A couple of things. First, let both sides debate. Bring their best arguments and then let them be reviewed. We do not have this here unfortunately because on one side some relevant evidence is still withheld until 2067. On the other side, some books are written based on gossip, fake documents and information that is better suited for the gutter. So Tracy being here to debate-I thought that was the purpose of this forum- is a good thing when all parties do it respectfully and non-Lance like.
Second, Tracy I am not sure how you suggest academia supports the WC findings. I was an undergraduate in the 1990s studying history with a minor in criminal justice and then post under-graduate studies and then graduate school. I can assure you that most of my Ph.D professors, whom I discussed regularly this subject, believed at the minimum more then what the wc said happened with several outright calling it a conspiracy.
Then, during law school, I wrote a paper on Jim Garrison under the supervision of a very distinguished law professor. In my opinion, unless you can show a Gallop study showing otherwise, academia does not universally support the wc but rather the findings of the house select committee.
As for the media, again go back and compare the 1960’s made-for-government broadcasts and yes, the media backed the wc then. However post-Watergate you are wrong. Many notable programs and stations have provided critical and unsupportive views of the wc. Fox News and Tucker Carlson have pushed for the release of the JFK records and given RFK, Jr. ample time to discuss his views on his uncle and father. So, again what consensus are you referring to in the media-which as an entertainment lawyer I can assure you the term “media” today is a huge umbrella incorporating independent media on YouTube, etc.
Lastly, what really matters is what the people think. On this we have studies. The vote clearly favors conspiracy over the sloppy WC work.
I believe you have previously stated to the effect that no one will care in the future. I beg to differ. Truth matters in this country. People care about the truth which has come out about events in the 1800’s. They will care about the 1960’s which turned our country down a destructive path following the example of Rome and other great governments in history. People will care when they read how their grandparents or great grandparents went to Vietnam and died and they find out the real reasons. Young Cubans will care when they read how their brave great grandparents fought to restore freedom to their country and discover what really happened in the White House regarding the BOP. The Gulf of Tonkin, U.S.S. Liberty ... I could go on but it is unnecessary. I respectfully dissent from your statements but support your being here and giving your opinions. Whether that also makes me a paid government disinformation person like yourself-lol, I cannot believe how late my check is lol- I guess I leave that to the non-government paid disinformation agents here. ROTFL.