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(Updated June 8, 2015)

Jim DiEugenio is a semi-regular guest on Len Osanic's Black Op Radio telecast on Thursday nights.

Jim DiEugenio looks at Barr McClellan, the man who started the LBJ Industry, and reviews his two books on the JFK case.

Vasilios Vazakas: Who really created the Oswald legend?


The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK, and Malcolm X

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New Developments in MLK, Jr. case


James DiEugenio
Reclaiming Parkland

Reclaiming Parkland describes Tom Hanks's failed attempt to adapt Vincent Bugliosi's massive book Reclaiming History into a mini-series. It also exposes the origins of that book in a dubious mock trial. Included is a withering critique of Bugliosi's inflated book. The author examines an early draft of the film Parkland, the CIA's influence in Hollywood today, Hanks' closeness to Washington, and the actor's spurious claim of being a historian. Also included is the author's unsuccessful attempt to stop Leonardo DiCaprio from making a film out of Legacy of Secrecy.

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New Articles



"Nixon vs. Kennedy: Iran and Vietnam" – Part 1; Part 2 (Exposing Nixon's Vietnam Lies, at ConsortiumNews)
By Jim DiEugenio

Declassified: The CIA, "Oswald" and Mexico City (2012, 2013), by Jim DiEugenio
Two Essays, with an Introduction

Pat Speer looks at Howard Willens' claims about RFK, Warren and the autopsy photos in Legacy of a Lie

Gary Mack’s Magical Propaganda and the Ida Dox Fraud:
Update on Gary Mack and "Unsolved History", by Ryan Siebenthaler

David Mantik's
Harper Fragment: Dramatis Personae

RFK and Cesar Chavez, by Jim DiEugenio

Ben Bradlee: Not Such a Good Life, Part 1, and Part 2
By James DiEugenio

David Josephs, The Evidence is the Conspiracy

Did Oswald order the Rifle?
By John Armstrong

Marquette Moves to Terminate McAdams

JFK's Foreign Policy: A Motive for Murder
Visual Essays by James DiEugenio

Visual Essay: A Review of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the Last Investigation
By James DiEugenio

The Warren Commission At Fifty: It Looks Worse Now Than Ever Introduction and Presentation by James DiEugenio

On Its 50th Anniversary: Why the Warren Report Today is Inoperable – Introduction, Plaque One, Plaque Two, Plaque Three, Plaque Four, and Plaque Five By James DiEugenio

Where was Oswald during the shooting?
By Gokay Hasan Yusuf

A New Look at Jack Ruby
By John Armstrong

Master Class with John Hankey: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four
By Seamus Coogan

Gerald Hill and the Framing of Lee Harvey Oswald
By Gokay Hasan Yusuf

The Watchman Waketh But In Vain
Martin Hay responds to Howard Willens' response

Dale Myers and his "So-Called Evidence"
By Joseph McBride

The State of the Case: Fifty Years Out
By James DiEugenio

Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold War
By Greg Parker

Gary Mack's "Magical" Powers of Dissuasion
By Ryan Siebenthaler

Conspiracy Theory? Why No One Believes the Warren Report
By John Kelin

General Giap Knew
by Mani S. Kang

John McAdams and the Siege of Chicago
Part One and Part Two
by James DiEugenio, with Brian Hunt

Ron Rosenbaum Fires the First Salvo
Part One and Part Two
by James DiEugenio

Citizen Wilcke Dissents Brigitte Wilcke protests conspiracy program on the public airwaves

An Action Alert from CTKA
An Open Letter To Rachel Maddow by James DiEugenio

Gary Mack Strikes Again by James DiEugenio

The_MSM_and_RFKJr by James DiEugenio

Evaluating the Case against Lyndon Johnson
by Vasilios Vazakas, with Seamus Coogan and Phil Dragoo

JFK and the Majestic Papers: The History of a Hoax by Seamus Coogan Updated Part 5, 6 and Conclusion

The Illusion of Michael Shermer, Principles of Sleight of Hand, reviewed by Frank Cassano

The Impossible One Day Journey Of CE 399, By James DiEugenio (with help by J. Edgar Hoover) At the time of the assassination, CE 399 as we know it today, did not exist.

