You won't hear about the ARRB on The Lost JFK Tapes either. But at least you won't have to suffer through the god-awful Dale Myers type manipulation of fact that produces an unsupportable conclusion, writes Jim DiEugenio.
The critiques that Milicent Cranor, David Mantik, Speer and myself have made of Mack's Discovery Channel debacles cannot be reduced to a disagreement over conclusions; they are based on the methods by which the conclusions were reached, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Larry Dunkel and the Sixth Floor are involved in serious, no-holds barred psychological warfare against the American public on the Kennedy case. In their brazen disregard of any journalistic integrity, their script and techniques might have been written by the likes of Allen Dulles or James Angleton, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Almost none of the following is included in the hour: the involvement of Ruby and Oswald in the Cuban conflict through the CIA and the Mafia; the plentiful and multi-leveled connections of Ruby to the DPD; the witnesses who indicate Oswald and Ruby knew each other, writes Jim DiEugenio.
The DVD has new and fascinating information in it. And it also reveals just how hard the forces of the cover-up must work to keep the autopsy evidence in this case in check, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Author Philip Sheridan reviews the film "inspired by" the Mary Meyer story and directed by William Olsson.
Overall, the film is a sad and puzzling disappointment. It could and should have been much better. Considering the state of knowledge in the case, and the state of computer technology, it should have been compelling in form and convincing in content, laments Jim DiEugenio.
The Good Shepherd was subtitled in its trailer, “The Untold Story of the Birth of the CIA.” This is a real misnomer, since most of the “untold” actual events are immediately recognizable to anyone who has a cursory knowledge of the history of the CIA. In another sense the subtitle is true since the story it tells is very liberally fictionalized. In that sense, it is untold, writes Philip Sheridan.
Early article on the Hanks/Playtone miniseries project.