The Anti-Conspiracy Conspiracy

ouroborousWhy does the establishment media find the life and death of JFK so darn elusive? It’s been 50 years and they still can’t wrap their heads around it! Lotsa talk about the “myth” and “legend” of Camelot. Lotsa dismissals of “conspiracy theories.” And, not coincidentally, a complete blackout of conspiracy facts. I wonder why people distrust the media…in this piece on Newsvandal.com:

Ironically, the establishment media incessantly theorizes about “what ifs” and groans about conspiracy theories while the people they accuse in absentia of being “theorists” dutifully, often heroically, gather and share conspiracy facts.

Tune into CBS or NBC or ABC or anywhere around the dial, and you do not see James DiEugenio or David Talbot or James Douglass. Instead you get Chris Matthews and Rob Lowe and, most disappointingly of all, Ken Burns. They speak like people who haven’t read. They embrace a theory they haven’t questioned. And they explain away “the people” who believe in conspiracy theories with callow psychobabble.

In spite of all their talk, they literally say nothing.

There is no mention of the House Select Committee on Assassination’s determination that JFK was likely killed by a conspiracy or the invaluable book by Committee investigator Gaeton Fonzi. There is no mention of the information uncovered by the Assassination Records Review Board or that it was established because Oliver Stone did what many “journalists” and “mainline historians” refused to do. And, perhaps most significantly, completely absent is Jim Garrison’s prosecutorial dismantling of the Warren Commission.

It is as if none of it happened.

Just imagine if the blood, hair and brain tissue splattered and still preserved on Jackie’s pink dress elicited the same scrutiny and attention as did that tiresome little semen stain left on Monica’s blue dress. Perhaps then the New York Times would ask why, if Oswald shot JFK from the rear with a non-exploding bullet, the woman sitting to the left of him was so thoroughly sprayed by the fatal shot.

Alas, after leading with “Let them see what they’ve done”—Mrs. Kennedy’s famous response to the suggestion that she clean up prior to LBJ’s hasty inauguration—the Times’ story blathers on about fashion, archival ethics and, of course, “the rifle used by Lee Harvey Oswald.” The reporter never mentions, if only to dispute it, that it has been shown repeatedly that neither the rifle nor the bullet could have created those “iconic” stains in the first place.

America heard often about Bill Clinton’s crooked member. But it is strictly verboten to mention the Mannlicher-Carcano’s notoriously skewed gun-sight.

Instead, the murder is treated like a moment frozen in time and consecrated by some preternatural force beyond the power of mortal men. On Face the Nation, a recalcitrant and almost fanatical Bob Schieffer pronounces that Kennedy was killed by a “madman.” On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Rob Lowe compares criticism of the Warren Commission with Charlie Sheen’s belief that the moon is hollow. And the New York Times’ Executive Editor Jill Abramson takes over the Sunday Book Review to declare JFK’s life and death to be “elusive” without mentioning a single book detailing the facts that are, of course, elusive to those who choose to ignore them.

Read the full story here.

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  • alizardx

    Unless someone directly involved (or a younger friend/relative) comes forward with whatever the real story is and proof of actual involvement, question will never be settled. Other than that “lone gunman”/”single bullet” theory disproved by acoustic analysis of audio taken at time of shooting, House Committee on Assassinations accepted that as evidence. (i.e. Warren Commission report a hoax)

    • gustave courbet

      A few people have come forward claiming to have been involved. Check out E. Howard Hunt’s (Career CIA operative and later Watergate burglar) death bed confession on youtube about his tertiary role in the assassination.

      • mannyfurious

        The interesting thing about Hunt’s confession is that the mainstream media says things like, “He was dying so he was delusional and/or had dementia.” But his story adds up better than the official one, so either he wasn’t lying or hallucinating and he was telling the truth, or the official story is so fucking stupid that a man in the midst of dementia told a much more cohesive and believable story.

  • Haystack

    Mainstream media coverage is daft across the board.

    That having been said, it’s a mystery to me why conspiracy proponents can’t accept being disagreed with. It’s not that there is a conspiracy to keep people in ignorance–it’s just that other people don’t find your evidence to be as compelling as you do. That doesn’t mean your wrong…it just means that you need to make a stronger case.

    • gustave courbet

      Well said, I would add that some people are impervious to facts, no matter how compelling. Psychology is continually amassing more data about how irrational humans are, and how contradictory facts often reinforce incorrect beliefs instead of dispel them (ironically, cognitive bias is often used by establishment ‘skeptics’ to explain away world views with which they disagree). Some people can’t be dissuaded; conspiracy proponents might be better served picking their battles better.

    • InfvoCuernos

      I had a “moon landing denier” say that if you believe anything the government says, you must be stupid. While I feel you need to treat all information from any source as suspect until it is independently verified, there is an overwhelming case for us having been to the moon(even the Soviet Union confirmed it). Sometimes conspiracy theories are just promulgated as a protest against the government-like saying George W. Bush caused Katrina-he didn’t cause it, but he sure fumbled the ball on the response, and that is almost as bad.

