Hot air about ‘new JFK motorcade footage’

A friend asks if this article from TheWrap,  JFK Assassination: New Motorcade Footage Could Challenge Lone-Gunman Theory, a hoax?

The footage has never been seen publicly so there’s little reason to believe it exists.

The promoters of the story have no track record as JFK assassination researchers.

Until the purported footage is seen by us, JFK Facts regards the claim of new JFK footage as baseless and not worth discussing.

Hoax? Maybe.

Hot Air? Definitely.


10 thoughts on “Hot air about ‘new JFK motorcade footage’”

  1. All I can say is that if it is real, then someone’s confidentiality agreement may have just ended.
    Seems to be going around this week.

  2. So what is the current status of this news story? Did CNN and Fox and Reuters actually have a viewing of this alleged new footage? If so, what were their reactions?

  3. Actually, I remember Mort Sahl aired the Zapruder film on a local LA TV show in the early 70s. At least that’s what I recall.

  4. When a story like this breaks I wait on Geraldo Rivera to pounce on it. He has a proven record of tracking down, coming up with & broadcasting film footage before competing TV journalists (remember the search footage in the Casey Anthony trial?). Geraldo was the first to broadcast the Zapruder film on TV back in the mid 1970’s. If anyone can come up with it (if it really exits) I’d bet on Geraldo to break it on TV & show it.

    In the past decades there were false alarms about Babushka Lady’s film & secretarial audio recordings of the assassination supposedly recorded in the buildings JFK’s parade passed by before & during his ambush that never materialized either.

  5. This story has generated plenty of well-founded healthy skepticism in both the LN and CT camps.
    The timing of the “revelation” alone is a good reason to take it with a pinch of salt.
    The fellow is planning to charge interested parties to view the film,so I doubt we will see it any time soon.
    I believe the film does exist,but whether it is indeed heretofore unforseen and not some spliced composite,or supports the claims made on its behalf , is quite another matter.

    1. Did you guys actually read the Wrap piece? Marcus, you said, “The fellow is planning to charge interested parties to view the film.” That is incorrect. The “private screening” is for potential buyers or “interested parties.” There’s nothing about charging for it.

      And Jeff, whether these “promoters” of the story are members of the research community is immaterial. And since no one from the Gersh Agency has denied the report, I think we can assume it’s not a hoax.

      You also claimed that “No. Nobody has seen the alleged footage.”

      Again, did you even read the article? Here is the relevant excerpt:

      “TheWrap has not seen the footage. However, two individuals who have described portions of the tape that could challenge the lone-gunman theory ultimately supported by the Warren Commission. “You can see a guy in the bushes with a gun,” said one of those individuals. “It looks like real footage, though I am not an expert.””

      Can you really see a guy in the bushes with a gun? I’ll believe it when I see it. But at this point, it seems clear that some pretty established people think so. Gersh is one of the top agencies. Jeff Cohen, who reportedly is brokering the deal, is one of the top people at Gersh. And Sneider, the Wrap reporter is a long and well established Hollywood reporter. And none of them are so stupid as to get suckered into a hoax – though they may regret being involved in this story at all.

      Believe me. I share your skepticism. But this isn’t another internet hoax. These people are way too high on the food chain for that (Do you know who the Gersh Agency is?) Something’s up. And aside from this leak from who knows who, it’s all very hush hush. May be a hoax. But if it is, it’s set up some pretty powerful players to look like schmucks.

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