New book on JFK assassination says reports were flawed

Well, you knew these were coming… a wave of books about the JFK assassination. I’m not going to say too much about this but you can have your say in the comments.

A new book reveals analysis of the sound recordings of police radio transmissions which the author says were not from Dealey Plaza, but from a location more than two miles away. Yeah… I don’t know. Color me skeptical.

JFK assassination conspiracy theory “blown out of the water” in new book, author says – CBS News.

It’s been nearly 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Questions still remain about whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or was part of a larger conspiracy.

Now there’s new evidence about that fateful day. It comes from a book called “The Kennedy Half-Century,” written by professor Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.

This year, political scientist Larry Sabato had the tapes re-analyzed using state-of-the-art technology. He says they do not capture gunshots at all, but the sounds of an idling motorcycle and the rattling of a microphone.

Sabato said on “CBS This Morning” his book has completely blown the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations report “out of the water.” He added, “Their evidence simply does not hold. And they concluded there was a conspiracy. Does it mean that no one encouraged Oswald or that Oswald had no compatriots working with him? I can’t say that for sure because the Warren Commission was also deeply flawed. They made so many mistakes in their process, they didn’t interview key witnesses that I interviewed 50 years after the assassination and I was stunned to find out they weren’t part of that study.”

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  2 comments for “New book on JFK assassination says reports were flawed

  1. Cathy
    October 15, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Interviewing key witnesses 50 years after the fact seems to have its problems. Don’t they say eye witnesses aren’t always reliable even at the time.

  2. BobM
    October 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    At last. a proper historian. There’s been a dearth of these writing about Kennedy.

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