by Jack Noyes and Kelly LeGoff
At: NBC Los Angeles
Jim DiEugenio's second book on the JFK assassination, which takes Bugliosi's pretentious and inflated bag of obfuscation as its framework for dismantling the Warren Commission, the Clark Panel, and the HSCA, and for further revealing how beholden the film and TV industry has become to Washington in general and to the CIA in particular. A masterful dissection of a rotting corpse, and the rightful heir to Accessories after the Fact. [Al Rossi]
One thing is clear, if nothing else: there are people who will say anything to promote the lone assassin theory, writes Milicent Cranor.
The book's use also lies in demonstrating that it may not be possible for one person to fully master, or give a fair accounting of, this impossibly tangled mess of a case, writes Gary Aguilar.
With statements like Mr. Goetzman's, one doubts if Goetzman, Hanks and Paxton really read Bugliosi's 2,740 pages or any of the critical literature released prior, or subsequent, to Reclaimimg History - especially within a month's time.
Michael Green takes Bugliosi to task on the evidence, arguing for a national security state cover-up through the mass media.
Letter of protest to New York Times, signed by Jefferson Morley, Norman Mailer, Anthony Summers and David Talbot.
What this case does need is some old-fashioned, historical scholarship. It's a shame and a waste of great time and effort that Bugliosi decided to contribute to the problem and not to its solution, concludes Josiah Thompson.