(PART 605)



There [is nothing] sinister about Dave [Perry] helping Gary Mack to land the Curator's job at the Sixth Floor Museum. Sounds like Dave Perry is a good neighbor.


Dave Perry had absolutely nothing to do with me gaining the Archivist (now Curator) position at The Sixth Floor Museum. Folks forget that I was one of the original unpaid consultants for the Museum beginning two years or so before it opened in 1989.

For the newly-created position I had to make a complete career change and, if I got the job, had to take two years of entry level archival and curatorial training at area universities. [James] DiEugenio’s review – and “facts” - are absurd.


I agree, Gary. Very much so.

James DiEugenio has probably spent more time trying to debunk, undermine, and trash the Discovery Channel's 2008 documentary "JFK: INSIDE THE TARGET CAR" than it took to produce the program itself. DiEugenio's oversized 3-part "Target Car" review is completely meaningless.

Regardless of the conspiracy-oriented spin that people like Jim DiEugenio continuously want to apply to the "Inside The Target Car" program, it won't change the following bottom-line fact:

The November 2008 "Target Car" documentary achieved one of its ultimate goals by answering this question --- COULD PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAVE BEEN SHOT IN THE HEAD FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL?

To repeat what I said earlier this month on this issue:

"The conspiracy nuts/retards act as if Gary Mack ALL BY HIMSELF is holding the "lone assassin" scenario together with his bare hands. As if Gary Mack...or ANY single person...needs to do ANYTHING at all in order to hold together the facts of the JFK assassination...with those facts being: Lee Harvey Oswald killed two people in Dallas on 11/22/63, and he almost certainly acted alone. (And so did Mr. Ruby.)

Gary Mack could retire tomorrow and the "LN" scenario wouldn't crumble to bits. How could it? It's built on a bedrock of facts -- facts that Gary Mack HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH. As for the "JFK: Inside The Target Car" program -- it served its main purpose very well (despite Mr. DiEugenio's and Ms. [Milicent] Cranor's seemingly endless efforts to rip the program to pieces with a million meaningless words of criticism).

And that "main purpose" was to try and find out (via actual tests with various types of rifles) if President Kennedy could have been shot in the head with a gunshot that came from the FRONT of his automobile. And the answer to that question is a firm and undeniable "No", the President could not possibly have been shot in the head with a rifle bullet that came from anywhere in FRONT of his car.

As the "Target Car" program amply demonstrated via actual tests, if a frontal shot had hit JFK in the head, his head would have probably either been completely blown off of his neck or would have resulted in obvious damage to the LEFT side of his head (if a lower-powered rifle like Oswald's Carcano had been used by a frontal gunman).


The remainder of the "Target Car" program, other than the two "From The Knoll" tests, is not very important at all (in my opinion), because once it can be established that President Kennedy COULD NOT have been shot in the head from the FRONT (which is a fact that was definitely established, very firmly, in the "Target Car" program), then the math concerning the fatal head shot becomes pretty simple to perform....even for hardline conspiracy theorists.


A secondary "purpose" that was accomplished during the...documentary was to see if Oswald's 6th-Floor gunshot to JFK's head could be duplicated within a reasonable degree of accuracy. And
it was.


But I'm sure that the conspiracy kooks of Planet Earth will continue to cry "FOUL" when examining every single test that has ever been done in trying to simulate the wounds of President Kennedy, including all of the Discovery Channel specials...[which all favor] the likelihood of a single assassin named Lee Oswald being able to perform his wicked deed of murder in 1963."
-- DVP; June 22, 2009

David Von Pein
June 30, 2009