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‘Dallas 1963:’ ripe for an assassination but not to blame

I always thought those liberal pundits who blamed the conservative city of Dallas for JFK’s assassination spoke too glibly. A recent review of Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis’ book, Dallas 1963, in the Charleston Post and Courier got it right I think.

“While Dallas bore a large portion of the blame and backlash for Kennedy’s death, how much was the city to blame? If one believes Oswald to be the assassin, his ties to the city were not deep. If one embraces the idea of a conspiracy, it is generally considered to extend well beyond the borders of the city.”


The Unspeakable in Dallas

Writing in the New York Times, a native of Dallas notes the oddness of the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on Friday.

The reality of Dallas on that day will go unmentioned. It will be, in the words of James Douglass, Unspeakable.

Fox News on a Dallas travesty

Has anybody noticed that the conservative Fox News network is more open minded about the JFK assassination story than its liberal competitors?

The embedded player above isn’t working. So click on this sympathetic report on James Tague, a Dallas man who suffered a superficial injury from a gunshot that missed President Kennedy’s limousine on November 22, 1963. Fifty years later, Tague has not been invited to the official ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Kennedy’s death in Dallas.

The liberal media isn’t much interested in Tague’s remarkable story but Fox News is.

Obama arrives in Dallas

The president is scheduled to land at Love Field at 5:10 pm ET. He will attend an Affordable Care Act event and a fund-raiser before departing later tonight. Rest assured, no motorcade is on the schedule.

Anthony Summers: ‘The absence of decent reporting on the facts of the case… shocked me’

Anthony Summers
Anthony Summers

Anthony Summers, biographer and former BBC correspondent, has been writing about JFK’s assassination for three decades for publications ranging from The Times of London to Vanity Fair. In my possibly biased opinion, I think his book, “Not In Your Lifetime,” is the best single volume on the JFK assassination and its confusing investigatory aftermath.

I sent him some questions by email and he responded as follows:

JFKFacts: You started reporting on the JFK story in the late 1970s. You were one of the first professional journalists to look deeply into the JFK assassination story. What did you discover?

Anthony Summers: At the time of the assassination occurred, I’d been a student at Oxford. I had reporting ambitions, and Dallas was almost the first real story I covered. I’d been working for a TV program during the vacations, and the program’s editor phoned within an hour of the assassination – it was early evening in the UK – to say he was gathering a team and chartering a plane to Texas. Could I drop everything and come?

Weirdness in Dallas: JFK shooting victim not welcome at 50th anniversary ceremony

James Tague
James Tague

In the Daily Caller, Roger Stone highlights the impending weirdness of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination in Dallas: Where gunfire took the president’s life, let’s banish all evidence of gunfire.

November 22 shooting victim James Tague isn’t welcome in Dealey Plaza.

See “Wounded in JFK attack bystander to history revisits the crime” (JFK Facts, Aug. 6. 2013)


Did Dallas do it?

In their new book “Dallas 1963″ veteran author BIll Minutaglio and Steven Davis offer a “biography of a city” that they say has lessons overlooked by historians of JFK’s asssassination..

“We felt there was a welling toxic environment in Dallas,” Minutaglio tells KUT News radio in Austin.

‘Something has happened in the motorcade’

I’ve never seen a photo compilation of the November 22, 1963, motorcade so skillfully edited as this LiveLeak video.

The extended evocation of panic after the gunfire is especially powerful. The number of people rushing up to the stockade fence atop the grassy knoll is always impressive and, to my mind, hard to scant. I had never seen the footage of deputy press secretary Malcolm Kilduff pointing at his temple — as if shot from the front — and saying “a bullet right through the head.”


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