Monday, November 21, 2011

See my article on the front page of Salon today re the RFK assassination

Major thanks to David Talbot and the staff at Salon.com who had the guts to let the truth be heard in their publication. I'm very grateful and impressed that I was allowed to write what I wrote there. See for yourself.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/21/the_other_kennedy_conspiracy/

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a good friend of Jonn Christian's. He wrote a book about the assassination of RFK and was passionate and literally obsessed with the event. Before his death he entrusted me with all his evidence and theories gathered over the years. If you are interested in these let me know.
Mary Gallant
mary@spacesforliving.com

5:43 AM  
Blogger EJK said...

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for the brilliant article on Bobby. And for the spot-on review of "J. Edgar." Unlike yourself, I've never been much of an Eastwood fan. Much prefer the real thing: Ford, Hawks, Anthony Mann, Raoul Walsh. I think he's most exposed when he's doing something "urban" -- sort of a mythomaniac.

I'm particularly writing to you to describe the very frustrating and basically despairing day I had on this 11/22. (You were kind enough to link to my "Rendevous" post last November.)

I saw the very fine article at Salon by Jefferson Morley:

http://www.salon.com/writer/jefferson_morley/

Just great. It was good to see Morley has about come all the way to where yourself, Jim Douglass and so many others stand regarding Dallas.

Then I did something really stupid. I looked down at the comments section. I've been in enough spit-ball fights with other commenters to try and never do it again. Yesterday I couldn't resist, because I couldn't believe what I saw.

There were 30 or so comments at that time -- all but 2 or 3 viciously anti-Morley, anti-conspiracy, and pretty much anti-Kennedy. So I jumped in, as paladin22. This morning there is almost 200 comments and again they are 90% Lone Nut. Many sounding pretty "robo" to me.

Of course, Morley deals with the whole Cass Sunstein/Todd Leventhal anti-conspiracists in Obama's administration. I don't know if this Salon comment barrage has anything to do with that. In thinking about it, I guess that would be better than thinking the Salon.com readers are this dumb or this vicious. But it does show what we're up against as we approach the 50th Anniversary.

I also jumped in to Chris Matthews's blog, arguing the James Douglass case. Just a few there. All eventually deleted.

Keep up the great work. I look forward to your book on Bobby very much.

Regards,
Eddie

p.s. Couple a recent blog posts re. JFK which may be of interest:

http://ejkred.blogspot.com/2011/11/sacred-hearts.html

http://ejkred.blogspot.com/2011/10/conspiracy-theorists.html

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Brodie said...

Couple of personal memories re the RFK case:

1. Ca 1976 or so I saw Rep Allard Lowenstein give a talk about the case and the evidence he'd gathered suggesting conspiracy, one evening at a UCLA Law School lecture hall, introduced by actor Robert Vaughn. One or two other celebs were in attendance but this rather lightly pubbed event resulted in a rather disappointing turnout, maybe fifty of a hundred seats filled. No electronic or other media were in attendance either - - from what I recall -- at this open to the public lecture. It did get me interested in the case though.

2. During the OJ trial in the mid-90s I cold called a fairly well known LAT reporter to mischievously ask her, in light of the ridiculously overdone coverage of that case compared to the near neglect in her paper of the RFK case, "What do you think is the most important murder to have occurred in L.A.?" She replied "You mean other than OJ?". Then a longish pause before she answered "Hmm, the Black Dahlia?"

She seemed annoyed when I mentioned RFK and I then sensed an "I've gotta go" attitude from her and the conversation was over.

Some years later this same reporter-columnist wrote the rather dubious, scandalmongering front-page obit when Judy Exner died,

10:25 AM  
Anonymous JJ Toledo said...

Lisa - Glad you're getting wider attention. Hope it's the beginning of more to come in Salon and elsewhere. Been reading your work since Probe days. Listened to your recent interview on Black Op. Keep up the good work and remind Jim Di that we need both of you!

2:45 PM  
Anonymous DHSmd said...

Congratulations, Lisa. I bragged you up to my Mom for that!

3:26 PM  

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