DC, Dallas Nov. 22 Events Mark JFK Murder, Official Cover-up

A Dallas ceremony and a Washington, DC vigil and a documentary film premiere were among the events on Nov. 22 commemorating the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and protesting the official cover-up that government and the major news have maintained until present.

John Barbour and "The American Media"

Proponents of that historical view convened at noon in Dealey Plaza in Dallas among other places that included the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and, separately in the nation's capital, a free showing on Capitol Hill of the new documentary film The American Media: The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The movie's producer, director and writer John Barbour answered questions after the 2 p.m. screening at the Stewart Mott Foundation, which is located at 122 Maryland Ave., NE between the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Senate Hart Office Building.

Barbour, the only man to win TV Emmys for both news and entertainment, described mainstream coverage of the assassination as “fake news.”

His compelling film alleges that a false narrative continues to the present in hiding the truth:

That New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison documented in the 1960s about how powerful American oligarchs used the CIA and allied operatives to kill Kennedy for what they regarded as a traitorous foreign policy that emphasized peace too much during the Cold War era.

The documentary further shows how Kennedy's 1963 commencement address at the American University illustrated his break with Cold War thinking and along with his actions infuriated his critics, including those within government, research has shown.

This editor and the Justice Integrity Project have been active in reporting, commenting and supporting these disclosures because they highlight ongoing, shocking aberrations by government and the media following the president's murder during his motorcade through Dealey Plaza. I lectured at two separate conferences in Dallas over the No. 17-19 weekend about the media's role in mis-reporting key events.

One conference in its 21st year was by JFK Lancer, an events and publishing company.

The other Dallas conference was organized by Judyth Vary Baker, whose memoir Me and Lee describes a 1963 friendship with accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Also, she promoted a noon vigil in Dallas on Elm Street at the site of the murder, a grassy knoll outside the Texas School Book Depository where Oswald worked.

Baker along with many forensic experts and millions of Americans, believes that Oswald could not possibly have killed Kennedy since, among other reasons, ballistics show that the president was killed from a wound on the front right temple (with a shot coming from the direction of the knoll and its picket fence) and not from the sixth floor of the book warehouse behind the president's limo.

In Washington, DC, the vigil (from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on a terrace of the Kennedy Center has been organized for years by retired U.S. Customs special agent Karl Golovin, whose duties in 2001 included responding to the 9/11 clean up effort in New Jersey in late 2001. He leads the vigil twice a year on the anniversary of JFK's death and on the late president's birthday on May 29. Golovin founded a website public education effort, "An Idea Lives On," which has funded, among other things, a number of full-page newspaper ads in the Washington Times and information distribution efforts to all 535 House and Senate offices on JFK and 9/11 issues.

The vigil on Nov. 22 was announced as "The Peaceable Assembly for Truth: From JFK to 9/11." The "assembly" language is derived from the U.S. Constitution. That focus on the Constitution and peace minimizes animosity or reprisals from those who might be offended by questions about the official accounts of such an important historic event.

News accounts and reports of the president's killing began within a day to assert with only slight variations that the former U.S. Marine Oswald was a deranged loner with Communist sympathies who acted alone in killing the president with three shots fired from behind.

Critics of the Oswald-acted-alone theory announced by the FBI and the 1964 Warren Commission have varied alternatives. These include belief in Oswald's innocence with the rationale that he was a patriotic undercover operative (essentially Baker's, as articulated in her memoir). Other theories include more complex scenarios, such as his possible involvement as one of several shooters.

Whatever the details, public opinion polls for decades have shown that larger majorities -- sometimes nearly 80 percent of the population and nearly always well above 60 percent -- does not believe the Warren Report published by a blue-ribbon commission. Privately, Kennedy's successor Lyndon B. Johnson and at least two members of the seven-member Warren Commission have raised questions about key parts of the report. All seven members of the commission are now dead.

Our project's research (summarized in a JFK Readers Guide excerpted below) has shown that virtually all major media endorse the Warren Report. These powerful media organizations also stifle or ridicule the most logical alternatives to the lone gunman theory, while promoting wacko theories (such as that a Secret Service agent accidentally the president or that outer space aliens did the killing) as representative of critics. 

Star actor Alec Baldwin has said that he was told by MSNBC not to criticize the Warren Report on air because the parent network NBC's policy was to support the report. Baldwin made the comments Nov. 17 at a banquet and book signing for his memoir Nevertheless in Houston organized by Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA). CAPA had organized a mock trial of Oswald, which resulted in a hung jury.

