Henry Luce published the first edition of TIME magazine in 1923.
In 1936 Luce purchased the humour magazine, LIFE, to acquire the rights to its name.
The Luce media empire led a campaign against the presidency of John F Kennedy.
LIFE's full-throttle opposition to Kennedy was a problem for the administration.
LIFE and TIME were two of the most influential magazines in the country.
LIFE MAG AN F IN LIE ON JFK
When Kennedy was assassinated, C.D. Jackson purchased the Zapruder Film on behalf of Luce.
Luce published individual frames of Zapruder's film
but did not allow the film to be screened in its entirety.
It was only later discovered that the critical frames
that depicted the rearward motion of Kennedy's head
were transposed to indicate a forward motion.
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On November 29, 1963 -- one week after the assassination of President Kennedy -- LIFE magazine published time-sequence photos showing the assassination of JFK that had been taken with a movie camera by a witness standing in Dealey Plaza.
The witness was Abraham Zapruder and he had caught on film the murder of the leader of the Free World -- the most important evidence imaginable -- and yet the USA government allowed Zapruder's film to be handed over to the owners of a media conglomerate whose magazines -- TIME and LIFE -- were known mouthpieces for the Capitalist-Communist powers-that-be (the Oligarchical Collectivists as Orwell called them in 1984) who own the mainstream media worldwide (what Orwell called the Ministry of Truth). In other words, the right-wing-owned left-wing media work together flapping the same bird. In his famous "Secret Society" speech JFK warned about an enemy take-over of the press. See JFK OPPOSED MONOLITHIC CONSPIRACY and DEALEY PLAZA DEALEY HATED JFK and DALLAS HATE-JFK DEALEY AD and GOLDSTEIN CONSPIRACY IN 1984
Sometimes JFK would get so angry when reading the lies and distortions of USA foreign and domestic policy he'd throw the newspaper, magazine or book across the room. Occasionally JFK would phone up editors in an attempt to set the record straight -- but usually to no avail. That's why JFK, as often as he could -- and at least once a week in his press conferences -- would speak directly to we the people. No other president before or after has done that. See JFK'S LAST PRESS CONFERENCE
The editor of LIFE was Henry Luce -- a warmonger who'd used his magazines to push USA into WWII on the side of Stalin (the Communist tyrant who was torturing and working-to-death millions of Russians, Ukranians, Poles etc in the Gulag) even though the majority of American citizens -- and some of its greatest brains and heroes -- were against USA going to war on the side of Stalin against Germany and Italy etc -- prosperous democracies led by people elected, and loved, by their people. See CHARLES LINDBERGH ANTI-WAR SPEECH
The publisher of LIFE was C. D. Jackson who, during WWII and after, was a member of the CIA in charge of psychological warfare. Jackson was an associate of Allen Dulles, the head of the CIA (who JFK had fired and who JFK's successor, Lyndon Johnson, appointed to the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of JFK). Then ten years later the person who wrote the Warren Report fairy tale -- minor politician Gerald Ford -- became the unelected 38th president of the USA. I'm not making this up, it's all there "under the covers" (between the sheets) -- of LIFE magazine.
LIFE's November 29, 1963 issue not only laid out the photos of JFK's assassination (altered to hide the bullet entering JFK's forehead) but also the whole case for Lee Harvey Oswald being the assassin -- details of which changed only slightly in the Warren Report edition published ten months later. How is it that LIFE magazine's writers knew the results of the Warren Commission investigation into the assassination even before the investigation had begun? (That's a rhetorical question, of course).
As I'm writing this now it's the 55th anniversary of the assassination of JFK and the original story as laid out in LIFE magazine in 1963 is still the official story of the USA government.
I realize that most people -- those alive and those not yet born on November 22nd, 1963 -- haven't read the LIFE magazine coverage of "the day the world stood still". However, as a JFK buff, I have those historical documents in my collection and, for the benefit of ORWELL TODAY readers, have scanned and transcribed excerpts below.
Take the time to learn for yourself what I mean by LIFE magazine being an "effing liar" on the assassination of JFK.
All the best,
Jackie Jura, November 2018
C.D. Jackson served in many capacities during his 33 years at Time Inc.... At LIFE he was the magazine's first General Manager, and in those early years was a notable influence in charting its course. Then, in 1960, he returned to LIFE as its Publisher. In C.D. we got not only a publisher but a man of parts who irrepressibly kept plunging on to fulfill the ideas that flowed out of him. "Great ideas", he used to say, "need landing wheels as well as wings". Before the war he was an interventionist, so he helped organize the Council for Democracy to fight isolationism. During the war he served in North Africa and then London as Deputy Chief of the Allied psychological warfare effort. Later he wss president of the Free Europe Committee (Radio Free Europe). In 1952 he was strategist and speechwriter for the Eisenhower campaign, and spent more than a year after that as the President's special assistant. Among many other things he was a directolr or trustee of the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphnony, Project HOPE, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the United Negro College Fund. C.D. roamed the world and talked with its leaders... Another story described a transpacific flight during which he sat next to John Foster Dulles. The two had been discussing international politics....
...Ralph Ingersoll was appointed as managing editor of Time Magazine in 1930. However, he grew critical of what Henry Luce was trying to do with the magazine: "Time's technique for handling news is so simple that it seems to have eluded several generations of critics and yet it is almost solely responsible for (A) Time's monumental commercial success and (B) Time's equally monumental failure in the fields of ethics, integrity, and responsibility. The problem Henry Luce and the late Briton Hadden tackled when they set out to invent their new kind of weekly news magazine was how to condense a week's news on all fronts: national, international, cultural, and business into a package of words that could be read cover to cover in a couple of hours".... Instead of digesting the news, they would rewrite it into short articles, each having its own literary form: a beginning, a middle, and an end, though not of course necessarily in that sequence. Thus they wrote their own literary license for a new kind of news writing that was not news writing at all but good old-fashioned, time-tested fiction writing.".... When Luce purchased LIFE magazine in 1936 he employed Ingersoll to work on developing it. Luce based his new magazine on similar picture magazines published in Germany during the 1920s. The weekly news magazine made full use of America's leading photojournalists.... An office was opened in the Rockefeller Centre in Manhattan with the agreement of President Franklin D Roosevelt and J Edgar Hoover of the FBI.... With financial support from Douglas and Luce, Jackson, a consummate propagandist, soon had a media operation going which was placing anti-Hitler editorials and articles in eleven hundred newspapers a week around the country."... Luce was also one of the main funders with the British Security Coordination for the Fight of Freedom group. Other members included Allen W Dulles, Joseph Alsop, Dean G Acheson....
The President's Empty Chair
LIFE Managing Editor, George P Hunt
Seeing the President was, under Jack Kennedy, a relaxed visit. You might have had to wait around for a while in the anteroom or in his secretary's office (she was a friendly middle-aged lady with rimless spectacles), but eventually you were invited in.... At the end of the sofas and facing the fireplace, with a wicker back and a seat with a cushion matching the sofas, stood the rocking chair.... President Kennedy was fascinated by the Press. He played it quite frankly to enhance himself and his Administration. He read avidly and quickly and had a journalist's antennae out for the public pulse. So it was natural for him to ask me right away about LIFE's Nielsen rating. I didn't have the vaguest idea what it was, but he did -- to the finest percentage point. The subject changed quickly. A week before he had had his altercation with U.S. Steel. This got his anger up. The pointing finger waggled again and again to punctuate each point. He even picked up a magqazaine (not LIFE) and, to emphasize a point further, flung it across the room. It smacked against the wall, under a painting of a naval battle, and fell to the floor....
DEATH FOUND HIM FROM THIS WINDOW
From this grimy warehouse window ledge of the Texas School Book Depository, the assassin shot President Kennedy. Stacked book cartons, one of which still lies in right foreground, afforded him makeshift privacy, but he perilously risked exposure by any passerby. It is not yet known how long he waited, but police found an empty soft drink bottle, a crushed cigaret package and gnawed remnants of fried chicken in a greasy paper bag.... The President's car had just turned left off Houston Street (where white ornamental fence curves at lower left) and onto Elm Street which funnels into the triple underpass. Slowed by cornering, the car was traveling only about 15 mph when it reached the point in the center lane indicated by an arrow. At that moment two loud, sharp reports were heard and then another. Measured as sniper's work, the shooting was remarkably effective. The target was moving, 75 yards from the muzzle and about 60 feet lower than the assassin. And both the President and Governor John Connally were hit within seconds. Under the window police found three spent cartridges and one unused. Then, hidden between two stacks of books, they found the weapon, a beat-up sawed-off .30-caliber rifle of Italian make fitted with a four-power telescopic sight.
ASSASSIN: THE MAN HELD -- AND KILLED -- FOR MURDER
The incredible event had an incredible sequel. Lee Harvey Oswald, held as the assassin of President Kennedy, was being taken from a Dallas jail when a man stepped up, shot and killed him. The avenger was Jack Ruby, owner of a Dallas nightclub. The assassination of President Kennedy -- the crime charged to Lee Harvey Oswald -- must have been the act of a man who for a long time had harbored wild thoughts but had kept them hidden, churning deep within himself.... When Oswald was about 15, a key event in his life took place. From somewhere he obtained a pamphlet about the Rosenberg spy case. It was a passionate argument that the two Russian spies were innocent and had been railroaded to the electric chair. "I still remember that pamphlet", he said in later years. "Then I discovered one book in the library, Karl Marx's DAS KAPITAL. It was what I'd been looking for. It was like a very religious man opening the Bible for the first time". Just before his 17th birthday, he entered the 10th grade at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth... He'd go to the library and read. Not trivial things. Deep stuff, histories, biographies, politics. The school couldn't interest him...
The seeds planted by the Rosenberg pamphlet had germinated: Lee had become enchanted by Communism. He went to New Orleans, got a job on a freighter and one month later, in October 1959, turned up in Russia announcing that he wished to give up his American citizenship and become a Russian citizen.... Russians would not grant Oswald citizenship but allowed him to stay on as a resident alien. He went to Minsk and, a year and a half later, married a pretty, blond, hazel-eyed practicing pharmacist named Marina. While he was in Minsk he wrote a letter that one day would be dug out of his Pentagon files and read again in a new and terrible light. He had learned that his hardship discharge from the Marines had been changed to "Undesirable" because of his defection, and his letter of protest against the action was directed to John Connally, who he thought was still Secretary of the Navy. There was this key phrase: "I shall employ all means to right this gross mistake or injustice". He also joined a rifle club and became an expert marksman. (As a Marine he had made only average scores). He later told a Dallas friend: "One of the things I didn't like about Russia was that the government wouldn't let you own a rifle. Only shotguns. So I joined a rifle club".... "People mistrusted him", his Russian wife was to recall. "We didn't have many friends". He actually discovered himself defending America at some parties and conversations with fellow workers....
