The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is looking into the
mysterious death 51 years ago of newspaper writer and “What’s My Line?” star
Dorothy Kilgallen, who was investigating the JFK assassination, The Post has
The stunning development comes after a new book, “The Reporter
who Knew Too Much,” suggests Kilgallen was murdered to shut down her
relentless pursuit of a Mafia don linked to JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Joan Vollero, a spokeswoman for DA Cyrus Vance Jr., confirmed
that a staffer has read the book, and reviewed a letter from author Mark Shaw
citing new leads, medical evidence, and witnesses overlooked when Kilgallen,
52, died suddenly on Nov. 8, 1965 at the peak of her career.
“I’m hopeful DA investigators will probe any records available
and interview witnesses still alive today who can shed light on what happened
to this remarkable woman,” Shaw told The Post, which featured his findings last
“Victims have rights whether their name is Dorothy Kilgallen or
Dorothy Doe, and Kilgallen was denied justice in 1965. That’s why I’m fighting
Shaw said he has received dozens of e-mails from readers
demanding an official investigation. One “called her ‘a patriot’ who should be
revered for risking her life to solve the JFK assassination.”
Kilgallen, who wrote a widely syndicated column for the New York
Journal-American, was the only reporter ever to interview Jack Ruby, who shot
Oswald, and published Ruby’s closed-door testimony to the Warren Commission
before its official release. Her enemies ranged from Frank Sinatra to FBI
Director J. Edgar Hoover.
The morning after Kilgallen appeared on the hit TV game show,
she was found dead in her Manhattan apartment, naked under a robe and still in
make-up. The Medical Examiner ruled it an accidental mix of booze and sleeping
But Shaw contends Kilgallen was drugged. He cites a powdery
residue on a glass by the bed, and records obtained from the National Archives
showing two additional barbiturates in her system.
“There was no evidence that Kilgallen was a drug abuser,” Shaw
said Saturday. “Despite the odd death scene and heavy doses, there was no
Former ME toxicologist Dr. Stephen Goldner told Shaw the Mafia
controlled the Brooklyn ME’s office, which inexplicably conducted the Kilgallen
autopsy even though her death occurred in Manhattan.
Weeks before her death, Shaw learned, Kilgallen bought a gun for
self-protection and planned a second trip to New Orleans to investigate Mafia
don Carlos Marcello.
“If the wrong people knew what I know about the JFK
assassination, it would cost me my life,” she confided to hairdresser Charles
Simpson, one of several witnesses who gave videotaped interviews unearthed by
Shaw urges the DA to interview Ron Pataky, an Ohio newspaper
columnist and ex-lover seen huddling with Kilgallen at the Regency Hotel the
night before she died. Pataky, now 81, later penned a poem called “Vodka
Roulette,” typed next to the image of a bartender mixing drinks,
that reads, “Make one of ’em poison.”
George W Bush could not figure out how what a plastic poncho even is, or how to wear one when they were given out to protect folks from the rain. And Cheney who was sitting behind Bush was trying so hard not to laugh his ass off. This was absolutely the best image of the day.
Have people heard of this? Zapruder's granddaughter
has written a book about the Zapruder film. Yes, the Zapruder's need to wring
more blood money out of the Zapruder film, the poor destitute things.
She was just on NPR too.
She seems to be a self professed conspiracy theory
debunker.The whole NPR interview is an
unquestioning acceptance of Zapruder as if she's this paragon of virture as she
marries the JFK assassination conspiracy, which is a fact, with the alt.right
BS "conspiracy theories," which are not conspiracy theories, they're
just right-wing BS lies meant to damage their political opponents and to keep
their base of rubes in line.
She's allowed to write and get published in the New
York Times a stupid commentary stating the obvious that "pizza gate is
bullshit."But, she makes it
personal, it's "her pizza place," as if she owns it, which she
doesn't not, as if she works there, which she does not. This article is used to
establish her bona fides as the new conspiracy debunker. Apparently Gerald
Posner had to pass that torch to a new generation.
She, (surprise) conveniently finds the corporate
mass media not only blameless for their failures but stresses they are
powerless to do anything about the harm done by the promotion of fake news
stories.Poor powerless Facebook, Cable
news, Network news, and The New York Times, boo-hoo-hoo.Of course it's impossible for them to, oh, I
don't know, HIRE WRITERS who could write better commentaries than Alexandra
Zapruder.Could they do that?