Jump to content
The Education Forum

Michael Hogan

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Michael Hogan

  1. It is very important to get JFK assassination news into the Daily Mail online. Globally it is the most visited newspaper website, according to ComScore, whose methodology gave the site 50.1 million unique visitors for October 2012, ahead of the previous leader, The New York Times' site, which received 48.7 million visitors in the same month. Of course, one of the reasons that it is read by so many people is that it includes so many political conspiracy stories. It is one of the ways that the internet has undermined Operation Mockingbird. An interesting adjunct to these articles is the Comments section. By and large, the readers' comments seem discouraging. Like many online papers, the Daily Mail enforces a time limit for new comments. It's possible the inheritors of Operation Mockingbird are still on top of the game.
  2. A more complete version of Nathaniel's post: http://www.ctka.net/reviews/turner-christian.html A few brief comments by Turner, responding to John Simkin: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6491 And again, Turner's new book: http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1616147571
  3. The Cuban Connection: Nixon, Castro, and the Mobby William Turner Book Description Release Date: May 14, 2013 A former FBI agent and investigative journalist examines the fateful meeting between Castro and Nixon and the murky connections that existed between official Washington, the CIA, and organized crime in Cuba. His vivid narrative provides insider information that many in power never wanted the public to know. In April 1959, Fidel Castro toured the United States at the invitation of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Though he was wary, Castro entertained some hope of establishing an approchement with Washington. But after being snubbed by President Eisenhower and receiving a less-than-cordial reception from Vice President Richard Nixon, Castro got the strong impression that US intentions toward his new Cuban government were hostile. Based on firsthand interviews with many of the key players involved in Cuban-American relations of that era, plus thorough background research, Turner raises a host of disturbing questions. Before the ouster of the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista by Castro, why did Vice President Nixon often socialize at Havana casinos with his Cuban friend Bebe Rebozo? How was the rabid anti-Communism of the Eisenhower administration, especially its instant dislike of Castro, connected to its cozy relationship with the former mob-controlled dictatorship? How did all of this set the stage for the Bay of Pigs fiasco and, ultimately, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the JFK assassination? http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1616147571
  4. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/dallas-in-wonderland-producer-says-his-jfk-conspiracy-feature-starring-household-names-will-shoot-here-in-august.html/
  5. Paul Trejo's observations about racism in America are largely superficial and sophomoric and have next to nothing to do with President Kennedy's murder. Paul has consistently failed to produce convincing evidence for his claims.
  6. Paul Trejo sees "White racists" everywhere. Even on this Forum: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=2544&p=274567
  7. Jim Root and Paul Trejo have established disparate reputations on this Forum for the quality of their research and their resulting conclusions. The reasons are obvious.
  8. The foul odor is Paul Trejo's insinuation that some of his Forum critics are motivated to do so because they are "White racists." Trejo's imaginings are groundless, like so much of the other stuff he advances. Where is the evidence for his ugly claim? What Paul Trejo calls attacks are, in most cases, just members calling him out for his unsupported and illogical claims, theories and conclusions. Paul wants to blame everyone else and everything else for the overwhelming rejection of his methods. He would do better to look inward. although most of his posts make it appear that he is incapable of doing so.
  9. Paul;'s recap is the same time wasting material that he has posted over and over on countless threads. It's a collection of factoids about Walker's career. The conclusions are Paul's speculations. He fails to show that Walker had any connection at all to any plot to murder President Kennedy. Allow me to recap: Although John's advice was made to another Forum member, it is quite applicable here. Unable to rebut the torrents of justified criticism, Paul has been reduced to labeling everything a personal attack on him. His recent exchange with Mark Knight is a perfect example.
  10. After reading my post, Paul went back and hastily edited his. He added a second line.