Disenchanted he decided to return to the United States with his wife and the daughter that had been born to them. But he had neither money nor permission. In early 1962 he wrote his mother of his difficulties in getting out.... I went to 12 prominent people in Fort Worth and begged for money, for help, for advice. They said, 'Your son's a Communist. We don't want to help him'.... As it has done in many similar cases, the State Department lent Oswald money to get home, and in June 1962 Lee brought his family to Fort Worth, where he joined his mother.... Finally he got a job in a sheet metal factory, I think, but he only stayed a month or so". In late 1962 Lee got a job in a Dallas photo processing plant. His wife became pregnant again. Lee was fired from his Dallas job in April when his past became known, and he moved his family to New Orleans. They took a small apartment and he found a similar job. For the first time in his life he became politically active. He got involved with the pro-Castro "Fair Play for Cuba" organization. After a street scuffle with anti-Castro elements he was fined $10 for disorderly conduct. Later he appeared on a local TV panel show, defending his pro-Castro sentiments. By early fall, the Oswalds were broke and Marina was nearly ready to have their second child. She returned to Texas to stay with friends in Irving, a suburb of Dallas.... Early last month, in the first week of October, Lee appeared in Dallas and telephoned his wife. "I'm going to look for a job and get some place to live", he told her.... On weekends, Lee would go to Irving and see his wife and his two daughters and his friends, Mike and Ruth Payne. There he would watch the football game on TV or talk politics. The weekend before last, Lee visited his family in Irving and told them things were finally looking up. He stold Marina that they would be going out soon to look for an apartment and buy Christmas presents for the children... When he left to return to his tiny room and another week of work, he seemed in high spirits. That was the last Lee Harvey Oswald's wife saw of him until he was under arrest, charged with the murder of President Kennedy. Afterward she wept and managed a few words of English: "I love Lee. Lee good man. He didn't do anything".... But slowly, methodically the police were building their case -- connecting Oswald with the mail-order purchase of a rifle like the one that fired the fatal bullet, placing him on the scene of the shooting with a long parcel the size and shape of a rifle, comparing his palm-marks with one found on the murder weapon, finding traces of burned powder on his hands. Then the police turned up the most damning evidence of all. It was a snapshot of Oswald showing him holding a rifle that apparently was indentical with the one that killed the President. But before the district attorney of Dallas County could demand the death penalty, Lee Harvey Oswald, who had achieved such horrifying fame, himself was dead.
IN TEXAS A POLICEMAN AND AN ASSASSIN ARE LAID TO REST TOO
One hour after the President's casket was lowered into the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, more than 400 persons crowded into Dallas' Beckley Hills Baptist Church to mourn the other victim of that terrible afternoon -- Officer J. D. Tippit, killed by Lee Harvey Oswald while seeking the President's assassin.... At almost the same time, just 35 miles away at Fort Worth's Rose Hill Cemetery, a cloth-covered wooden box bearing Lee Harvey Oswald's remains was being buried in the sticky red clay of a hastily dug grave. Even though plans had been kept secret, the Oswald coffin was surrounded by uniformed police, and plainclothesmen were posted on the cemetery's borders, admitting only reporters bearing special passes. ("Fort Worth is taking better care of Oswald dead than Dallas did when he was alive", one reporter observed)....
END TO NAGGING RUMORS: THE SIX CRITICAL SECONDS
...The public especially wasn't satisfied and, accordingly, it was a week of breathless rumors: that Oswald had been a hired killer; that Oswald had used an accomplice; that Oswald had not killed the President at all; that Oswald had been framed and then shot to silence him. The rumors grew because the best evidence which could dissolve them, the contents of Oswald's mind, was now irretrievable....
Was it really Oswald who shot the President?
Yes. The evidence against him is circumstantial and it received an incredibly bush-league battering around by the Dallas police, but it appears to be positive. Three shots were fired. Two struck the President, one Governor Connally. All three bullets have been recovered -- one, deformed, from the floor of the limousine; one from the stretcher that carried the President; one that entered the President's body. All were fired from the 6.5mm Carcana carbine which Lee Oswald bought by mail last March.... Many rumors have grown out of the presumed difficulty of firing three accurate shots in the time Oswald had and at the ranges over which he fired. But an 8mm film of the assassination (LIFE, Nov 29) provides a frame-by-frame chronology of events, and from the movie camera's known speed of 18 frames a second -- two frames a second faster than it should have run -- it is possible to reconstruct the precise timing and placing and feasibility of the shots. The first strikes the President 170 feet away, in the throat; 74 frames later the second fells Governor Connally; 48 frames after that the third, over a distance of 260 feet, hits the President's head. From first to second shot 4.1 seconds elapse; from second to third, 2.7 seconds. Altogether, the three shots take 6.8 seconds -- time enough for a trained sharpshooter, even through the bobbing field of a telescopic sight. Clayton E Wheat Jr, director of the National Rifle Association, fired an identical-make rifle with an identical sight against a moving target over similar ranges for LIFE last week. He got three hits in 6.2 seconds. Oswald was an ex-Marine sharpshooter, and he was firing from a perfect sniper's position.... The description of the President's two wounds by a Dallas doctor who tried to save him have added to the rumors. The doctor said one bullet passed from back to front on the right side of the President's head. But the other, the doctor reported, entered the President's throat from the front and then lodged in his body. Since by this time the limousine was 50 yards past Oswald and the President's back was turned almost directly to the sniper, it has been hard to understand how the bullet could enter the front of his throat. Hence the recurring guess that there was a second sniper somewhere else. But the 8mm film shows the President turning his body far around to the right as he waves to someone in the crowd. His throat is exposed -- toward the sniper's nest -- just before he clutches it...
