Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Season of the Witch, by Salon-Founder David Talbot, Holds a Secret
Season of the Witch
By David in TN
As I told you before, I've been searching for everything I could find on the Zebra Murders on the internet and decided to get the Earl Sanders book, The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights, and Season of the Witch, by David Talbot.
Talbot is the son of actor Lyle Talbot and is a big lefty who founded Salon. He's also written a book on JFK and RFK, calling them great liberal heroes cut down by those evil right-wingers who try to halt progress.
Season of the Witch is about San Francisco's emergence as a liberal paradise of Tolerance and Diversity. Talbot does tell the truth about Jim Jones being embraced by the city's liberals. Talbot believes Jones stuffed the ballot box for George Moscone.
Talbot has a 20-page chapter on the Zebra Murders. Not too remarkable, doesn't excuse it, but follows the party line, such as it is. But there is a surprise in his Sources for Chapter 20.
Talbot admits, "There was a lurking suspicion in law enforcement circles that not all the Zebra conspirators had been rounded up." He repeats Mayor Alioto's statement that "the total Zebra victim count might exceed eighty, not the twenty-three officially listed in San Francisco, and suggested that the mysterious disappearance of numerous hitchhikers on California roads might be tied to the group that he identified as 'the Death Angels.'"
Talbot wrote that the Zebra killings stopped after the arrests, and agrees with Sanders that [sole witness Anthony Cornelius Harris] "Harris exaggerated the dimensions of the Zebra plot and even its official connection to the Black Muslims [Nation of Islam]."
But Talbot admits in the next paragraph that the Nation of Islam paid for the defense of all the Zebra suspects, except Cooks. Why did they pay for the defense, if there was no connection? Talbot doesn't answer.
Now for the surprise among David Talbot's sources for his chapter on the Zebra Murders. For "Documents," he has:
So David Talbot, founder of Salon, has been to this site and listed it as a source. Maybe some of his readers have come here.
N.S.: Another thing some readers may find ironic, or simply hypocritical: Earlier this year, the thread Nazis at Salon permablocked me from commenting there.