Michael Isikoff should follow-up on a story with thoroughness as befits a true Investigative Journalist
Mr. Isikoff interviewed Stephen Kinzer about Whitey Bulger's involvement in MKUltra Project--yet, sadly, Kinzer knew little to nothing about Bulger's involvement. Any info he now has, he received from me through his friend Michael Rezendes, AP investigative journalist. Bulger didn't understand the full intent of MKUltra and his own victimization until after his trial in 2013. He discovered it through me. I was the juror in Bulger's trial that told Rezendes that I would not have found Bulger guilty of any of the murders had the truth of MKUltra been presented. I do not blame his attorneys for not presenting it--they represented their client and his wishes at the time. Though they are bound by attorney/client privilege, I am not. Bulger told me why he didn't want it presented. He told me what he experienced for the 15 months he was used as a subject. He came to realize, through me, the depth of the damage done to his mind. My disappointment is this: Kinser failed to connect the dots on the CIA's portion of the project that would attempt to make subjects homicidal and their use of Bulger, Kaczynski, and quite possibly Charles Manson. (How many others? We can only guess.) No one "investigative journalist" has been curious enough to consider all Bulger had to say regarding stories told of him. Is it truth an investigative journalist is after? Or sensationalism? Is Yahoo News another tabloid outlet? If not, why wouldn't Isikoff reach out to me to get to what Bulger actually said in more than 70 letters and our 15 hours of conversation? Bulger's story of MKUltra is paramount to understanding the degree to which the CIA would go. Bulger's planned murder indicates they are still trying to control this story. I have proof in letters, and in my visual assessment as a nurse of Bulger's physical deterioration. The government said his health "Improved" and therefore they decided enrounte to a medical prison not to send him--but instead sent him immediately, unguarded, to a prison with a violent history. Guess what? The government lied. Bulger's health could not improve without surgeries. Will Michael Isikoff and Yahoo News sweep this under the rug? Or, will they be an example of journalistic ethics in leading the way on this story?