Who killed Dorothy Kilgallen?

Have you ever visited the Sixth Floor Museum at the Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas? For those who may not know, this is the place from which Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged lone gunman, shot President John F. Kennedy. Or so the story goes. Having studied everything on display, I still came away doubting the conclusion that Oswald was the sole responsible party.

Here is what the Zapruder film shows of the assassination: With the first shot, JFK’s head falls forward; followed by a second shot, which lifts his head up out of the forward position to fall backward, immediately followed by another fall forward.

By the way, whenever I attach a hyperlink to a new blog, I make sure that it is the correct one – just in case. In the above paragraph, when I attached a hyperlink of the Zapruder film, it was switched instead to a JFK film starring Kevin Costner. I tried correcting it back to the original film and the result was the same. Apparently, Google’s algorithm is set up to do this automatically. Google seems to be filtering what people can and cannot share. Here comes Big Brother… It makes one wonder how much Google is being paid and by whom to censor what people say and do.

Until recently, I had never heard of Dorothy Kilgallen. She died on November 8, 1965, two years after the JFK assassination. I did not arrive in the U.S.A. until 1972. My lack of knowledge of her, therefore, is not surprising at all. Then I asked David if he knew her name. He was then a teenager in Wisconsin. He said, “No.” Hmm… It seems that outside of New York City, the media did not report much about her death, despite the fact that she was a well-known investigative reporter and TV personality.

Although much of the world seems to have come to a standstill due to the Covid-19 lockdown, my latest project is keeping me as busy as ever. One night, around 2 a.m., when I decided I’d better get some sleep, I began browsing through YouTube on my cell phone to unwind. A video caught my eye.  It was entitled, “Dorothy Kilgallen: The Reporter Who Knew Too Much” by Mark Shaw. Because it was slightly over two hours, I knew better than to start watching it. The following evening, I watched it with David. We were both hooked. Then for the next four days, during each meal break, we both listened to the audiobook by the same title. It was slightly over 10 hours. Finally, an investigative reporting that presented a case that made good sense to me. This was in stark contrast to the Museum’s narrative. Here is the sequence of key events:

  1. November 22, 1963: JFK was assassinated.
  2. November 24, 1963: Oswald, the alleged lone gunman, was killed by Jack Ruby.
  3. March 4-14, 1964: The Ruby Trial was held in Dallas, Texas. Kilgallen was in the courtroom every day.
  4. November 8, 1965: Kigallen, who was wrapping up a report of her findings on the JFK assassination, was found dead.
  5. January 3, 1967: Ruby died of cancer.
  6. June 5, 1968: Robert F. Kennedy, presidential candidate and brother of JFK, was assassinated.

As you read the book, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much,” it becomes obvious that RFK had zero chance of staying alive by choosing to run for the Office of the President of the U.S.A. Those who feared re-opening of the investigation into the JFK assassination needed to eliminate RFK before he could reach the Oval Office. What kind of people, in the U.S.A., have such enormous power and means to get the job done – and stay anonymous?

I used to think that corruption at the FBI was something that started in recent years, targeting President Donald J. Trump and his allies before the 2016 election. I wrote about the Nunes Memo in February 2018,  which touched on the topic. “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much” made me realize that corruption within the FBI is highly likely to have existed even as early as in the 1960s, if not earlier.

The FBI has at its disposal any resources necessary to get whatever job done, supported by taxpayer funds. It will use its power to destroy anyone – any taxpayer – that gets in its way. This is wrong. For destroying the public trust of the FBI, such criminals within the FBI must be punished one hundred times the normal penalty for a like crime.

Rather than rehash what I’ve read in “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much,” I am simply going to encourage you to check out the materials I gathered in this post – and anything else you can find elsewhere – so that you can come up with your own conclusion, just as the author, Mark Shaw, encourages every reader to do. Mark’s commitment to gathering and presenting facts from direct sources was a breath of fresh air in today’s environment where the media is saturated with worthless fake news.






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