16) Left-wing newspaper Paese Sera made the same reference in its headline "Three Centuries after the Inquisition.
La censura contro Galileo," Paese Sera Roma, September 6, 1968, 3.
Me compraban L'Unita y el Paese Sera
, de ningun modo la prensa de derecha.
Holland persists in his theory that Garrison came to believe the CIA was involved in the JFK assassination solely because of an article in the Italian newspaper Paese Sera.
This evidence pointing to the CIA included Garrison's reading of the Paese Sera series, but the process had begun long before.
But the basic point we were making remains true: Editors of Paese Sera, an independent left-wing paper, have made it clear that their series had nothing to do with a purported KGB disinformation operation.
On March 4, 1967, three days after Shaw's arrest, Paese Sera managed to weave both stories together in one arresting falsehood.
The obvious explanation is that the scoop was a journalistic flight of fancy by mischievous Paese Sera reporters.
In the 1960s, Paese Sera figured in a number of dezinformatsiya schemes instigated by the KGB, including one spectacularly successful effort that is a matter of public record.
The sole witness was Richard Helms, then an assistant director of the CIA, and the first exhibit in his testimony concerned Paese Sera, The afternoon daily had been instrumental in a disinformation scheme alleging CIA involvement in an April coup attempt against French president Charles de Gaulle--though, in fact, President Kennedy had gone to extraordinary lengths to defend de Gaulle against the plotters.
Stone/Sklar challenge the notion of a KGB provenance for the Paese Sera articles by citing unnamed Paese Sera editors.
I find dumbfounding Stone/Sklar's trust in a single source, Paese Sera.