The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label JFK Assassination. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JFK Assassination. Show all posts

Monday, March 9, 2015

O'Reilly: Another Journalist Who Says "Not True"

More and more journalists are coming forth with credible rebuttals to Bill O'Reilly's claim of being nearby when a figure peripherally related to JFK's assassination took his own life. The Fox News chief demagogue has come under fire from many sources for claims related to alleged coverage of major news events. Sources continue to report he was not in the region of the events he claims. 

If you have not witnessed O'Reilly's newest claims related to a book "deal," have a less than one minute look and listen. Before the review, recall O'Reilly's book "Killing Lincoln was laden with misrepresentations and lies.

This is how O'Reilly hawks a book. He visits an early morning show on his network (Fox News) and hawks as if his life depended on sales of the book.

ERIC HANANOKI, Media Matters, revisited O'Reilly's false escapades earlier today. The piece is a must read. I have embed a snippet of the piece don't accept what you read below as the full story.

The O'Reilly Factor host claimed on Fox News and in his best-selling books that he was outside the residence of Lee Harvey Oswald friend George de Mohrenschildt when he killed himself in Florida in 1977. The claim is one of several recently exposed tall tales the top-rated Fox News host has told about his reporting career. 
Edward Jay Epstein, an investigative reporter and author who taught at MIT and UCLA, wrote a March 9Newsweek piece calling O'Reilly's JFK claim "impossible," adding: "How do I know? I was the actual -- and only -- reporter interviewing de Mohrenschildt on the last day of his life in 1977." He added that he spoke with investigators and de Mohrenschildt's family members, and "From what I learned about the case, O'Reilly's story does not fit the facts." 
Hugh Aynesworth, a former bureau chief for Newsweek and the Washington Times who covered the de Mohrenschildt story, previously said "I didn't see him [O'Reilly] there. I was at the police department or that house for hours, and he just was not there." Media Matters has documented that O'Reilly's television colleagues at the time have also cast doubt that he heard the gunshot. And audio obtained by CNN and former Washington Post editor Jefferson Morley indicates O'Reilly wasn't there, as he told a congressional investigator he's "coming to Florida" in the wake of de Mohrenschildt's suicide. 
1) The Police Report Makes No Mention Of O'Reilly. Nowhere in the report is Bill O'Reilly's alleged presence mentioned. If O'Reilly had been on the scene of the suicide when it happened, this would be a puzzling omission. As Epstein notes in his piece, "It would stretch credibility to believe that a reporter as earnest as O'Reilly would flee the crime scene without reporting what he had witnessed to anyone for 35 years." 
2) The Police Report Explicitly Mentions Several People Who Didn't Hear Gunshots But Were Near The Scene. O'Reilly claims he was at the door of the residence and heard the gunshot. But the report states that people around and inside the house didn't hear the gunshot: "The shot went unheard by [maid] Mrs. Viisola, who was working in the kitchen below, as well as by [cook] Miss Romanic, who was sunning herself in the back yard; and by the gardener, Coley Wimbley, who also was at the rear of the house in the garden." 
3) The Police Report States The Residence's Maid, Cook, And Gardener Didn't See Any Strangers In Or Around The Residence. If Bill O'Reilly was at the house, no one saw him.
The report states of the house maid: "Mrs. Viisola did not see or hear anything suspicious or out of the ordinary.
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It seems Fox News has viewers in the millions who seek evening entertainment vs news related commentary. O'Reilly's quest for personal millions ($) from book sales continues to touch into novel-like fiction vs. story lines he offers as reality and delivered with veracity.

Have you purchased a copy of the O'Reilly book? No, not he copy of "Killing Lincoln" you have stored on your bookshelf, the latest book...that will go unnamed.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letterman Refers to O'Reilly As A "Goon?" And Jon Stewart Does FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda And Entertainment Network)

Bill O'Reilly is hawking a book. He is also under formidable scrutiny for lying and is-representing stories regarding reporting news. From lies about coverage of the Falklands War through JFK's assassination, O'Reilly is mired in revelation and potentially exposed as a fraud. You and I know he is a fraud and a Fox News demagogue. He is also an intelligent human being who serves as a right-wing "Carnival-Barker." 

As a Fox News carnival barker he serves well. His show is the most watched news related show on cable television ad the most watched show on Fox News. The latter for the sane among us is not an item that garners praise. Loyal Fox News viewers obviously consider O'Reilly is an ideology king comparable to Rush Limbaugh.

While I avoid late night talk shows with zest equal to my avoidance of American award shows (e.g., The Academy Awards, The Grammys, et al) the following caught my attention.  O'Reilly sat with David Letterman last night.  The ten minutes segment didn't seem to go well for the Fox News mouthpiece.

Lettermen may have quipped about O'Reilly as a goon, but the characterization is most fitting and totally apropos. 

As is always the case at the TPI, I will confess to an affinity for the AVN Awards show. 

While on the topic of Fox News, Jon Stewart continued his point-on mocking of the FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network) and the WWE of cable news networks.

“Plenty more where that came from,” he said. “We only have a 22-minute show.”
When the late night comedians are knee deep in your business model, you really do have a problem.