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Top 5 JFK Facts stories

The very interesting story of U.S. Air Force officer Sven Christensen and his reaction to the events of November 1963 topped the best-read stories list this week. Thanks to helpful readers, I am now in touch with Jeff Christensen and hope to learn more. Read more

JFK Facts Top 5 for the month of May

Usually, we recap the Top 5 JFK stories of the week on Friday, but as the end of the month nears, it’s time to take a look at the bigger picture: What are the best-read JFK stories in May?
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Odd couple: ReelzChannel and Malcolm Gladwell hype a bogus JFK ‘theory’

The bogus “Secret Service Man Did It” conspiracy meme (it doesn’t deserve to be called a theory) has persisted since the publication of the foolish book Mortal Error in the 1980s.

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Top 5 JFK Facts stories: the GIF that keeps giving

This week’s most popular JFK Facts stories confirm some enduring truths: Read more

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, took 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

Reelz Channel to air discredited JFK theory

Reelz Channel JFK showReelz Channel’s new JFK documentary claiming that a Secret Service agent shot President Kennedy is based on a 30-year old book which triggered a lawsuit from the agent involved, resulting in a formal apology from the book’s publishers.

In short, this JFK theory, touted by veteran TV reporter Bill Kurtis, has already been discredited and debunked. Read more