3. Oliver Stone’s JFK is a pack of lies.

In 2013, before I attended the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination or made my feature, Conspiracy Theorists Lie, I made this video about a few of the many lies in Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991).

For a more comprehensive list see, “The JFK 100: One Hundred Errors of Fact and Judgment in Oliver Stone’s JFK,” by Dave Reitzes. Like me, Reitzes was a big fan of Stone’s film and a fervent believer in a conspiracy, for a time, but the more he looked into the actual facts of the case, the less he was able to justify or defend Stone’s work. We discussed this in an interview I did with him a couple years ago. 

Stone made no effort to look at the facts of the case, relying on compulsive lies like Mark Lane, Robert Groden, and Colonel Prouty; though he had a particularly hard time defending the last one after Prouty’s ties to the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) became known. IHR is the world’s leading Holocaust denial organization. Stone also chose to make a hero of Jim Garrison, the former District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, who prosecuted and persecuted New Orleans businessman, Clay Shaw, as an alleged member of the phony JFK Conspiracy. Harry Connick, Sr., the DA who defeated Garrison in 1973 and was still serving when Stone filmed his movie, told Stone, “[the trial] was a travesty, a miscarriage of justice and very unfair to Clay Shaw,” but Stone simply replied, “I will make the movie anyway.”

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2 thoughts on “3. Oliver Stone’s JFK is a pack of lies.

  1. Mr. Lambert: I have been studying, reading about and watching numerous documentaries on the JFK assassination for more than 40 years. I’m a retired Marine, so I am very familiar with weapons and rifles in particular. You see, on the rife range I could hit a bulls-eye from 200 yards (more than 600 ft) away from the off-hand (or standing) position without the benefit of any support or a “scope”. I have also visited “Dealy Plaza” and looked through the window directly above the sixth floor and believe that Oswald easily made the shots given that he was less than 100 yards away using support and a scope which enlarged Kennedy’s head at least 3xs. It has always been very clear to me that Oswald was a “lone nut” gunman who was also a sociopath who needed attention. The fact that his name is forever linked to John F. Kennedy is something that I’m sure was most important to him. Most of he people who I speak to (and sadly they are much younger than me) really have not done their homework and are simply regurgitating what they “heard” and Hollywood is an industry that is built on fantasies and lies. Although I’m not particularly a Bill O’Riely fan, he got it right in his book and the DVD. However, I must admit that the most impressive book I ever read on the subject was written by Gerald Posner called “Case Closed”. I found your documentary to be refreshing and you must have been just a little frustrated by some of he nonsense that was thrown your way. What I find interesting about those people is that they cannot even agree on what they are saying. What I also observe is that most people make the mistake into thinking that Oswald actually thought like them! What I would like to see is a more definitive study or movie of Oswald that elaborates on his psyche as well as some of the things that led him down this path. I would also very much like to speak with you so how can you be reached? Thanks again for your work great job!

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