Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Gorightly debunks claim Kerry Thornley was a CIA agent


Was Kerry Thornley CIA material? Apparently not. 

Joan Mellen's book A Farewell to Justice: JFK's Assassination and the Case that Should Have Changed History apparently is endorsed by Oliver Stone, but I won't be reading it.

The book claims that Discordianism Founding Father Kerry Thornley was a CIA agent. Adam Gorightly has now done a lengthy debunking post, which suggests pretty convincingly that Mellen either deliberately misrepresented or carelessly misread the government document that supposedly proved her case. (Tellingly, perhaps, Mellen refused to supply the document to Gorightly, and he had had to track it down himself.)

Adam has written two books about Thornley; details here. 

3 comments:

Ben Turpin said...

Debunking is always so much more work, like decommissioning reality-turnpikes. This famous filmmaker-approved book and author have built a bunk bed, and Adam Gorightly finally showed up. *knock knock knock" Housekeeping! Great job guys. Keep the penne bubbling.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Because Adam works so hard on his research, it's easier to believe the weird but true stuff about Thornley, such as his friendship with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Ben Turpin said...

I think it would be harder on him to not work at it, in some sense. Him, you, Oz Fritz, Znore, Michael Johnson and a few others really are high-grade finds. Alec Nevala-Lee does a good blog. Good service.