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Unz Review (check out its mission statement) is one of the world’s best alternative media sites. Today editor and publisher Ron Unz joins us to discuss his superb new “American Pravda: The JFK Assassination” series. (Read Part One: What Happened? and Part Two: Who Did It?) I have been studying the JFK assassination, on and off, since 1975, and haven’t seen a better concise introduction to this all-important issue.
Ron’s conclusion is that the one certainty that emerges from any fair-minded study of the Kennedy assassinations is that the media has been grossly dishonest—and that’s putting it mildly. As he puts it:
“So the clear dishonesty of the mainstream media in avoiding any recognition of a conspiracy seems matched by a second layer of dishonesty in the alternative media, which has done its best to avoid recognizing the most likely perpetrator.
“And the third layer of media dishonesty is the the most extreme of all. A quarter century ago, Final Judgment provided an enormous mass of circumstantial evidence suggesting a major, even dominant, role for the Israeli Mossad in organizing the elimination of both our 35rd president and also his younger brother, a scenario that seems second in likelihood only to that of Johnson’s involvement. Yet Piper’s hundreds of thousands of words of analysis have seemingly vanished into the ether, with very few of the major conspiracy researchers even willing to admit their awareness of a shocking book that sold over 40,000 copies, almost entirely by underground word-of-mouth.”
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.