The Connally Bullet Powerful evidence that Connally was hit by a bullet from a different assassin, by Robert Harris

DiCaprio Buys Waldron—In More Ways Than One, By James DiEugenio

The Kennedys
The coverup continues: The Kennedys in Hollywood - John F. Kennedy - Salon.com

John Hankey Marches Onward and Downward by Seamus Coogan, with Frank Cassano A Letter to James Corbett by Frank Cassano

Wikipedia, Gamaliel, and the Fletcher Prouty entry

Will the Real Wikipedia Please Stand Up? examines the role of the Wikipedia web site in providing information about the JFK assassination. by J. P. Mroz

Please, Mr. Wales, Remain Seated, Part Twowith an Addendum by James DiEugenio March  2011

The Wikipedia Fraud Pt. 3:
Wales Covers Up for the Warren Commission
by James DiEugenio
More: Part 1, Part 2, Part 2 Addendum

David Von Pein: Hosting Comedy Central? is an incisive overview of the Internet career of the man many call Disinformation Dave, by James DiEugenio. The article has this update.

Deeper Into Dave Perry examines the work of Warren Commission defender Dave Perry, in particular on the issue of witness Mary Bledsoe.

JFK Ten Point Program The truth has always been on our side. But in the court of public opinion, our opponents still manage to score points. To remedy this, Joseph E. Green has developed ten points that summarize essential truths to bear in mind.

The Obama administration is considered in light of James W. Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable (see "Reviews" section, below), in this article in Sojourners magazine. See, too, this video interview with author Douglass.


Older articles are periodically moved to this CTKA archive.

Articles and Opinion

Oswald and the U2 Program:
A Second Look and Yet Another Fascinating Coincidence, by Mark Prior

The Chicago Plot to Kill JFK Investigated by Edwin Black, The Chicago Independent, November 1975.

The Illusion of Michael Shermer, the principles of sleight of hand, by Frank Cassano.

The legacy of former Dallas D.A. Henry Wade is under scrutiny. Wade, who would have prosecuted Lee Oswald and did win a conviction against Jack Ruby, has had nineteen of his convictions overturned by DNA evidence.


New Developments in RFK case


RFK assassination witness tells CNN: There was a second shooter. Rhodes-Hughes tells CNN the FBI's eight-shot claim is "completely false." She says the bureau "twisted" things she told two FBI agents when they interviewed her as an assassination witness in 1968, and she says Harris and her prosecutors are simply "parroting" the bureau's report.

Attorneys for RFK convicted killer Sirhan push 'second gunman' argument. cnn.com

Calif. AG Asks Judge to Deny Sirhan Sirhan Appeal - ABC News

Convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan seeks prison release - CNN.com

British program, Was Sirhan hypnotized to shoot RFK?

Part 1.
Part 2.
Part 3.
Part 4.

Will Sirhan be Retried?
Pepper and Dusek Advance the RFK Case
by James DiEugenio

The Second Dallas, A Review of the DVD by James DiEugenio

Sirhan Papers Blocked
Auction of Sirhan papers blocked The scheduled auction of a handwritten account by Sirhan Sirhan of his actions before the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was blocked Tuesday by the convicted killer's attorney. Lawyer William Pepper said the purported description of Sirhan's visit to the Ambassador Hotel where Kennedy was gunned down may be "significant evidence" in an ongoing effort to win parole for the Pleasant Valley State Prison inmate, now 67. See pages here.

Sirhan Papers to Auction
Displayed as the proof that Sirhan gave him (McCowan) the rights to these documents, actually, this document does nothing of the kind. Sirhan gives McCowan the "right" to write a book. from Joseph Backes.

Sirhan and the RFK Assassination
Part I: The Grand Illusion
Part II: Rubik's Cube
by Lisa Pease

Sirhan Parole Denied

AP Sirhan Sirhan, now 66, convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, gestures during a Board hearing.

Sirhan Asks For Parole Again Update on Sirhan, 13 shot analysis and information from Atty Pepper.

The San Francisco Chronicle marked the fortieth anniversary of the RFK assassination by conceding that "questions linger" in the shooting.

William F. Pepper discussed the RFK assassination in a recent CNN interview. Pepper now represents RFK's alleged assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

Two researchers say their analysis of a previously unknown audiotape may provide new evidence of a second gunman in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Check here for details. A Los Angeles TV report on this has been posted to YouTube. The two researchers say further that RFK's real assassin may still be alive and living abroad. In 2008, the two held a news conference on their findings. Later, they broke the ice at CNN.






