Journalistic failure, from JFK to Trump

In response to Peter’s post about the media failure in the 2016 election, Larry writes:

“The election cycle exposed many of our nation’s institutions. People who dont believe that the media and government could conspire to hide the truth, and that the FBI and WC investigations could be influenced for political reasons in 1963 only need look at this election cycle. The Wikileaks emails showed how our system really works. They showed how the media works with the political class. We saw how FBI investigations can be politically influenced. A candidate tried to evade FOIA and violated national security laws but was not charged with any crimes. we saw how politicians hide records/destroy records to prevent exposure. These are all things that happened in the aftermath of the JFK assassination.”



From a 5-Star Amazon review of Jefferson Morley’s CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files,

“Can’t imagine a more meticulous take down of the CIA’s decades-long subterfuge surrounding the assassination.”

Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account of the role of CIA operations officers in the events leading to the death of JFK, with a guide to what will be declassified in October 2017.


3 thoughts on “Journalistic failure, from JFK to Trump”

  1. Yes, the corporate media failed us again. Owned by the 1%, which the Donald is part of it’s not surprising now looking back.
    In none of the three debates or at any other time did they ask him “Why did you change parties in 2001?” What did they do to alienate you after supporting them, significantly, financially through 50 years of life at the time? I wonder if half the people who voted for him even know he was a hated democrat most of his life.
    No one asked “How did your affair with Marla while you were still married to their mother affect your relationship with your children?” Why did you not marry her until two months after Tiffany was born? It seems the evangelistic portion of the right especially would want to know these things. Ref. Vanity Fair article 199?, “Gold…?”.
    No one asked “If you loose your case regarding Trump university, will you resign?” I personally knew nothing about it before the election. Though I depend on msn, a newspaper and tv.
    There is no question in my mind from reading elsewhere than it that the corporate media cooperated in the cover up of JFK’s assassination after it.

  2. The traditional media also ignores a lot. During the Vietnam war the media was quite vocal. It has all but ignored the hundreds of thousands of deaths in Iraq and stood by silently while Libya, a soveriegn nation was invaded in thug like manner. The media gushes over war criminals. The editorial boards of newspapers endorse war mongers for public office and turn a blind eye to the “collateral” damage that includes dead children. The difference between the main stream media of today and the main stream media of 1963 is that it is much worse than it was then. I think late 63 was a turning point for the main stream media. It has continued to march in the same direction. It doesn’t question enough. It regurgitates government press releases and true investigative journalism is rare. Media has helped to redefine liberalism and conservatism into what is nothing less than two brands of hypocrisy.

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