At this point, it should be obvious to any reasonable, rational observer that Bill O'Reilly's growing roster of lies far outpaces Brian Williams' Chinook helicopter story. Yes, Williams is a news anchor and should be held to a higher standard than a cable news polemicist like O'Reilly. Then again, O'Reilly's lies are more outlandish and bizarre -- and getting more so every day.
On Tuesday, Media Matters uncovered what could be the most ludicrous and insane O'Reilly tall-tale so far. Only O'Reilly could invent something as obscure and as genuinely weird as this one. Brace yourself because it involves the assassination of President Kennedy. No, O'Reilly didn't claim to be on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza. This is considerably stranger.
One of the central figures in the background of the JFK assassination is a man named George de Mohrenschildt, a well-connected Russian man living in Texas who was an associate of Lee Harvey Oswald, who himself happened to have been fluent in Russian. Reports indicate that de Mohrenschildt secured a job for Oswald in Dallas at the Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall photographic studio. De Mohrenschildt also told the Warren Commission that he and his wife saw Oswald's rifle during a visit to Oswald's house.
Following the assassination and after returning the U.S. from a stint in Haiti, de Mohrenschildt's daughter died and he evidently became increasingly erratic, at one point writing to then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush requesting to have the taps removed from his phone and for agents to stop following him. Bush replied and, naturally, denied the government's involvement. Bush went on to theorize that the suspicious activity was related to home grown JFK investigators interested in de Mohrenschildt's friendship with Oswald.
In 1977, after his wife was committed to a mental hospital, and just before he was scheduled to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations, George de Mohrenschildt put a shotgun to his head and blew his brains out at his daughter's home in Florida.
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