Cold Case Kennedy, by Flip de Mey
Reviewed by Gary Aguilar

JFK in the Senate, by John T. Shaw
Reviewed by Jim DiEugenio

Undeniable Truths, by Professor of Criminal Justice Ed Souza
Reviewed by Jim DiEugenio

Two Days in June, by Andrew Cohen
Reviewed by By James DiEugenio

Beyond Reasonable Doubt, by Mel Ayton and David Von Pein
Reviewed by Martin Hay

Philip Shenon's Crap Detector
By Arnaldo M. Fernandez and Jim DiEugenio

The Accidental Victim, by James Reston Jr.
Reviewed by Gokay Hasan Yusuf

It's Time For The Truth! The JFK Cover-up, by Charles Hurlburt
Reviewed by Vasilios Vazakas

Brad Pitt and Oprah give us King, LBJ and a disappointing Selma
By James DiEugenio

JFK: A President Betrayed
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

Kennedy, Johnson and the Nonaligned World, by Robert Rakove
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

Oswald's Game, by Jean Davison
Reviewed by James DiEugenio (this review has this Update)

The War State, by Michael Swanson
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

If Kennedy Lived, by Jeff Greenfield
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

To Move the World, by Jeffrey Sachs
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

Panjandrum: Secrets of the JFK X-rays
A review by David W. Mantik

Absolute Proof, by Robert Groden
Reviewed by James DiEugnio

Survivor's Guilt, by Vincent M. Palamara
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

With Malice: A Review, Part 1 and Part 2
By Hasan Yusuf

Killing Oswald, by Shane O'Sullivan
Reviewed by Vasilios Vazakas

Robert Dallek Camouflages JFK, Twice
A double review by James DiEugenio

They Killed Our President, by Jesse Ventura
Reviewed by Frank Cassano

History Will Prove Us Right
Reviewed by Martin Hay

CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys
Reviewed by Martin Hay

Conspiracy Theory in America, by Lance deHaven-Smith
Reviewed by Larry Hancock with James DiEugenio

JFK's Last Hundred Days, by Thurston Clarke
Reviewed by James DiEugenio

Book Review: Kaleidoscope By Harrison Livingstone
Reviewed by James DiEugenio, April 2013

The End of an Obsession: A Review of "Castro's Secrets" by Arnaldo M. Fernandez

From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle: One FBI Agent's View of the JFK Assassination by Don Adams and Harrison E. Livingstone Book Review by Seamus Coogan

Consortiumnews Exclusive:
Bill O'Reilly's Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot,
reviewed by James DiEugenio

Part 2: Entering Peter Janney's World of Fantasy By James DiEugenio

MRS. KENNEDY & ME: A Very Good Book With A Few Pages of Trouble by Vince Palamara

Michael Shermer Strikes (Out) Again Review of Michael Shermer's CBC documentary, "Conspiracy Rising" By Frank Cassano

Reviews of John McAdams' JFK Assassination Logic by:

The Secret Service Hated JFK But Did They Want Him Dead? Mark Lane -- who's been on the forefront of the JFK conspiracy movement for almost 50 years -- joins TMZ in the studio.

Manning Marable’s Malcolm X A review by Joseph E. Green

A Comprehensive Review by David Mantik of Donald Byron Thomas' Hear No Evil: Social Constructivism and the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination

Accidental History:The Girl on the Stairs by Barry Ernest, reviewed by Joseph E. Green and James DiEugenio

LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination by Phillip F. Nelson. Review by Joseph Green

Review of The Kennedy Detail by Secret Service expert Vince Palamara. Palamara disputes the book's claim of President Kennedy ordering the agents off the back of the limousine in Dallas. Look for the Documentary on the Discovery Channel "The Kennedy Detail".

JFK and the Unspeakable James W. Douglass has written the best book on the assassination since 2005's Breach of Trust, according to reviewer James DiEugenio.

Inside the Assassination Records Review Board is former ARRB staffer Douglas Horne's five-volume assessment of that panel's work on the JFK assassination during the 1990s. Below are critiques of each volume.

Volume One
Volume Two
Volume Three
Volumes Four and Five

review by James DiEugenio

The Dark Legacy of John Hankey is Seamus Coogan's review of JFK2, a curious video that has been making the rounds for the last couple of years. James DiEugenio adds this update.

JFK: The Ruby Connection aired on the Discovery Channel around the time of the forty-sixth anniversary of the JFK assassination. James DiEugenio has this review. Be sure to see Part Two, and Part Three, Gary Mack Replies: Dr. Faustus Defends His Deal.

For many more book, film, and media reviews, see CTKA's new Review Archive.


The Role of the Media

The media's track record in the JFK case is abysmal, and this section is one of the most important areas on this site.

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The articles you will find via the above links are a comprehensive dissection of the media and its shameful coverage of the political assassinations of the 1960s. If you are a newcomer to these cases, we strongly recommend you begin to explore the site at this area. You will quickly understand why 1) the mainstream media has a significant credibility problem, and 2) why the press sees these cases one way and the public generally sees them another.