Did Oswald have help?
No. The rumors include a mysterious Cuban...an unidentified millionaire right-winger; Oswald's killer, Jack Ruby; and Oswald's wife. So far the police and federal investigators, chasing down hundreds of leads, have found no actual links to anybody.... Oswald's wife seems to have been generally ignorant about his activities and particularly about his assassination plot. When police officers came to ask her, after the shooting, whether her husband had a gun, she said he had, led them to the place where Oswald usually kept his carbine -- and gasped, as they did, to find that it was not there and that she had hopelessly incriminated her husband... It may turn out that Oswald was indeed associated with secret organizations, or doing subversive things. But authorities think he plotted and completed his last, most outrageously subversive act absolutely alone...
'Lee never came to squadron parties'
...Donald Goodwin was Oswald's section chief at Pendleton. "He was good with a rifle", Goodwin recalled, "but he was such a hothead I was glad when he was finally shipped out for radar training.... His marksmanship record indicates he was only a fair shot, although the Marine courses are notably difficult and anyone who qualifies in them must be able to handle a rifle proficiently. He qualified as a sharpshooter with a score of 212, shooting at distances of 200, 300 and 500 yards. A score of 190 to 209 earns a Marine a qualification as marksman; 210 to 219, a sharpshooter; 220 to 250, an expert. On an easier course, where recruits fired at targets 200 to 300 yards away, he barely qualified with 191. He fired the M-1 rifle on both courses....
On the rifle range, 'he was excellent'
...Lee Oswald got his last job on a tip from Mrs Paine. She had heard from a neighbor, Mrs William Randall, that work was available at the Texas School Book Depository, which receives books from publishers and delivers them to schools and other customers. Lee promptly applied to Roy S Truly, superintendent of the depository...."I hired him and told him to report to work the next day", said Truly.... That weekend (October 20) Marina gave birth to a daughter.... A gunsmith in Irving, Dial D Ryder, recalled that sometime around the end of October he mounted a telescopic sight on a rifle for a man named Oswald.... On Wednesday, October 23, Oswald attended a large right-wing rally at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium.... The first two weekends in November, Oswald rode out to Irving with Wesley Frazier, a young fellow employee and the brother of Mrs William Randall. Marina was receiving a newspaper from Minsk weekly. Lee read it eagerly.... Malcolm Price, who helps operate the Sportsdome rifle range in Grand Prairie, two and a half miles from Irving, recalled that about the weekend of November 9-10, he saw Oswald shooting a rifle at the range... A range customer, Garland G Slack, said that he saw Oswald there on the weekend of November 9-10 and also on Sunday, November 17. He remembered that Oswald was an excellent shot -- he was impressed by his "tight group", the cluster of bullet holes he put in his target.... Oswald did not go to Irving on the weekend of the 16th and 17th. By Monday, the 18th, Marina was beginning to worry about him.... On the morning of Tuesday, the 19th, the Dallas News announced the route of President Kennedy's motorcade. On his way to the Dallas Trade Mart, where he was to speak, the President would pass directly by the Texas school Book Depository. On Wednesday the papers announced that Kennedy and his wife would arrive at Love Field from Forth Worth at 11:35, tour the downtown area and arrive at the Trade Mart at 12:30pm. This meant that the motorcade would pass the school book building at about 12:25, in the middle of Lee Oswald's 45-minute lunch period. On Thursday afternoon Oswald asked Frazier to give him a ride back to Irving. "Lee showed up at about 5:15", Mrs Paine remembered. "Marina and I were both surprised to see him because he hadn't called in several days. He ate dinner with us, played with his children, and went to bed early. As I remember it, the subject of the President's visit the next day did not even come up". In the morning Oswald rose without waking his wife or Mrs Paine... He left the house at about 7:15. Mrs Randall was looking out the kitchen window as Oswald approached her house for his ride to work with Frazier. She noticed he was carrying a long thin object wrapped in brown paper. Oswald got into Frazier's parked car, and put the package on the back seat. Frazier came out of the house and got behind the wheel. He noticed the package in the back and asked Oswald what it was. "Window shades", he was told.... They arrived at the building shortly before 8am. Oswald got out of the car with the package under his arm, Frazier recalled, and walked into the building ahead of me. I never saw what he did with it"...
Truly was leaving for lunch at 12:20 with O.V. Campbell, depository vice president, when they heard the caravan approaching. They watched the President go by. Instants later Campbell heard a shot. At first he thought it was a firecracker, but then he heard the second and third shots and knew it was gunfire. He saw the the President's car swerve to the left and slow, then speed away. Campbell heard someone say, "I saw a young white man poke a rifle out of that window right up there and fire and draw back in". The man pointed to a sixth-floor corner window in the depository building. Truly and a policeman ran nto the building to the elevators but found they were not running.... He led the officer to a staircase and they ran up to the second floor, coming out on a landing with a door leading to the main office of the depository. Truly started up the steps to the third floor, but soon realized the officer was not behind him. He ran back to the depository office and found the policeman in the adjacent lunchroom.... The officer had his gun drawn on Oswald, who stood with his back to a Coca-Cola machine. The officer turned to Truly and said, "This boy work here?" Truly said, "Yes". The officer wheeled and ran back onto the second-floor landing. Truly followed him. Oswald came out of the lunchroom a few moments later with a Coke in his hand. A woman switchboard operator saw him.... He walked through the office, down the steps to the first floor and out the front door. It was about 12:35....
