Steve Jaffe, the photo analyst for New Orleans DA Jim Garrison and close friend for decades to Mark Lane, has posted a five-star Amazon review of John Barbour’s new documentary, The American Media & the Second Assassination of President John Kennedy. Jaffe was instrumental in proving to Garrison that the infamous “backyard photo” of Lee Harvey Oswald was a fake.
In the review, Jaffe, writing on Amazon as “Jay,” writes, “As one of the last few living, Louisiana state licensed investigators of DA Garrison’s staff, who appeared in this extraordinary film by writer-director-producer-narrator, John Barbour, I have to say that Barbour got more facts and information in this two-hour film than the History Channel got in 9 hours of film. These are the facts, America, whether you believe them or not. This is the only major interview that DA Jim Garrison ever gave anyone. Barbour has made not one but two really valuable films on the subject, punctuated by the facts from the DA who did an honest and thorough job. Garrison was thwarted by the CIA and the FBI and the American Media at every turn.
What we might have secured in terms of cooperation from federal authorities on any routine homicide case was totally denied us on this, the most important homicide in our nation’s history. Why so important? Just look at what this film shows changed as a result of JFK’s assassination? JFK’s ordered withdrawal from Vietnam changed to 500,000 troops deployed by LBJ (immediately after he took office). JFK said he’d like to crush the CIA and scatter it’s pieces to the winds. Those who killed him stopped that action. Lose their power? They had extra-Constitutional powers the other three branches did not. Lose their untaxed million-dollar salaries? No. Much easier to eliminate the president.
They were allowed to do through criminal immunity and the knowledge that President Johnson (“Cui Bono?”) would protect all those involved. He supervised a fixed and fraudulent investigation and ordered a false report. The Warren Report is the saddest book ever printed by our government. This film by director John Barbour should be nominated for an Oscar based on what it exposes and the true history of how Kennedy (and others) were murdered in 1963 and for years thereafter.”
Jaffe wrote one of the many overwhelmingly positive reviews Barbour has received on what is part two of The Garrison Tapes. Barbour’s effort is proof that important work on the Kennedy assassination can still be done. But lest you believe it is a commentary on the assassination in and of itself, it is not. Barbour’s stinging criticism lands flat-footed and steel-toed in the lap of the MSM lapdogs. It is not only a timeless critique of media incompetence. It is an indictment of an anti-democratic, treasonous media that pushes coups in return for invitations to K-Street and Wall Street, when the quality of their scribblings and musings is that of Sesame Street.
Someone, to a reporter, once bellowed “Someday, someone’s gonna do a story on you!” That someone is John Barbour, the “Godfather of Reality TV.”
The American Media & the Second Assassination of President John Kennedy can be rented or owned on Amazon.com.