Died-Walter Cronkite "most trusted CIA man in America&a

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Dan Rather in action

Postby vigilantwarrior » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:27 pm

Here is Cronkite's successor Dan Rather describing the contents of the Zapruder film to his listening public. "The head goes forward with considerable violence". Note also his description of the Kennedy neck and Connally hits as two obviously distinct events, as if the three-shot myth had not yet been decided:

http://whokilledjfk.net/rather.wav

Here is CBS anchor Rather introducing a "video" of Rudy Giuliani "holding up what he says is a flight recorder box" from Ground Zero, then aborting the clip due to "technical problems":

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/black-box/
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Re: Died-Walter Cronkite "most trusted CIA man in Ameri

Postby MinM » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:38 pm

Hugh Manatee Wins wrote:The man who hired Cronkite and was his boss, Sig Mickelson, later told of the working relationship that already existed between CBS and CIA when he began there and he continued that relationship. Mickelson even got a hotline phone to CIA. Mickelson later went over to CIA-Voice of America, just like NBC's John Chancellor and a gaggle of NPR people...

Sig Mickelson and Bill Colby are featured in the video linked below via Operation Mockingbird - The Education Forum:

YouTube - CIA Funding and Manipulation of the American News Media
Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence domestic and foreign media beginning in the 1950s.

The CIA Memory Hole

According to the Congress report published in 1976:

"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."

Senator Frank Church argued that misinforming the world cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year...

rigorousintuition.ca :: View topic - A good short read on Mockingbirds....

rigorousintuition.ca :: View topic - Sig Mickelson said...
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Postby MinM » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:46 am


JFK :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies
I don't have the slightest idea whether Oliver Stone knows who killed President John F. Kennedy. I have no opinion on the factual accuracy of his 1991 film "JFK.'' I don't think that's the point. This is not a film about the facts of the assassination, but about the feelings. "JFK'' accurately reflects our national state of mind since Nov. 22, 1963. We feel the whole truth has not been told, that more than one shooter was involved, that somehow maybe the CIA, the FBI, Castro, the anti-Castro Cubans, the Mafia or the Russians, or all of the above, were involved. We don't know how. That's just how we feel.

Shortly after the film was released, I ran into Walter Cronkite and received a tongue-lashing, aimed at myself and my colleagues who had praised "JFK.'' There was not, he said, a shred of truth in it. It was a mishmash of fabrications and paranoid fantasies. It did not reflect the most elementary principles of good journalism. We should all be ashamed of ourselves.

I have no doubt Cronkite was correct, from his point of view. But I am a film critic and my assignment is different than his. He wants facts. I want moods, tones, fears, imaginings, whims, speculations, nightmares. As a general principle, I believe films are the wrong medium for fact. Fact belongs in print. Films are about emotions. My notion is that "JFK'' is no more, or less, factual than Stone's "Nixon''_or "Gandhi,'' "Lawrence of Arabia,'' "Gladiator,'' "Amistad,'' "Out of Africa,'' "My Dog Skip'' or any other movie based on "real life.'' All we can reasonably ask is that it be skillfully made and seem to approach some kind of emotional truth.

Given that standard, "JFK'' is a masterpiece. It's like a collage of all the books and articles, documentaries and TV shows, scholarly debates and conspiracy theories since 1963. We know the litany by heart: The grassy knoll, the hobos in dress shoes, the parade route, the Bay of Pigs, Lee Harvey Oswald in Russia, the two Oswalds, Clay Shaw, Allen Dulles, three shots in 2.6 seconds, the eyewitness testimony, the woman with the umbrella, the gunpowder tests, the palm print, Jack Ruby, the Military Industrial Complex, the wrong shadows on the photograph, the Zapruder film, and on and on. These items are like pegs on a child's workbench: We pound one down, and another one springs up.

Oliver Stone was born to make this movie. He is a filmmaker of feverish energy and limitless technical skills, able to assemble a bewildering array of facts and fancies and compose them into a film without getting bogged down. His secret is that he doesn't intend us to remember all his pieces and fit them together and arrive at logical conclusions. His film is not about the case assembled by his hero, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). It is about Garrison's obsession. The film's thrust is not toward truth, but toward frustration and anger. Too many lies have been told and too much evidence tainted for the truth to ever be known. All Garrison can reasonably hope to prove is that the official version is unlikely or impossible, and that tantalizing clues and connections suggest a hidden level on which the dots connect differently...

Hugh Manatee Wins wrote:1992 Village voice article on media killing the truth about JFK's murder-

http://www.ctka.net/policoff.html

Ellen McCloy, daughter of Warren Commission member, John McCloy, worked at CBS and acted as a courier between the network and her father.

