Tag Archive for Huffington Post

Gary Hart on JFK: ‘American journalism never followed up’

Former Senator Gary Hart talked to the Huffington Post yesterday about a missed opportunity in the mid-1970s when Congress reopened the JFK assassination investigation, two Mafia bosses knowledgeable about the events of 1963 were murdered — and the Washington press wasn’t interested.

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Spoiler alert: HuffPo piece on FOIA was satire

When I posted the item, I didn’t think I needed to say it but I guess I did.

Washington shocker: FOIA now classified

The scoop from Jerome Halligan, a well-connected Huffington Post scribe:

“The Obama administration has classified the 1967 Freedom of Information Act, according to intelligence officials. The landmark piece of legislation, often referred to as FOIA, was signed by President Lyndon Johnson and guaranteed access to previously unreleased information and documents controlled by various branches of the U.S. government.”

The sourcing on this story is amazing: Read more

AP story on the CIA’s JFK files gets picked up all over

The demand for JFK transparency spans the political spectrum, the continental United States, and even the Atlantic Ocean

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Stupid JFK conspiracy theorists–and their mainstream enablers

Peter Mandel, author of children’s books, has a sad piece in the Huffington Post about how happy memories of his father who died when he was eight have been clouded by JFK conspiracy theorists. One can only sympathize. The sins of the father should never be visited upon the son.

Mandel’s father, Paul Mandel, was a Life magazine staff reporter who wrote an erroneous story about Abraham Zapruder’s film of JFK’s assassination in 1963. Some unprofessional writers jumped his mistake and published stupid, unsubstantiated claims about him and even stupider claims about his death from cancer in 1965. Megan Knuth usefully picks apart this rubbish at John McAdams’ JFK Web site.

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RFK Jr.’s JFK assassination comments covered across the political spectrum

HuffPo Robert Kennedy’ Jr.’s courageous comments in Dallas Friday night on his father’s suspicions about the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, are drawing coverage across the political spectrum, an indication of the broad interest in alternative views of the JFK story as the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches later this year.Breibart

The desire for a more factual explanation of JFK’s murder is not liberal or conservative. It is American.

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