There is one interesting thing about the conspiracy "experts," however. None of them makes a living analyzing photos. Nobody will pay any of them for their expertise with the exception of the O.J. Simpson defense which paid Robert Groden to testify that a photo of the defendent was faked. That produced one of the monumental fiascos of American law.
There are, however, talented amateurs in many walks of life, so could it be that the "photo experts" are responsible and competent analysts? Let's look at the evidence.
Unfortunately for Wilson, Kennedy's jacket is in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. It has no bullet hole in the front.
Wilson was one of the stars of the new edition of The Men Who Killed Kennedy that showed on American TV in 1996. Wilson's analysis of the Moorman Polaroid photo revealed the trajectory of the bullet that struck Kennedy in the head from the front. The shot came from the storm sewer! To the left is a scene from the show. Jack Brazil, long a proponent of the "sewer theory" is pictured in the storm sewer. Unfortunately, the sewer is a terrible shooting location, and Kennedy's head would not have been visible from within the sewer at Zapruder frame 313, when it it seen to explode.
That's what "photo experts" like Robert Groden (in The Killing of a President, page 81) and Harrison Livingstone (in High Treason II) do. Wanting to show the back of Kennedy's head blown out and thus push the notion of a Grassy Knoll shooter they use a close-up autopsy photo of the inside of Kennedy's skull after the brain was removed. By rotating the photo ninety degrees clockwise, they can make it appear that the photo shows a large defect in the back of Kennedy's head. In actuality, Kennedy was photographed from the front, and the photo shows the top if his head blasted out, as shown in this drawing by Dr. Robert Artwohl. Finally, a large and properly-oriented copy of the head photo.
Groden: Turning a Shotgun into a Rifle
In both his video, The Assassination Films, and in his book The Killing of a President, Robert Groden shows a segment from an amateur film by Charles Mentesana that pictures a policeman holding a gun. He says that the gun is a "second rifle" brought down from the Texas School Book Depository, and says that the gun is "not a Carcano, and has never been placed into evidence."
But what happened when Groden testified in an adversarial proceeding, when counsel for the other side had a strong interesting in proving him to be a complete idiot? The carnage was legandary!
The following are portions of transcripts from the O.J. Simpson civil trial. Groden testified for the defense, claiming that a photo of Simpson in Bruno Magli shoes had been forged.
|Key Concept: Photogrammetry.
Defined as the science of making reliable measurements by the use of (usually) aerial photographs in surveying and map making. No one can make any meaningful statements about the relative dimensions of objects in photographs without knowing the basics of photogrammetry. When Jack White gave extensive testimony to the House Select Committee about supposed "discrepancies" in the backyard photos, and various photos of Oswald's rifle, he was grilled about his expertise by HSCA counsel Mickey Goldsmith. The following is from volume II of the House Select Committee. |