Post by John McAdams Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
I stumbled across this interview given by John McAdams with Sputnik (formerly The Voice of Russia).
I'm mostly addressing John and wondering if he felt he was accurately and
fully quoted. How were you contacted for the interview? Just curious.
Yea, he just quoted my e-mail verbatim. Not impressive journalism,
but I can't claim to be misquoted.
He e-mailed me.
It's always a hoot being on Russian media. I've talked to RT a few
times, and even did a TV uplink once. The issue was whether a fellow
on death row should be executed, and I argued he should.
As one who keeps up with Russian culture and prevailing sentiment (well
pre-dating the 2016 election and all this Russian collusion controversy),
I've noticed that the Russians have always given a lot of fuel to the
popular American notion that President Kennedy was assassinated as a
result of a conspiracy. Their (the Russian's) favorite narrative is that
the CIA was behind it. Putin alluded to that as recent as earlier this
year during an interview with Megyn Kelly. He mentioned that IF the CIA
could do something like assassinate a sitting president (making it clear
that many Americans believe this but not overtly owning that view
himself), then how hard is it to accept that, perhaps, the CIA made it
APPEAR as if the Russians tampered with the U.S. election?
Roger Stone was given considerable airtime on RT (Russia Today) to talk
about his theory that Lyndon Johnson was behind the assassination. Roger
Stone is a HUGE conspiracy theorists!
So, I found it curious that Russia would want to have a discussion with
somebody like you - who would likely squash all notions of conspiracy in
the Kennedy assassination. It appeared they were more interested in your
narrative about how things went "south" after Kennedy's assassination.
So, this was completely a WRITTEN exchange?