Displaying items by tag: JFK

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 18:03

JFK VS LBJ: The MSM in Overdrive

The efforts by the mainstream media to malign the accomplishments and legacy of President Kennedy continue in force almost 60 years after his death, so Jim DiEugenio expands his new series thwarting the LBJ apologists and hagiographers by examining the background and work of Mark Updegrove as part of these efforts and correcting the many flaws in his historical comprehension.

Lauding its brilliant dramatic conceit along with copious and fresh source material and alluring insights, Michael LeFlem reviews Dr. Greg Poulgrain’s JFK vs Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia as one of the best reads in its genre.

Monday, 11 October 2021 17:07

The One and Only Dick Gregory

Jim DiEugenio evaluates the new Showtime documentary, The One and Only Dick Gregory, and provides missing insight into Gregory’s work with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his expanding agenda toward opposition to the Vietnam War and focus on the common class struggle that culminated in the Poor People’s March.

Published in General

Dennis Bernstein, at:  CounterPunch

Published in News Items
Friday, 13 August 2021 18:53

Kennedy, Cuba, and the “War of the Sands”

Bruce Riedel, at:  Brookings

Published in News Items

Matthew Rozsa, at:  Salon

Published in News Items

Oliver Stone’s interview with Paris Match, translation provided courtesy of Bill Simpich via Google translate.

Thursday, 22 July 2021 23:42

CounterPunch Whiffs Again!

Jim DiEugenio shows how distorted the lens is that CounterPunch writer David Schultz looks through to reach his own interpretation of the lesson of Vietnam that the U.S. should have applied to Afghanistan. The only lesson we learn from history is indeed that we learn nothing from it, if we rely on discredited sources like Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest.

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Sunday, 11 July 2021 22:00

Jonathan Chait meets Michael Kazin

Jonathan Chait joins Michael Kazin in publishing another non sequitur hit-piece on the JFK presidency in the mainstream media, so Jim DiEugenio, once again, continues his yeoman's work of setting the record straight by sharing the undisputable facts of the JFK presidency and exposing the shoddy research and poor analysis of the mainstream media.

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