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American Media & The Second Assassination of John F. Kennedy (2017)

In 1969 New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted only trial for the murder of John F Kennedy. Although the defendant, Clay Shaw, was acquitted, he committed perjury and the ... See full summary »

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John Barbour

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John Barbour, Geno Munari (additional material)
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In 1969 New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted only trial for the murder of John F Kennedy. Although the defendant, Clay Shaw, was acquitted, he committed perjury and the central charge, that he conspired to murder the President in his role as a CIA operative was given added weight when after his death it was admitted by the CIA that he worked for them. Garrison's case was the basis for the epochal film JFK by Oliver Stone which did more than any other medium before or since to shatter the facade carefully constructed by the Warren Commission and its sycophants. This film, a labour of love for multiple Emmy Award winner John Barbour is a damning indictment of the American Media for its crucifixion of both himself and Garrison. Like everything else connected with this case you the truth is only told by the dedicated and the independent. John's film shows that the establishment media is neither. Written by briankelshaw1959

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2 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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You (the viewer) Can't Handle the Truth
10 June 2017 | by jfknuttSee all my reviews

As John Barbour has said in the Q & A after his film, 'The American Media & The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy,' the majority of Americans, mostly in the U.S. Media, cannot handle the truth which is documented relentlessly in this film. This film should be required viewing for any journalist (or journalist major in college) to see how $$$ corrupts the truth. Hundreds (if not thousands) of books have been written showing the complicity of the U.S. Government in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. NONE of these books are reviewed by the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, etc. However, write a book showing Oswald (is guilty) and the Warren Commission (got it correct) and you will have fabulous reviews, asked to be on TV news programs, and have the financial security you could only dream of...as long as you know you are lying to yourself and your readers. Eventually, somebody in the Media, needs to grow a spinal column and stand up for people like John Barbour, who (with the others that assisted him in making this film) has brilliantly delivered the premiere documentary proving the U.S. Media's cover-up of the assassination of the century and ultimately reversing JFK's foreign policy. Sorry Noam Chomsky, your book and viewpoints are easily discredited in this documentary film, as well as your heartless sentiments that you 'don't care who killed Kennedy.'

The film shows endless documents, photographs & interviews proving there was a media cover-up immediately after the assassination which continues today. Only now, when the world screams of 'fake news' is the story of Jim Garrison even more credible. Judge Garrison defended himself to hoards of media (including Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Walter Sheridan and countless others) which attacked him under the CIA's 'Operation Mockingbird' during his arrest and subsequent trial of Clay Shaw. This incredible documentary also shows the recently released document which shows the CIA's complicity in the Garrison trial. This document specifically states, "We (The CIA) must help Mr. Shaw otherwise Jim Garrison is going to obtain a conviction."

The film also proves that Jimmy Carter (President during HSCA hearings) was the ONLY President wanting to know the truth in the assassination of JFK. However, the film also shows how President Carter was controlled into not finding out the truth of the events of 11/22/63. Carter's own assassination attempt, by two people named, Raymond Lee Harvey & Oswaldo Espinoza, clearly intimidated President Carter into submission and fear of his own life. No single President since Jimmy Carter has expressed any interest in reopening this case which was mandated by Congress on July 18, 1979 (HSCA). The Justice Department has done nothing in nearly four decades to find the truth and reopen this case. This is why, at the end of the film, John Barbour produces a '10 Most Wanted' Poster at the end of the film and delivers it to the Justice Department. The truth is the most important matter and it is clearly defined in this film.

Regardless of your political views, every person who reads this post needs to demand their U.S. Representatives to Congress and their State Senators to require President Trump to release all documents as required by the Assassinations Records Review Board on October 26, 2017. Operation Mockingbird, as elegantly depicted in this film, is ALIVE & WELL today with a budget of over $2.3 Billion. As Kevin Costner (acting as Judge Jim Garrison) said in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, 'JFK.' "Truth often poses a threat to Power and one often has to fight power as a great risk to themselves. The truth is the most important value we have because if the truth is not endured, that if the (U.S.) Government murders truth, if we cannot respect the hearts of the people then this is not the country in which I was born in and certainly not the country in which I want to die in. Show this world, that this is still a government of the people, for the people and by the people.' This film, 'The American Media & The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, The Jim Garrison Tapes, pt. 2' overwhelmingly proves Media & Government complicity in the murder & cover-up of the assassination of President Kennedy. John Barbour has clearly put great risk on his own life in speaking the truth in this film. Only releasing all documents related to the JFK assassination will truly return the United States to the greatest country in the world.

Gary Fannin, author, 'The Innocence of Oswald'


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