In late 1993, Gerald Posner rudely interrupted the testimony
of Dr. Randy Robertson before the House of Representatives Legislation
and National Security Subcommittee chaired by Representative John
Conyers, to make the following shocking and preposterous claim.
Mr. POSNER. I have interviewed the autopsy doctors. I have interviewed
Mr. O'Neil. What is left here on the record today should not be allowed
because it is not correct, which is the implication that the autopsy
doctors agree with their original drawings in 1963, which were made without
the benefit of the X-rays and the photographs, that they had had done at
To the credit of the House Select Committee on Assassinations and
Congressman Stokes, that committee did a superb job on the forensics
of this case. It was the work of that committee that had the two autopsy
physicians change their mind, that they had been mistaken about the
placement of the wound here, and that it is in fact correctly placed
4 inches higher. I have spoken to them about this and they have
confirmed their change of testimony that they gave before the House
Select Committee on Assassinations.
Nothing could be further from the truth! Not only did the
JFK autopsy pathologists, Humes and Boswell NOT change their minds
about the low position of the head wound (which makes the alleged
shot from above and behind impossible, and therefore refutes the
ridiculous lone-assassination theory that Lee Harvey Oswald alone
murdered JFK) but Gerald Posner never even spoke to Boswell! How
do we know this? J. Thornton Boswell himself, a man who participated
in the autopsy of President Kennedy (and who believes Lee Harvey Oswald
acted alone) tells us this in this conversation with Dr. Aguilar.
So, do we believe Posner or do we believe Boswell? The only
reasonable conclusion we can draw is that Posner, in his determined
effort to rehabilitate the long-discredited Warren Commission
version of the assassination, will stop at nothing, including lying
to the United States Congress, to "close" the case.
What does this false statement to Congress tell us
about Gerald Posner's "journalistic integrity?" Shouldn't he be
brought up on charges of lying to Congress? Is lying to Congress
even a crime that you can be prosecuted for? Should Posner have to
answer for this kind of deliberate deception?
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