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Former CIA employee endorses ‘Our Man in Mexico’

former employee called my book about Winston Scott, chief of the CIA’s Mexico City station from 1956 to 1969,  “a realistic picture” of the agency.

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Warren Commission wanted to avoid transparency

H/T Pat Speer,

An interesting entry from the journals of Howard Willens, attorney for the Warren Commission, about how the Commission wanted to avoid transparency “for a year or two.”

Willens, a retired attorney turned historian,  is the author of the book, History Will Prove Us Right, which defends the Warren Commission’s work and conclusions. (For an excerpt of the book, read here.)

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What theologians can tell us about the JFK story

The Rev. Lance Moore joins James Douglass as a theologian who has thought long and hard about the JFK assassination. In a piece publised in Op-Ed News yesterday, Moore, an ordained Methodist minister, asks of JFK’s murder, “Why are they still lying to us?” 

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Another voice for full JFK disclosure

This one from Jeffrey Mason in Waldorf, Maryland. Formerly a researcher at the Center for Defense Information in Washington, Mason writes in SoMdNews.com

“The American people need to push Eric Holder, Barack Obama and the Congress to push for public release of these records that already are scheduled to be revealed in 2017 but might be delayed yet again unless we act now.”

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Sabato ventures where pundits fear to tread

Larry Sabato

Larry Sabato, professor, pundit and JFK author.

Most mainstream political commentators from Rachel Maddow on the left to Bill O’Reilly on the right have embraced the official theory of the assassination of JFK. Others have shied from the complexities and controversies of the subject.

Not Larry Sabato, a professor of political science at the University of Virginia and a prolific pundit with reliably moderate politics. His new book, The Kennedy Half Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy, will be published next month.

In an interview with the University of Virginia Magazine Sabato promises he has something new to say about November 22, 1963. Read more

The Post, Amazon, and the CIA

The company’s lobbyists have been active on the issue of cloud computing, says the Post. The timely story by Holly Yeager and Carol D. Leonnig illustrates why Jeff Bezos would do well to keep Amazon and his newly purchased Washington Post news platform as separate corporate entities.

There’s nothing wrong with Amazon pursuing government contracts.

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Autopsy of ‘Parkland,’ the JFK movie that was DOA

Last month, in an empty movie theater in Washington, DC, I saw “Parkland,” the Tom Hanks-Peter Landesmann film about the assassination of President Kennedy. I was so underwhelmed I didn’t know what to say.

The fact that the movie tanked at the box office and puzzled critics indicated its presentation of JFK’s murder as a fairly ordinary homicide in Texas had no resonance, even with elite media organizations imbued with a cultural affinity for the lone gunman theory. So I decided I would write something after the 50th anniversary and I never got around to it.

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Amazon@JFK: Who leaned on on the online giant?

We asked Barry Krusch why his respectful, critical review of Bill O’Reilly’s book was removed from Amazon.com.

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Did Amazon block a challenge to Bill O’Reilly’s lone gunman theory?

Would Amazon censor a comment challenging the lone gunman theory posited in a celebrity penned bestseller? According to Atlanta-based author Barry Krusch, the online giant did just that.

In his very popular Killing Kennedy, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly paints a portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald as the only gunman involved in the JFK assassination. Krusch scrutinizes O’Reilly’s conclusions in this respectful and empirical video, which was submitted to Amazon’s comment section.

However, according to Krusch, the online bookseller censored the video.

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