CBS rigged an attempted recreation of the shooting, censored LBJ's comments, and browbeat a Dealey Plaza witness out of his account.
Walter Cronkite was complicit...

http://www.ctka.net/2009/target_car_jd.html
The Discovery Channel, which hosted this special, is fast becoming the new CBS. If one recalls the work of people like Jerry Policoff, CBS was probably the most rabid defender of the Warren Commission from 1963-1967, and even beyond. In 1964, they put together a special almost immediately after the Warren Report was published. In other words, it was almost impossible for them to have read, digested, and analyzed the 26 volumes in time for the broadcast. But that didn't bother them at all. They went ahead and coronated that disgraceful document. In 1967, they actually used Warren Commissioner John McCloy as a consultant to their multi part series—without informing the audience of that fact! Both these programs are embarrassing to look at today. But both Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather had their marching orders from above. And like good corporate foot soldiers, they did what they were told.

Today, the cable version of CBS on the JFK case has become Discovery Channel. In 2003, they did a show called The JFK Conspiracy Myths. In this program, the producers used the same sharpshooter that Inside the Target Car used: Michael Yardley. The aim was to show that Lee Harvey Oswald could do what the Warren Commission said he did: That is fire three shots in six seconds getting at least two direct hits. Except for Yardley the time span was magically and conveniently expanded to almost eight seconds. Further, his rifle was hooked up to a laser switch which, of course, eliminates rifle recoil, making it easier to shoot and re-aim. As Pat Speer noted, Yardley was later honest about his ersatz experiment. He told a British journalist that he did not think Oswald could have pulled off the feat of marksmanship attributed to him. End of story...

I was just listening to this almost year old interview with Jim DiEugenio. In it he discusses, among other things, McCloy's role with CBS in propping up the Warren Commission in a series of Specials. Also towards the end of the clip (01:09:05) Jim gets into Cronkite's attempt to sway critics like Roger Ebert with regard to the movie JFK.

http://www.blackopradio.com/pod/black436e.mp3

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And the beat goes on.

Look Out: The Gloves are Off and as Usual the New York Times is Determined to Destroy Hollywood Filmmaker Oliver Stone | BuzzFlash.org

Big Media slurs Oliver Stone (as usual) - Democratic Underground
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Re: Died-Walter Cronkite "most trusted CIA man in America&a

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:01 am

PBS's 'News Hour' anchor, Jim Lehrer, is another CIA-media Mockingbird and has been writing decoy psyops novels about military-intelligence topics for the literati interested in that colorful subject matter.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp ... m%20Lehrer

'Purple Dots' was published just before Robert Stinnett published his 2000 Pearl Harbor expose about the broken Japanese Purple Code which was hidden from Hawaii's command to guarantee the sneak attack.

'The Special Prisoner' was published by Lehrer in 2000 as a decoy of the expose of the Vietnam POW-MIA Air Force computer warfare "special prisoners" who were kept by North Vietnam and even sent to Moscow to be interrogated, tortured, and never returned, a bad history for recruiting new meat. See 'Luke Skywalker' and 'Top Gun.'

Gee, can you guess what the decoy purpose was of Lehrer's 'The Franklin Affair?'
Um, yeah.
CIA runs mainstream media since WWII:
news rooms, movies/TV, publishing
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Re: Died-Walter Cronkite "most trusted CIA man in Ameri

Postby MinM » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:28 am

Sig Mickelson and Bill Colby are featured in the video linked below via Operation Mockingbird - The Education Forum:

YouTube - CIA Funding and Manipulation of the American News Media
Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence domestic and foreign media beginning in the 1950s.

The CIA Memory Hole

According to the Congress report published in 1976:

"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."

Senator Frank Church argued that misinforming the world cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year...

rigorousintuition.ca :: View topic - A good short read on Mockingbirds....

rigorousintuition.ca :: View topic - Sig Mickelson said...

Here's a new link to the video referenced above.



rigorousintuition.ca - View topic - Op. Mockingbird counterpropaganda tricks

Edit: the video referenced below too.


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http://deadspin.com/5592468/and-in-the- ... n-the-nose
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Re: Dan Rather in action

Postby Nordic » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:34 am

vigilantwarrior wrote:
Here is CBS anchor Rather introducing a "video" of Rudy Giuliani "holding up what he says is a flight recorder box" from Ground Zero, then aborting the clip due to "technical problems":

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/black-box/


Well. That's interesting. Hadn't seen that before. Sometimes it's worth looking back into these old threads.
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Re: Died-Walter Cronkite "most trusted CIA man in America&a

Postby sw » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:15 am

"you know you are a conspiracy theorist when"....you see the most trusted man in america dies....he was a media legend.....and your first thought about him is.....he worked for the CIA.
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Roger Feinman -- the anti-Cronkite

