Angry words of '63 Dallas now part of mainstreamBreaking News
tags: JFK, Dallas, JFK assassination, Kennedys
On the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the Dallas Morning News ran a giant black-bordered ad headlined "Welcome Mr. Kennedy to Dallas" that ripped him as soft on communism. Plastered around town were black-framed posters of Kennedy's face under the words, "Wanted for Treason."
As Kennedy landed in Dallas, he ominously told his wife, Jacqueline, "We're heading into nut country."
In 1963, "nut country" - both left- and right-wing - was confined to pockets like Dallas around the country. Now, extreme speech like the kind heard in Dallas 50 years ago has become mainstream - particularly on the right, amplified by social media and encouraged by gridlocked political leaders looking to win the political minute....
comments powered by Disqus
- Rubio Surges Into Second In New Hampshire
- Branstad Says Cruz Ran ‘Unethical’ Campaign
- Christie Highlights Santorum’s Endorsement of Rubio
- Portman Comes Out Against Trade Deal
- Megyn Kelly Gets a Book Deal
- A Big List of the Bad Things Clinton Has Done
- An Unambiguous Sign Sanders Won Last Night’s Debate
- Still Friends at the End
- Quote of the Day
- Trump Still Leads as Clinton Slips
- Clinton Can’t Shake Image as Wall Street’s Friend
- Maddow Doesn’t See Sanders Winning
- Why Does the Media Still Shield Chelsea Clinton?
- Bush Jokes His Mother May Have Abused Him
- Rubio Closes the Gap in New Hampshire
- Humans Hard-Wired to Teach, Anthropologist Says
- Parents outraged after students shown ‘white guilt’ cartoon for Black History Month
- Maryland is once again considering retiring its state song
- One of the last remaining Nazis goes on trial in Germany
- Inside story finally told of the young US diplomat who cracked the case of the murder of 4 nuns in El Salvador in 1980
- Historian at the center of Sanders-Clinton debate
- James Loewen Says Additional Baltimore Confederate Statues Should be Removed
- NYT History Book Reviews: Who Got Noticed this Week?
- A historian’s advice to students thinking of getting a PhD in a tough economic climate
- German historian Heinz Richter cleared of charges