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Cathy Spude
Debate
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:49pm
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LOL!

I'm saying you and I are laying out the evidence decades later. As far as the folks back in 1898, they believe they looked at the evidence on July 9, and decided that Frank Reid killed Soapy. That was why the coroner's jury was called by Commissioner Sehlbrede: to make the determination and figure out if anyone (Reid or Murphy) should be prosecuted by a court of law. We can't reopen the case more than a century later.

Some people read my website. I believe that's why you reacted with alarm when I wrote what I did. I did NOT write that I believe Frank killed Soapy. You keep copying what I say, and you still don't seem to read it, Jeff! I'm not sure you'll understand what you read in my book! Thank goodness, my editors and my peer reviewers (and the reviewers I asked to read it before I sent it to the Press) all seemed to understand what I had to say (Sigh ...).

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" was a movie taken from a short story written by Dorothy Johnston. Johnston did not contain the line "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Johnston helped write the screenplay, along with John Ford and another writer. It was John Ford who coined the line, and who is given credit for the famous phrase. As the character who said the line was so minor, it is traditional to credit John Ford, not the movie character with the famous quote. Several books cover the making of the movie, and all repeat that story. I have "provenance" in my book.

  • the ongoing "debate."Jeff Smith, Thu Nov 10 1:32pm
    Cathy, you wrote, "I admit to going back and forth, sometimes daily, on this issue. Murphy or Reid? That's why I think it may be an eternal debate and its best just to lay out the evidence as best we ... more
    • Debate — Cathy Spude, Thu Nov 10 6:49pm
      • ConfusionJeff Smith, Thu Nov 10 7:38pm
        Cathy, your message would have been crystal clear had you left out the word "from." You wrote, "As far as the folks back in 1898, they believe they looked at the evidence on July 9, and decided that... more
        • "Truth"Cathy Spude, Fri Nov 11 10:02am
          The truth... "I'd rather be found wrong and learn the truth than think I'm right and never know." óJeff Smith I guess I truly am dense and only now just beginning to "get" it. The only version of the ... more
          • Cathy, you quoted me. "I'd rather be found wrong and learn the truth than think I'm right and never know." óJeff Smith and then write, "The only version of the truth that any Jeff Smith will accept... more
            • Nature of TruthCathy Spude, Sat Nov 12 9:16am
              LOL! And here I thought that was exactly what I was doing! Stating both sides of the story, my opinion and letting people make up their own minds! When I do it, you accuse me "hav[ing] a tendency to... more
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