Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jefferson Morley: A Disinfo Agent at Work

Jim Fetzer 

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”—former Director William Colby (1975) 
A story from, "Top 4 Revelations from the New JFK Files", by Jefferson Morley, reveals more than the author intended by providing a nice illustration of a disinformation agent (almost certainly CIA) at work. The first of four revelations he cites--that the Mayor of Dallas, Earle Cabell, the brother of Deputy Director of the CIA, Lt. Gen. Charles Cabell, USAF, whom JFK dismissed after the Bay of Pigs, had joined the CIA in the 1950s--is deliberately trivialized here, when it represents the key connection between Dallas and the CIA. Dealey Plaza was literally the brother's backyard.
Indeed, I spent nearly ten years--from 1971 to 1981--contemplating the connection between the CIA and Dallas in the conviction that it held the key to the assassination. When I discovered that the Mayor of Dallas was the brother of one of the two Deputy Directors fired by JFK (the other being Richard M. Bissell Jr.),went to the archives of New College of the University of South Florida, where I was teaching at the time, and found WHO'S WHO (1965), which confirmed my suspicion: Charles was born in Dallas in 1903; Earle near Dallas in 1906. I republished their entries in Assassination Science (1998), page 370, with which Morley has to be familiar because it shattered the cover-up in the assassination of JFK.
I noticed that he was a bit vague and non-specific about exactly when Earle Cabell joined the CIA, which turns out to have been in 1957. We even have the agreement that he signed upon joining. My inference is that Morley and his handlers were worried that, by being specific about the year, it would immediately bring to mind that, since JFK was taken out in 1963, this was prior to the assassination, where, in his capacity as Mayor, he had control of the Dallas Police Department, ceremonial activities and the like, including motorcades. So he simply left that information out:

Morley's second and third revelations are comparatively unimportant. The second concerns the interrogation of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB intelligence officer, who defected to the United States in 1964. This is to implant the subtle inference that the Soviet Union might have had something to do with it. And the third (to burnish his credential in the pursuit of the truth about the assassination, he mentions that Larry Sabato and Philip Sheron have reported that one of the newly released files shows that, in the mid-1970s, an assistant to CIA counter-espionage expert, James Angleton, who was undoubtedly involved, had dissented from the Warren Commission's findings:
This was interesting to me because, in "FETZER: Truth or Conspiracy", The Daily Cavalier (24 October 2013), I previously called out Larry Sabato for contending that, even though the Warren Commission made a mess of its investigation, it nevertheless got its conclusion right: Lee Oswald was he lone assassin of JFK! I wrote to Sabato and attached a copy of "Reasoning about Assassinations", which I presented at Cambridge and published in a peer-reviewed, international journal, which demonstrates you can prove a conspiracy by locating where JFK was hit in the back:
The Daily Cavalier used the wrong title: this conspiracy was real.
Indeed, I have been similarly incensed by Noam Chomsky, who, like Sabato and Morley, has abused his position to promote palpable nonsense about JFK and 9/11 alike. I published about them both here, "Noam Chomsky and Larry Sabato: Mainstream Purveyors of JFK disinformation" (30 December 2015),  I have interviews on line you can access by searching for "Fetzer on Chomsky", one of which is notable for showing Chomsky making the very assertions for which I fault him, confirming my characterization of him as a major purveyor of JFK disinformation:
He even maintains that "no serious policy issues" were at stake, so even if there had been a conspiracy to take out JFK, it was unimportant--which is simply absurd! Morley's fourth of the new JFK revelations, where he uses the same records to argue that the JFK investigation was not so much "botched" as it was "controlled" by top CIA officials, which is beyond debate. He goes on to suggest that these revelations diminish support for the theory that the KGB did it, but add support for the theory that Castro did it, which is preposterous when you know the evidence:
I make that assertion because, once you know that there are more than 15 indications of the Secret Service setting him up for the hit; that the body was altered and the X-rays were faked during and following the autopsy held at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and that the home movies of the assassination, including especially the Zapruder film, was massively edited (removing, by my latest estimate, more frames from the original than we have in the extant film today), the range of viable alternative theories becomes dramatically restricted. None of these things could have been done by the KGB, pro- or anti-Castro Cubans or the Mafia. They are distractions from the real perps:

