Harold Weisberg

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Harold Weisberg (April 8, 1913 – February 21, 2002)[1] served as an Office of Strategic Services officer during World War II, a U.S. Senate staff member and investigative reporter, an investigator for the Senate Committee on Civil Liberties,[2] and a U.S. State Department intelligence analyst who devoted 40 years of his life to researching and writing about the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. He wrote ten self-published and published books and approximately thirty-five unpublished books related to the details for those assassinations, mostly with respect to Kennedy's assassination.[3]

Weisberg was a strong critic of the Warren Commission report and of the methods used in investigating President Kennedy's murder. In this regard, he was avant-garde, embarking on a course that many other conspiracy theorists would later come to follow. Weisberg is best known for his seminal work, Whitewash, where he wrote: "Following thousands of hours of research in and analysis of the vast, chaotic, deliberately disorganized, padded and largely meaningless 26 volumes of the testimony and exhibits of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its 900-page Report – millions of words of which are not needed and are merely diversionary – I published the results of my investigation in a book, Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report. In this book, I establish that the inquiry into the assassination was a whitewash, using as proof only what the Commission avoided, ignored, misrepresented and suppressed of its own evidence."[4]

On February 21, 2002, Weisberg died of cardiovascular disease at his home in Frederick, Maryland.[3]

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  1. ^ Library of Congress. "Weisberg, Harold, 1913-2002". http://id.loc.gov. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved January 26, 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Frame-Up-Assassination-Martin-Luther-King/dp/1626360219
  3. ^ a b Bernstein, Adam (February 25, 2002). "H. Weisberg, 88; Critic of JFK Report". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Harold Weisberg, The untold story of the Warren Report: Whitewash - the FBI - Secret Service Coverup (vol. 2), self-published: Hyattstown, Md. 1965 – 1966, Prologue p. 1.

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