CULTURE VULTURES SHAUN ASSAEL AND SIMONE GEORGE TAKE MY BOOK “BEAST: THE DECONSTRUCTION OF CHARLES SONNY LISTON” AND TURN IT INTO THE SHOWTIME SPORTS SPECIAL “THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON” THEY EVEN STEAL MY IDEA OF REINTRODUCING SONNY LISTON TO A YOUNGER AUDIENCE.

http://www.jackcentral.org/opinion/what-it-means-to-be-a-culture-vulture/article_8094a36d-3290-5ea3-880f-469427bb2441.html#:~:text=A%20culture%20vulture%20is%20a,originated%20in%20the%20Black%20community.

Fact VS Fiction: SHOWTIME SPORTS Director/ Writer Simone George tries to have it both ways. Creating a logical fallacy with his Puzzle/ Mystery “THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON.”

“This was never intended as a cut and dry lineal story, nor did we market it as such,” points out George. “Our goal was to provide this big playground to explore and investigate his life and career. He meant something different to so many different people who encountered him. Every researched theory is offered and discussed at full-length, but the purpose of the film was not to provide closure but rather ensure a new generation of boxing fans were clued in to one of the most troubled and ignored figures in boxing history.“What we wanted to accomplish with this story was to present open-ended and make up their own conclusions. 

https://www.boxingscene.com/director-sonny-liston-story-sad-tale-needs-shared-with-world–144284

IF “BLACK LIVES MATTER” HOW COME THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW THAT GERALDINE LISTON HELPED TO WRITE THE SCRIPT “NIGHT TRAIN” FOR PARAMOUNT PICTURES? THAT IS NOW THE “PROPERTY” OF THE PARADISIO MEDIA CORPORATION.

https://variety.com/2004/film/news/liston-bio-punched-up-1117904671/

Fact VS Fiction: SHOWTIME SPORTS SPECIAL” THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON” Lacks credibility with their use of the dismissed supervising narcotics agent Larry Gandy. “A document indicates that a third party and usually an official third party, is involved in the case.”

https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1177589/gandy-v-state-ex-rel-div-of-invest-narc/

Fact VS Fiction: By focusing our attention on drugs and the Mafia as the cause of Sonny Liston’s death. We ignore his real cause of death. And the cause of death of many men in America black and white. And that is the problem of heart disease.

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/men.htm

Fact VS Fiction: The book “THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON: LAS VEGAS, HEROIN AND HEAVYWEIGHTS” by Shaun Assael

“The only caution here is language. The word “murder,” for example, is a legal term. It cannot accurately be said that a man murdered someone unless he has been convicted of that crime, and even then it should be said he was “convicted of murder.”- Investigative Reporting, Anderson and Benjaminson