Has anybody noticed that the conservative Fox News network is more open minded about the JFK assassination story than its liberal competitors?
The embedded player above isn’t working. So click on this sympathetic report on James Tague, a Dallas man who suffered a superficial injury from a gunshot that missed President Kennedy’s limousine on November 22, 1963. Fifty years later, Tague has not been invited to the official ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Kennedy’s death in Dallas.
The liberal media isn’t much interested in Tague’s remarkable story but Fox News is.
What explains the travesty of Tague’s exclusion?
The official explanation is that tickets to the Nov. 22 event in Dealey Plaza were distributed via lottery and Tague simply had bad luck. But with 5,000 seats available, why wouldn’t the sponsors of the event make sure Tague got a ticket?
Maybe its because Tague’s injury calls into question the famous single bullet theory — the forensic keystone of the official theory, still embraced by liberal news organizations — that says JFK was killed by one man alone for no discernible reason. (For an explanation of why Tague’s story is significant, read this JFK Facts dispatch.)
The organizers of the Dallas event are not liberals but they don’t want any JFK dissent either, as the Marin Cogan of the National Journal reported this week.
Most likely, Tague isn’t welcome in Dealey Plaza because he is outspoken in his rejection of the lone gunman scenario. He has written a book, “The Kennedy Killing,” arguing that Lyndon Johnson was behind JFK’s death.
I don’t agree with that theory, nor do many historians, but the man’s opinions should have nothing to do with this. His exercise of his First Amendment rights doesn’t disqualify him from common courtesy. He was an eyewitness to history — and now he is shut out.
I’m a liberal and most of the time I don’t like Fox News and all it stands for. But when it comes to James Tague, the network deserves credit for covering a story that many ostensibly liberal news editors prefer to disdain..