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Fred Litwin, CIA Apologist?

Jefferson Morley, in his latest Substack post, has accused me of being a CIA apologist:

CIA apologist Fred Litwin can be counted on to provide overwhelming, irrefutable proof that this deluded man [Paul Landis] was just another irrational conspiracy theorist, already under the hellish time-traveling influence of Oliver Stone and Jefferson Morley, another woke fool not smart enough to appreciate, amid the flying bullets, that Dale K. Myers’ animated reconstruction of Dealey Plaza five decades in the future would prove beyond a reasonable doubt that racism did not affect the JFK crime scene in any way.

Where do I even begin?

My posts on Paul Landis (see the links below) all focus on his statements over the years. I have not stated that he was deluded nor have I ever stated that he was "just another irrational conspiracy theorist." Nor did I ever say he was under the influence of Oliver Stone or Jefferson Morley. Landis states he was under the influence of Josiah Thompson's book, Six Seconds in Dallas.

The second part of Morley's convoluted paragraph makes no sense whatsoever. Dale Myers' animation has nothing to do with racism nor with Paul Landis. It remains probably the best reconstruction of Dealey Plaza. If Jefferson Morley has a problem with it, he should level some sort of coherent criticism, rather than a drive-by slur.

Paul Landis initially believed there were two shots fired in Dealey Plaza and he has since said he believes there were three. Does Morley accept that there were only three shots fired that day?

Morley ends his post with a crazy conclusion:

I will add my personal opinion that racism warps the JFK story today because it blinds white people and black people, historians and journalists, JFK researchers and anti-conspiracy theorists, to Paul Landis’s story that there was a frightened black man running for cover on the grassy knoll that fateful day.

I guess everybody is blinded except Jefferson Morley.

Lots of people were frightened and they all reacted in different ways. This black man might have even believed he was running for cover. But no one actually knows, including Jefferson Morley.

We know that Dealey Plaza was an echo chamber, and while most people thought the shots came from the Texas School Book Depository, some did feel the shots came from the grassy knoll. However, very few earwitnesses believed the shots came from two different locations.

I urge people to read Paul Landis's various statements, over the years, and come to your own conclusion.

As for my being a CIA apologist, well, it seems I have been downgraded from being an agent of some sort. I hope the checks keep on coming.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Paul Landis

Should We Believe Phyllis Hall?

There is no good reason to believe her account of finding a bullet on JFK's stretcher.

Why Didn't Paul Landis Come Forward Before?

An NBC journalist asked him the question and his answer is remarkable.

The Sixth Floor Museum's Oral History Project with Paul Landis

Landis talked to the Sixth Floor Museum but didn't mention picking up a bullet or bullet fragments.

Did Paul Landis Really Find a Bullet?

A look at Landis's statements over the years.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Jefferson Morley

Is Jefferson Morley Seeing Double?

Morley thinks there are two redacted memos on CIA reorganization, but there is only one.

A Reply to Jefferson Morley on Bill Harvey

A rebuttal to Morley's response to my post Was Bill Harvey in Dallas in November of 1963?

Was Bill Harvey in Dallas in November of 1963?

There is no credible evidence Harvey was in Dallas in November of 1963.

Does it Matter Where Allen Dulles was on November 22, 1963?

Morley repeats the claim that Dulles was at a CIA training center during the weekend of the JFK assassination. He wasn't.

Jefferson Morley's Claims about Reuben Efron

Morley's claims about Efron are all wrong.

A Reply to Jefferson Morley regarding Operation Northwoods

Morley responded to my article "The Truth about Operation Northwoods." Here is my reply.

W. Tracy Parnell on Jefferson Morley

W. Tracy Parnell is one of the best JFK assassination researchers out there. Here is his look at Jefferson Morley with several important articles.

The Truth about Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods can only understood as being part of the Kennedys' war against Cuba and Operation Mongoose.

Jefferson Morley Responds to my Post on MK-Ultra and Jack Ruby

And a response from me.

Did Dr. Louis Jolyon West Ask to Examine Jack Ruby in November 1963?

There is no evidence that Dr. West petitioned the court to examine Jack Ruby before his trial.

Did the CIA use a MK-Ultra Psychiatrist to Interfere with Jack Ruby's Case?

There is absolutely no evidence that Dr. Louis Jolyon West interfered with Jack Ruby's case.

Jefferson Morley is wrong about "Who Shot John?"

The phrase 'who shot John' does not refer to the JFK assassination.

"JFK: Destiny Betrayed" Misleads Viewers on Oswald's "Hands Off Cuba!" Handbills, Part Four

Jefferson Morley used a fake Oswald handbill in his press conference for the Mary Ferrell Foundation.

Redactions, Redactions, Redactions...

An examination of redactions in the JFK collection of documents.


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