Jim DiEugenio examines Dallas journalist Hugh Aynesworth and his role in covering up conspiracy in the JFK assassination.
The book was a huge disappointment for me. Reportedly, Mellen spent seven years on it and over 150, 000 dollars. So, quite naturally, like others, I was expecting at least a worthwhile effort. If it was not going to be definitive, it would now be at least the best book on Garrison. But that's not true, writes Jim DiEugenio.
In its February 20, 2006 issue, The Nation published an article by Max Holland called "The JFK Lawyers' Conspiracy." Reprinted here are letters to The Nation from people who believe they, their organization or their views were unfairly represented by Holland and one from an eyewitness to some of the story, along with Holland's reply.
For me, and for most of his longtime admirers, the highlights of this distinguished and fascinating book were the chapters on the Garrison inquiry and the one on the Robert Kennedy murder, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Lisa Pease examines ties between Ruby and the Agency's anti-Castro activities, and argues that the remaining documents on Eddie Browder, including the full text of his executive session testimony before the HSCA, be released.
Jim DiEugenio writes about Priscilla Johnson McMillan, who interviewed Oswald in Russia then worked with his widow after the JFK assassination.
Jim DiEugenio writes about how reporter Gus Russo digs up long-forgotten characters in the JFK assassination to slant the story toward the government's conclusions.
Case Closed deliberately suppresses and distorts the evidence that Oswald was involved in clandestine activities in New Orleans, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Jim DiEugenio writes about Andy Boehm's report The Seizing of the American Broadcasting Company.