There is a guy named Charles Wallace, and he keeps claiming that Oswald was eating a cheese sandwich in the doorway. But, it is completely bogus.
First of all, you should understand that when it comes to knowing what Oswald said, the only things we can be absolutely sure he said are the things we can see and hear him say ourselves, with own eyes and our own ears. Once you get beyond that, it's like a field of landmines. You have to be very, very, very, very careful.
We have the claims of his interrogators- and they don't always agree with each other about what he said. And then we have to consider that they might want to lie about what he said- if he said something that was very exonerating.
But, regarding his lunch, all we have to go on are what his interrogators said and what we can piece together circumstantially. And because of the unreliability of the interrogators, and really I mean their evil mendacity, the latter becomes very, very, very important.
So, with that in mind, this is what FBI Agent James Hosty said:
"Oswald told Captain Fritz that he went to lunch at approximately Noon on the 22nd of November, and ate his lunch in the lunchroom. He claimed that he was in the lunch room when President Kennedy passed the building."
So, Hosty didn't hear Oswald say that he ate his lunch in the doorway at 12:30 as Wallace claims. Hosty claims that Oswald went to eat in the lunch room at Noon. Here's Fritz:
"Well he told me that he was eating lunch with some of the employees when this happened, and that he saw all the excitement."
Now unfortunately, Charles Wallace isn't good at understanding plain English. The implication of Oswald eating lunch with other employees is that THEY WERE ALL EATING LUNCH. Everybody was eating. If he was eating with them- the operative word being 'with'- it means they were united in that activity of eating lunch; they were doing the same thing at the same time. Obviously, the people in the doorway were not eating, and even the figure that Wallace claims to be Oswald, isn't eating. Nobody is eating. It is just a loopy fantasy of his. But, even if one figure was eating, it would not meet the description that Fritz gave of a group of people eating together.
So, let's be clear: Fritz lied. He knew that Oswald told him that he was "out with Bill Shelley in front." But, he didn't want to repeat it because he knew it was highly exonerating of Oswald. So, he never said a word about "out with Bill Shelley in front" even though he wrote it down.
Don't you find it odd that Fritz said nothing about "out with Bill Shelley in front" but James Bookhout did?
But, what James Bookhout did was deflate it by shifting the time of it. He said that Oswald said he was out with Bill Shelley in front AFTER the assassination, when he was going home. But, that was impossible because Shelley wasn't out there then. Shelley left the entrance almost immediately with Lovelady. They walked over to the railway area- part of the throng of people who did that. And then they returned to work, re-entering the building through the back door. They did not return to the front entrance. Therefore, there is NO CHANCE that Oswald saw Shelley when he departed for home, and it is ludicrous to think that he would make up such a thing. If he made it up, he knew it didn't happen, and he knew that when asked about it Shelley would deny it. Therefore, what would be the point of saying it? People tell lies that they think they can get away with.
So, when Oswald said that he was "out with Bill Shelley in front" he DEFINITELY meant DURING and not AFTER the assassination.
But again, James Bookhout didn't want to admit it any more than Hosty and Fritz did, so he lied about it in his own way, twisting the time of "out with Bill Shelley in front".
But notice that nobody claimed that Oswald said he was eating lunch in the doorway during the motorcade. Charles Wallace just pulled that from out his ass.
But now, let's get to the circumstantial part because it is most important. Remember what I said about the field of landmines? Well, we've got them, except instead of landmines, they are lies. Both ls.
So, we need the circumstantial evidence to guide us through this mined field safely.
So, Oswald got off work just like everybody else at 11:45. It was earlier than usual, and the idea was that they wanted to give people plenty of time to eat, drink, excrete, and do whatever else they had to do so that they would be ready to watch the historic event at 12:25.
So, Oswald gets off work at 11:45, and he has his lunch. And he also hasn't eaten yet that day. We have that from Marina and Ruth Paine, that Oswald ate no breakfast that morning- he just had coffee. And remember that there are no calories in coffee- unless you ply it with sugar and cream.
So, Oswald hadn't eaten. And he'd worked all morning. And he had nothing else he had to do between then and 12:25. He had no telephone call to make. He had no errand to run. He had no message to give. There was nothing else he had to do.
So, why wouldn't he proceed to the lunch room and eat his lunch? Why would he put off eating his lunch only to eat it at 12:30? What did he have to do between 11:45 and 12:30 that kept him from eating his lunch? Nothing.
When you analyze the circumstances of it, you realize that the logical thing for Oswald to do was go eat his lunch right away. There was no reason to put it off. He wouldn't. And he didn't.
In their joint report, Hosty and Bookhout wrote: Oswald claimed to be on the first floor when President John F. Kennedy passed this building."
Well, the doorway was on the first floor. You realize that the first floor was not ground level. The first floor was above that. In most buildings, the first floor is the ground floor, but not here. So, Oswald was on the first floor when he stood on the top landing of the doorway.
But nowhere in any testimony is there the slightest reference to Oswald claiming to have been eating in the doorway. It is not evident in any photo or film. It is the complete concoction of a very warped mind: that of Charles Wallace.
So, I have to wonder about him. Is he really a CIA agent who is trying to create noise, confusion, and distraction? Look at the picture he put up of himself.