In a new blog post, Dale K. Myers and Gus Russo accuse me of pounding the Drums of Conspiracy.
One of my friends says the piece is “well-worth reading.” To which another friend, David Talbot, responded:
“Oh hogwash, Why does this knee-jerk, utterly predictable attack on Morley — one of the few journalists in the last decade or more who has actually pushed the government for more information on the case — get your imprimatur? There are far too few people .. who have actually 1) done original work on Kennedy and 2) are civil enough to engage across the political spectrum — even with people whose work, in my opinion, is sponsored by those trying to block his work. That’s how generous a person Jeff is — much more than I am. And yet this anti-Morley screed by two protectors of the national security establishment wins your endorsement? I don’t get it.”
I actually agree the piece is worth reading, if only because it says so much about the conspiratorial obsession of its authors. Yes, Dale Myers and Gus Russo present themselves as proud and informed anti-conspiracists in the perennial debate about the causes of JFK’s death, but their obsession with conspiracy distorts my work and usefully exposes their own defensiveness and denial about the CIA’s role in the JFK story.
I will post my full response soon.