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  1. Joseph McBride

    Surprised there is no discussion on this

    “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought -- not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1929
  2. Joseph McBride

    McIntyre Photo Ellis or Bellah?

    When this photo of the limo and the motorcycle escort was first published in the Dallas Morning News in 1988 when I was in Dallas for the twenty-fifth anniversary, I immediately noticed that Dan Rather is not in it. He claimed he was on that side of the overpass. That was just one of the stories he gave about where he was then. A colleague said Rather was actually at the Trade Mart, where CBS had the only live TV hookup. Rather had arranged that as one of five film crews the network had in Dallas for the president's visit. NBC and ABC only had the usual one crew each. I discuss this in my video on the news media and the assassination in Len Osanic's series 50 REASONS . . . FOR 50 YEARS.
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    McIntyre Photo Ellis or Bellah?

    The limo reportedly was going 70mph to Parkland. I drove that route many times at 70mph and timed the trip repeatedly at four minutes, which meant that it arrived at 12:34. (Different times are sometimes given, but I discount them.) The way was cleared for the limo by police cars and motorcycles, though the Secret Service allegedly did not know the route ahead of time (which is hard to believe, however). The direction to the driver was to get there "fast, but safe," since Clint Hill had given the thumbs-down signal in Dealey Plaza indicating that Kennedy was dead. I read somewhere that one of the preceding motorcycles flew off the road when they made the sharp left turn onto Harry Hines Boulevard, past the Trade Mart as they approached the hospital. But the rider was uninjured, apparently. It's surprising to read in this account of the interview with Ellis that limo drive William Greer was tailgating the motorcycles. The hospital was unprepared for the limo's arrival, and it took a few minutes to get JFK inside. Partly because at first Mrs. Kennedy wouldn't let him go. And Connally's body was blocking him and the governor had to be removed first. But no gurneys were there when the limo arrived.
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    Was Dubya in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63?

    It is astounding, though indicative of the depth of our state of denial, that the family that had the most impact on American politics in the last decades (other than perhaps the Kennedys) still has received so little serious historical research and scholarship. Most of the books about the Bushes are puff pieces and/or coverup jobs. If you go back beyond Prescott Bush to the banking and other financier ancestors, it's a family that's been entwined in our history for more than a hundred years. And "Bar" was even a descendant of President Franklin Pierce.
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    Was Dubya in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63?

    The Nation ran my two revelatory 1988 articles on Poppy Bush's early CIA connections but then refused to run my well-documented article on his involvement with James Parrott and his far-right extremist allies in Houston and Dallas. All that was in the run-up to the election. Victor Navasky did not give me any reason for not running the third article other than to tell me to avoid writing about the JFK assassination because it is a "quagmire." The Nation has a long and sorry history of covering up on that subject; my Bush articles were anomalies. In my book INTO THE NIGHTMARE, which has 35 pages on Bush, I go into what I learned about him and Parrott and about The Nation itself.
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    Where is the exit?

    Earl E. T. Smith, the Florida neighbor in the first picture linked above of JFK with the back brace, was Eisenhower's ambassador to Cuba. JFK offered Smith the ambassadorship to Switzerland, but he declined. His wife Florence Pritchett Smith reportedly was romantically involved with JFK. She was a journalist and friend of Dorothy Kilgallen. Florence Pritchett's death two days after Kilgallen's in 1965 has led to her inclusion in some "mysterious deaths" lists. http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKsmithF.htm
  7. Joseph McBride

    Where is the exit?

    Another one of JFK in his back brace: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/396246467207161124/
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    Where is the exit?

    A rare photo of JFK wearing his back brace: https://www.scoopnest.com/user/NotableHistory/684841930631458816
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    Was Dubya in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63?

    I must have been thinking of Phillips Academy, sorry. He was reported to be at school back east that day.
  10. Joseph McBride

    Plaza Man: Bob Groden vs the City of Dallas

    David McCullough, who gave the keynote speech at the sham fiftieth anniversary ceremony in Dealey Plaza, is a Bonesman like Poppy and W.
  11. Joseph McBride

    Was Dubya in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63?

    Reportedly, George W. Bush was at Yale that day.
  12. Joseph McBride

    LBJ & Nixon Meeting on 11/21/63?

    The story about the party does not seem credible to me.
  13. Joseph McBride

    Where is the exit?

    There was a bullet recovered from his right temple and not entered into evidence. See the Belmont memo of 11-22 pm and my discussion of it in INTO THE NIGHTMARE.
  14. Joseph McBride

    Where is the exit?

    We will refer this to Cliff who knows all and has X-ray vision.
  15. Joseph McBride

    Who had advance knowledge?

    A likely addition to the list is Dan Rather.