JAMES DiEUGENIO SAID:
This is really rich.
DVP's main mantra is "All you nuts say everyone is lying."
So here he quotes two people who are --well--liars.
I mean the HSCA wrote a long report trying to reconcile all the conflicting statements Marina Oswald had made through the years. They couldn't do it.
Read the section in my book on Ruth Paine. You will find more than one instance where she was telling tall tales.
Davey, with the info in my book, the cat's out of the bag with Ruth and Michael Paine. You won't ever be able to use them again.
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Naturally, this is the type of response I would expect from someone like DiEugenio, because Jimbo believes really silly things when it comes to the JFK case -- like his belief that Oswald carried no large bag at all into the Book Depository on November 22. That's how far afield from reality Jim DiEugenio has strayed regarding the evidence in this case.
How anyone can possibly even begin to take DiEugenio seriously when it comes to the JFK assassination is a real mystery to me. And that's because Jimbo believes in all of the following outlandish things:
1.) Oswald didn't fire a single shot at JFK.
2.) Oswald didn't fire a single shot at J.D. Tippit.
3.) Oswald didn't fire a shot at General Walker.
4.) Oswald did not visit the Russian and Cuban embassies in Mexico City in Sept./Oct. 1963.
5.) Oswald probably wasn't even IN Mexico City in Sept./Oct. 1963.
6.) Oswald never ordered a rifle from Klein's Sporting Goods.
7.) Oswald never ordered a revolver from Seaport Traders Inc.
8.) Oswald's signature on the register of the Hotel del Comercio in Mexico City is a fake signature.
9.) All of the documents pertaining to Oswald's rifle purchase from Klein's are fake.
10.) All of the documents pertaining to Oswald's revolver purchase are fake.
11.) Marina Oswald lied about dozens of things, including when she said that Oswald had told her that he had taken a shot at General Walker.
12.) Ruth Paine was a major co-conspirator in JFK's murder, with Ruth being instrumental in getting Oswald his job at the Book Depository so that LHO could be set up as the proverbial "patsy".
13.) Linnie Mae Randle lied when she said she saw Oswald crossing Westbrook Street in Irving with a large paper package on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963.
14.) Buell Wesley Frazier lied about a bunch of stuff after the assassination, including the whopper about seeing Oswald carrying a large bag into the TSBD. And in addition to the individuals mentioned above, DiEugenio thinks a lot of other people lied about many other things pertaining to the JFK murder case too, including Marrion Baker, Roy Truly, and Howard Brennan. Two of DiEugenio's most hilarious quotes can be found below:
"Baker never saw Oswald. .... I believe the [Oswald/Baker/Truly] incident was created after the fact." -- James DiEugenio; July 2015
"I don't think Brennan was at any lineup. I think that was all manufactured after the fact. I think Brennan is a completely created witness." -- James DiEugenio; May 2010
15.) Captain J. Will Fritz of the Dallas Police was a major co-conspirator in a plot to have Jack Ruby rub out Lee Oswald in the DPD basement on Nov. 24, with Fritz deliberately opening up a big gap between himself and prisoner Oswald just before Ruby fired his fatal shot.
16.) The backyard photos of Oswald are fakes (despite what the HSCA said).
17.) The autopsy report is pure bunk, which almost certainly means that DiEugenio thinks that all three autopsy doctors (Humes, Finck, and Boswell) lied out their collective assholes about President Kennedy's wounds.
18.) The conspirators planning the assassination, although they wanted to frame ONLY Lee Oswald, shot JFK from a variety of locations, and they fired more than three shots in so doing, which pretty much guaranteed that their "One Patsy" plot would be exposed after the shooting. (But Jimbo and many like him believe this craziness anyway. Go figure.)
19.) A Mauser rifle was found in the TSBD after the assassination, even though the plotters knew they had to frame their one and only patsy with a Carcano rifle. (Brilliant!)
20.) All of the physical evidence that leads to Lee Oswald in the two Nov. 22 murders (JFK's and Tippit's) has been faked, planted, manipulated, or manufactured in order to falsely incriminate a patsy named Lee Harvey.
21.) There were very likely at least two "Lee Oswalds" running around in various locations before the assassination. (In general, DiEugenio pretty much believes everything in John Armstrong's book of fantasy about there being "2 Oswalds" and "2 Marguerites". This proves that NO theory is too outrageous or preposterous for Mr. DiEugenio's gullible palate.)
22.) Jim Garrison was right about Clay Shaw after all. Shaw was guilty of being a co-conspirator in JFK's murder, despite the fact that Garrison did not provide ONE solid piece of evidence at Shaw's 1969 New Orleans trial to show that Shaw was involved in planning the assassination.
I can add dozens of additional outrageous things to the list above, but I'll stop at those twenty-two items for now.
And yet despite the above laundry list of silliness, James DiEugenio is still held in high esteem by many people when it comes to his evaluation of the evidence and his assessment of the facts concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
David Von Pein
January 4, 2013
May 3, 2016