Jim DiEugenio responds to Max Holland's preposterous lament that the MSM was guilty of much ado about nothing by spending an unwarranted two weeks covering the recent NARA releases of JFK documents.
Files supposedly declassified in full but mostly or entirely redacted, a national security apparatus which thwarts the law, and a media given to smug, glib or downright misinformed dismissals of both the process and content of the document releases mandated by the JFK Act: Jim DiEugenio reviews the current state of (non-) disclosure concerning the event which marked a crucial turning point in our nation's history and consciousness.
Maddow’s staff fished out some archival footage from NBC, did some research on Pettit, got permission to show parts of JFK and called up Shenon. This results in nothing but aimless and uninformed banter, and is pretty much symptomatic of the MSM’s attitude toward these releases, writes Jim DiEugenio.
We present here a transcript of a discussion between Bill Turner, Hal Verb and Elsa Knight Thompson which aired on KPFA Pacifica Radio, October 6, 1967.
Audio courtesy of OurHiddenHistory.
More from Jim DiEugenio on Larry Sabato and Philip Shenon concerning the upcoming NARA document release.
Ronald Redmon recounts the story of this Army private who predicted the assassination of JFK well before it happened, but whose reports were ignored by both the authorities in advance of November 22, and by the government investigators thereafter.
The following is a transcript of the talk Bill presented for the seminar held at the Virginia Military Institute on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Jim DiEugenio offers a blistering critique of the cover essay for the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, which proposes––yet again––that the widespread belief in conspiracies, with its supposed origin in the Sixties, accounts for how US cultural and political life has become unhinged.
Jim DiEugenio excoriates the authors of two articles concerning the July NARA document release which appeared in The Washington Post and Politico.
In this fascinating journey through documents and news stories, John Kowalski explores in detail the puzzling background and identity of the man who the FBI discovered had used the alias John Howard Bowen, the passenger reputed to have sat next to Lee Oswald on his bus trip to Mexico City.