Postby MinM » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:33 am

Ed LeDoux wrote:Tribute to Roger Feinman Esq

"... There was virtually no debate at all on this series. It was essentially a multi-part and one-sided endorsement of the Commission; the main talking heads being Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. In his memoranda, Roger showed, with specific examples arranged in time sequence, how Midgley’s original conception was completely altered. Further, he named names all the way up the ladder. This included Dick Salant, president of CBS News. He then showed just how badly CBS had compromised itself to the Warren Commission forces. Midgley actually had Commissioner John McCloy act as a consultant to the program. Except this was done outside of normal channels, through his daughter, who worked at CBS and who functioned as a go-between between Midgley and McCloy. To conceal how badly CBS had compromised its own journalistic standards, Midgley then kept McCloy’s name off the program. In other words, the public never knew that CBS had consulted with a Warren Commissioner on a show that was actually supposed to judge the quality of work the Commission did. "

Roger exposed the soft underbelly that is 'corporate news'.
Unfortunately he paid a price for what was right and just.
He spoke up while those others kept quiet.


Ed

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index ... opic=18474

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index ... opic=15457

http://www.blackopradio.com/pod/black557a.mp3
Show #557
Original airdate: Dec 15, 2011
Guest: Jim DiEugenio
Topics: JFK Research

Play Part One - Jim DiEugenio (2:11:13)

# Death of Prof. Donald Scott last week (12/6), Show #556 is a replay of a Scott interview
# CTKA review, How to Think Like John McAdams by David W. Mantik
# CTKA review, The Lost Bullet: Max Holland Gets Lost In Space by Jim DiEugenio
# Holland surfaced after Stone's movie, he was hired by The Nation to write about the Kennedy case
# Nov 20, 2011, JFK: The Lost Bullet, produced by Robert Stone of Oswald's Ghost (2008)
# In 2007 Holland stated that the first shot occurred even before Zapruder started filming
# Could Oswald really have gotten off the three shots?, Larry Sturdivan, not a re-opening of the case
# Begins with Z-313, the head shot, no mention of the Clark Panel (1968) rear entrance wound placement switch
# No mention of the 6.5 mm fragment, bloody mist exiting from the skull slightly forward, flimflammery
# No gunman seen 'on' the knoll, well, look behind the fence, the Moorman photograph and 'Badge man'
# Oswald's 'hand' print on the rifle, the FBI did not find it, the Dallas Police did, kind of suspicious
# They place the gunman at the end of the fence, not the middle, fire a laser, mis-placement of Kennedy and Connally
# They do not question the provenance of CE 399, Oswald had no special training in marksmanship
# In the Hughes film Holland sees two figures on the sixth floor, one of them Oswald, absolutely crazy
# Holland says the position of the shells proves an earlier shot, Tom Alyea first saw the shells
# Tina Towner and Amos Euins and other eyewitness testimony is edited selectively
# How did an earlier shot miss?, it hit a traffic light!, no hole, no visible dent in the pole
# All that Stone and Holland prove is that documentary films can lie
# Sylvia Meagher in Accessories After the Fact (1967) questioned whether a clip was found with the rifle
# No evidence that Oswald ever purchased any ammunition, problems with Oswald's purchase of the rifle
# George Michael Evica in And We Are All Mortal (1978) proved it was the wrong rifle in evidence
# CTKA review, Elegy for Roger Feinman by Jim DiEugenio
# Roger Feinman passed away (10/14), he was hired by CBS as a writer and was a student of Sylvia Meagher
# His two interests in this case were the media and the medical evidence, Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley
# CBS support of the Warren Commission, 1964 re: critics, 1967 re: Garrison, 1975 re: the Church Committee
# Roger internally criticized CBS for violating their own written journalistic standards in 1967
# The producer Les Midgley caved into pressure, there was virtually no debate at all on this series
# Warren Commissioner John McCloy acted as a consultant, through his daughter, who worked at CBS
# Gerald Posner, Case Closed (1994), Bob Groden and Jim Garrison, "Guilty of Misleading the American Public"
# Roger was disbarred trying to defend Groden against Random House with a judge who had clerked for Earl Warren

# Yoko Ono lists JFK and the Unspeakable (Jim Douglas, 2008) as her number two most recommended book
# JFK: Ordeal in Africa (Richard D. Mahoney, 1983), diplomat Edmund Gullion became Kennedy's Third World mentor
# In 1963 he wanted to appoint Gullion as the Ambassador to Vietnam, Dean Rusk put in Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
# Kennedy's first defining moment, his 1957 speech critical of the French re: the Algerian struggle
# On nine different occasions, Kennedy refused to send combat troops to Vietnam
# The Dulles brothers forged American foreign policy under Eisenhower, they represented giant corporations
# 1953, Allen Dulles put together the coup against Mossadegh, 1954, Allen Dulles sanctioned the coup against Arbenz
# Kennedy's foreign policy was outside the box, he went around his advisors, Rusk and McGeorge Bundy
# The Umbrella Man (Errol Morris, 2011), Josiah "Tink" Thompson, Neville Chamberlain's umbrella

http://www.blackopradio.com/pod/black557a.mp3
http://www.blackopradio.com/archives2011.html
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