I've been foraging through some Bay Area daily newspapers from 1963, '64 and '65. Here and there during the summer I'll blog about some of the more interesting nuggets I'm finding.
The Warren Commission decided that the Dallas cops were too deferential to the media, scurrying to fulfill every request and answer every question when they should have been paying more attention to fundamental police work. This, the Commission said, created the environment in which Jack Ruby was able to gain access to the basement of the Dallas police station that fateful Sunday morning. In retrospect, that really was unbelievable, that the media would have been permitted to be so close to an assassination suspect.