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  1. Joseph McBride

    Bush not in Dallas- He is dead

    Dulles's book THE CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE is valuable, if obviously evasive, and it reportedly was drafted by E. Howard Hunt. Gore Vidal has a hilarious piece in which he speculated that Hunt also wrote the Oswald and Hinckley diaries. Paul Schrader thought Hinckley showed unfulfilled promise as a film critic, since he described Otto Preminger's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON as being like a plastic flower stuck in a pile of doggie-do (I used the actual word, but it was censored here).
  2. http://www.wrkf.org/post/thursday-november-22nd-joseph-mcbride-thom-bierdz On Nov. 22, I discuss with Jim Engster of Talk Louisiana the murders of JFK and Tippit after we talk about my involvement in the new Orson Welles film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND.
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    Priscilla L. Johnson

    I also read an FBI report that mentioned that they were investigating a brother of hers in connection with the case. She has never been properly investigated.
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    Priscilla L. Johnson

    Peter R. Whitney writes in his 1999 article "Priscilla and Lee: Before and After the Assassination": Nevertheless, when the assassination did occur, Miss Johnson promptly retrieved her profile of Oswald from Sid Goldberg at NANA(88) and quickly redefined the subject of her report. One possible reason behind Miss Johnson's decision to change drastically the slant of her report was the fact that she was interviewed by two FBI agents, Darrel Currie and James Sullivan, on November 23, 1963. According to their report, which remained "classified" until November, 1977, "the purpose of the interview was to obtain information about Lee Harvey Oswald." It was also stated that "incidental thereto and without indicating possible Bureau interest in her as a suspect in the captioned case, she was advised that inasmuch as she is a potential witness, that biographical and background data on her would be advisable."(89) http://www.jfk-info.com/pjm-1.htm
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    Who Hated JFK in 1963?

    From my book INTO THE NIGHTMARE, quoting my interview with DPD Detective Jim Leavelle, the lead detective in the Tippit case: In my interview with Detective Leavelle, I observed that on the tape of the police broadcasts from November 22, 1963, the police comments on Kennedy's shooting seemed relatively calm and matter-of-fact in comparison to the sound of their voices when it is reported that a police officer was also shot. Leavelle nodded in agreement. I asked how he thought his department reacted to the shooting of the president. The detective's lips curled in a little smile: "As the old saying goes back then, 'It wasn't no different than a South Dallas n[-word; the rest of the word Leavelle uttered is quoted accurately in the book was redacted by the forum] killing'.' When you get right down to it -- because it was just another murder inside the city lines of Dallas that we would handle. It was just another murder to me. And I've handled hundreds of 'em. So it wasn't so big deal."
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    The myth of Jackie's red roses

    Jacqueline Kennedy told Theodore White in her "Camelot" interview on November 29, 1963 (according to White's notes), "Every time we got off the plane that day, three times they gave me the yellow roses of Texas. But in Dallas they gave me red roses. I thought how funny, red roses -- so all the seat was full of blood and red roses." (The person who presented her with a bouquet of red roses at Love Field on November was Elizabeth [Dearie] Cabell, the wife of CIA-connected Dallas mayor Earle Cabell. Jacqueline Kennedy's reference to "that day" must mean she conflated in her mind the airport landings of Nov. 21 and 22. On Nov. 21 they landed in San Antonio and Houston. On Nov. 22 they landed in Dallas.)
  7. If you compare Witt's HSCA testimony to the Umbrella Man's actions in the Zapruder film, you will see Witt is a fake. It's as simple as that.
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    I understand why people hate conspiracies

    Back in the nineties, establishment historian Michael Beschloss (who has done some good work here and there) announced he was doing a book on the Lincoln assassination. In my research on John Ford at the Portland, Maine, public library, I found a lengthy, highly detailed eyewitness account of the assassination in an obituary of a local man from around the turn of the century. I was not familiar with that account so thought it might be rare. I sent a copy of the obit to Beschloss with a note saying, "I hope you don't write the Warren Report of the Lincoln assassination." That was somewhat impolitic, I admit, and I did not hear back, but he has not come out with that book.
  9. Vince Palamara deserves great respect because he has advanced our understanding of the case in a crucial way. He staked out territory that had been seriously neglected -- the role of the Secret Service -- and dug into it as much as humanly possible. He came up with a wealth of fresh information, much of it revealing and incriminating, and he's still at it. He exemplifies Penn Jones's advice (given to me and other researchers), to take a neglected area of the case "and research the hell out of it." I am surprised that anyone could question Palamara's dedication and contribution. But as has long been said, you know a man by the enemies he makes -- in Vince's case, both inside and outside the Secret Service.
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    OUR HIDDEN HISTORY podcast on JFK and Tippit murders

    When I told a Dallas researcher that Morris Brumley had claimed he "infiltrated" the Klan for the Dallas police, he laughed and said a majority of the Dallas KKK were DPD members. You'd be hard pressed to find membership lists of a criminal organization, though perhaps it's possible there is one somewhere.
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    OUR HIDDEN HISTORY podcast on JFK and Tippit murders

    David, I read your question a couple of times but can't follow it, so please rephrase it.
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    OUR HIDDEN HISTORY podcast on JFK and Tippit murders

    I doubt there is a list of DPD officers who were Klan members. Morris Brumley surprised me by bringing up his KKK membership in our interview, with a tape recorder going on the table in front of him, and boasting about his involvement, showing me his membership card and talking about the crimes he helped commit. It was a stunning moment. Brumley had known Tippit from their youth.
  13. Good work, Vince. Your digging into the Secret Service and its role in the assassination has been central to enlarging and sharpening our understanding. Keep up the valuable research!
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    JFK FIRST MAN trailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=109&v=TVowQ4LgwLk Inspiring, though I miss his wry question, "Why does Rice play Texas?" That touch of Kennedyesque humor always moves me as a key part of his rousing speech.