INSIDE ACCOUNT BY A MEMBER OF THE WARREN COMMISSION
by Congressman Gerald R Ford, Republican representative from Michingan's 5th District
(the author is writing a book on his 10 months with the Warren Commission)
PIECING TOGETHER THE EVIDENCE
The most important witness to appear before the Warren Commission in the 10 months we sat was a neat, Bible-reading steam fitter from Dallas. His name was H.L. Brennan and he had seen Lee Harvey Oswald thrust a rifle from a sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository and shoot the President of the United States. In the shock and turmoil that followed, Brennan had headed for a policeman and given him a description of the man he had seen in the window. The police sent out a "wanted" bulletin based on that description. About half an hour later, as police interrogated the assembled employees of the Depository, the manager, noting that Lee Harvey Oswald was missing, had checked the personnel files for Oswald's address and description. The police then issued their second wanted bulletin basesd on the new information. After this second bulletin was issued, Officer J. D. Tippit stopped Oswald on the street and Oswald shot him dead. The two descriptions differed in some details...and it was this discrepancy which set off the first of the countless rumors concerning the President's assassination: namely, the story that two men were involved. Thus, both here and abroad began the cascade of innuendo, supposition, imagination, twisted fact, misunderstanding, faulty analysis and downright fantasy that surrounded the tragic death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Nonetheless, the basic story of the assassination that emerged in the first few weeks was never materially altered during the commission's investigation. There were no startlilng developments, no sudden turns of evidence or testimony that opened up truths previously unperceived. After taking millions of words of testimony from hundreds upon hundreds of witnesses, the Warren Commission has established that there is not a scintilla of credible evidence to suggest conspiracy to kill President Kennedy. The evidence is clear and overwhelming: Lee Harvey Oswald did it. There is no evidence of a second man, of other shots, of other guns....
Color sequence shows how the President was killed
One of the most important pieces of evidence to come before the Warren Commission was an eight-second strip of 8-mm color movie film taken by a bystander while the bullets were striking the President. After painstaking analysis of the film the commission concluded that three bullets had been fired from above and behind the President, and not from in front as the doctors who saw the wounds had originally suggested. The color pictures on the cover of this issue and on the next four pages are taken from the film. The crucial sequence is shown in eight frames beginning on the opposite page and described below by number.
1. A moment before the first bullet was fired, the President and Mrs Kennedy, Governor and Mrs Connally, smiling and waving, were passing in front of the brick building where the assassin was taking aim.
2. President Kennedy clutched his hands to his throat. The commission determined that a bullet had entered the back of his neck and ripped through the lower front portion of his throat. They believe the wound would not necessarily have been lethal.
3. As Mrs Kennedy reached to help her husband, Connally twisted in pain. Some members of the commission believe the governor was struck by the same bullet that had emerged from the President's throat, and that Oswald's second bullet missed. Connally, however, believes he was hit by the second bullet. He told the commission he heard a shot and turned to his right to see if Kennedy was all right.
4. Both Kennedy and Connally began to slump. A Secret Service agent sitting beside the driver turned to look back while onlookers, unaware that anything was amiss, applauded.
5. The President's head fell forward into Mrs Kennedy's arms just before the assassin fired another bullet.
6. The assassin's shot struck the right rear portion of the President's skull, causing a massive wound and snapping his head to one side.
7. As the President lay dying beside her, Mrs Kennedy pulled herself out of the seat.
8. Crawling on her hands and knees across the rear deck of the limousine, Mrs Kennedy reached out to Secret Service man Clinton Hill, who leaped aboard. He pushed Mrs Kennedy back into the car and the driver raced to the hospital, 3.4 miles away.
CONCLUSION: ONE RIFLE, AND ONE RIFLEMAN
...There were several trips to Dallas and on one of these the LIFE staff conducted an extraordinary experiment. It actually re-created the assassination, taking a similar car through a foot-by-foot re-enactment of what had happened. The restaging was based on three strips of movie film of the actual event, plus a variety of still photographs.... By coordinating these photos and from a very close study of the evidence, the commission was able to conclude with certainty that there were three shots.... As we proceeded through experiment, investigation and testimony, we came to feel more and more confident in our facts. But the matter could not be considered finished until each of the hundreds of rumors was run to ground. There were, for instance, the tales emanating from a crowd picture that included one Billy Lovelady, a youthful employee of the Depository. At the moment the President was shot, Lovelady was standing with a group of fellow employees at the Depository's front entrance. One of the pictures taken at the time of the assassination showed Lovelady in the background. When blown up, the grainy image bore a surprising resemblance to Lee Oswald. This provoked a storm of rumor here and abroad. Major newspapers ran the picture and asked how, if there was a possibility that this was Oswald, it could be said that Oswald himself fired the shots. Did not this give credence to the theories that there were other gunmen, who were upstairs while Oswald was down? Or to the theory that Oswald was the wrong man?.... The commission questioned Lovelady, and in the absence of publicity he identified himseslf in the picture immediately, saying he had been standing precisely at that spot. Several other employees testified that they had been there with him. The Depository manager agreed that the picture plainly was of Lovelady, not Oswald. And that was all there was to that....
