Sunday, November 27, 2011

New inductee - Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat hates JFK, and he hates the people who like JFK.  That's a prerequisite for getting something published in the New York Times.  Here's his latest - The Enduring Cult of Kennedy.

It's clear he knows nothing of JFK

It's also an attack on Steven King's book.   And it's clear he didn't read Steven King's new book either.

This little shit was on Real Time with Bill Maher back on June 17, 2011.  He was representing, surprise, the Right side of the panel.  Douthat is the co-author (he couldn't even write it himself) of a book "The Grand New Party."

Also on the panel was Chris Matthews.  Matthews consistently ate Douthat's lunch throughout the entire show.

In a segment on Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation and wondering why he had another press conference Douthat commented that Democrats didn't really want to rally around Weiner because he was always on TV and not involved in the actual business of legislation. Douthat pointed out that, "He [Weiner] was on the last time I was. So, I'm not really in a position to-

And the brilliant Kevin Nealon's quiped "That's where I know you from. Okay.  It was killing me.  I kept thinking, who is this guy?"

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Max Holland Asks, "Have You Been Zaprudered?"

Ruprect "The Monkey Man" Murdoch, still not under arrest or indictment for illegal phone hacking, just adores little ol Max Holland.  Murdoch is the only thing giving any space and credence to Holland.

The end of JFK conspiracy theories? Digital technology proves Oswald DID act alone...and reveals grainy image of him standng at window.

Yeah, right.

London's "The Daily Mail:

It was over in a few seconds but the assassination of John F Kennedy has generated decades of painstaking, and for some unsatisfying, analysis.

Yet as the 48th anniversary of that tragic event in Dallas nears, a team of historians and retired Secret Service officers has used new technology to categorically confirm in their minds the judgement that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Historian and journalist Max Holland, who has investigated the 'Where were you?' moment for years, led a team which digitally enhanced a number of home videos taken on November 22, 1963.

His team studied Abraham Zapruder's famous footage as well as many other lesser-known films, and brought them all together for the first time to establish a narrative more clear than ever before.

The group will present their findings in documentary 'JFK: The Lost Bullet'  on the NatGeo channel this Sunday at 9pm ET.

'I'd say a main thrust of it is to break the stranglehold that the Zapruder film has on our perception of what happened,' Mr Holland told Fox News.

'In a sense, we've all been 'Zaprudered'. The film was so graphic, disturbing, mesmerising, that it became more of our perspective on the assassination than even the perspective of the assassin, which should never have happened.'

The team also discovered, in the amateur footage taken that day by Robert Hughes, a shadowy figure moving on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building - a person believed to be Oswald.

Shadowy figure: The team also found footage which showed a person they think is Oswald moving on the sixth floor of Texas School Book Depository building.  

Oswald was an employee at the Texas Schoolbook Depository, which overlooked the motorcade.

Contemporary investigators found that in March 1963, Oswald, using the alias 'A. Hidell', purchased a 6.5mm Carcano Model 91/38 rifle by mail order. It is widely agreed this was the gun which killed JFK.

Mr Holland told Fox News: 'Our conclusion is that he fired three shots in about 11 seconds, which is almost double the 'Six Seconds in Dallas' meme that most people know when they think about the assassination: six seconds, three shots in six seconds.

'We say three shots in 11 seconds, which is a much easier - for I'd say, someone of Oswald's skill - effortless task.' 

President Kennedy was assassinated as he travelled in an open-top car in a motorcade through Dallas. Texas Governor John Connally was also injured.

Within two hours, Oswald was arrested for the murder of a policeman, then early the next morning he was charged with assassinating the President.

On the morning of November 24, nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald as he was being transferred to the county jail.

There have been numerous conspiracy theories around JFK's death, with everyone from the American Mafia and the KGB to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson accused of involvement.

Each and every year hundreds of sceptics flock to the site to discuss the latest developments and pay their respects.

When asked by Fox News if there are any 'holy grails' of JFK assassination research still not investigated, Mr Holland cited Oswald's tax returns, which have never been released. 

It's a team, god damn it, he's leading a team! Did you notice the names of the other members of the team? Me neither. 

Almost boasting of the intellectual property theft that is the hallmark of anti- JFK conspiracy works please notice the line "This digitally remastered version was ripped from the documentary Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film produced by H.D. Motyl MPI teleproductions 1998."  In other words, they didn't digitally remaster a god damn thing!  They ripped it from a 1998 DVD!  They stole it!  When you illegally rip something from a DVD are you given a cable TV show as a reward for doing so? NO? They did for Max.