The founding editor of Salon.com, David Talbot, takes on the New Yorker and the New York Times for their JFK assassination coverage, saying the “CIA and New York Times are still lying to us.”
“Proclaiming ‘we’ll never know’ has become a self-fulfilling prophecy for the American press. It lets the watchdogs off the hook, and excuses their unforgivable failure to actually, you know, investigate the epic crime [of November 22, 1963]. When it comes to this deeply troubling American trauma, the highly refined writers of the New Yorker and the elite press would rather muse about the meta-issues than get at the meat.”
You can hear Talbot, author of “Brothers,” a New York Times best-seller about Robert Kennedy’s reaction to JFK’s assassination, talk about the case with Alan Dale of JFK Lancer.
Click here for the conversation.
1 thought on “Talbot: ‘We’ll never know’ has become a self-fulfilling prophecy”
Americans, it seems, are not very well informed. Scrolling down on the Salon.com site that Talbot’s article is leading, you find this tidbit:
Communist and totalitarian countries have it much worse, because they completely control what people can see and hear. But here in America, it could be better. Instead, we have corporate media, which works as a money-maker, as “info-tainment”. It’s the worst on cable, but even PBS isn’t always the best. I don’t know what the solution to the problem is. Maybe teach critical thinking in our public schools?