Monday, June 15, 2015

So, look at 1964 Lovelady, and focus on his nose. That is definitely Lovelady, and that is definitely his nose. 

And this is 1967 Lovelady, and again, focus on his nose.

His nose looks very different; it looks reduced. 

You can hardly say that the angle was different because it's not that different. It's pretty much a straight on shot for both, right? So, what do you want to blame? The lighting? 

Well, here's what I think. I think CBS pared down Lovelady's Jimmy Durante schnoz because they wanted to make him look more like Oswald. Because that was the whole idea, that Oswald and Lovelady looked alike and could easily be mistaken for each other. 

Think of the stories they told us: that Lovelady's step-kids saw Oswald on television and thought he was their dad. That once, Lovelady's wife saw Oswald at the Depository from behind and called to him as her husband. Do you believe those stories? 

The 1967 photo was taken for the 4 hour CBS JFK Special, and we are so lucky to have it today online. That's because some wise, sober, intelligent person at CBS realized that there was nothing good that could come out of broadcasting the segment they made to cover the Doorman controversy. He or she probably said, 

"Are you crazy? It's only going to spread the awareness of Oswald in the doorway. It's only going to get more people to start pondering the question: Oswald or Lovelady? Oswald or Lovelady? Oswald or Lovelady? And, then, when the show's over, and the tv is turned off, someone in the room may say, 'Well, I still think the guy looks more like Oswald; and his clothes match Oswald's too.' And where are we going to be? How are we going to be able to counter that? There is nothing to gain from this. There's only to lose. We table it. We don't go there. We correct the mistake before we make it."

However, they should have destroyed the picture of Lovelady, especially since they obviously doctored it to soften his nose. 

Are you getting the big picture? Every single JFK-related image that went through their hands, they asked themselves: 

"What can we do to this to make it fit our story better?" How can we improve it? What's wrong with it, and how can we make it better?"

The JFK assassination: the most photographically-altered event of all time. 


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