Analyzing the fraud: MAJORITY of Amazon's glowing 5-star reviews of "The Kennedy Detail" by FRIENDS OF BLAINE AND HILL!
As Don Jeffries wrote on Amazon.Com:
"It's even more obvious that there are a ton of planted 5 star reviews here on Amazon. No way that many disinterested people could possibly have been impressed by this self-serving book".
It is also obvious that many of the reviews started to appear right after a bad review and/ or when the book's sales position started to falter (with The Kennedy Detail, it is all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$).
As of 2/27/11, there are 130 reviews for "The Kennedy Detail" on Amazon.Com:
17 1 star (poor);
11 2 star (fair);
10 3 star (good);
16 4 star (very good);
and a whopping 76 5 star (great), for a net average of 3.5 (mixed: between good and very good).
What's the problem? THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE 5-STAR REVIEWS ARE FROM FRIENDS OF BLAINE AND HILL! McCubbin even solicited people to write reviews for the book on Facebook (proof online and printed off so she can't deny it now)
[note: I have not included those who SEEM to be legit and unbiased..."seem" being the operative word here]
Katie Berger Higgins: daughter of Blaine and Hill's Secret Service colleague Andy Berger;
RJ Gardino: suspicious, because of the NEXT reviewer:;
V Gardino: who writes a one star review of Horne's book, to boot;
JA Hunsinger: from Grand Junction, CO, home of Gerald Blaine!;
EZT: EDWARD Z TUCKER, another Secret Service colleague of Blaine and Hill!;
John Day: suspicious-only review;
Jane Jamieson: same;
Robert J Baxter III; same;
Oldies1: same (plus ends his review "Thank you Gerald!");
Lisa Gibson: same;
K Matheny: same;
Jeff Morris: same;
Jay Pomeroy: same;
Laura Mather: same;
June Mac: same;
Joe College: same;
Tommy B Ray: same;
P Walsh: same;
Mindy Parsons: same;
Wyman C Harris: same;
Rich Unger, Nightclub Consultant (!): same;
Carole Jones: same+ added: "Jerry Blaine did a fantastic job of putting all of it together.";
GreatestEver: same+ added "Yet people still said they were to blame. How can people live even think of putting that kind of blame on this small group of elite agents? In my mind after reading this book there is no possible way anyone can still believe anything different from the truth stated in the book." Oh, brother...;
Bill: same (his entire 'review': "Normally I'm not a "reader" but I could not put this book down. Interesting and a very easy read." Not much of a reviewer, either...);
History Buff: same (some "buff"---his only review...);
DLT (D.L. Thorne): same+ adds "Unlike others, I do not see it as an attempt to absolve the Secret Service of blame";
Judy Templeton: same+ adds "This is the book to read if you've already bought into the conspiracy theories. This is the book to read if you believed he had unlimited contact with MM & other women. This is the book to read if you really still have doubts. Why would these men lie? What would they have to gain? The answer is simple: nothing, nothing at all." Wish we could all live in your fantasy world, Judy...;
J. Wieman: same+ adds "After all the garbage conspiracy theories all through the years, all the lies and sensationalism, what a wonderful book to honor The Boss and the hearts of all the SS Detail. What fine men, a brotherhood, they still deserve our honor today." hahahaha;
Pattimac: same (plus adds: "It is eyewitness accounts which debunct the vast conspiracy theorists that seem bent on making a name for themselves even if they were not there that fateful day. I have heard some of the theories that they spread in their speaking engagements, making themselves sound as if they were the only ones that know the truth." hmmmm...);
PJ: amdonishes us to "read the book, not the reviews";
Nathan Hale: "I enjoyed the book very much and felt like I was getting a real insider's view and not the opinion of some conspiracy theorist or some self proclaimed USSS expert." hahahaha;
ajh "aherd": only review; "Sadly, facts won't stop the conspiracy buffoons. They're in full attack mode over this tome. Witness some of the 'reviews' on Amazon and YouTube. One of the boobs even thinks this book is all about him! Hilarious!" hahahahaha
a satisfied customer: only review+from Pleasanton, CA, where Blaine's son Scott lives;
Jon Bots: from Pleasanton, CA, where Blaine's son Scott lives+ writes: "I found the Kennedy Detail to be an incredible resource of information painstakingly footnoted"---um, there are no footnotes in the whole book...;
Janet Culberson: "And for me this story is even more compelling as I happen to personally know Wynn [sic] Lawson, the lead agent of the Kennedy Detail.";
Stephen J Snyder: "Fortunately, someone like Vince Palamara got him to talk extensively for this book, about the only good thing coming from one conspiracy theorist...If you want heart-tugging, tragic, true history, ignore the 1- and 2-star reviews."Magnolia (almost definitely Lisa McCubbin herself [the "profile" conveniently is devoid of any info or even one review]) comments: "Great review. However, just to clarify, Vince Palamara was not the person who got Clint Hill to talk. The only reason Hill talked was because of his close, trusting, personal relationship with the authors. Period. Vince Palamara had absolutely nothing to do with it. Hill doesn't need to prove anything to anybody, least of all conspiracy theorists. Just wanted to make sure people understand that." hahahahahaha--this is the very same verbage Lisa McCubbin used on Facebook;
John J Nicholl: only review+ writes: "I have the highest esteem for Jerry Blaine and the book he has written. I have known him for 66 years as a man of integrity, highly principled, honorable and of good character.";
L (Lea) McNamara: a self-confessed fan of Blaine via Facebook;
Cindy: "Bar none this is the best book I've EVER read." please...
