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Title: JFK Conspiracy Theories Debunked


Andrew - November 22, 2008 12:46 AM (GMT)
Date: November 22, 1963, Dallas, TX

* Debunked: "Magic Bullet" Theory

1967 - Mannlicher Carcano Rifle Test (CBS) (2min)
2003 - The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (ABC) (Video) (1hr 29min)
2003 - The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (BBC) (Video) (1hr 25min)
2005 - Penn & Teller Bullshit! - Conspiracy Theories (Showtime) (Video) (30min)
2013 - NOVA - Cold Case: JFK (PBS) (Video) (53min)
2013 - Parkland (1hr 33min)



Books:
1964 - The Warren Report: The Official Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Associated Press)
1967 - Lee: A Portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald by His Brother (Robert L. Oswald)
1998 - The Dark Side of Camelot (Seymour M. Hersh)
2000 - False Witness: The Real Story of Jim Garrison's Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film JFK (Patricia Lambert)
2000 - Oswald's Trigger Films: The Manchurian Candidate, We Were Strangers, Suddenly? (John Loken)
2003 - Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (Gerald Posner)
2005 - JFK Myths: A Scientific Investigation Of The Kennedy Assassination (Larry M. Sturdivan)
2007 - Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Vincent Bugliosi)
2008 - Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Vincent Bugliosi)
2011 - JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy (John C. McAdams)
2013 - Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy (Vincent Michael Palamara)
2013 - The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Larry J. Sabato)



JFK Movie (1991):
The Assassination Goes Hollywood! (John C. McAdams, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science)
JFK Movie And Book Attempt To Rewrite History (The Chicago Tribune, May 14, 1991)
On the Set: Dallas in Wonderland; How Oliver Stone's Version Of the Kennedy Assassination Exploits the Edge of Paranoia (The Washington Post, May 19, 1991)
Does 'J.F.K.' Conspire Against Reason? (The New York Times, December 15, 1991)
Hollywood Wonders If Warner Brothers Let 'J.F.K.' Go Too Far (The New York Times, December 24, 1991)



References:
U.S. Marine Sharpshooter Charged With Murder Of Kennedy (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, November 23, 1963)
Widow of Lee Oswald Tells How He Changed (The Free Lance-Star, February 8, 1964)
Garrison Has Psychiatric Record (The Spokesman-Review, December 29, 1967)
Doctors Affirm Kennedy Autopsy Report (The New York Times, May 20, 1992)
Disturbing Issue of Kennedy's Secret Illness (The New York Times, October 06, 1992)
Neutron Activation Analyses Proves Oswald Acted Alone in JFK Assassination (University of Rhode Island, October 15, 2004)
How Jackie Kennedy Invented the Camelot Legend After JFKs Death (The Daily Beast, November 12, 2013)
Killing Conspiracy: Why the best conspiracy theories about JFK's assassination dont stand up to scrutiny (Slate, November 14, 2013)



Reports:
Warren Commission Report (National Archives)
Frequently Asked Questions (National Archives)



Resources:
The Kennedy Assassination (John C. McAdams, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science)



Notes:
- Oswald was a devote communist who lived in the Soviet Union for 3 years (1959-1962).
- Oswald was a Marine Sharpshooter, armed with a high-powered scoped rifle.
- The Marine marksmanship weapon's qualification test is harder than the Armys' (500m vs. 300m).




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