There has been quite a flap over Wikipedia's "fraudulent" entry, in which John Seigenthaler Sr. was listed as being connected with the Kennedy assassination. Wikipedia was certainly dragged through the mud for it, but I think it is a little too early to judge. After all, do we really have any proof that Seigenthaler wasn't connected to the assassination?
Seigenthaler was, after all, very upset when his name was connected to the assassination. It seemed like he was very touchy about that. Doesn't that seem like a man who has a guilty conscience? If I were connected to the assassination of Kennedy and I did it, I would be touchy too. As a matter of fact, I would work very hard to make sure that my name was taken off of a Wikipedia entry that connected me to it.
And where was John Seigenthaler on the day Kennedy was shot? Was he in Dallas? Because that would be some very damning evidence. And if he wasn't in Dallas, why not? Was he trying to cover something up? Was he trying to make sure that nobody could connect him to the assassination? Isn't that what he should do if he didn't want to be connected to the assassination? And if nobody is really all that sure where Seigenthaler was when Kennedy was shot, doesn't that seem suspicious?
|"Seigenthaler did it!" he could be saying, for all we know.|
Furthermore, take the photograph of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald. Notice that Oswald's mouth is open in that photograph, as though he is shouting. Is he trying to shout, "It was Seigenthaler all along!"?
Then take the Zapruder film. It is very telling. In fact, Kennedy himself seemed to have an idea of what was happening and he tried to indicate it to the people watching. Look at a computer-enhanced version of one of the stills and see if there is something suspicious in the sign he was making.
Finally, there is the issue of suspicion. After all, there has been a lot of talk about the Kennedy assassination in the last 40+ years and conjecture has ranged widely on the topic. But in all that ink that has been spilled and all those words that have been bandied about, does anyone else find it more than a little odd that John Seigenthaler Sr. is the only person alive in 1962 who has not been connected to the Kennedy assassination? Well, he and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Personally, I find this fact astounding. It seems as though Seigenthaler was working overtime to make sure that, out of every single person who could, in any way, be associated with the Kennedy assassination, he didn't have his name attached to it? Doesn't that sound like a man who was pulling strings through his connections in the powerful world of Tennessee newspapers in order to hush everything up?
As a result of my research and analysis, I demand that Wikipedia restore the old entry on the Kennedy assassination, print a full retraction on their retraction, send a handwritten apology to every person who has ever used their website, and mail me an XBox 360 with a copy of Call of Duty 2. Then, and only then, will the continuing research into the Kennedy assassination finally come to the serious conclusion that it deserves.