Gifted Biographer or a Successful Grifter-Plagiarist? Doris Kearns, as a Harvard PhD candidate at age 24, was selected in 1967 for a White House fellowship despite having written an article for The New Republic titled “How to Remove L.B.J. in 1968”. She was undoubtedly not the only one surprised by that. At that point, … Continue reading Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Complicated Conflictions of LBJ’s Chosen Biographer
And Why He Changed What He Said Immediately After Being Shot: “They are going to kill us both!” JFK Speaking, Ralph Yarborough Listening; John Connally Very Worried; LBJ Waiting His Turn at the Wheel, Knowing it was Now Imminent In the previous blog, “Why JFK Went to Texas,” I examined how LBJ and his long-time … Continue reading RE: John Connally’s Problem with the Truth
John B. Connally, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson JFK: “He* sure seemed anxious for me to go to Texas” * John Connally (ergo, Lyndon Johnson) after Connally’s White House visit six weeks before The Big Event That was a very odd thing for President Kennedy to say, given that he had invited Texas Governor … Continue reading Why JFK Went to Texas
And, “Was I Another Target of Moyers’ Wrath?” I never had much in common with the great broadcast journalist / 60 Minutes anchor Morley Safer, but for one single thing: Evidently, we both got under the skin of Bill Moyers. Safer did so publicly, and a wide audience eventually came to know all about it; … Continue reading The Feud Between Bill Moyers and Morley Safer – Whom to Believe?
This insightful essay correctly states how the 1999 Memphis civil court proceedings, brought by Dr. William F. Pepper, frightened the Clinton Administration and then-AG Janet Reno's Justice Department and nearly exposed the buried secrets of Dr. King's assassination. And how it had shakened the Deep State to its core. That essay also explains why they … Continue reading “Anatomy of a Washington Post Editorial” – A New Essay About a 20-Year Old WAPO Excoriation
Ironies Abound in Memphis today, as the Daily Memphian Publishes Photo of Jessie Jackson Installing a Wreath at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Admonishing Citizens to "Get Involved" Civil Rights Leaders Memorialize Martin Luther King's Birthday Last Year Given the known fact that many current-day leaders of the civil rights campaign harbor doubts (while … Continue reading MLK Day 2020: The Mythmaking Continues . . . On Steroids
Among the many exemplars of how these long-time "friends and neighbors" believed their powerful government positions enabled them to do anything they wished to do — from the mundane to the most unthinkable acts — the following items succinctly illustrate the point. Item #1: An Illustration that needs little further elaboration: Given that both of … Continue reading Some Insights into the Depravities of Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover