In this two-part essay, Jim DiEugenio builds on unpublished material obtained by Roger Feinman from CBS in order to reconstruct how the 1967 CBS special became the shameless defense of the Warren Commission's case against Lee Harvey Oswald that it was.
James DiEugenio decries how the JFK assassination has been injected into the 2016 presidential election with Donald Trump's baseless accusation that Rafael Cruz was present with Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans when he distributed leaflets for the FPCC.
In the second and third parts of his series on how school textbooks treat the JFK Assassination, Paul Bleau analyses in greater detail their inadequacies, and proposes some possible remedies.
In this series, history professor Paul Bleau examines how the JFK assassination is treated in school textbooks, and publishes excerpts from correspondence with some of the authors to whom he posed several methodological questions. The answers are highly revealing.
Milicent Cranor debunks the "Thorburn" position invoked by Lattimer to explain JFK's movement at Z313.
Thursday, 24 March 2016 22:21

The Mauser, the Carcano and the Lt. Day Rifle

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Re-examines the stories about multiple/alternate rifles found on November 22, 1963.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 23:22

Robert Scheer can't help himself

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On the occasion of Barack Obama's overture to end the Cuban embargo and reopen diplomatic relations, Jim DiEugenio berates columnist Robert Scheer for recycling discredited stories about RFK's role in the CIA assassination plots against Fidel Castro, and concludes that Obama is finally doing what JFK was preparing to do when he was murdered.
Friday, 19 February 2016 14:56

This is the Washington Post?

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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.
Monday, 15 February 2016 15:22

Hillary Clinton vs JFK: An Addendum

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Jim DiEugenio praises economist Jeffrey Sachs for his criticism of Clinton's foreign policy views, and elucidates even further just how different a view of United States – Middle Eastern relations John Kennedy held, a difference which is highly revealing for the state of affairs we find ourselves in today.
Friday, 12 February 2016 14:27

U.S. Postal Money Orders

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John Armstrong reveals the details of how money orders were processed in 1963 by the United States Postal Service in order to furnish a backdrop for demonstrating the alleged ordering of the Mannlicher Carcano by Oswald could not have occurred as the Warren Commission and FBI claim.
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.
Saturday, 30 January 2016 15:12

The Decline and Fall of Jim Fetzer

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Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of the University of Minnesota professor of philosphy of science, observing that his rather lax attitude toward critical analysis of scholarly sources, coupled to his taste for the "Sensational Solution", are responsible for the demise in respectability of this self-proclaimed authority on conspiracies.
Examines the evolution of the placement of the "final" shot and the question of the plat of Dealey Plaza prepared for the Warren Commission.
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 21:33

Shenon and the CIA’s Benign Cover-Up

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Arnaldo follows up his original critique of Shenon's book with a reply to the article published in Politico on October 6, 2015.
Monday, 02 November 2015 22:16

The Pistol

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Problems with tracing the pistol allegedly used to kill J.D. Tippit to Oswald, again following work done by John Armstrong.
Thursday, 29 October 2015 19:59

The Evidence IS the Conspiracy - TOC

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An index to the essays on this site by David Joseph, which he has all grouped under the rubric of "The evidence is the conspiracy".
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 22:12

The Backyard Photographs

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David Josephs musters various arguments for their inauthenticity. An interesting complement to the series by Jeff Carter appearing here.
The final installment of Jeff Carter's essay which takes an unconventional approach to the famous "backyard" photos of Lee Harvey Oswald: assuming they are indeed authentic, can one find a plausible alternative scenario which explains their origin and purpose?

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