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Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 15 December 1999

Wednesday, 15 December 1999 23:31

The Sins of Robert Blakey, Part 2

Jim DiEugenio continues his detailed review, based on declassified records, of how Blakey manoeuvered the HSCA investigation towards preconceived conclusions, and his deference toward CIA.

[His] statements, to say the least, are not the pre-recorded stock answers that advisers beat into their bosses. Whatever one thinks of them, they show that, at least for right now, Ventura is his own man. And only that type could have made the remarks he did – to an audience of 3.4 million readers – on the murder of President Kennedy, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Wednesday, 15 December 1999 21:53

Edward Epstein: Warren Commission Critic?

Jim DiEugenio looks closely at the record of one of the earliest critics, Edward Epstein, and questions whether he was ever a critic at all. Epstein's later work showed him to be little more than a wonk for the establishment. So how good was his first book, Inquest? DiEugenio answers that and other questions about Epstein, and talks about Epstein's work with the CIA and notably, James Angleton.

Lisa Pease wonders aloud why the major media have given next to no attention to the only serious trial to ever have been conducted regarding the assassination of Martin Luther King. Pease pulls together the little information that has come out to present to the readers what the major media isn't telling them.

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