NYT’s Max Frankel on how only the newspapers of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth accepted the fantasies of the Warren Report
“We all understood how Oswald needed love or fame and found neither at home or far away. We knew he needed no conspiracy to write away for that gun, delivered by the U.S. mail; anyone in America could write for a gun. And we had faith in the judgment of Earl Warren, the humane chief justice, and his fellow commissioners, among them the straightest shooters in Congress - Richard Russell and John Sherman Cooper, Hale Boggs and Gerald Ford. Those of us who digested and dissected the Warren Report for our readers knew in great detail that none of the counterclaims and conspiracies hatched by shamelesss profiteers fit all the indisputable facts of the case - or all the loose ends. The assassin flourished in America’s chaos. Those who could not accept that lived in dark and alien lands.
The pattern of disbelief was both geographic and ethnic. The U.S. Information Agency discovered that only the newspapers of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth, optimistic democracies like our own, accepted the Warren findings. Most of the rest of the world did not.”
[Max Frankel, The Times of My Life: and My Life with the Times, pp. 267-268]