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Most viewed JFK Facts stories of the week

These were the best read JFK Facts stories in the week of Feb. 7-13

David Talbot

1) Ex-flame says Jack Ruby ‘had no choice’ but to kill Oswald (March 21, 2013)

2) Belzer misses the mark with ‘Hit List’ (Feb. 3, 2014)

3) Top 6 Washington insiders who suspected a JFK plot (Feb. 6, 2014)

4) Is ‘Badgeman’ for real? (Feb.9,  2014)

5) David Talbot’s top 7 JFK books (Feb. 11, 2014)

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David Talbot’s top 7 JFK books

David Talbot

“There is a wealth of useful information about the Kennedy assassination available online,” writes Salon’s founding editor, David Talbot, who is now writing a book about Allen Dulles and JFK’s assassination.

“But before a beginner wades into these thickets, it’s best to start with some of the best books on the subject,” he adds.

Here’s Talbot’s top seven JFK books. Am I biased because Talbot is a friend and he includes my book? Yes, I am.

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2013 JFK Facts scoop #2: CIA continues to stonewall on decorated officer’s files

George Joannides

George Joannides

Throughout 2013, I reported on the latest developments in Morley v. CIA, my long-running Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the JFK files of deceased CIA operative George Joannides,

Picked up by dozens of news organizations, the Joannides story was one of three 2013 journalistic scoops from JFK Facts that made national news.

In my coverage I explained why I filed the lawsuit, recounted the Feb. 25 hearing before U.S. Court of Appeals, and reported on  the appellate court’s favorable ruling in June. In November, I revealed that the CIAacknowledged for the first time in a court filing that Joannides maintained a residence in New Orleans while serving as the chief of the psychological warfare branch of the CIA’s MIami station in 1963-64.

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Two JFK corrections for the Internet

Joe Giambrone gets some things right and some things wrong in his recent dispatch about my JFK reporting: Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire | Political Film Blog  Read more

Talbot: ‘We’ll never know’ has become a self-fulfilling prophecy

The founding editor of Salon.com, David Talbot, takes on the New Yorker and the New York Times for their JFK assassination coverage, saying the “CIA and New York Times are still lying to us.”

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Open America: answer to the secrecy state

I’m joining my friend and former boss David Talbot in launching a new media platform called Open America, an aggressive effort to pierce the veil of secrecy around the national security agencies and corporate power. I hope you’ll let us know what you think.

For my part, I will be writing a blog on drones, with timely news and commentary on both the enormous potential of drones for business and society and their known hazards to civil liberties and international law. Open America will also support David’s book-in-progress on Allen Dulles and the JFK assassination, which promises to be sensational. Read more

Q & A with Jeff Greenfield: ‘I have revisited my revisionism’

After writing up the news of Jeff Greenfield’s forthcoming book, “What If JFK Had Lived?” I contacted him to see if he would answer some questions about the book’s scope and purpose. He responded right away by email. Read more

Is Max Holland right about JFK and Cuba?

Max Holland unearths a JFK-related document recently found in Bobby Kennedy’s papers. The story it tells provides a granular look at the workings of President Kennedy’s Cuba policy on the eve of the disaster in Dallas. Read more

RFK Jr. resets the JFK debate with his remarks in Dallas

RFK Jr. (with sister Rory) speaks candidly about Dallas

You know how the conventional wisdom about gay marriage went from icky controversy to cuddly wisdom over the last four years?

You know how cannabis legalization went from stoner madness to sensible libertarianism in the past eighteen months?

Something like that is about to happen with  the JFK assassination story. The elite media Washington consensus about the JFK story is evolving from the fringe to the mainstream, propelled by this straightforward report from the Dallas Morning News. Read more

COPA conference 2013: ‘Fifty years is enough’

John Judge’s Coalition on Political Assassinations has opened registration for its conference in Dallas on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Among the confirmed speakers,  Read more

The Yuma Sun hearts O’Reilly’s JFK yarn

But editor John Vaughn says there’s nothing new in the TV talk show host’s “Killing Kennedy.”

Which is unfortunately true. Read more