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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

The Second Coming of Jim Garrison

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Where Jim Garrison failed to build a plausible conspiracy case against Clay Shaw, how did Oliver Stone succeed? The answer is whereas Garrison attempted only to coax, intimidate, and hypnotize witnesses into providing him with incriminating evidence, Oliver Stone fabricated for his film the crucial evidence and witnesses that were missing in real life -- even when this license required deliberately falsifying reality and depicting events that never happened.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts regarding Edward Jay Epstein

Edward Jay Epstein was a towering figure in the JFK assassination research community.

A good review of Counterplot.

You can see that Ferrie was reading Inquest when he died.

This post has an excerpt from Epstein's Counterplot.

Eric Norden, the journalist who conducted the Playboy interview with Garrison, sent a memo of secret information to the editors.

Garrison also sent a memo to Playboy with information not for print.

Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Oliver Stone's JFK

Wrone was a friend of Harold Weisberg's and was also very critical of JFK.

More inane comments on the JFK assassination.

An excerpt from an interview with Chris Wallace.

A good opinion piece from the Boston Globe.

Two letters 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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