OK, a lot of points for me to address:
You stated – “Your theory seems to depend heavily on the claim that the enhance tape was aired on Geraldo”
My reply – No I don’t believe this is true at all. The way I see it is that my theory depends most heavily on the compelling evidence that the 911 voices were redacted from the Aerospace enhanced version and that this redaction was carried out by CD Boulder Police before handing it over to the DA’s office in 2003. All the other evidence falls into place and starts to make sense once you accept that as fact.
You stated – “there's a lot of 'splainin' to do about how Mr. Big managed both to get that portion deleted from all subsequent airings of the show, from the DVD version AND from the written transcripts.”
My reply – I don’t agree, all I am claiming Mr Big managed to do was to organize with his pedophile connections to get CNBC pull the recording from the show and then have the DVD and transcript made from the later showing. I don't think that's a big stretch to ask people to believe that was possible Mr Big had a pedophile contact at CNBC who had a personal interest in agreeing to do this.
You stated – “I'd encourage you to read Case Encyclopedia more carefully on this issue.”
My reply – Truly, I have read everything there is to read on the internet. I’m not saying I have remembered everything, but I have read and considered it all. I can't find anything in Case Encyclopedia that is inconsistent with what I am saying
Your question - “First, why do you accept everything Spade says as 100% truthful, especially in light of his subsequent decision to scrub all his posts and be silent forever after that on this issue?”
My reply - Mostly I assume people are telling the truth as I think they are, at least the truth as they see it. Nothing Spade says is in conflict with anything else other posters have said or anything else I have read, so I don’t have any reason for not believing him. I have also read other posts of Spade's where he reveals some personal information and he seems to be genuine and dedicated enough to do some proper research instead of indulging in dumb gossip like so many posters. He is of course RDI and he therefore believed the voices were those of John and Burke and was trying to prove that the voices were, in fact there. To me the best explanation for what my research has revealed about Spade’s involvement in the 911 call analysis, is to theorize that he was forced to delete his posts about redactions because Mr Big et al began threatening him as they wanted everything about those voices suppressed after finding out the truth about them during the August 1998 Geraldo Show.
You stated – "Internet poster koldkase says she does not watch Geraldo's daytime show, including the one in which the mock trial was done, but she is certain she heard the enhanced tape, hence it must have been on the nighttime show. According to your very careful reconstruction of events, koldkase is dead wrong.”
My reply - When koldcase said she was certain she heard the enhanced tape, she was referring to the prime time nighttime version of the Geraldo Show when the tape was played, not the repeat nighttime playing later in the evening when the tape had been pulled. At least that is the way I understood her posts so IMO her statements are consistent with my reconstruction of events. From extra reading of what other posters have written, I think the enhanced tape was likely also aired on Geraldo’s morning show.
You stated – “This gets back to the reliability of eyewitness testimony. You have a handful of highly motivated posters who claim they literally heard the tape (highly motivated meaning they are 100% convinced of Ramsey guilt and the enhanced tape--assuming the voices truly can be heard as clearly as they claim--is incontrovertible evidence Ramseys lied).”
My reply – This is the heart of what I am saying about all these RDI posters. Not all of them agreed that the voices could be heard. There were plenty of RDIers who would have been just as eager to hear the voices on the tape who said they had listened to the show and said they did NOT hear the voices. If one lot of RDIers were adamantly saying there were no voices while another lot of RDIers were saying there were, doesn't that kind of validate what the 'hearers' were claiming? The different experiences of two groups of RDIers, all of whom I am saying were telling the truth, kind of lends credence to the idea that the voices were played during the prime time showing of Geraldo and not the repeat showing and that the RDI 'hearers' had watched the first edition of the show and the RDI 'non hearers' had watched the second.
You stated – “AND STEVE THOMAS who deny it happen,”
My reply – Since Steve Thomas' comments on this topic were so vague they could be interpreted a number of ways. I kind of suspect Thomas was the one who leaked to the journalists about the Aerospace enhancement and it was those journalists who went to Aerospace and got their recording. Although he included the information about the voices at the end of the tape in his book, I got the impression that Thomas didn't want to talk about the playing of the voices on Geraldo when asked about them in that online chat show he did in November 2000. So in my opinion after Geraldo he had been made well aware of the fact that he had eff-ed up in leaking to the journalists about the Aerospace enhancement but was never told exactly why. I also get the impression that after his book publication he was told not to talk about it again, hence his avoidance answer, so untypical of him during the 2000 chat show.
You stated – “c) zero contemporary accounts from newspapers or other print media that Rivera had actually aired this bombshell material.”
My reply – As far as there being no contemporary news accounts of the show – isn’t Geraldo a trashy show and isn’t it likely that mainstream news reporters weren’t watching anyway? It did seem to me that the news reporters mostly seemed to get their news from official sources and that true investigative journalists were pretty thin on the ground in Boulder at the time of the murder.
Besides, what you say about no other news source picking it up isn’t exactly true. If you go read this 2008 thread at Websleuths:
you will see there are indications that it WAS picked up by at least one tabloid-type television news program, either ‘Inside Edition’, ‘Hard Copy’, ‘A Current Affair’ or ‘American Journal’ (read comments by posters drew, lannie, RiverRat, Twitch, Driver)
You stated – Your claim is that it's really Mr. Big's influence behind the scenes, but that scenario implies that Spade knows what actually happened (a pedophile ring) and by implication so do Tricia Griffith, River and others in the close-knit ring of posters insistent on Ramsey guilt.
My reply – Spade might have come to know something after being threated, I agree. But he hasn’t posted since so we don’t know just what he does know now. As for Tricia Griffith, what would be wrong with my belief that she is being played for a sucker by Mr Big?
Your question – “how did Mr. Big not shut down Singular's book in 1999 that was ALL ABOUT A PEDOPHILE RING?”
My reply – My guess would be that the publication of Singular's book in 1999 was a complete surprise to Mr Big and he didn’t have a chance to stop it. Also we don’t know what threats Singular has been subjected to since but there are indications that they WERE made.