Friday, July 20, 2007

The BBC's Flawed RFK Story by Jefferson Morley and David Talbot

On November 20, 2006 -- the day that would have been Robert Kennedy's eighty-first birthday -- the BBC program Newsnight aired a startling report alleging that three CIA operatives were caught on camera at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on the night of Kennedy's assassination. The story suggested that they were involved in his killing. The BBC broadcast, produced by filmmaker Shane O'Sullivan, identified the three CIA operatives as George Joannides, David Morales and Gordon Campbell. All three were known to have worked for the Agency in Miami in the early 1960s when the White House ordered up a massive, not-so-secret effort to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist government in Cuba.

The report was wholly mistaken.

1 Comments:

Anonymous ewastud said...

The follow-up story was hardly a convincing and definitive repudiation of the original BBC story, especially regarding Morales and Joannides. Campbell's presence at the Ambassador Hotel seems unlikely, although deaths can be faked, too, especially when you are dealing with the CIA. The problem is trying to determine the truth about anything connected with the CIA, especially their covert operations.

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