Bill O'Reilly's co-worker Eric Engberg
has described what really happened to O'Reilly during the Falklands war. Engberg is completely convincing, and he certainly has no motivation for lying. It's clear that O'Reilly has been caught out. (Also see here
What I want to discuss here is another Bill O'Reilly lie -- a lie which is far more important, a lie which our media seems strangely reluctant to discuss.
In his book about the assassination of JFK, O'Reilly discusses the death of George de Mohrenshchildt, Lee Harvey Oswald's strange friend who also happened to know George H.W. Bush. De Mohrenschildt's links to the CIA were investigated by none other than a young Bill O'Reilly
. The enigmatic George De Mohrenschildt committed suicide in Florida on March 29, 1977, just before he was scheduled to talk to an investigator for the House Select Committee on Assassination.
There has long been a controversy as to whether this suicide was genuine. O'Reilly, in his book, attempts to resolve that question with the claim that he personally heard the shotgun blast. We are supposed to believe that de Mohrenschildt pulled the trigger at the exact moment O'Reilly knocked on the door.
That claim simply is not true.
O'Reilly was in Dallas on that date. That evening, he called Gaeton Fonzi, the HSCA investigator referenced above (who later wrote The Last Investigation
, one of the very best books about the JFK assassination). During that conversation, O'Reilly said that he heard a rumor that de Mohrenschildt had committed suicide, and wanted to know if this report was true.
O'Reilly told Fonzi that he had been trying to check the report by telephone from his studio in Texas. O'Reilly then said that he planned to fly out to Florida the next day
Fonzi recorded the call. The recordings have been placed on the internet
I just don't see any way that O'Reilly can talk his way out of this one. The man is a liar.
Question: Why won't Mother Jones or any other media outlet discuss the de Mohrenschildt fabrication?
(Many thanks to Joe Williams for the head's up!)