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Online Steve M. Galbraith

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The Chief/Main Author of the Warren Commission Report Was...
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:58:35 PM »
This man shown below on the left with Earl Warren: Norman Redlich. Redlich wrote the first six chapters including the description of the shooting. He was also one of the key figures in the single bullet theory; he was one among several of the staffers who came up with the theory simultaneously. Without Redlich's tireless work - he would spend 18+ hours on the job - the report probably wouldn't haven been produced. Not in the form it was. He was essential to its creation and was in charge of a sort of "clearinghouse" for all of the information that the staffers of the commission compiled. It ran through his desk, he read it and signed off on it.

Redlich was a strong liberal/leftist and a fierce critic of Joe McCarthy. He represented several people called before the HUAC hearings as well as McCarthy's hearings and he denounced McCarthy for the demagogue that he was. Redlich was against the execution of the Rosenbergs (he was a life long opponent of the death penalty). He and Hoover disliked one another with the FBI actually having a thick file on Redlich that accused him of associating with "subversives". He was the Dean of the NYU law school and lifetime supporter of the rights of the accused. He had a very distinguished career.

When Gerald Ford was informed of Redlich's associations with leftwing groups he raised the question of whether the WC should remove him. Warren and the commission debated the question with Warren leading the defense of Redlich. The commission agreed to let Redlich stay.

Here is Redlich on the assassination: "I think there are simply a great many people who cannot accept what I believe to be the simple truth, that one rather insignificant person was able to assassinate the president of the United States." Yes, that's sadly what happened.

For these conspiracists to claim that he would join up with essentially a right wing coup and coverup what happened is preposterous. If one thinks the WC report was a lie then that's what you have to believe. It's unavoidable.

Here is the NY Times obituary on Redlich who died in 2011: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/11/education/11redlich.html

One of the sources for much of the above was Philip Shenon's book "A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination".




Offline John Iacoletti

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Re: The Chief/Main Author of the Warren Commission Report Was...
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 10:24:35 PM »
I’m not sure what the point is supposed to be. He was a “leftist”, therefore he must have been correct?

Online Martin Weidmann

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 10:58:25 PM »
I’m not sure what the point is supposed to be. He was a “leftist”, therefore he must have been correct?

He posted a similar post in another thread and I replied by saying that Redlich didn't have to be part of ''the conspiracy'' to write his part of the WC report (the garbage in, garbage out principle) but Mr. Galbraith apparently didn't like that answer, so he is ignoring it and trying again.

I suppose he's trying to make a rather simplistic point of sorts.....
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Online Walt Cakebread

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 11:50:19 PM »
He posted a similar post in another thread and I replied by saying that Redlich didn't have to be part of ''the conspiracy'' to write his part of the WC report (the garbage in, garbage out principle) but Mr. Galbraith apparently didn't like that answer, so he is ignoring it and trying again.

I suppose he's trying to make a rather simplistic point of sorts.....

I suppose he's trying to make a rather simplistic point of sorts.....

That makes sense ...As the old axiom says..."Simple minds, embrace simple solutions"....


Online Steve M. Galbraith

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 12:00:24 AM »
From the NY Times obituary on Redlich cited above: "[His son] Edward Redlich said his father’s self-effacing style was often tinged with a sense of humor. People would sometimes tell him how brave he was to defend people’s civil liberties in the 1950s, during the time of the blacklist, when a mere hint of Communist sympathy could cost people their jobs.

“Brave?” he would reply. “I was working in the family business.”

Redlich took on McCarthy and the hysteria of the Red Scare. This was not a man who was going to coverup an essentially fascist takeover of the US government. Maybe he was all wrong, maybe Oswald was innocent. But to claim that the Warren Commission Report was a deliberate lie, a fantasy made to fool the public is to claim that Redlich was the ringleader of this lie. He was at the very center of the investigation. If you believe the report was a lie then you have to believe - indeed you must, that he was the main liar behind it.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 12:08:48 AM »
From patspeer.com:

Let's slip back in time to March, 1964. The Warren Commission's staff has been discussing whether or not they should pre-interview witnesses and avoid problematic questions and answers...in order to keep the record "clean." Some, including Norman Redlich, have argued the creation of a "deceptively clean" record would be a disservice to the public. But, after hearing from a few problematic witnesses on 3-10 (e.g. Arnold Rowland, James Worrell) Chief Justice Earl Warren had planted his foot, and said he wanted a "clean record" where the staff "did not pursue in very much detail the various inconsistencies," and that, accordingly, any counsel wanting to pre-interview witnesses off the record should feel free to do so.

Your move, Mr Galbraith!  Thumb1:

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2021, 12:27:19 AM »
Remarkably, it seems that Mr. Galbraith is trying to legitimize the entire WC by portraying Redlich as some sort of angel who would never go along with any shenanigans by the WC.

Never mind that it has already been explained to him that Redlich's part of the report was only as good as the information provided to him by Hoover's boys.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2021, 01:09:44 AM »
Remarkably, it seems that Mr. Galbraith is trying to legitimize the entire WC by portraying Redlich as some sort of angel who would never go along with any shenanigans by the WC.

Never mind that it has already been explained to him that Redlich's part of the report was only as good as the information provided to him by Hoover's boys.

Pretty much.

Redlich may have had the best of intentions but Hoover and Dulles made sure that the Commission members only saw what the FBI and CIA wanted them to see.

Offline John Iacoletti

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2021, 06:41:45 PM »
Redlich took on McCarthy and the hysteria of the Red Scare. This was not a man who was going to coverup an essentially fascist takeover of the US government. Maybe he was all wrong, maybe Oswald was innocent. But to claim that the Warren Commission Report was a deliberate lie, a fantasy made to fool the public is to claim that Redlich was the ringleader of this lie.

I’m sure he genuinely believed that Oswald did it. That doesn’t mean that the WC was a fair process or that their conclusions were proven or even correct. They had a foregone conclusion at the outset.
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Online Walt Cakebread

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 07:36:57 PM »
I’m sure he genuinely believed that Oswald did it. That doesn’t mean that the WC was a fair process or that their conclusions were proven or even correct. They had a foregone conclusion at the outset.


He was at the very center of the investigation. If you believe the report was a lie then you have to believe - indeed you must, that he was the main liar behind it.

"I’m sure he genuinely believed that Oswald did it. That doesn’t mean that the WC was a fair process or that their conclusions were proven or even correct. They had a foregone conclusion at the outset."

"I’m sure he genuinely believed that Oswald did it"

If you truly believe that....Then you must also believe that Redlich was naive  and stupid. ( And I doubt that you believe that )

 

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