      • Jon Ripley

        Actually, the supposed “Moon Landings” stopped the instant the Russians put a satellite in orbit to verify the next planned visit.

    • alizardx

      Not conspiracy proponent or opponent, just a person who tries to heed RAW’s advice to find out “what the hell is really going on”.

      For those paid to disseminate and maintain the disinformation on which the power of current elites depend, there is no amount of evidence which will publicly convince them short of realizing that their remaining credibility requires that they must ditch the Party Line. This mechanism probably is why we actually get accurate (if spun) news from the legacy media on occasion.

      Upton Sinclair — ‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

      • Haystack

        I see where you’re coming from, but do all the elites necessarily share the same interests and motivations, or are they in competition with one another? Might there not pro-Kennedy elites who would leap upon proof of an assassination to discredit their rivals? Certainly, Kennedy must have had powerful allies, or he wouldn’t have made it into office to begin with.

        • alizardx

          Human groups are rarely monoliths, particularly elites.

          One can reasonably assume that they are united in the worldview that they are entitled to the wealth they extract from the rest of us and that the only legitimate purposes of government is to facilitate that extraction and defend the recipients.

          A possible reason for the unbending devotion of the legacy media to the “official” version that the definitive debunking of those myths would be bad for their political legitimacy.

          What is the truth? Don’t know, but the acoustic analysis of the House Committee on Assassination saying definitively “two bullets” is adequate debunking of the Warren Report theory as far as I’m concerned. I’ve heard there were earlier unofficial acoustic analyses with similar results.

          For some reason, the media buried this story.

  • Simon Valentine

    it’s like they show in TV shows. the primate tribe is handed a gun. shots fired. commence hoo-rah. more human than human. more porn than porn. cluck cluck clack clique clock cuckoo.

  • Tchoutoye

    Journalist Thomas Braden, one of the original Georgetown Set and head of the CIA’s International Organizations Division (IOD), had a significant role in implementing Operation Mockingbird. He presented CNN Crossfire in the 1980s, as the “sane” liberal guy opposite conservative Pat Buchanan. In defense of the CIA he stated “I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral’.”.

    In 1976, the Director of the CIA George H. W. Bush announced a new policy: “Effective immediately, the CIA will not enter into any paid or contract relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station.” He added that the CIA would continue to “welcome” the voluntary, unpaid cooperation of journalists.

    But the spirit of Operation Mockingbird lives on to this day, infesting the mainstream media like a malignant tumor.

  • Tchoutoye

    Journalist Thomas Braden, one of the original Georgetown Set and head of the CIA’s International Organizations Division (IOD), had a significant role in implementing Operation Mockingbird. In defense of his work at the CIA he stated in 1967 “I’m glad the CIA is immoral”. He would go on to present CNN Crossfire in the 1980s, as the “sane” liberal guy opposite conservative Pat Buchanan.

    In 1976, the Director of the CIA George H. W. Bush announced a new policy: “Effective immediately, the CIA will not enter into any paid or contract relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station.” He added that the CIA would continue to “welcome” the voluntary, unpaid cooperation of journalists.

    But the spirit of Operation Mockingbird lives on to this day, infesting the mainstream media like a malignant tumor.

  • mannyfurious

    I’m personally pretty skeptical of most of the conspiracy theories I come across. But you have to be in complete denial, collusion or ignorance to think the truth on this matter has ever been made public. It’s a story where literally nothing adds up.

  • sgtdoom

    Regarding the American media, all one need do is simply read Into the Buzzsaw, edited by Kristina Borjesson.

    But great article…..

  • InfvoCuernos

    Good point on the media cherry-picking information and the comparison of Monica Lewenski’s dress to Jackie’s blood splattered dress. “Let them see what they’ve done”. I think this should carry through on all aspects of the Government. We are all responsible-we all have blood on our hands- and we should all see the fruits of what we have wrought. We should see Osama bin Laden’s bullet riddled corpse-after all, we all pulled the trigger. Obama said that we are not a nation of barbarians that would show the corpses of our enemies, but what is worse, seeing the corpse, or making it a corpse in the first place? We all own all of this, and anything less is a lie.

  • nickzedd

    Bastards in mainstream media have been selling the Warren Commission lies for 50 years and a majority has never believed them. Now that it’s gone down to 61% not believing them, the barrage of disinformation has accelerated. I get tired arguing with dupes on message boards who are probably employed by the CIA to post discredited nonsense and ad hominem invective against facts that should be common knowledge to most people at this point. Single bullet theory dupes keep trying to rewrite history in spite of the mountain of evidence contradicting their nonsense.

    • alizardx

      No need for “mountain of evidence” – IMO, acoustic analysis of recordings of that timeframe definitive.

  • Gina de Miranda

    Thanks for this coverage. Visit portland indy media and read the coverage about Kennedy from somebody who actually knew him…V.K. Durham