In the Bob Ford – Jesse James photo hoax formerly written about HERE, a cabal of hoaxers assembled to perpetrate a case of identity theft, at the expense of factual history and in violation of the identity of the Jesse James family.
Through an ample misapplication of fantasy, imagination, slight of eye magic, chicanery, and purposely deceitful tabloid and broadcast journalism, the cabal sought to beguile, hoodwink, and defraud an unknowledgeable audience for the purpose of promoting fake imagery of Bob Ford and Jesse James and for reaping an imaginary million dollar windfall.
THE CABAL OF HOAXERS
The principal motivating forces behind the Bob Ford-Jesse James photo hoax is without doubt Sandy Mills, Lois Gibson, Dylan Baddour, and the Houston Chronicle. Whether the others who followed were witting or unwitting accomplices, each as writer and publishers had a fiduciary duty to investigate and report the truth of the opposite side of Sandy Mills’ story. They did not. But others did.
Among the responsible writers and publishers, the Canadian Broadcasting Company dropped the story from publication altogether. CNN’s Michael Pearson questioned the image’s authenticity and claim. Christopher Klein who writes for A&E’s History rewrote his initial story to present the James family’s objection and argument. Elleda Wilson who picked up the story for the Daily Astorian wrote a followup story when alerted about the hoax.
Without doubt, calling out the hoaxers of the Bob Ford-Jesse James fake photo fraud, will not put an end to the constant flow of images claimed to be Jesse James. Within the period of the present hoax, two more claimed images arrived at Stray Leaves, claiming to be authentic images of Jesse James.
UPDATE: Jan 12, 2017
The next stage in the Bob Ford-Jesse James photo hoax has been announced by Burley Auction Gallery. The auction house and its owner Robb Burley have been added to the cabal of hoaxers engaged in this act of identity theft.
In addition, we also are adding to the hoax cabal, the website PRWeband article author Nikki Thibodeaux. The specific identity of Thibodeaux formerly was unknown until Robb Burley provided an actual photo of her. Thibodeaux is an associate of Robb Burley.
Announcing the passing of Robert G. McCubbin, a supporter of Jesse James Soul Liberty, and collector of Jesse James imagery.Its with great sadness that I share the news that legendary Robert G. McCubbin passed away this morning.
He was well known and respected in the American West history community, especially among Billy the Kid historians and enthusiasts. Mr. McCubbin was most well-known for his historic photographs, documents, books and artifacts, many pertaining to Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War.
McCubbin was also publisher of “True West Magazine,” and a founder of the Wild West History Association.
Aside from his incredible collection, wealth of history knowledge, he was also a wonderful and funny guy. I'm so blessed to have met and spent two days hanging out with him in Lincoln back in 2014.
Gail McGreevy Harmon is a 2nd great-granddaughter of Thomas Martin "T.M." James. As a lawyer, Gail serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Mindful of the financial hardships produced by the pandemic, the trustees are refunding students' room and board fees.
Sad to read of this news. I only learned about Joan Olmsted Oates after Jesse James Soul Liberty was published. The story of her parents appears in the chapter "Underrated Men & Unleashed Feminists" pp 201-205. Joan is a granddaughter of Vassie James, and 2nd great-granddaughter of Thomas Martin "T.M." James. I never got to meet or interview Joan, but I have a research file on her. Watch Stray Leaves as this lioness of the arts in education and her biography will appear. www.richmond.com/obituaries/oates-joan/article_fd9479f1-e6a8-591a-be9f-8a43c970cb74.html?fbclid=I...... See MoreSee Less
From the line of John James "of Alvarado," Glenda Ray Johnson-Dunn shares her 3 generation collage. Her mother, Fredda Louise James-Johnson, daughter of Jackson Waite James & granddaughter of John James. Herself and her three daughters, Kristi, Kari, & Lindsey Dunn. Yours truly adds his own 6 pack of fathers collage. ... See MoreSee Less
Dalton Gang Robbery History! Charles M. Ball Home, built in 1906, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Register of Historic Kansas Places. It is located in Coffeyville, KS and has...