Barbour's documentary directly attacks the nation's media, in which he was a prominent part for many years.

John Barbour as co-host of "Real People"Barbour, 84, a five-time Emmy winner, is also known as “The Godfather of Reality TV” for his co-producing and co-hosting NBC-TV’s No. 1 hit “Real People” credited with spawning the genre. He is shown at left in a photo from the show.

“No matter what people know about the assassination of JFK,” says Barbour, as we reported last week “they will be stunned by what they learn in this film. It is the definitive film about the assassination and the birth of fake news, which plagues us to this day. Fake news impeded New Orleans District Attorney’s Garrison’s 1960s investigation at every turn.”

Jim GarrisonTimed for the anniversary of President Kennedy’s murder on Nov. 22, Barbour shows shows how America’s major media have suppressed the truth that Garrison (shown at right) discovered about the 1963 conspiracy to kill JFK.

The 130-minute documentary subtitled “The Garrison Tapes Part II” draws on 3 ½ hours of  taped interviews Garrison granted Barbour about the DA’s murder conspiracy case against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw.

Clay shawA jury acquitted Shaw (shown at left) after many prosecution witnesses died and powerful news outlets smeared Garrison for disputing the Warren Report’s claims that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone to murder.

The film's producers have said:

"This powerful, compelling movie supported by declassified CIA documents proves that New Orleans District attorney Jim Garrison solved the case when he said elements of our CIA killed JFK aided by some in the media before Dallas and protected by all afterwards. "It proves the government and media illegally sabotaged Garrison's winnable case. It reveals how the CIA's 'Project Mockingbird' infiltrated the media to create fake news for perpetual fake wars. An unforgettable film!""

Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes. For those who cannot attend the screening, the film is available to watch on supported devices by rental ($1.99) or purchase ($4.99). Renters have 30 days to start watching this video, and 48 hours to finish once started. More details here.

Among other news commentaries and reports on Nov. 22 involving critics of the Warren Report and CAPA members were two hour-long radio interviews:

  • Peoples Internet Radio, John Barbour with Karl Golovin, Andrew Kreig and Brian Lloyd, interviewed by Catherine April Watters, Nov. 22, 2017.
  • Crowd Source Radio, John Barbour with Brian Lloyd, interviewed by Jason Goodman, Nov. 22, 2017.

Editor's note: This column was updated after Nov. 22 events occurred.

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Many of the nation's most prominent and committed experts are convening at the JFK Lancer Productions and Publications 21st Annual 2017 November In Dallas Conference at the historic Adolphus Hotel and at the Fifth Annual 2017 JFK Assassination Conference organized by author and lecturer Judyth Vary Baker and her team at the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel on Elm Street. The latter is several blocks from where President John F. Kennedy was killed on that street on Nov. 22, 1963.

Justice Integrity Project, TV Star John Barbour Premieres New JFK Documentary In DC With Free Screenings, Andrew Kreig, Nov. 13, 2017. Famed news and entertainment leader John Barbour will host two free screenings of his latest film, “The American Media: The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy,” and will deliver a lecture at the National Press Club over the next 10 days to underscore the media cover-up, continuing “fake news” on TV, and the ongoing importance of the true facts of President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination.

Barbour, the only man to win TV Emmys for both news and entertainment, will premiere in the nation’s capital his documentary at the American University on Nov. 15 and on Capitol Hill on Nov. 22.


Justice Integrity Project Readers Guide To JFK Assassination

By Andrew Kreig, JIP Editor, CAPA Board member and Associate Editor and Board member of The Indicter

What follows are excerpt's from our Project's so-far 38-previous segments of a "Readers Guide" to the assassination begun in 2013 to underscore both the 50th anniversary of the death and its continuing relevance, particularly slanted media, government, and academic treatment of the death that serves as a Rosetta Stone to similar slanted coverage sensitive matters extending through the decades to today's news.

John F. Kennedy side profile

The Justice Integrity Project is an active supporter of Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) and The Indicter, each of which investigates suspected political assassinations around the world. The Project's most recent previous column on these topics for the Readers Guide was JFK Birthday Prompts Inspiration, Art, Advocacy, Snark on June 2, 2017, with this beginning. "The 100th birthday anniversary of President John F. Kennedy on May 29 prompted many memorials about the late president's enduring popularity, the continuing controversies over his murder, and at least one prominent display of mockery of the late president by a big newspaper."

