No surprise here: Robert F. Kennedy Jr discounts “lone gunman” idea

Robert F. Kennedy Jr is an established conspiracy advocate.

RFK children speak about assassination in Dallas.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”

Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.

“The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman,” he said, but he didn’t say what he believed may have happened.

So, it’s OK to discount a reasonable explanation and replace it with nothing of equal value?

This Kennedy has A LONG HISTORY of crackpot ideas so this latest declaration is no shocker. For more on Kennedy, see here.

Mass Media Bunk 24 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s rant on vaccines and autism – The Skeptic’s Dictionary.

Science-Based Medicine » Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., vaccines, the EPA, and the interface with science-based medicine and public policy.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Poul Thorsen: The fine art of distraction from inconvenient facts – Respectful Insolence.

  7 comments for “No surprise here: Robert F. Kennedy Jr discounts “lone gunman” idea

  1. January 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Yeah, he often seems to gravitate toward the strange and bizarre. His Rolling Stone article on vaccines was taken down in its entirety eventually, I believe. (Either that or every substantive point he made was replaced with a correction.)

  2. January 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Great. So now the conspiracy camp can count a Kennedy as a supporter in their cause. Oh brother.

  3. January 13, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    Well to be fair it isn’t like the Kennedy family has had a sterling reputation the last fifty-plus odd years :0

  4. themanwithoutaname
    January 13, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    The Warren Report backed up the Magic Bullet theory, which is a ballistic impossibility.

  5. Chew
    January 13, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Hardly. It has been very closely duplicated several times.

  6. themanwithoutaname
    January 13, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Upon closer examination of the Zapruder film, Mrs. Kennedy’s head was directly in front of the President’s head at the time of impact of the second bullet. Had the second bullet come from almost directly behind, it would have also struck Mrs. Kennedy in the face and be found in the vehicle. The second bullet was never found and Mrs. Kennedy was neither struck nor did she sense a near miss. Since the President’s head recoiled backward and to his left from the impact of the second bullet, it appears to be highly probable that there was a second gunman from the direction of the grassy knoll. The magic bullet was merely a distraction by the Warren Commission, to take the public focus off of the second bullet, in my opinion. As I recollect, the Mafia has since been blamed for that assasination.

  7. January 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Guess what we are NOT here to do? Debate the Kennedy Assassination. It can not be done in the comments of a website. Pertinent comments for the story or they will be removed.

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