RFK Jr. tells us what is wrong with the media today. It sounds like he knows what happened to his father and uncle, and what the media had to do with it.


New Developments in MLK, Jr. case

In Honor of the 15th Anniversary of the Verdict in the King case:
Introduction by James DiEugenio and Story by Jim Douglass

The State's Case Against James Earl Ray
By Martin Hay

The Awful Grace of God, Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Martin Hay

Deconstructing Kowalski By Douglas Valentine. Issued in June 2000 by US Attorney Barry Kowalski, the King Report which was initiated in 1998 at the request of the King family and Dr. Pepper, completely absolves the federal government of any involvement in a conspiracy to kill the Noble Prize-winning Civil Rights leader and anti-war activist.

Hampton Sides' "Hellhound on his Trail" on YouTube (10 minute version)

MLKtheTruth.com (complete version)

The 13th Juror is James DiEugenio's review of a new book on the 1999 civil trial on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Memoir of Injustice: By the Younger Brother of James Earl Ray, Alleged Assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Jerry Ray, with Tamara Carter -- Reviewed by James DiEugenio

A Candid Conversation About Conspiracy and Escape, September 1977.

New information on the MLK case. As an FBI informant, celebrated civil rights photographer Ernest Withers spied on key figures in the national and local movement, reporting on suspected militants and their associates.

CTKA Chairman James DiEugenio was interviewed about the Martin Luther King, Jr. cases.
Part One and Part Two.




John Judge, RIP
John Judge, COPA co-founder and longtime JFK activist, has died.

Frank Mankiewicz​, 90, Press Aide to Robert Kennedy and NPR Chief, Dies - NYTimes.co​m

The Deaths of Two Unsung Heroes
By James DiEugenio

Former Senator Arlen Specter Dead, He worked for the Warren Commission in 1964, Specter was the chief author of the theory that a single bullet had hit both Kennedy and Texas Gov. John Connally. 10/14/12

Legendary Texas con man Billie Sol Estes dead at 88 GRANBURY - Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a
federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88.

Estes, whose name became synonymous with Texas-sized schemes, greed and
corruption, was found dead by a caretaker early Tuesday in his home in
DeCordova Bend, a city about 60 miles southwest of Dallas, said Hood County
Sheriff Roger Deeds. A local funeral home confirmed it would be handling the

Cartha "Deke" DeLoach Passed Away, NYT Cartha D. DeLoach, who as a top aide and confidant to J. Edgar Hoover was the F.B.I.'s liaison to the White House and a powerful intermediary between Hoover and President Lyndon B. Johnson during an especially tense political era.
Link to the DeLoach/Tolson memo on Garrison and the section regarding LBJ believing in a possible CIA plot starts in the last paragraph here. (04/04/1967) Links courtesy of Jean Davison.

Gaeton Fonzi, journalist and JFK assassination investigator. MiamiHerald.com In 1975, Fonzi went to work for Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker, who headed a committee reopening the investigation of JFK's murder. Fonzi became the investigator in Florida who explored CIA connections to anti-Castro Cuban groups and possibly to Lee Harvey Oswald. Schweiker's committee was dissolved but after Fonzi found a connection between the groups, he continued working for a house sub-committee for the next two years. In 1993, after a decade of research on the assassination, his book "The Last Investigation," was published.

Fonzi book"He was writer in his soul," said his wife, Marie Fonzi. "He never stopped thinking about the stories, about the assassination."

In 1998, he was awarded "Mary Ferrell-JFK Lancer Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" Dallas, November 21, 1998 (read his acceptance here)


Video: Robert F. Kennedy once spoke about gun control in Roseburg, Oregon

Stripping J. Edgar Hoover’s Name From the FBI Building

HSCA chair Louis Stokes dead at 90

New! Peer-reviewed paper on JFK autopsy X-ray (free download) by David Mantik

Richard Schweiker dead at 89

Sandra Bland Wasn't The Only Woman Abused By Male Cops In Texas

First KENNEDY Conference in Melbourne, November 21 & 22, 2015

Gary Mack dies at 68 (NYT); Listen also to Jim Marrs and Robert Groden on Len Osanic: The Two Faces of Gary Mack (July 16, 2015)

How do we solve a problem like Marina? (Cannonfire Blogspot, July 11, 2015)

New Parkland Update - July 2015 (see also Officials consider new uses for old Parkland [2014]);

Hammarskjold Crash May Have Been An Attack (Michelle Nichols)

September 26, 2015 staged reading of Project Unspeakable in Harlem, NY

My Interviews With David Slawson (John Titus, Northwest Research)

Street Spirit Interview with Jim Douglass, Part 1 Part 2

Ford tells French President the truth about the WC

Rachel Maddow Admits Vietnam happened because of the JFK Assassination

Vincent Bugliosi Dies at 80

Harrison Livingstone Has Passed

Why the last of the JFK files could embarrass the CIA (Bryan Bender - POLITICO)

DPD: the most corrupt Police department in the USA?

