And he's got me rethinking it, that perhaps I was wrong; that really Oswald did a fine job at the MPC. Richard's point is that in coming across very calm and polite and restrained at the MPC, Oswald made himself look good. In a word, he came across as: civilized. He did not seem at all like a mad-dog killer. He came across totally, completely sane. He didn't seem the least bit wild. And Richard suggests that the reason he wasn't allowed to speak longer and answer questions longer is because he was doing such a good job in coming off as reasonable, mature, in control, etc.
So, even though I expected more adamance and defiance from him, perhaps I was confusing my personality with his. There was really nothing wrong with the way he handled it.
So, here is what Richard Miowdnick wrote and my response to him.