LaVey Norquist: obviously a dear friend of Lisa McCubbin: " couldn't put it down! It was a most remarkable read! I have to agree with what Jerry said in his tribute to Lisa, that she has a most gifted talent of interpreting the emotions of those who lived those horrific days and the guilt-ridden silent years thereafter. I was riveted and amazed how Lisa was able to accomplish such suspense and anxiety while having to incoroporate so many names, dates, and places into the drama that it most certainly was...not an easy task." Gag me...;
Kimmiecake aka FLOYD BORING'S COUSIN: WRITES "Vince Palamara encouraging negative reviews. You may have read many negative reviews for this Book, The Kennedy Detail. Please know that Vince Palamara is publicly asking everyone to write negative reviews because he is making his own book that he feels contains contradicting information. Read the book yourself and listen to the heartfelt kindness of the men who swore to protect JFK. No one is faster than a bullet and these secret service agents did the best they could!" Honey, we have long made up since then, but remember: McCubbin also encouraged very favorable reviews; cuts both ways, my dear :O) [K Good came to my defense: "Whether you agree or not, you got it wrong about Palamara when you state "he is making his own book." Perhaps he is planning a new book, but Palamara's "Survivor's Guilt" was privately published years ago and can be downloaded for free. As I stated in my review, Blaine gave a different version of JFK's interaction with the SSA's when he communicated with Palamara. He denied at that time that JFK interfered with the SSA's actions, but now he accuses JFK of just that. Blaine needs to explain these discrepancies. The secret service agents did the best they could? That's not what even several of them told Palamara when they were interviewed by him several years ago. Club-hopping and drinking at Fort Worth the night before they were to cover their client in a hostile city - that's "the best they could?" BTW, Blaine was among those club-hopping, but in his official report, he asserts he did not drink. Others confessed that they did. One fact documented in "Survivor's Guilt" is that four of the SSA's assigned to JFK's follow-up car were participants in the club-hopping incident... sorry but I don't agree that this was anything but a wholly unacceptable situation, and far from the president's protection detail acting in a manner that would be considered their best efforts. BTW, since Blaine wasn't even on the Dallas detail on 22 Nov. 1963, ALL of his information is second-hand. He neither witnessed the assassination nor how the SSA's on the Dallas detail reacted, or didn't, to the emergency. Please consider that my remarks are not to state or imply that any SSA's were, or were not involved in any sort of conspiracy. I don't know the answer to that. However the fact remains that several of them did not perform effectively enough to protect the president, and even if it was a half-baked single shooter who killed the president, it's all the more evidence of a very poor performance by those assigned to protect him."] ;
Larry Bonner: Larry's only review speaks for itself- "I've known Jerry and Joyce Blaine and Paul and Peggy Rundle and have stayed in close touch with Jerry for over 60 years. So, I might be prejudice [nooooooo], but I think The Kennedy Detail is one of the most interesting books that I've ever read. Jerry has answered my questions and handled my doubts, like he was reading my mind. I also enjoyed reading about Paul Rundle. For the past 50 years, I've followed and been amazed by both Jerry's and Paul's exciting lives and now,after reading Jerry's book,I realize that I hadn't known the half of it. I'm not surprised by the CYA accusations in some of the reviews..." Glad to know...;
Colarado Woman: Blaine lives in Colarado; 'Nuff said. "She" adds: "All will thrill to every word in this book. Those who came after will have their hearts warmed by hearing the truth for the first time -- which more than overcomes the false "conspiracy theories" that have abounded for years." hahahahaha;
top cop: only review+ adds "An excellent book written by one of the men who was involved. Having worked several presidential visits to my city,I see how the secret service has changed in the years since the assination."
So, of 76 reviews, I am deeply suspicious of 49.
Nice propaganda, Jer