Edward Jay Epstein

Edward Jay Epstein, who was a media critic for The New Yorker in the 1970s, is a great journalist. For example, Diamonds aren’t forever? and Did Madoff act alone? Here’s something he said about the Warren Commission (to look into the assassination of JFK):

Part of the job of the Warren Commission was restoring confidence in the American government. And for this he had to pick seven very respectable men, men who would lend their name and probity to the report. The problem was, any seven men he picked of this sort, they would have very little time for the investigation.

Much later, still fresh. His personal website is the best personal website I’ve encountered. The financial crisis has given him a lot to write about. He has a new book on the movie industry (The Hollywood Economist) coming out next year.

5 Responses to “Edward Jay Epstein”

  1. Ryan Holiday Says:

    His book The Big Picture is really good. I haven’t read his Kennedy one but Bugliosi rips it pretty hard in his enormous (and some would say definitive) book on the assassination.

  2. seth Says:

    Thanks, Ryan. By “rips it pretty hard” you mean (a) uses a lot of the material in it or (b) criticizes it a lot?

  3. Ryan Says:

    Criticizes it a lot

  4. seth Says:

    That’s good to know, Ryan.

  5. Edward Jay Epstein Says:

    My new ebook investigations are coming out on Kindle and Nook , including Killing Castro,Tabloids, Cartels and Rockefellers. Anyone interested in reviewing these for Amazon, let me know and I’ll send advance copy. See http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/cyberbooktable.htm