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In JFK lore, who is ‘Prayer Man’?

A man captured n the proverbial shadows of Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. But he was not Lee Oswald, said the late Gary Mack. Bill Kelly explains.

Bill O’Reilly’s JFK fib was exposed by reporter’s audio tape


In his best-selling book Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly tells a brief tale of an intrepid reporter — himself — chasing the historical truth of JFK’s assassination in south Florida. But the story itself is a fiction, as O’Reilly revealed in his own voice in an audio recording first published on JFK Facts.

CNN’s Brian Stelter picked up on the story, and I explained what really happened.  Read more

Malcolm Gladwell’s folly: Did a Secret Service man shoot JFK?

What me worry about JFK?

No, he did not.

The “Secret Service Man Did It” theory is comic in its macabre ludicrousness. It would not be worthy of discussion, except that Bill James and Malcolm Gladwell, and now the Huffington Post, have taken it seriously.

JFK Second Shooter? New Documentary Makes Radical Claim,” the liberal site reported. The article quotes a couple of cable TV documentarians from the Reelz Channel insinuating, without evidence, that a Secret Service agent killed Kennedy. There is no comment from any historian or journalist who actually knows the record of JFK’s assassination. To date, more than 3,000 people have “liked” the HP story. I have submitted a correction without hope that it will ever be acknowledged.

I could blame Gladwell for this sorry display of public ignorance, but let’s stick to the facts: Read more

Bloomberg asked Donald Trump the wrong JFK question 

 

I can understand why David Sirota and his retweeters are impatient about the attention to Trump. Among the issues facing the United States of America in the 2016 presidential election–the broken immigration system, extreme inequality, endless wars, out-of-control gun violence, and the assault on voting rights– the question of who perpetrated one homicide in Dallas 52 years ago may seems trivial, far-fetched, and perversely beside the point.

It isn’t.

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A better JFK files question for 2016 presidential contenders

A faithful reader says he has a better way of phrasing the JFK question for 2016 presidential candidates. He says Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and others should be asked:

“Will you ensure the October 2017 release of all information which might shed light on the JFK assassination?”

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Peter Dale Scott reconceives the JFK story

Peter Dale Scott Dallas '63

Peter Dale Scott’s conceptualization of the assassination of President Kennedy offers a bracing challenge to contemporary American historiography, political science, and national security studies.

“Since the aftermath of World War II, the deep state’s power has grown unchecked, and nowhere has it been more apparent than at sun-dappled Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963,” the publishers of his new book write.

Certainly Kennedy’s violent death and the failure to hold senior CIA officials responsible for the intelligence failure it represented marked a decisive moment in the consolidation of secretive power centers in the American state.

Source: Dallas ’63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House (Forbidden Bookshelf) – Kindle edition by Peter Dale Scott.

 Red Duke, surgeon who attended JFK, dies at 86

Dr. Red Duke, initially treated President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and became nationally famous as a medical TV host.

Duke was not one of the doctors who tried to save JFK’s life. Their story will be told in forthcoming documentary, “The Parkland Doctors.” Read more

Director Alex Cox screens the Zapruder film

Alex Cox, the creative cinematic mind who gave us “Repo Man” and “Sid and Nancy,” offers his reflections on the saddest, shortest movie ever, the Zapruder film. He relies on Doug Horne’s original research. (H/T Tad) Read more

Former CIA employee endorses ‘Our Man in Mexico’

former employee called my book about Winston Scott, chief of the CIA’s Mexico City station from 1956 to 1969,  “a realistic picture” of the agency.

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Question for Chris Christie: Will you release all JFK files in 2017?


A JFK question for New Jersey Governo Chris Christie: Will you enforced the JFK Records Act and mandate the release of all assassination-related records, as scheduled, in October 2017,

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‘Concerning the Facts and Consequences of the Tragic Death of President John F. Kennedy’

What Fidel Castro said on November 23, 1963: Read more

Jackie Kennedy didn’t believe the single bullet theory

One problem with the Warren Commission’s report surfaced in the October 14 issue of  Vanity Fair: First Lady Jackie Kennedy didn’t believe the single bullet theory on which the Commission’s findings depend.

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‘Your book is factual, without subterfuge, without hyperbole’

A reader’s responds  to Our Man in Mexico.

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Roger Hilsman on JFK’s Vietnam plans

“At the end, Ngu Dinh Diem was talking to nobody but his brother Nu. Read more

Didn’t do It: George H.W. Bush

It is true that former president George H.W. Bush was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. It is true that Bush became director of the CIA in 1976. And it is true that, as vice president in the 1980s,  Bush was up to his eyebrows in the nexus of criminal activities known as the Iran-contra scandal.

But,rest assured, G H.W. Bush did not supervise gunmen in Dealey Plaza as

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