Score one for Stone. When the two pieces are compared, Stone’s argument is more precise and factual.
Franklin, by contrast, offers a wide-ranging attack on JFK conspiracy theories, in which he lumps Stone’s deeply researched movie with the ludicrous “bodyguard did it” yarn. That is intellectually careless.
Franklin succumbs to the tempting but illogical argument that because there are a lot of stupid JFK conspiracy theories, the official theory of a lone nut must be correct. Logicians call this a non-sequitir.