Friday, May 04, 2007

Speaking of Kent State

I don't know the details or the provenance, but the news is full of stories about an audio tape of the Kent State shootings that has been languishing in a safe deposit box for the last 37 years.

Allegedly the tape contains a National Guard officer giving the order to open fire on the student demonstrators.

If true, this sheds new light on what really happened that day. Unfortunately, the guy who is peddling the tape, Alan Canfora, who was wounded that day, has apparently made himself kind of a "professional victim", a Kent State survivor who hasn't shut up about the shootings for the last 37 years. Naturally when you get to be controversial, your evidence can be seen as suspect -- or be painted as tainted by your enemies.

This one will be interesting to follow.