  11. The posts of countless Forum members, and Paul's responses to those posts, tell an entirely different story.
  12. John Simkin understood the dynamics of this Forum early on.
  13. What you wrote above had nothing to do with what I wrote.
  14. ROFLMAO! If I still had stitches I'm sure they would have popped open when I read that one! Eloquently irreverent, as usual... Hi Greg, Just the other day I wondered how you were doing. Much better I trust.. Just like with RC-D, I always enjoy reading your posts.
  15. Mandel allowed that some of the conspiracy theorists' claims claims might be true. Apparently he did not reject all of them out of hand. I began to brood over my dad's demise -- something I hadn't done for years -- and I got angry, flipping between trying to "correct" some of the claims on conspiracy websites and worrying that what they said might, in fact, be true. After months of this, I couldn't take it anymore. There was too much frustration and pain. The only person who might be able to answer these questions was gone.
  16. How many Forum members have questioned Paul's methods? Too many to count. Yet, despite detailed explanations offered by so many of these members, Paul simply chalks it up to rude manners. His implied message is members that would otherwise support him are intimidated from doing so. Paul claims that his unnamed opponents lack decency. Paul seems to think he has a moral obligation to defend himself against all of these indecent people and he seems quite proud of himself. But a case could be made that Paul Trejo certainly incited and helped escalate the "brawl." And an even better case could be made that he got his intellectual butt kicked.
  17. Stephen, your point is well taken. Do you think Doug Horne crossed a line? In his article, Mandel seemed resigned to the fact that private lives have become public. His larger point seems to be that we should stop studying the JFK murder. Since my dad was a small part of a piece of history, a chronicler of it, you can make a case that speculating about his motives and about his death is fair game. In a day and age when personal facts pop up at a click, we're all in the public domain. But on this anniversary, there is one thing I want to ask: When will Americans, we of middle age, especially, move on? Yes, we still feel the sting of that day, but shouldn't there be some sort of mental statute of limitations on traumas like these? In the absence of new witnesses or of other fresh and vital information, might it make sense to stop our chattering and to open files on the other parts of our lives? The effect of all the conspiracy talk on his family seemed to be minimal for almost fifty years. It was only when Mandel Googled his father's name did he discover his father's connection to assassination lore. But it wasn't until his name popped up in a Google search that an eerie, even ugly side of his JFK report became clear. My dad had, after all these years -- and without my family realizing it -- become a celebrity in the superheated world of conspiracy websites. He'd turned into nuclear fuel for a whole range of assumptions and arguments, a touchstone for angry postings and rapid-fire computer chat. What's absent from Mandel's article is the specific reason(s) his father's name became part of JFK assassination lore.
  18. Doug Horne's take (courtesy Bill Kelly): http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=14986&p=176126
  19. The only one he signed? One of a kind? I'm not so sure. http://www.abebooks.com/REPORT-WARREN-COMMISSION-ASSASSINATION-PRESDENT-KENNEDY/9906635606/bd http://www.ebay.com/itm/President-Gerald-Ford-Signed-John-Kennedy-Warren-Report-Flatsigned-Press-Easton-/111065074115?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D15054%26meid%3D7703793923218377220%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1125%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D161025783134%26
  20. From variety.com Cate Blanchett will star in helmer-scribe David Mamet’s “Blackbird,” a present-day Hitchcockian nailbiter turning on a secret explanation for the 1963 assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy. Blanchett plays Janet, who travels to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, a Hollywood visual effects artist who moonlighted for U.S. special ops agencies. Her grandfather’s well-kept secrets become a threat to her, forcing Janet to discover the truth about a man who dedicated his life to making illusion reality. http://variety.com/2013/biz/news/cake-blanchett-david-mamet-blackbird-1200481649/
  21. Michael, nobody cares about your personal issues. This is a thread about Edwin Walker. Do you have anything at all to say about the role of Edwin Walker in the assassination of JFK? If so, please make that contribution. Please. Pretty please. Regards, --Paul Trejo http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=2544&p=273762
  • Create New...