The Zapruder Film of the Malcolm X Case?

A Message from Jim Douglass

Emergency Notice from Bill Pepper, about Sirhan

Southland Center, Dallas, September, 1963

O'Reilly Lied About Suicide Of JFK Assassination Figure

Harry Connick Under Fire Again

Franco + King = Oswald did it

David Heymann Haunts us from the Grave

The ROKC Melbourne Conference November, 2015.

Honor to Paris Flammonde
By James DiEugenio

Paris Flammonde has died

David Kaiser agrees with CTKA about the flaws in Selma

Did CIA sabotage JFK's attempt for detente with Cuba?

Sirhan Sirhan, convicted in Robert F Kennedy death, denied freedom

David Mantik Updates a Medical Journal on the JFK Case

Greg Parker Pokes Holes in Judy Baker

Will the UN reopen the Dag Hammarskjold case?

Why did Floyd Boring lie about being in Dallas?

Frank Mankiewicz: Secret intermediary to Cuba

Researcher Greg Parker has a new Website and Forum.

Decades later, seeking to shed light on CIA's conduct in congressio​nal inquiry of JFK assassinat​ion - Nation - The Boston Globe

Groden's Arrest Constitutional
The researcher loses a round.

CIA and the Bay of Pigs
A Federal appeals court says the CIA doesn't have to reveal information about the Bay of Pigs.

"Maurice Bishop...Was David Atlee Phillips"
By John Kelin

Yes there was a cover-up
Director Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar answer new criticism of the movie, JFK

The Power Elite in Dallas Takes Charge
By James DiEugenio

Appeals Court rules Dallas must allow conspiracy vendors at Dealey Plaza,

ACTION ALERT! The MSM and RFK Jr.: Only 45 years Late this Time

RFK's children speak out on the JFK assassination.


The entire collection of Probe magazine on disk

Calif. AG Asks Judge to Deny Sirhan Sirhan Appeal - ABC News

Archives Releases Longer Tape of AF1

The Original White House Version of the Kennedy Assassination Air Force One Tape, Not Previously Known to Exist Historical Document and Autograph Dealer The Raab Collection

Featured AARC Letter to US Archivist on CIA Records; AARC asks NARA to stay true to the JFK ACt and declassify more JFK records.

Elegy for Roger Feinman
By James DiEugenio

"How the Navy bamboozled the ARRB: The Railroading of Officer Terri Pike" over Release of ONI Assassination Records

Biography Revives Push to Reopen Malcolm X Case, New York Times.

Has another of Malcolm's assassins been found? Read here.

JIM DOUGLASS EVENT WITH OLIVER STONE VIDEO We urge everyone to buy this book. And if you could not attend the event, we have links to the video placed above.
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Gerald Posner is suing a Miami newspaper over stories relating to the plagiarism scandal that led to his resignation from The Daily Beast. You may not believe who his attorney is. New reports (as of May 2010) suggest Posner's troubles are far from over.

Obama appointee Cass Sunstein is calling for the "cognitive infiltration" of conspiracy theory groups. Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., responds to Sunstein and his co-author, Prof. Adrian Vermeule.


Rewriting History?

Reclaiming History, the long-awaited book by former L.A. prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, is finally out. Has it been worth the wait? This book is the most audacious defense of the lone-nut story in years. We have a series of reactions from the JFK critical community.

Besmirching History, Vincent Bugliosi Assassinates Kennedy Again By Michael Green.

Dr. Gary Aguilar, a member of the Board of Directors of the Assassination Archives and Research Center, says Bugliosi is a boxer who hasn't laid a glove on the case for conspiracy.

Twenty Years of Work William Davy traces Bugliosi's two decades-long research odyssey.



Media Mayhem
CTKA Chairman James DiEugenio appeared on the Media Mayhem program to discuss his book, Reclaiming Parkland.

Jim DiEugenio's discussion of President Kennedy's foreign policy with Alan Dale.

CTKA Chairman James DiEugenio was interviewed about the Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. cases. See the RFK interview, Part One and Part Two. The MLK interview is also divided into Part One and Part Two.

New Zealand researcher Seamus Coogan offers up an extract from his videotaped interview with former Dallas policeman H.B. McLain.

Oliver Stone Interview with Dan Rather.