The Power of Positive Paranoia
Richard Belzer shares at least one trait with Detective John Munch, the character he plays on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street": They're both more than a little leery of official explanations of such matters as the JFK assassination, Area 51, the UFO "crash" at Roswell, and the "face" on the planet Mars.
In his new book, UFOs, JFK, AND ELVIS, Belzer sounds the clarion call, in his inimitably assertive yet entertaining fashion, urging us all to wake up and smell the coffee on these topics of controversy and many others.
Dozens of books have been published on the Kennedy assassination, but none are perhaps quite as forcefully to the point as Belzer's. He's clearly been thinking about and researching the events of that day in 1963 for some time, and if you harbor any doubts at all that the Warren Commission was a work of fiction-by-committee, you'll likely find yourself swayed to at least a certain degree by Belzer's barrage of facts and wisecracks.
If you've ever asked yourself why every American president since 1840 elected in a year ending in a zero has died in office (except President Reagan, and as Belzer points out, "John Hinckley did what he could"), if you've ever wondered whether J. Edgar Hoover really died of natural causes, if you harbor the sneaking suspicion that the government is covering up knowledge of life on other planets, if it's ever occurred to you that the surface of the moon, as seen in footage of astronauts strolling the lunar landscape, looks an awful lot like the Arizona desert, you've got a friend in Richard Belzer. View the world through his eyes for a couple of hours, and you may never again enjoy a restful night's sleep.