Tag Archive for Malcolm Gladwell

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

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

Most popular JFK Facts stories of 2013

Here are the best read JFK Facts stories of 2013 in order of popularity.

Jack Ruby’s ex-flame

1) Ex-flame says Jack Ruby ‘had no choice’ but to kill Oswald (March 21, 2013)

“He was not in love with the Kennedys and he did NOT like Robert Kennedy by no means.”

2) Reelz Channel to air discredited JFK theory (Nov. 2, 2013)

“There is no evidence for this bogus theory: No eyewitness testimony or photographic evidence supports the claim…”

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Gladwell’s JFK theory revisited

In the Wall Street Journal Dorothy Rabinowitz reminds us that Malcolm Gladwell has endorsed the “derangement” of “the Secret Service Man done it” theory of President Kennedy’s assassination. Read more

The 5 most popular pages on JFK Facts

The five most viewed pages on JFK Facts over the past year represent a cross-section of what this site is about: timely news, reliable sources, and authoritative analysis.

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