Sixty five million people visited about About.com in February 2013. If they were seeking answers to the enduring questions about the asssassination of President John F. Kennedy, they got a lot of bad information. Read more
Would Amazon censor a comment challenging the lone gunman theory posited in a celebrity penned bestseller? According to Atlanta-based author Barry Krusch, the online giant did just that.
In his very popular Killing Kennedy, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly paints a portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald as the only gunman involved in the JFK assassination. Krusch scrutinizes O’Reilly’s conclusions in this respectful and empirical video, which was submitted to Amazon’s comment section.
However, according to Krusch, the online bookseller censored the video.
No. Read this unpersuasive (some would say nutty) article and you will find proof that even the piously Paulite advocates of this theory have no actual evidence for it.
ABC News correspondent Alexander Marquardt made two factual mistakes in his Good Morning America report today on Robert Kennedy Jr.’s remarks that his father believed “rogue CIA agents” may have been involved in uncle’s assassination. (h/t Curt Cultice)
In her story today on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, WSJ reporter Ana Campoy makes a common mistake that deprives readers of needed context and detail. Read more
Judyth Vary Baker has written to JFK Facts about my recent post on her various claims about Lee Harvey Oswald. In the interests of fairness, I want to give her response the same prominence as the original item.
Her name is Judyth Vary Baker. She says she had a romance with Lee Harvey Oswald and they worked on a secret bioweapons program in New Orlean in 1963. With the 50th anniversary approaching, her flair for self-dramatization is getting some attention.
There is little evidence that her story is true. Read more
Federal judge John Tunheim, chair of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) from 1994 to 1998, said last week the government has released virtually all of its assassination-related records–a claim contradicted by a publicly available online database of the National Archives.
This is a story you can fact check yourself. Read more
The U.K’s Daily Mail picks up on the news from Dallas that an apartment building where accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald lived briefly in 1963 is going to be torn down. But the right-wing tabloid made a mistake in its headline:
Fact check please: Read more
Russ Baker takes exception to our post of November 25, “Didn’t Do It: George H.W. Bush.” His comment is published in full beneath the post, but since his response has merit, I want to give it prominent treatment here as well.
Russ rightly objects to my linking his reporting about Bush and the JFK story with John Hankey’s video on the same subject. He says:
“To try and distract people from a TON of documented, footnoted evidence on HW Bush’s covert work in Dallas with CIA circa 11/22 by falsely suggesting that I–or anyone–is stupid enough to believe that Bush would be an actual triggerman, well, that’s just beyond the pale.”
My apologies. Russ’s views are clearly different Read more
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
One perennial question people have about the JFK story is, Who do I believe? One credible witness is a man named Bill Newman. He was there, about 15 feet from JFK, when the gunfire rang out. His testimony is important. Read more