The "second rifle" also touched off misleading talk. The weapon which killed President Kennedy was a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle; it was made in Italy. Oswald purchased it secondhand. But an early report had quoted police as saying the rifle was a Mauser, which is made in Germany. The two rifles bear only slight resemblance. Result: more public confusion -- except among subscribers to the "conspiracy" theories, for whom it was further proof of more than one gunman. When police insisted that there had been just one Italian rifle, it seemed to many that they were trying to hide something.... The reporter filed his story, calling the gun a Mauser, and the description was relayed around the world. Although it was followed by a correction, the error stirred up wide suspicion. Perhaps the most rumor-ridden subject of all was the direction from which the shots were fired. Many people found it difficult to believe that anyone but a superb marksman could have fired three shots so quickly and so accurately. Our tests indicated, however, that this was not a remarkable feat. There are also those who insist that Oswald, in the time available to him, could not have got from the sixth floor of the Depository to the second, where he was observed moments after the shooting. I ran down those steps myself, stop-watch in hand. There was time for him to make it.... Perhaps because of early confused reports on the President's wounds, there have been persistent rumors, too, that a second gunman -- or even the only gunman -- was near the railroad overpass which overlooks the scene of the assassination.... Others present had a variety of other theories, which were subsequently advanced to reports. The towerman, as an example, couldn't be sure whether they came from the Depository or the overpass.... In any event, no one present at the time saw anything at all suspicious. Thus we came, gradually and finally, to the end of our assignment.... We spent nearly two months writing our massive report -- on which all of us, with our different backgrounds, are agreed. This report is the truth as we see it, as best we know it, and on this, we rest.
~ end of LIFE magazine Warren Report by congressman Gerald Ford ~
FORD BECOMES 38TH PRESIDENT OF USA
Nixon driven from office by scandal
by Peter Buckley, CP, August 9, 1974
Vowing that he is no quitter, Richard Nixon nevertheless packed his bags and quit the White House today, turning over the presidency to Gerald Ford to heal the country's wounds over Watergate. Ford, the untested leader, was to be sworn in as the 38th president at noon in a brief White House ceremony while Nixon and his family, ending his 2,027 days in office, fly off to their San Clemente home in California. Ford will likely make his first major speech to the American people tonight.... Ford, praising Nixon for his great personal sacrifice in stepping down, said he has no enemies and he expects a new spirit of co-operation between Congress and the new president. His aides suggested that Ford, first president to be selected without a popular vote, will take his time finding a new vice-president. He likely will ask most of the Nixon cabinet to remain and quickly announced that Henry Kissinger will continue to steer U.S. foreign policy as state secretary....
Ford Keeps Kissinger to pursue peace policy
Gerald Ford said Thursday night that President Nixon "made one of the greatest personal sacrifices for the country" by resigning as president. Appearing outside his home shortly after Nixon's announcement, Ford said he plans to continue Nixon's foreign polices with Henry Kissinger remaining as state secretary. "I want him to be my secretary of state and I'm glad to announce he will be secretary of state", said the man who at noon today succeeded Nixon as the 38th president of the United States. Ford, 61, said he expects "a spirit of co-operation between the new president and the Congress"....
Nixon first to resign
Richard Nixon's resignation as 37th president of the United Strates on Thursday was the first in the 185-year history of the office. Eight other times the office had been left vacant, but all by death of the president. Four died of natural causes and four were assassinated. The Nixon administration also stands in history as the first to experience a double resignation -- that of a president and his vice-president. Spiro Agnew, Nixon's first vice-president, resigned on October 10, 1973, shortly before pleading no contest to a federal income tax evasion charge. He was only the second vice-president to resign.
~ end quoting Ford Becomes 38th President ~
In 1960, Henry Luce, center, and other Time Inc executives gave the presidential candidate John F Kennedy a tour of the newly opened Time & Life Building
The Last Days of Time Inc (an oral history of how the pre-eminent media organization of the 20th century ended up on the scrap heap), New York Times, May 18, 2018
Ford told FBI about panel's doubts on JFK murder, WashingtonPost/AP, Aug 9, 2008
Former President Ford secretly advised the FBI that two of his fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI's conclusion that John F. Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository in Dallas, according to newly released records from Ford's FBI files. Ford, still a congressman at the time, also told a senior FBI official about internal panel disputes over hiring staff, Chief Justice Earl Warren's timetable for completing the final report on the assassination and what panel members said about the FBI. In turn, Assistant FBI Director Cartha "Deke" DeLoach confidentially advised Ford of FBI Director J Edgar Hoover's position on panel disputes; discussed where leaks were coming from; and, with Hoover's personal approval, loaned him a bureau briefcase with a lock so he could securely take the FBI report on the 1963 assassination with him on a ski trip.... That Ford served as the FBI's eyes and ears inside the commission has been known for years. Long ago, the government released a 1963 FBI memo that said Ford, then a Republican congressman from Michigan, had volunteered to keep the FBI informed about the panel's private deliberations, but only if that relationship remained confidential. The bureau agreed. It was also well-known Ford was an outspoken proponent of the bureau's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy acting alone. A newly released memorandum provides more details about Ford's role as the FBI's informant.... Warren Commission records released in 1997 revealed that in the final report Ford changed the staff's original description of one of Kennedy's wounds. Ford said then he only made the description more precise. Skeptics said Ford's wording falsely made the wound seem higher on the body to make the panel's conclusion that one bullet hit both Kennedy and Texas Gov. John Connally more plausible.... Most of the newly disclosed documents describe the relationship between the FBI under Hoover and influential members of Congress or the judiciary once Hoover was convinced that they were allies....
Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913-2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon. Prior to this he served eight months as the 40th Vice-President of the United States, following the resignation of Spiro Agnew. He was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and consequently the only person to have served as both Vice-President and President of the United States without being elected to executive office.... Ford continued the detente policy with both the Soviet Union and China, easing the tensions of the Cold War. Still in place from the Nixon Administration was the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT). The thawing relationship brought about by Nixon's visit to China was reinforced by Ford's December 1975 visit to that communist country.... According to internal White House and Commission documents posted in February 2016 by the National Security Archive at The George Washington University, the Gerald Ford White House significantly altered the final report of the supposedly independent 1975 Rockefeller Commission investigating CIA domestic activities, over the objections of senior Commission staff. The changes included removal of an entire 86-page section on CIA assassination plots and numerous edits to the report by then-deputy White House Chief of Staff Richard Cheney.... After leaving the White House, Ford and his wife moved to Denver, Colorado. Ford successfully invested in oil with Marvin Davis, which later provided an income for Ford's children.... Also in 1999, Ford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton. In 2001, Ford was presented with the John F Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award for his decision to pardon Richard Nixon to stop the agony America was experiencing over Watergate.... Ford died on December 26, 2006, at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 93; he was the last surviving member of the Warren Commission....
watch JFK Nix Film stabilized analyzed enhanced, YouTube (Orville Nix's amateur film of the assassination, the Elm Street sequence, shows JFK being shot from behind the picket fence...)
watch Nix Film & new information & complete analysis of JFK Zapruder film, Night Fright Show (...daughter Gayle Nix interview -- "authorities took away that camera and film...when camera returned it was in pieces... the film looked altered...")
watch The Zapruder Film Mystery, YouTube (...While serving as chief analyst of military records at the Assassination Records Review Board in 1997, Douglas Horne discovered that the Zapruder Film was examined by the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center two days after the assassination of President Kennedy. In this film, Horne interviews legendary NPIC photo interpreter Dino Brugioni, who speaks for the first time about another NPIC examination of the film the day after the assassination. Brugioni didn't know about the second examination and believes the Zapruder Film in the archives today is not the film he saw the day after the assassination. Drawing on Volume 4 of his book "Inside the ARRB", Doug Horne introduces the subject and presents his conclusions....)
The Zapruder Film, Spartacus (...On his return to his office Abraham Zapruder told Lillian Rogers to call the police or the Secret Service. "I went to my desk and stopped there until the police came and then we were required to get a place to develop the films. I knew I had something, I figured it might be of some help -- I didn't know what". Zapruder's colour film shows the entire assassination sequence and became an important part of the evidence looked at by those investigating the assassination. By 25th November, 1963, Zapuder's film had been sold to LIFE Magazine. In charge of the purchase was C. D. Jackson, a close friend of Henry Luce, the owner of the magazine. According to Carl Bernstein, Jackson was "Henry Luce's personal emissary to the CIA". When appearing before the Warren Commission, Zapruder claimed he received $25,000 and then gave this money to the Firemen's and Policemen's Benevolence. However, when the contract was eventually published it showed that Zapruder received $150,000 for the eighteen-second film. On 29th November Life Magazine, published a series of 31 photographs documenting the entire shooting sequence from the Zapruder film. It was only later discovered that the critical frames that depicted the rearward motion of Kennedy's head were transposed to indicate a forward motion.... In 1965 FBI director J Edgar Hoover explained this reversing of the Zapruder frames as a "printing error".... The Zapruder film first appeared on national television in March, 1975, on ABC's Goodnight America. The Zapruder film showed Kennedy's violent backward and leftward movement. This convinced many that the fatal head shot come from the Grassy Knoll. Others used the film to argue that it supported the lone-gunman theory put forward by the Warren Commission.
George P Hunt, 72, A Top Time Inc Editor, July 10, 1991
George P Hunt, an artist and writer who was a former managing editor of LIFE magazine, died on Saturday at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida. He was 72 years old. He died of cancer, a spokesman for LIFE said. Mr. Hunt spent most of his career with TIME Inc, starting in 1940 as an office boy...
TIME Magazine targeted the upwardly mobile, Spartacus (...It was particularly successful with the younger set of upper-class readers. Briton Hadden, the editor of the magazine, wrote that he was not interested in obtaining those readers who read tabloid newspapers. He described them as "gum-chewers, shop girls, taxi drivers, street sheiks, and bummers". Haddon created a new style of writing. He was a savage editor who stripped the sentence down, cut extraneous clauses, and used only active verbs. He also removed inconclusive words like "alleged" and "reportedly". Hadden also liked using the odd obscure word. "By sprinkling the magazine with a few difficult words, Hadden subtly flattered his readers and invited them to play an ongoing game. Those with large vocabularies could pat themselves on the back, while the rest guffawed at TIME's bright boys and looked the word up...
