Monday, April 30, 2012
WHITEWASH: AT THE DEPOSITORY-THE TANGIBLE EVIDENCE V
April 30, 2012
WHITEWASH-the report on the Warren Report by Harold Weisberg, Chapter 5: At The Depository - The Tangible Evidence V
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today this blog continues our report on Chapter 5 of Harold Weisberg's book "Whitewash--the report on the Warren Report", published in 1965.
The title of Chapter 5 is At The Depository -- The Tangible Evidence
Harold Weisberg points out that the Warren Commission's so-called star witness, Howard Leslie Brennan, who had been sitting on a concrete wall directly across from the Texas School Book Depository at the time of the shooting, went to his home after giving a statement to police, saw pictures of Oswald on TV, returned to the police station for a line-up & then....
"failed to identify Oswald."
Mr. Weisberg goes on to say that when Brennan was asked by the Commission if he saw the rifle "discharge....recoil...or the flash?," he answered no.
Harold Weisberg also tells us that despite the abundance of photographs taken at the scene, the Commission was very selective in the ones they chose to publish in their report.
He also finds fault with the Commission's reenactment of the assassination which was inexplicably delayed until 6 months later.
Mr. Weisberg gets right to the point concerning Abraham Zapruder's 8mm home movie of the assassination:
"This film may have been the best single piece of evidence of the crime. But the Commission, while having access to it from the beginning, never called (Abraham) Zapruder as a witness until toward the end of the hearings."
Weisberg explains that not only was Zapruder the man who made the film, he was perhaps the best eyewitness because looking through his camera's zoom lens, he had a better view than other witnesses.