Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Adventures of the Amazing Bill O'Reilly
Yesterday, I published a story in Newsweek about Bill O'Reilly’s amazing ability to be in two places at the same time. Today he replied,albeit indirectly, by having his publisher furnished a truly wild tale, In it, O'Reilly and a freelance cameraman barged into my hotel room to shoe-horn themselves into my exclusive interview with George De Mohrenschildt in Palm Beach.. Supposedly, this barge-in happened on the morning of March 29, 1977 and the intruders somehow made a movie of George De Mohrenschildt on the sofa. Even though such a cinematic coup would, if it existed, include the last pictures of George De Mohrenschildt alive, it was never shown.
What can I say? My reseacher Nancy Lanoue,does not recall such a barge-in by any reporters-- or anyone-- that day,.Nor do I. More importantly, according to the tape of O'Reilly's phone conversation later that afternoon with Gaeton Fonzi, the investigator for the House Assassination Committee, O'Reilly was not in Palm Beach, On this tape, O'Reilly hearing that De Mohrenschildt is dead, says to Fonzi (who is in Palm Beach), "we gotta get hold of that guy Epstein. He knows what happened." He also only now makes plans to come to Palm Beach. That is also on the tape. "I'm coming down there tomorrow," O’Reilly tells Fonzi. "I'm coming to Florida." He adds, … Now, OK, I'm gonna try to get a night flight out here, if I can.” So did a phantom O'Reilly travel back in time on the night flight to to pop into my intervene earlier that day? .
Listen to this tape here