DALLAS HATE-JFK DEALEY AD
DEALEY PLAZA DEALEY HATED JFK
JFK'S LAST PRESS CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 14, 1963
JFK OPPOSED MONOLITHIC CONSPIRACY
Charles Lindbergh Des Moines Speech Delivered September 11, 1941 (It is now two years since this latest European war began. From that day in September, 1939, until the present moment, there has been an ever-increasing effort to force the United States into the conflict... Our theaters soon became filled with plays portraying the glory of war. Newsreels lost all semblance of objectivity. Newspapers and magazines began to lose advertising if they carried anti-war articles. A smear campaign was instituted against individuals who opposed intervention. The terms "fifth columnist, traitor, Nazi, anti-Semitic" were thrown ceaselessly at any one who dared to suggest that it was not to the best interests of the United States to enter the war. Men lost their jobs if they were frankly anti-war. Many others dared no longer speak...)
GOLDSTEIN CONSPIRACY IN 1984 (Goldstein's Theory & Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism)
listen The Myth of German Villiany author Benton Bradberry, interview with Deanna Spingola, Republic Broadcasting Network, Dec 1, 2018
The Myth of German Villiany, by Benton Bradberry (...This book is about the mischaracterization of Germany as history's ultimate "villian"... Fantastic atrocity stories were invented by Allied propaganda to create hatred of the German people for the purpose of bringing public opinion around to support the wars... Germany was not the perpetrator of World War I nor World War 11, but instead was the victim of Allied aggression in both wars. The instability wrought by World War I made the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia possible, which brought world Communism into existence. Hitler and Germany recognized World Communism, with its base in the Soviet Union, as an existential threat to Western Civilization, and he dedicated himself and Germany to a death struggle against it. Far from being the disturber of European peace, Germany served as a bulwark which prevented Communist revolution from sweeping over Europe... Britain and the United States joined the wrong side in the war...
DALLAS DETECTIVE CRAIG DEDICATED TO JFK
President Kennedy assassinated 55 years ago
Truth, Freedom, Peace & Prosperity died with JFK
November 22nd, 1963 - 2018
listen JACKIE JURA INTERVIEW MURDER OF JFK
& 17.Falsification of Past
watch Nix movie-camera filmed JFK assassination
(shows JFK hit by shot from behind picket fence)
JFK PICKET FENCE PATSY OSWALD
(fake photo linking Oswald to TSBD rifle)
watch Oswald declares "I'm just a patsy"
Nov 10, 2017
JFK PICKET FENCE COINCIDENCE
GRODEN'S KILL JFK & SEARCH LHO
Email, Nov 8, 2017
JFK surgeon McClelland's diagram auctioned
(fatal bullet entered JFK's head from front)
watch JFK's Last Doctor: McClelland interview
WestJournal/YouTube, Nov 3, 2017
DOC MCCLELLAND JFK CONSPIRACY THEORIST
& DOC MCCLELLAND JFK HEAD TESTIMONY
& DOC MCCLELLAND JFK GODCIDENTS
JFK theories linger; assassination buffs dig for gold in new files, by Charles Scudder, Dallas News, November 22, 2017
It's a beautiful blue-sky afternoon at Dealey Plaza, which is bad news for Mark A Oakes. Four days a week, Oakes hauls folding tables and easels covered in newspaper clippings and historic photographs to the grassy knoll. The centerpiece is a DVD player with portable speakers, cued up to a TV news report featuring footage of the presidential motorcade traveling through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. The film, which Oakes helped make public in 1995, shows what some believe are bursts of gunfire coming from the grassy knoll, but it's hard to see on his small screen if the sun is shining. If tourists can't see the screen, they won't see the minuscule flashes on the half-century-old film. A literal smoking gun, says Oakes. Experts agree that similar theories will live on, even with the release of new federal documents about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Those documents don't shed much light on the dozens of theories about the assassination itself, but they raise more questions about what the government knew, when it knew it and what was on the assassin's mind in late 1963. For decades, Oakes' tables and clipped documents have been part of the Dealey Plaza experience. Tourists from all over the world visit Dallas to see where Kennedy was killed, and to swap theories about who really pulled the trigger...
DEDICATED TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY
JFK assassin picket fence post auctioned
watch Zapruder Film HD reaction
JFK PICKET FENCE POLICE-MAN SMITH
JFK PICKET FENCE TOWER-MAN BOWERS
JFK PICKET FENCE SIGNAL-MAN HOLLAND
JFK PICKET FENCE DEAF-MAN HOFFMAN
JFK PICKET FENCE COINCIDENCE
President Kennedy assassinated 53 years ago
November 22, 1963-2016
4.Old World Destruction
Doc McClelland recalls effort to save JFK 52 yrs ago
(call of duty: feels compelled to share story)
JFK's last doctor to speak at Dallas library
WFAA/LocalMedia, Nov 17, 2015
DOC MCCLELLAND JFK CONSPIRACY THEORIST
(bullet hit front head from picket fence on grassy knoll)
DOC MCCLELLAND JFK HEAD TESTIMONY
(has had interesting union synchronicity JFK coincidences)
DOC MCCLELLAND JFK GODCIDENTS
JFK TRUTH & UNTRUTH and JFK ASSASSINATION PUZZLE PIECES
16.Ministry of Truth (Lies) and 4.Old World Destruction and 25.Prolefeed
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