Another nit to pick with Wedneday’s JFK story in the WSJ, by Anna Campoy.
She wrote: “The Sixth Floor Museum, housed in the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired [emphasis added], gets more than 300,000 visitors a year,” she wrote.
That is not quite right by old fashioned journalism standards.
While two investigations concluded Oswald fired a gun from the 6th floor of an office building overlooking the president’s motorcade route, there is also credible evidence that he did not.
The contrary evidence: After his arrest Oswald denied that he had shot the president and described himself as “a patsy.” The only eyewitness to place Oswald on the 6th floor at the time of the assassination came from a man standing more than 100 feet away who was not able to pick Oswald out of a police line-up. Oswald was then killed in custody, lending credence to his claim that he was a “patsy” for others.
Supporters of the official story emphasize that a mail-order rifle bought by Oswald was found on the 6th floor, Oswald answered questions evasively or inaccurately when questioned by police, and no more plausible gunman has ever been identified.
So with the facts are in dispute, Campoy would have served her readers better if she had written:
“The Sixth Floor Museum, housed in the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired, …