September 19, 2012
The book that couldn't be printed!
WHITEWASH-the report on the Warren Report by Harold Weisberg, Chapter 8 : Oswald's Murder: The Press & The Police II
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today JFKASSASSINATION continues our report on Chapter 8 of Harold Weisberg's book "Whitewash--the report on the Warren Report", published in 1965.
Harold Weisberg writes that if criticism of the press in the aftermath of the death of Lee Harvey Oswald is warranted, it should be directed at its acceptance of regular 'leaks' of the FBI report as well as files & other data of the Warren Commission.
"With the issuance of the Report, the press was remarkably uncritical."
But he goes on to add that this is understandable in light of the fact that the press had little time to analyze the summary report's 900 pages.
So, the Press simply accepted the 1st chapter & the basis of their stories came from, according to Weisberg, 'Summary & Conclusions.'
And when all 26 volumes were made available, the Press was given a mere 5 days to peruse them before they were made public.
Interestingly, Harold Weisberg tells us that the 26 volumes of the Warren Report were "probably the poorest sellers in the stock of the Government Printing Office."*
*All 26 volumes of the Warren Report had to be purchased in one set for $76.00, individual volumes were not for sale.
Summary of the Warren Report
Government Printing Office
Associated Press (1964)