Wednesday, March 27, 2013

50 Years Since JFK Assassination Retrospective: Big Media Coverage Of JFK Assassination

Big Media institutions like the New York Times, CBS and the Washington Post have not appeared too eager to finally let people in the U.S. know who really was responsible for the elimination of JFK in Dallas. As Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba and The Garrison Case by James DiEugenio noted:

"The Kennedy assassination and the Garrison investigation highlighted the shortcomings of the American print and electronic media. Their lack of vigor in seriously investigating the assassination and their gullibility in accepting the Warren Commission Report was staggering...Then with the exposure of the Garrison inquiry in February of 1967, we saw the other side of this eager embrace of the Report: a vicious smear campaign against those who expressed reservations about it...

"Some publications like the New York Times had then and still have a vested interest in seeing the official story prevail. Likewise, the Washington Post for years after the assassination ahd a policy of not reviewing books critical of the Warren Report...Many journalists just completely missed the story the first time around and do not like to admit that fact..."

(Downtown 5/12/93)

Did Jackie Kennedy Realize JFK's Body Was Stolen?

A number of writers have asserted that the body in the casket that was buried at JFK's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery was actually not the slain body of JFK. In his 1968 book, The Day Kennedy Was Shot, Jim Bishop described Jackie Kennedy's strange reaction in the White House when she first observed the body that was contained in the coffin that was supposed to contain the body of her slain husband, in the early hours of November 23, 1963:

"The Secret Service man lifted the lid high...She stood looking in, still wearing his dried blood on her strawberry dress and on her stockings. She stared at the image and asked for scissors...She reached in and snipped a lock of hair. Robert Kennedy glanced...and turned his glance down. Mrs. Kennedy held the snip of hair and the scissors. Then she turned away. `It isn't Jack,' she said."

(Downtown 3/17/93)

2 comments:

leslie raphael said...

Media complicity includes the fact that none of the TV networks or the national press filmed the assassination - deliberately. Professional sound film would have recorded the number of gunshots - and maybe the gunmen who fired them. These liars have spent 50 years patting themselves on the back for their coverage. It was announced on RADIO - as if we were back in the 20s. I was 12 at the time, and knew there was something very wrong that there were no pictures of a public murder in any of the papers - except those by private citizens. They were all there for Oswald's murder two days later - they could do their job when it suited them. ABC, CBS, NBC - explanations, please.

leslie raphael said...

Media complicity includes the fact that none of the TV networks or the national press filmed the assassination - deliberately. Professional sound film would have recorded the number of gunshots - and maybe the gunmen who fired them. These liars have spent 50 years patting themselves on the back for their coverage. It was announced on RADIO - as if we were back in the 20s. I was 12 at the time, and knew there was something very wrong that there were no pictures of a public murder in any of the papers - except those by private citizens. They were all there for Oswald's murder two days later - they could do their job when it suited them. ABC, CBS, NBC - explanations, please