Paul Schrade and Allard Lowenstein discuss the 1968 assassination of Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles, particularly focusing upon the need to reopen the case to uncover the real events. Broadcast on KPFK, 13 Jan. 1973. Transcription courtesy of David Giglio, Our Hidden History.
With this book, we finally have a record of one of the very, very few mainstream reporters who actually delved into one of the assassinations of the sixties. Who tried to do an honest job and who actually tried to follow the evidence wherever it was headed, writes Jim DiEugenio.
By Andy Thibault, At: Country Times
Recent reporting concerning Paul Schrade's testimony at Sirhan's February 2016 parole hearing contrasts starkly with how the Washing Post has traditionally treated stories concerning the assassinations of the 1960s, writes Jim DiEugenio.
by Shane O'Sullivan
by Peter Holley
Letter sent in advance of Sirhan's parole hearing in February of 2016.
Full transcript of Sirhan's parole board hearing, February 16, 2016 (includes Paul Schrade's statements).
Paul Schrade, now 91 years old, was shot in the head on June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles while standing alongside Robert Kennedy. Schrade contends that the now 71-year-old Sirhan was not the only shooter that night, and that Kennedy was actually killed by a second gunman.
Jim DiEugenio commemorates the important contributions made by Bill Turner to the study of the JFK and RFK cases and his role during Garrison's investigation.
by Jonathan Stempel
There is really nothing new in the book and its central thesis is simply not supported by the evidence. That CIA rogues were a part of the plot to kill Kennedy has been written before and in a far more persuasive manner than Nolan manages, writes Martin Hay.
Rhodes-Hughes tells CNN the FBI's eight-shot claim is "completely false." She says the bureau "twisted" things she told two FBI agents when they interviewed her as an assassination witness in 1968, and she says Harris and her prosecutors are simply "parroting" the bureau's report.
Mazzucco at least tried to make a documentary on the RFK case to bring to the public some troubling facts. But today, that really is not good enough, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Jim DiEugenio presents factors which in 2011 could have judicially favored re-opening the RFK case.
James DiEugenio reviews Dean T. Hartwell's book on forty years of government cover-ups.
"First of all, let's talk about what you won't find in this book. It's not about how extraterrestrials are abducting human beings, or the Apollo moon landing being a colossal hoax perpetrated by NASA, or that Barack Obama somehow is not a natural-born American citizen. I leave these speculations to others, not that I take them seriously." [from the opening chapter]
Jack Kennedy had received some 400 death threats annually during his short-lived "thousand days." Ted Kennedy in the late 1960s and through the 1970s received even more—the majority of them, no doubt, from extremists of the right including white supremacists, fundamentalists, Catholic—haters, liberal—haters, and the like, writes H.C. Nash.
The book is certainly easy to read, and clearly presented. So long as you understand that some of the material is incorrect ... and outdated ..., there is still much to recommend here, writes Lisa Pease.
Jim DiEugenio reviews the RFK assassination book by Shane O'Sullivan, arguing it is better than the documentary by the same title.
On the serious issues of the day, the scandals, the murders, and wars that make up modern American history, papers like the New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times have not just been wrong, but they have been misleading, writes Jim DiEugenio.
For anyone interested in the RFK case, try and get the original version of this book. That version is still a valuable work, one worth having and reading, concludes Jim DiEugenio.
Philip Van Praag explains why Sirhan Sirhan could not have been the only person to shoot Robert Kennedy.
The Van Praag audio analysis reveals (at least) thirteen shots, which could not all have come from Sirhan's revolver.
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.
Author James DiEugenio writes about Roy Romer's plans to demolish the Ambassador Hotel, site of RFK's assassination.
On the occasion of the reissue of a book which "completely changed my thinking on both the RFK case, and the relationships between the assassinations of the sixties", writes Jim DiEugenio.
Jim DiEugenio remarks on the July 2, 2007 issue of Time featuring seven essays on JFK, that he "can't recall a previous time when Time actually printed a genuine pro-conspiracy essay on the Kennedy case in its pages."
An update on the BBC Report on RFK's assassination concerning claims that Gordon Campbell, George Johannides and David Morales were present in the Ambassador Hotel that evening.
Despite its up and downs, overall this is a worthwhile and unique book. Its most important aspect, of course, is the proof of Robert Kennedy's secret quest for the truth about Dallas. That is an important contribution with which to rebut the opposition's argument of: "Well, why didn't Bobby do anything?" We can finally dispose of that question in a truthful and forceful way, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Jim DiEugenio reviews the television documentary which concludes with the acoustical analysis of the Pruszynksi tape demonstrating the presence of at least two shooters.
Jim DiEugenio writes about Shane O'Sullivan's BBC report about the Robert F. Kennedy assassination.
Estevez had a huge and magnificent historical subject. For all the liberties he has taken, and for reasons stated above, he didn't do it justice, concludes Philip Sheridan.
Looking at the totality of Philip Melanson's work (and I am leaving out some of it), there are very few people who contributed as much or as at the high level that he did, writes Jim DiEugenio.
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.
Uncanny links to and similarities with the RFK case, which appears to be awash in CIA involvement, are laid bare in this analysis by Lisa Pease.
The second part of Lisa Pease's masterful review of the RFK assassination case, which focuses on alternate explanations for how and why RFK was murdered.
The methods and approaches of his are highly dubious, as Jim DiEugenio demonstrates in this review of Moldea's apologia for the LAPD.
An excerpt from Lisa Pease's analysis of CBS's proposal to interview 'by chance' Sirhan Sirhan.
The first part of Lisa Pease's masterful review of the RFK assassination case, which focuses on the evidence as it relates to the gun, bullets and Special Exhibit 10.
On Wednesday, June 18, 1997, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan stunned a parole board by declaring publicly that he now believes he is innocent of the crime for which he is incarcerated, reports Lisa Pease.
Superficially based on errors and incompetence within the Los Angeles Police Department, in actuality, [Scott Enyart v. City of Los Angeles] bore as little relation to accident and error as Robert Kennedy's murder was owed to the act of an "angry and disoriented Palestinian," writes David Manning.
Revelations concerning the charges of obstruction of justice, subornation of perjury and cover-up in the RFK case, along with the first public viewing of the nine-shot, .22 caliber revolver owned by Cesar and found after 25 years in an Arkansas pond.