Dan E. Moldea:  Responding to John Hunt's claim that I have been unresponsive
January 10, 2007


     In early May 2006, leaders of the Simkin Forum invited me--as the author of the 1995 book, The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy--to answer questions about the murder of Senator Kennedy.  Between May 9 and May 14, I responded to numerous questions from members of the forum.  To see a compendium of my responses, please go to http://www.moldea.com/SimkinForum.html.  (To view the entire thread, see  http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6747&st=0.)

     Yet, despite the existing record that clearly demonstrates my sincere attempts to be responsive, forum member John Hunt, who has registered a series of provably false charges against me for nearly two years, insisted: "Moldea has yet to answer a single question I have asked.  Not one."  (May 14, 2006:  http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6827&hl)

     Other fair-minded forum members disagreed with Hunt's assessment of my level of cooperation.  I have reprinted the remarks of three critics, using their exact words:

Simkin Forum member Mike Perez wrote to Hunt (May 13, 2006: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6824&hl)
     There is nothing in the forum rules that state that Mr. Moldea has to answer your's or anyone else questions.  This is why forums like this have a propblem with getting people to join who can really add something to a thread and in stead they have people who insist on badgering someone.  I'm sorry John but I'm sick and tired of one person running another perrson off just because another person won't answer their precious question.

     Stick by your guns Dan.

Simkin Forum member Pat Speer wrote to Hunt (May 14, 2006:  http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6824&hl)
     John, I think Moldea has already answered your question.  He has stated that he believes Sirhan did it in large part because he trusts Cesar and doesn't trust Sirhan.  He has also stated his opinion that the movement of the bodies during the shots makes an accurate assessment of the wounds and trajectories impossible.  In other words, he refuses to argue with you on the directions of the shots, but is nevertheless convinced Sirhan acted alone.
Simkin Forum member Len Colby wrote to Hunt (May 14, 2006:  http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6827&hl)
     Dan made it clear he doesn't want to answer questions on multiple threads, why can't you respect that?  Are you going to start a new thread every time you think of a new question for him?  On the other thread you [stated] your rationale was that you didn't think he wasn't giving you a straight answer.  What's your excuse this time? . . .

     I read through the thread again and your statement is simply incorrect.  [Moldea] answered most if not all your questions.  Perhaps you werenít satisfied with his answers but he replied.  Even if what you said were true he is under no obligation to answer all questions asked of him and you donít have an inalienable right to have all your questions answered - this is an Internet forum not an interrogation or cross examination.  I would add that since you insulted him in you 1st post he initially was rather polite with you.

     Please keep my comments in mind, as well as those of the quoted Simkin Forum members, when the shameless and delusional John Hunt launches his next barrage of irrational attacks against me.