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Saturday, 17 October 2020 18:05

All in the Family: Charlotte and Jonathan Alter

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In the best tradition of KennedysAndKing, reader Wayne Stewart read Charlotte Alter’s Time Magazine article and saw the corresponding TV spot. He replied to her with a letter, which we publish here. We hope it inspires others to do the same.


Charlotte Alter is a correspondent for Time magazine. She is the daughter of longtime MSM scion Jonathan Alter. Jonathan was one of the first to suggest after 9/11 that torture might have to be used since it works. He also worked on the Periscope column for Newsweek which defined what the Conventional Wisdom (CW) was on major issues. Charlotte also appears on Sirius/XM and sometimes writes for the New York Times. Here is a link to her article in Time which got her a spot on MSNBC with Chris Hayes.


September 15, 2020

Hi Charlotte:

I read your recent Time article and caught your segment on the “All In with Chris Hayes” show. Please don’t lump JFK assassination researchers in with Q-Anon.

Let me ask you some questions:

Have you done any research into the JFK assassination?  Or are you “impenetrable” and “impervious” when it comes to facts regarding the assassinations of the 60’s?

That “Conspiracy Theory” label is awfully convenient to throw around when you want to dismiss topics that are uncomfortable, that you know little about, or that may not be as beneficial to your career to address seriously and impartially, so:

Which “official version” do you believe:

  1. The Warren Report from 1964 that said Oswald acted completely alone, or
  2. the findings of the US House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) from 1979 which determined that there were multiple shooters (and yes, one from the Grassy Knoll)?

Do you think that multiple shooters could be firing at the president at the same time, and that it could still not be a conspiracy? i.e., Are you a Coincidence Theorist?

Have you read the Warren Report, or anything from its accompanying 26 volumes of hearings and evidence?

Have you read the HSCA Report?

Have you read any of the hundreds of books on the assassinations of the 60's, either pro- or anti-conspiracy?

Have you read any of the thousands of documents released by the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB)?

Do you know what the ARRB is or how it came into being?

Are you aware that the ARRB was created by an Act of Congress, signed by the President?

Can you explain why the Secret Service protection around JFK was uncharacteristically weak in Dallas, despite previous credible threats on his life during trips to Miami, Chicago, and LA?

Certainly that could not have been an “inside job”, right?

Do you think that conspiracies can ever exist?

Are those who believe that Watergate was a conspiracy just “theorists”?

Do you believe the entire King family are Q-Anon-style conspiracy nuts, because they unanimously believe that James Earl Ray was innocent of killing MLK Jr.?

Do you believe that RFK Jr. is a Q-Anon-style conspiracy theorist because he believes that Sirhan Sirhan is innocent of killing his father? (I would guess that he’s looked into the facts of this case a bit more than you have.)

I would expect that like most MSM’ers, you will handle these questions by not responding and tell yourself that you simply have no time for such nonsense. In that case, maybe you could try to answer them for yourself to prove that real journalists “do their research” before they spout off on TV.

Maybe you might start to see where this “disdain for the mainstream media” comes from? Personally, I have to agree with Bob Dylan when he said If I want to find out anything I'm not going to read Time Magazine, I'm not going to read Newsweek, I'm not going to read any of these magazines, because they just got too much to lose by printing the truth, you know that.

Regards,

Wayne

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