of the History Channel series, Arnaldo Fernandez concludes: “With Castro as vantage point instead of the CIA, Baer was not tracking Oswald to articulate a true picture of the past, but to drive the historical truth away.”
- JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 5 Written by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
After mixing Oswald with the anti-Castro and CIA-backed paramilitaries of Alpha 66 in a weird pot made of “special intent to kill President Kennedy soup”, Baer keeps on blighting a big-budget TV show by ignoring the body of the evidence, writes Arnaldo Fernandez. With an insert by Milicent Cranor on the History Channel's version of the "jet effect".
Read Jefferson Morley's counterpoint to the recent articles by Philip Shenon and Larry Sabato, using the documents to illustrate four deliberate lies by the CIA.
Featured Articles & Reviews
- Nicholas Schou, Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood Written by Joseph E. Green
If you’re looking for a short overview of important aspects of journalism and the government, there is good information here. It just doesn’t really live up to the title and subtitle, writes Joseph Green.
- JFK, Jim Garrison, and the American Media: John Barbour interviewed by James DiEugenio Written by Kennedys&King
Listen to the interview with the full transcript by David Giglio at Our Hidden History.
- The Larry and Phil Show Written by James DiEugenio
Jim DiEugenio excoriates the authors of two articles concerning the July NARA document release which appeared in The Washington Post and Politico.
- Oswald’s Intelligence Connections: How Richard Schweiker clashes with Fake History Written by Paul Bleau
Paul Bleau offers an exhaustive review of sixty-four individuals with whom Oswald came in contact, and who had either plausible, probable, or definite intelligence links –– something that Bob Baer seems almost entirely to have missed in the “Tracking Oswald” series.