The continuing importance of President Kennedy’s assassination is the topic of an April 1 lecture at the National Press Club that will underscore also practical strategies for enlisting media coverage into civic reform efforts.
The McClendon News Group has invited this editor to speak on these topics at a dinner in the nation’s capital that starts at 6:30 p.m. A lecture begins at 7 p.m. EDT followed by Q&A.
The press and other members of the public are welcome to the event, which includes an optional Dutch-treat dinner that guests may order from the Club’s menu.
The topic is my column “Why Bill O’Reilly’s Lie About JFK’s Murder Might Matter To You” published here March 17 and my lecture “The JFK Murder Cover-up Still Matters” broadcast last fall by C-SPAN. The C-SPAN coverage was from the opening of a major conference on new evidence as of the 50th anniversary of the Warren Commission report on the 1963 assassination.
The purpose of this week’s discussion is to use the recent revelation of Bill O’Reilly’s lie in his best-selling book Killing Kennedy to expose a longstanding pattern of CIA-orchestrated media cover-up for a crime that has shaped American history to the present in ways largely unreported by the corporate media.
The key questions for discussion are:
What did the killers in 1963 want? What do their successors want today?
Regarding recent specifics: George de Mohrenschildt, a CIA-asset and key figure in JFK’s killing, is back in the news following his mysterious shooting death in 1977. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has lied about being present at the death.
More important than O’Reilly’s credibility on that narrow issue is that he and virtually all other significant mainstream commentators — including some of the most famous journalists from that era — continue to mislead the public with their news outlets’ claims that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone to kill Kennedy by firing from behind.
The lecture will discuss emerging evidence and tips on how to assess false leads regarding the main perpetrators and their protectors.
As a previiew of the talk: Many of the specifics about the killing are trivial debates compared to the larger and more frightening conclusion that no president can feel safe so long as the news media protect the killers of a President, of Oswald, and of other witnesses.
That conclusion is drawn from our Project’s so-far 24-part “Readers Guide” to the assassination, which is linked below.