Moon landing was not faked

Andrew Sullivan punts a dumb conspiracy theory so we don’t have to.


  1. Almost every person who thinks the moon landing was faked has a better understanding of the JFK assassination than huge swaths of the media and academia. Because every single one of moon landing hoaxers thinks the government murdered JFK.

    So who is more coo-coo crazy here? The poorly informed folks at the supermarket check out like who think the moon landing was faked … or someone like Chris Matthews (lone nutter killed JFK), Joe Califano (Castro did it), Bobby Ray Inman (Castro did it), Michael Barone (lone nut did it), Robert Dallek (lone nut), Robert Caro (not a “hint” of LBJ involvement). Name 100 more CFR types.

    The vast majority of Council on Foreign Relations commentators on the JFK assassination have an understanding of that event roughly equivalent to the moon hoaxers & the Holocaust deniers.

    The bipartisan elites have their own fantasies.

    I have noticed the media has started leaving out JFK assassination theories in their list of “crazy” conspiracy theories. The younger ones have been doing some reading and the older ones are still stuck in the mud.

    • jeffmorley says:

      In the capacious annals of unconvincing JFK arguments, your ranks high Robert.

      Some subset of the people who have “good understanding” of JFK’s assassination also believe that the moon landing was faked. I notice that you wisely do not include yourself in their ranks. My view is that people the moon walk of 1969 was staged are not people who should be trusted on issues of large historical significance.

      They may be nice people, and they may have interesting things to say about the JFK story, but I hope, as a group, they will stay out of the JFK debate.

      • I know of 2 JFK researchers who think the moon landings were faked: James Fetzer and Jack White (deceased).

        Both of these men have and excellent broad understanding of the JFK assassination: they think Lyndon Johnson, US intelligence and the outside shadow government murdered JFK for various reasons, both personal and ideological.

        Many quality JFK researchers believe that 9/11 was an inside job. I think there is almost no evidence to support 9/11 being an inside job.

        “Moon hoax” and “9/11 inside job” beliefs are straw arguments often used to attack some of the best, most knowledgeable JFK researchers.

        The flip side is one could easy say an establishment “lone nutter” is a crazy kook, the equal of a Holocaust denier, 9/11 truther or a moon hoaxer advocate… and thus should not be listened to on anything.

        I choose not to do that.

        I think it is best to judge each theory, argument and political researcher on their own merits and not use straw arguments as a basis for credibility.

        Ed Tatro is one of the best JFK researchers of all time as well as a careful researcher. I am not going to hold it against him that he is also a 9/11 truther, too.

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