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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Oliver Stone Claims He is Not a Conspiracy Theorist

Here is an excerpt from a transcript:

WALLACE: And then there was the movie JFK, which I think it’s fair to —

STONE: Okay, here we go again.

WALLACE: Well, I think it’s fair to say that that’s what launched your reputation as a conspiracy theorist.

STONE: I’m not a conspiracy theorist!

WALLACE: So you say you’re not a conspiracy theorist. As we sit here six decades later, who killed John F. Kennedy?

STONE: I can’t tell you for sure. But everything seems to point to a government operation. Not the whole government, but the CIA has to be involved. The, the operation itself seems to involve Cuban exiles, we’re working with them, as well as mostly about the community if you remember the Bay of Pigs invasion, and then the Cuban Missile Crisis. There was a big beef from Cuba against from these Cubans, right wing American Cubans in America against Kennedy because he wasn’t strong enough and hadn’t gone into Cuba when he was supposed to in 1962. So there was a lot of motivation there. Motivation is very important here.

WALLACE: How it that this conspiracy, involving the CIA, involving anti-Castro Cubans, that it has held, that it has remained a secret for 60 years?

STONE: Chris, so many people have talked. Some people in the operation … People have said things constantly but the media keeps burying it. It comes out and it’s a headline of sensationalism. I killed Kennedy blah, blah, blah. It gets confusing.

So many people have talked? Who exactly? Judyth Vary Baker?

RFK Jr. has also claimed that people have confessed to the assassination. In this interview, he claims to have talked to some of the hitmen. Or here, here, or here where he named the mastermind of the JFK assassination.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts

A good opinion piece from the Boston Globe.

Two letter from Weisberg to Stone.

A good review of Stone's JFK.

Two JFK researchers watch Stone's JFK.

An interesting look back.

Wicker reviews JFK for the New York Times and Weisberg responds.

Even this counterculture newspaper knew the truth about JFK.

David Lifton gave me permission to post this letter.

The Deputy Chief Counsel of the HSCA offers up some opinions.

Garrison instructed Tommy Lee Jones on how to play Clay Shaw.

The Advocate writes about Oliver Stone and Jim Garrison.

This post has a large Robert Sam Anson article on the film JFK from Esquire magazine.

Pershing Gervais, Garrison's first chief investigator, and reporter Rosemary James report back on the film JFK.

Lardner writes a memo to his editors about Oliver Stone.

Over the past several months, I have shown in multiple blog posts how Oliver Stone's documentary series, JFK Revisited and JFK: Destiny Betrayed, misleads viewers. In fact, despite months of work, there are still many more misleading segments that need to be addressed. It's no wonder that the fact checkers of Netflix nixed the airing of the films.

There is a choice between four hours of tendentious nonsense (JFK: Destiny Betrayed) and two hours (JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass). As a handy guide for viewers, here are all those posts in order of their appearance in JFK: Destiny Betrayed and JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, preceded by some general critiques.


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