Originally appeared on the Flagpole.com, November 23, 2016.


What investigative reporters Russ Baker and Milicent Cranor call “the mystery of the constant flow of JFK disinformation”—the mainstream media’s remarkable, persisting commitment to defending the Warren Report’s conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy—

is now fully comprehensible. We have long known that, criminally, outrageously and repeatedly, the Central Intelligence Agency stonewalled official government investigations of the JFK assassination. But we also now know that for the last half-century, using its numerous and influential assets and supporters in the mainstream media, the CIA has engaged in a clandestine crusade to preserve, protect, and defend the Warren Report’s sole-assassin claim from criticism, even when the criticism is warranted. We also know now that many of the defenses of the lone-assassin claim, as well as many of the attacks on Report critics, may be traced to persons with known or suspected CIA connections or pro-CIA sympathies.