You all know that journalist Bill O'Reilly has written a new book,"Killing Kennedy: The End of
Camelot" (Henry Holt and Co., 2012)
O'Reilly writes that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin. Well, you might
say, we already knew.
Well, that's true. We already had the Warren report, the HSCA, John McAdams,
Gerald Posner, Jim Moore, David Von Pein, Vincent Bugliosi, and a few others.
The official version of the assassination is the truth, pure and simple.
Science has proved it beyond all doubt.
Still, it's good to have Bill O'Reilly's take on that case. He brings new
light, he brings an interesting perspective, though his book will not change a
thing, nor will it add anything to what we already know.
But what is very noticeable is the effect that book has on the embittered,
envious, desperate conspiracy theorists. They are annoyed. They are angry. The
same happened when Gerald Posner's book came out, and again when Vincent
Bugliosi's book came out.
Conspiracy theorists don't like it when people write books saying Oswald did
it. They will stop at nothing to try to prevent people from buying and reading
Bill O'Reilly's book.
Take one example : Barry Krusch (you know, the guy who invented the now famous
"fake challenge" : a challenge that he is so sure he would lose that he will make
sure nobody can take it, all the while pretending he is looking for candidates…
what a joke !) has uploaded a video on Amazon to review
I watched that video and
really, sincerely felt sorry for Krusch. My God ! It's as if he wanted to show
everybody that he had no case. You know, as if he wanted to make sure we would
see that he is very poor at analyzing evidence, unable to face the facts, very
partial, not honest, and totally ignorant of critical thinking (for those who
were not aware of it yet).
Well, I, for one, already knew that.
Barry Krusch focused for long moments on the idea that the sniper's nest (which
provided the assassin a perfect place to hide from view) was not arranged by
Lee Oswald but by other people in the course of their work.
So what ?
Who cares ?
What matters is that there was indeed some book cartons that provided the
assassin a place to hide. That Oswald arranged the boxes himself or that he
took advantage of the boxes that were already there, or that, maybe, he
arranged the boxes that were already there, does not matter a bit.
It proves nothing either way.
Krusch is ducking the real issues.
Then Krusch mentions some sort of sports event where Lyndon Johnson was in the
audience. So what ?
Is that the sort of information that makes Krusch believe, as he wrote
elsewhere, that Oswald had an alibi ?
"Oh, I saw Johnson at a football game, Oswald must be innocent…"
That's the kind of "logic" Barry Krusch lives with.
Even James DiEugenio realized that Krusch had nothing. Let me quote DiEugenio
(from The Education Forum) : "He depicts a photo of Byrd at a UT game.
He then widens the photo to reveal LBJ sitting two seats away. (How this shows
anything I don't know. Except upper class Texans went to UT games and sat in
good seats together.)"
And I don't even want to bother mentioning Krusch's use of the pictures and
drawings of Kennedy's wounds. Pretty soon I am sure Krusch will conclude that
the assassin was in the trunk... ("trunk" AmE = "boot" BrE)
Well, I guess that when people see the total lack of quality and the absence of
any substance in Barry Krusch's video they will understand that the truth must
rather be in Bill O'Reilly's book.
The result ? The more Krusch rants about O'Reilly, the more "Killing
Kennedy" books will be sold !!
And I am happy about that.
Thank you, Mister Krusch.