Ed Sinker, convicted of fraud
WCTV in Utica, New York, reported this week that a local man had an insider’s perspective on JFK assassination.
What the station didn’t report is that the so-called JFK expert, Ed Sinker, has been convicted of fraud and that his story cannot be confirmed.
Sinker told the TV reporter that he was an “informal consultant” to the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in the 1970s. Read more
Last week’s post about the possibility of NSA targeting JFK Web sites for “cognitive infiltration”–and the NSA’s refusal to respond to questioning–was the most popular story of the week, followed closely by Rick Bauer’s recollections of his friend David Ferrie.
Gail Raven’s ever-popular recollections about her friend Jack Ruby fell to third place.
And the winners are:
U.S Attorney Ron Machen changes the government’s story.
Why would the U.S. government change its story about the actions of an undercover CIA officer involved in the events that led to the assassination of President Kennedy?
That’s the question raised by the latest court filing by U.S. Attorney Ron Machen in the case of Morley v. CIA.
Vincent Salandria, a lawyer and JFK conspiracy theorist par excellence, sits down to break bread with his lifelong antagonist Arlen Specter, the inventor of the Single Bullet Theory.
It’s a fascinating story, told with restraint by Robert Huber in his article “Vince Salandria: The JFK Conspiracy Theorist” in Philadelphia magazine,
In response to the “Does the NSA target JFK websites?” post we had many compelling comments.
Anthony Martin writes: Read more
Pilot in training Rick Bauer (left) with his trainer David Ferrie
(photo credit: Rick Bauer)
Rick Bauer, a reader in Florida, writes to tell of his personal experience in 1965-66 with David Ferrie, the New Orleans pilot who has been the target of JFK conspiracy speculation for decades.
The original theory of JFK gunfire favored by the Warren Commission was debunked by the testimony of the late James Tague.
From Yahoo News: James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies -
Why is Tague’s testimony “key”?
Does the NSA target websites about the assassination of President Kennedy for “cognitive infiltration?”
The Washington Post obituary for Tennent H. ‘Pete’ Bagley, noted CIA officer, recounts his central role in the CIA’s investigation of President Kennedy’s assassination.
Bagley was the CIA handler of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the United States with information about accused presidential assassin Lee Harvery Oswald.
Fifty years later, the CIA’s files on Nosenko’s interrogation are among the Top 7 JFK files that the CIA still keeps secret.
Here’s Arnaldo Fernadez’s article, “The Last of the Cuban 5,” in Spanish.
In a commentary on the diminished hope of President Obama’s second term, Cathleen Carroll, executive editor of Associated Press, said Monday that Obama should not use ‘National Security’ to conceal transparency.
Once upon time, journalists expected more of the president.
“In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s disclosures, public debate largely focused on balancing personal privacy and national security interests as they relate to governmental collection of communications data. While this approach is fruitful, it consumes so much attention that it inadvertently overshadows a fundamental question: who authorized the government’s wide-reaching national security policies and who oversees and reviews their implementation?”
Bringing democracy to national security policy | TheHill.
Literary scholar Eric Bennett traces the agency’s influence on the Iowa Writers Workshop, the most celebrated and influential creative writing program in the United States over the past 50 years.
Plus: Is this the best JFK novel ever?