I’m glad I appeared in Geraldo Rivera’s JFK program, “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald and Why Did He Shoot President Kennedy,” last Saturday night.
Even though I disagree with the show’s uncritical promotion of Vince Bugliosi’s flabby doorstop tome, “Reclaiming History,” I thought it was worth it to travel to Fox News’s New York studios to talk to correspondent Craig Rivera.
The show had four virtues.
Bugliosi’s rhetorical bluster was on full display, a reminder of why the majority of Americans find his theory of the case to be unconvincing: because he is so close-minded and defensive about his conclusions.
Mark Zaid did a public service in dismantling the egregious revival of the “Secret Service Man Did It” fantasy. (It doesn’t deserve to be called a “theory.”)
I was able to call attention to CIA secrecy around JFK records. Although correspondent Craig Rivera did not seem to keen to explore the implications of such secrecy, I appreciated his openness on the subject.
And the show drove a lot of traffic to JFK Facts, where I think viewers can get a less selective reading of the evidence.