Wednesday, January 25, 2017
There were only two newspapers in Dallas: the Morning News and the Times Herald. So, the Morning News got it wrong. That's significant because it's half.
The theory is that Oswald was shown the opportunity he had to kill Kennedy by reading the newspaper, presumably during his lunch break at the TSBD. One, of course, would have to be completely insane, to be living a normal life, doing one's workaday job, and then be triggered to kill the President of the United States just by seeing a motorcade route in the paper.
In the movie The Manchurian Candidate, Raymond Shaw would get triggered to kill if he saw a Queen of Diamonds. But, Oswald wasn't programmed in any way by anyone. So, for him to have the self-generated thought, "I think I'll kill Kennedy" just from seeing the motorcade route, as a mental departure from what he was actually doing, which was working a warehouse job to support himself and get his family back under his roof, which was his highest priority, is crazy beyond description. So, the degree of insanity entailed in the behavior that they attribute to him is at the extreme end of the scale- it is off the scale.
But, the fact is that they have no evidence for it. There is no evidence that Oswald knew anything about the motorcade route. On the morning of the assassination, he asked James Jarman why people were gathering on the sidewalk outside. He honestly did not know. But, neither did Jarman until somebody told him. And neither did Frazier until he got to work that day. So, it is not surprising or unusual that Oswald did not know, and there is solid evidence that he didn't. Therefore, the whole "he-saw-the-route-in-the-paper" claim is a totally unfounded, fabricated myth based on nothing. The presumption of an intelligent person is that he didn't see it, and he didn't know anything about it.