American Media & the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy


The American Media & the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

When he had Clay Shaw arrested for conspiracy to murder President Kennedy, New Orlean's District Attorney Jim Garrison announced that he would prove in court that the CIA was behind the assassination, just as they had arranged the murders of democratically elected presidents in Iran and Guatemala. Garrison called it a "no risk" operation aided by some in the media. Using CIA documents, 'The American Media & The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy' tries to prove that Garrison was right. Filmmaker John Barbour posits that the CIA infiltrated the media with 'Project Mockingbird' to create what we now call fake news to further their bellicose objectives in Cuba and Vietnam, objectives Kennedy was resisting. Barbour goes on to show how subsequent propaganda overwhelmed Americans and drowned the truth of Garrison's case. He also tells the story of his own ordeals struggling to get a media platform for Mr. Garrison to tell his story.

The film is based upon three-and-a-half hours of interviews that Garrison granted Barbour and is a sequel to Barbour's 1992 film 'The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes,' which won the Best Documentary award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Not Rated
Documentary, History
John Barbour
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