On December 21, 2020, @SXMElvisRadio tweeted:
To which I replied with this post:
And this post:
…both of which provide information, background, and analysis that runs counter to the “official” story.
So what did @SXMElvisRadio do next?
“Replies hidden by @SXMElvisRadio.” Hidden.
@SXMElvisRadio then went on to advertise an upcoming interview with Jerry Schilling about the Nixon meeting. During the interview, which aired later that day, Argo (with @SXMElvisRadio) and Jerry discuss the three critical days from the December 1970 DC-LA-DC trip (the 19th, 20th, and 21st), changing/removing facts here and there, and then at the end of the hour, they both bemoan the rewriting of Elvis history. That’s right, they spend an hour rewriting Elvis history and then complain about Elvis history being rewritten. To top it all off, Argo and Jerry then talk about Elvis’s drug use, offering up the illogical “But they were prescription drugs!” defense for Elvis, arguing that Elvis did not truly have an addiction to drugs. But that’s a different story.
The level of self-awareness here is certainly worth noting.
Let’s remember a few of the key points in this Elvis/DC/Nixon story:
1 – Elvis did not just go to the airport and pick a random destination, based on the “next available” flight. The notion that he did this is ridiculous.
2 – Jerry Schilling and others have said that Elvis went to DC to get a badge, and that Elvis went to DC because it was the “first available” destination from Memphis International Airport. Which is it? It can’t be both (but it can be neither).
3 – Elvis traveled to Washington DC on a Saturday. Why would he do that if he was trying to meet with Nixon, the FBI, or the BNDD? The Nixon idea had not come up yet, and anyone Elvis wanted to see at these other offices likely was not available on the weekend.
4 – Jerry Schilling knows good and well about Joyce Bova, but in this narrative he removes her completely, thus altering the logic of the entire sequence of events. To wit, Elvis gets on a plane in Los Angeles en route back to DC with a WWII commemorative pistol, but when he grabbed the pistol from his home in L.A. and boarded the plane, he had no plans to meet with Nixon, nor (obviously) to give the gun to Nixon. Who was the gun for then? The gun was intended as a gift for Joyce Bova. If it was not, as these people claim, then please calculate the odds for me of Elvis grabbing a gift that references Ms. Bova’s family origin (Sicily) and a date one day removed from her birthday (December 11, Ms. Bova’s birthday is December 12), and that gift not being for Joyce Bova, who just happens to live in the city he is traveling to…? Really, what are those odds?
The consistent and deliberate rewriting of the history of Elvis has resulted in an informational mess that will probably never be fully cleaned up and corrected, and it’s interviews like this on @SXMElvisRadio that are the culprits. (And hiding facts that don’t comport with a false narrative doesn’t help, either.)