From "JFKfacts" (17 December 2012)
My suspicions about Jefferson Morley were initially aroused when he came out-of-the-blue with a new web site called "JFKfacts", thereby implying that everything it published was true, and immediately declared that my first web site,, was "among the worst", where, when challenged, he justified himself with the pseudo-explanation, "We include Assassination Science on our “Worst JFK Web sites” primarily because of Jim Fetzer’s claim that the Zapruder film was altered. This claim is not supported the facts or logic. The film is potent evidence of a shot from the front. That’s why it was suppressed for twelve years." 

Since The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003) with contributions from the leading experts on the film, including John P. Costella, Ph.D., David W. Mantik, M.D., Ph.D., David Lifton, Jack White, David Healy conclusively demonstrates that the film had been massively revised (running 500 + xx pages in length), it was obvious to me that he was either completely uninformed about research on the film or else was disinformation. Consider, for example, that the blow-out at the back of the head is blacked out in earlier frames but can be seen in frame 374:

Indeed, the blow out closely corresponds to David W. Mantik's determination of the area of the lateral, cranial X-ray that had been patched ("Area P") to conceal the fist-sized defect reported in Assassination Science (1998), I knew that he could not possibly be on the up-and-up, especially when I had been doing lectures and interviews to report this discovery as one of the most important findings of our collaborative research on the assassination of JFK:

In other publications, I have explained how Morley and David Talbot appear to have deliberately sabotaged an investigation into the role of notorious CIA assassin, David Sanchez Morales, in Bobby's death as well: "RFK: Outing the CIA at the Ambassador" (originally published in 2011), which is what you would expect of someone working for the agency. My skepticism about Talbot has grown exponentially with the publication of The Devil's Chessboard (2016), which attempts to cast Allen Dulles as the crucial figure in the assassination of JFK, who appears to have been Lyndon Johnson.

There is substantial proof that LBJ was the linchpin, where his life had been dedicated to becoming “the president of all the people”.  As Phillip F. Nelson, LBJ: Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination (2nd revised edition, 2011) documents, he was relentless in its pursuit.  Madeleine Duncan Brown, Texas in the Morning (1997), Barr McClellan, Blood, Money & Power (2003), and Billy Sol Estes, A Texas Legend (2004), have also identified LBJ as the pivotal player, which has been confirmed by E. Howard Hunt, “Last Confessions” (2007), who identified LBJ, Cord Meyer, David Atlee Phillips, William Harvey and David Sanchez Morales "the chain of command”. Even Jack Ruby asserted that, if someone else had been Vice President, the assassination would never have occurred.
What we discern in the conduct of notable representatives of the press such as Jefferson Morley, Larry Sabato, David Talbot and (even) the intellectual icon, Noam Chomsky, demonstrates that the public cannot place its trust in the mainstream media today, which attacks the alternative media as "fake news" when serious research exposes the opposite to be the case. And it provides further stunning confirmation of the observation to Congress by William Colby that the CIA owns everyone of any significance in the media, which is even more true today than it was in 1975.

Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus on the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota. If Jefferson Morley, Larry Sabato, David Talbot or Noam Chomsky take exception to my allegations, I would be glad to arrange for a public debate on the matter.


  1. Jim you say USA should have conscription or national service again. War! What is is good for? Absolutely nothin', Oh, lord there has got to be a better way!

    1. You missed the point. With no draft, most families pay scant attention to issues of war and peace because they have nothing directly at stake. With the draft, families CARE and take more interest in the decisions of the government, which PUTS THE BREAKS on the executive branch committing our troops to endless wars. The effect would be the opposite of your take.

  2. Cavalier Daily, not Daily Cavalier.

  3. Typo:---
    The Cabells were born in 1903, 1906 not 2003-6

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