It was depicted in each case by the mainstream media as a simple conclusion, one to be reached without any investigation.
In that first instance that November 22, 1963 day as the report was delivered revealing that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas and was rushed to nearby Parkland Medical Center the first disclosure was issued immediately concerning his alleged assassin.
How amazing it was, or was it, to learn how much the mainstream media already knew about that “left loonie” loner, that slender, widely traveled ex-Marine married to the Russian woman he met while stationed in the Soviet Union.
Not only had Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president from his Texas Schoolbook Depository vantage point; shortly after that he killed a Dallas policeman, J.D. Tippit, who found his activities suspicious and wanted to talk to him.
Word was circulated that Oswald was in a movie theater and had aroused suspicion by running inside without paying. After a minor scuffle he was arrested.
Less than two days later he was gunned down by a local striptease operator and Chicago transplant eccentric named Jack Ruby, who allegedly had numerous contacts from both the underworld and Dallas Police Department. He had even been seen with Tippit, the officer Oswald gunned down.
Many wondered about the strange interaction on all sides, along with claims that Oswald had been seen with Ruby at his strip club. There was an explanation from Ruby. He wanted to spare Mrs. Kennedy having to travel to Dallas to testify at an ensuing murder trial.
There was that Zapruder film footage. It showed Kennedy’s head snapping back. That was inconsistent with Newton’s law of gravity for a head to move in that direction if we hit from a side angle. How do you explain that?
How about all those people at the grassy knoll who saw and heard gunfire? What about that large number of firsthand witnesses from the grassy knoll dying of “natural causes” within five years of Kennedy’s assassination?
Some victims were listed “suicides,” others dead from alleged karate chops, others through fatal car brake failings.
Lloyds of London ran a computer study and concluded that the odds of that number of people dying of natural causes within five years of the Kennedy assassination ranked in the billions to one statistical category.
There were sounds incommensurate with the number of bullets fired that did not tally. So a “magic bullet” theory was advanced and the bullet came out pristine after passing from Kennedy to Governor John Connally of Texas, the other gunshot victim.
Almost four decades later came 9/11. Once more the mainstream media had the identification issue slammed shut from the outset. This time the culprit was a former CIA asset who was on President Ronald Reagan’s side in Afghanistan, a cave dwelling former Saudi Arabian named Osama bin Laden.
No sooner did the Twin Towers explode in New York City than numerous Middle East terrorist experts were being interviewed on television explaining that those crashing planes bore the planning of Osama bin Laden, just as viewers and listeners had learned that other fateful day that Lee Harvey Oswald was the logical suspect in John F. Kennedy’s death.
Aviation experts exclaimed that to achieve the kind of double hit that bin Laden’s presumed operatives achieved on 9/11 involved great flying skills which the Atta team did not possess.
The team linked to the tragedies operated out of a weird flight school in Venice, Florida. It was run by a man from the Netherlands who spent a lot of time in Hamburg, Germany in what looked very much to be CIA type recruiting missions. That is where the alleged assassins of bin Laden were recruited.