The Bristol Post picked up a story last Tuesday that should have been told long ago…long enough ago that the story qualifies as LGBT history. And that’s likely why the article was written: it’s LGBT History Month in the UK.
I have to admit that I’m not as familiar with the story myself as I should have been, so I had to spend a few days educating myself…and then a day or two deciding how to deal with the slippages of reality I encountered in so doing.
The title of the Post article was Op by unknown doctor was a world first. And that is true, but I’m not so sure that the Post really understands the history in its totality. The title of the February 16, 2013 talk, Michael Dillon: The Man Who Invented Transsexuals by Cheryl Morgan, which is is being presented at Studio 1, M-Shed, Princess Wharf and sponsored by OutStories Bristol stretches the truth terribly.
Perhaps some or even most in Docudharma land were aware of Vincent Bugliosi’s book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, when it was published on May 27, 2008. This masterpiece was essentially ignored by the Corporate Mainstream News Media. Although Mr. Bugliosi tried valiantly to publicize the book, the MSM shunned him as if he were carrying the bubonic plague. Despite their shameful efforts, the book still sold 130,000 copies within the first three months of publication.
Mr. Bugliosi is perhaps best known as the assistant Los Angeles County District Attorney who successfully prosecuted Charles Manson for the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and six others. He subsequently authored, in conjunction with Curt Gentry, a book chronicling the Manson trial, entitled Helter Skelter, which became the best selling true crime book in publishing history, with more than 7 million copies sold. Two additional true-crime books also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list: And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage.
Having placed three books at #1 on this bestseller list is an unprecedented achievement. No other American true-crime writer has had more than one book reach the coveted #1 ranking.
Mr. Bugliosi’s 2007 book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, was also a New York Times bestseller. A made for television adaptation of the book will be aired as a ten-part HBO miniseries, produced by Tom Hanks.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder is being made into a documentary, slated for release in February, 2010. Fundraising efforts are currently underway to cover marketing costs.
Since the MSM will likely maintain their silence upon the release of the film, you can fill this void by sending this information along to anyone and everyone you know who might be interested.
Here is the link for a lengthy and detailed trailer of the film…