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Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:29

Soledad O'Brien meets Mary Meyer

As Soleded O’Brien launches her 8-part podcast on the murder of Mary Meyer entitled Murder on the Towpath, Jim DiEugenio recalls her work on the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination case and introduces a special 9-part series here on KennedysAndKing. We will post a Mary Meyer article each week of the podcast and then Jim will write a summary on the ninth week.

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In part 2 of this essay, Jim DiEugenio continues his review of Donald McGovern’s Murder Orthodoxies by tracing the further trajectory of the Marilyn Monroe/Kennedys mythology as it soars into outer space, concluding that the authors of this hoax created a three-ring Barnum and Bailey circus by supporting and aggrandizing each other.

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Jim DiEugenio reviews Donald McGovern’s important work on Marilyn Monroe's untimely death, Murder Orthodoxies, and, in part 1 of this essay, examines the launching of the mythology surrounding her alleged relationships with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy and the money angle associated with promoting this mythology.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses his view of the assassinations of his uncle and father, implicating the CIA in both.

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Saturday, 02 May 2020 20:02

Counterpunch, JFK , and Vietnam

Jim DiEugenio once again responds to the incomplete and inaccurate history of Vietnam, and of JFK's role, presented by Counterpunch, noting that if, as the article claims, most American leaders did not understand what the war was really about, Kennedy did: that was why he was getting out.


Jim DiEugenio assesses the historical accuracy of James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen’s The House of Kennedy and discovers the shoddy research and tabloid style of the book make it unfit for reading. Their idea is to present the Kennedy clan as a bunch of useless wastrels, whose two most prominent political representatives were murdered by lone nuts. Therefore, their implication is that these murders have no political or historic importance.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 19:16

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Chris Matthews

Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of Chris Matthews upon his resignation from MSNBC, asserting, “I cannot help but wonder who will replace him, and if that person will be any kind of an improvement. I would think he or she could not be much worse.”

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Tuesday, 04 February 2020 05:50

Was the TFX Case a Scandal?

Jim DiEugenio revisits the TFX affair, in light of current research, and gets to the bottom of the smear campaign led by Henry Jackson and others against the procurement reforms being instituted by Robert McNamara and JFK.

Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:31

Cold Case Hammarskjold

Jim DiEugenio reviews Mad Brugger’s new film Cold Case Hammarskjold in light of the political struggle in Congo and the recurrence of European imperialism there.

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Jim DiEugenio reviews Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro’s long and expensive new film, The Irishman, which propagates many of the myths surrounding Frank Sheeran found in Brandt’s book.

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