Oliver Stone's Hijacking of History
Updated: Jul 19
Boston Globe, January 4, 1992
So the fuss over "JFK" is about facts, yes, but also about mediums and messages, the past and the future. Call it a conspiracy theory if you must, but the confusion of fact and fiction, docu and drama, is Oliver Stone's own attempted coup of American history.
Previous Relevant Blog Posts
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.