Last month, John Cassidy, a staff writer for the New Yorker, broke ranks with his colleagues to explain why he doesn’t buy the official lone gunman theory of JFK’s death.
Cassidy acknowledges the surfeit of implausible JFK theories.
“Much of what passes for historical analysis [about JFK’s assassination] is reheated gossip or speculation, and it’s driven more by the exigencies of the publishing industry, and other arms of the media-entertainment complex, than by a sincere desire to pin down the truth ….”
“But having said all that, there’s another, more substantive reason why the conspiracy theories survive: the official version of events begs questions; in some aspects, it beggars belief.”
Read the complete article in the New Yorker.