In the Readers Guide below, a red asterisk (*) denotes major articles in the series. Other articles may be regarded as more routine or duplicative treatments sometimes covering specific events.

Dealey Plaza Panorama (Andrew Kreig Photo)At right is a photo by this editor in Dallas showing Dealey Plaza. The Texas Book Depository Building where accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald worked is behind the row of trees. The car in the center lane is near the location of President Kennedy's limo at the time of his fatal shooting. The "X" mark is repeatedly painted on the street by author and photographic expert Robert Grodin as reminder of the horrific crime that Dallas authorities seek to expunge by removing the X.

  1. Project Launches JFK Assassination Readers' Guide, Oct. 16, 2013.
  2. Project Provides JFK Readers Guide To New Books, Videos, Oct. 26, 2013. This is a list of new books and films in 2013.
  3. Disputes Erupt Over NY Times, New Yorker, Washington Post Reviews of JFK Murder, Nov. 7, 2013. *
  4. Self-Censorship In JFK TV Treatments Duplicates Corporate Print Media's Apathy, Cowardice, Nov. 7, 2013.
  5. 'Puppetry' Hardback Launched Nov. 19 at DC Author Forum on ‘White House Mysteries & Media,'  Nov. 19, 2013.
  6. Major Media Stick With Oswald 'Lone Gunman' JFK Theory, Nov. 27, 2013.
  7. JFK Murder Scene Trapped Its Victim In Kill Zone, Nov. 30, 2013.
  8. Project Lists JFK Assassination Reports, Archives, Videos, Events, Nov. 2, 2013. *
  9. JFK Murder, The CIA, and 8 Things Every American Should Know, Dec. 9, 2013. *
  10. JFK Murder Prompts Expert Reader Reactions, Dec. 19, 2013. Reactions to our Dec. 9 column. 
  11. Have Spy Agencies Co-Opted Presidents and the Press? Dec. 23, 2013. *
  12. Don't Be Fooled By 'Conspiracy Theory' Smears, May 26, 2014. *
  13. Experts To Reveal Secrets of JFK Murder, Cover-up at Sept. 26-28 DC Forum , Sept. 5, 2014. 
  14. Washington Post Still Selling Warren Report 50 Years Later, Sept. 22, 2014. *
  15. JFK Experts To Explode Myths, Sign Books In DC Sept. 26-28, Sept. 24, 2014.
  16. Former Cuban Militant Leader Claims CIA Meeting With Oswald Before JFK Killing, Sept. 27, 2014. *
  17. JFK Readers Guide: Assassination Books, Reports, Oct. 15, 2014. *
  18. Dealey Plaza Picket Fence (Andrew Kreig Photo)Former House JFK Murder Prober Alleges CIA ‘Lied,’ Seeks Hidden Records, Oct. 18, 2014. *
  19. The JFK Murder 'Cover-up' Still Matters -- As Does C-SPAN's Coverage, Nov. 11, 2014. *
  20. JFK, Nov. 22 and the Continuing Cover-Up, Nov. 24, 2014. *
  21. JFK Assassination Readers Guide To 2013-14 Events, Nov. 28, 2014. *
  22. CIA, Empowered by JFK Murder Cover-up, Blocks Senate Torture Report, Dec. 1, 2014. *
  23. Nearly Too Late, Public Learns of Bill Moyers’ Conflicts Over PBS, LBJ, Jan. 2, 2014.
  24. Why Bill O'Reilly's Lie About JFK's Murder Might Matter To You, March 17, 2015.
  25. Free Videos Show Shocking Claims About CIA, JFK Murder Probes, June 29, 2015.
  26. Pioneering Black Secret Service JFK Guard Abraham Bolden Warns Of Current Lessons, July 22, 2015.
  27. Understanding Hollywood-Style Presidential Propaganda From JFK To Trump, Aug. 18, 2015.
  28. Beware Of Wrong Conclusions From New CIA Disclosure On Oswald, Sept. 28, 2015.
  29. The JFK Murder Cover-Up: Your Rosetta Stone To Today’s News, Nov. 29, 2015.
  30. Austin Kiplinger, David Skorton: Two Civic Giants Going And Coming, Dec. 15, 2015.
  31. Trump Alleges Rafael Cruz Tie To JFK Murder Suspect Oswald, May 3, 2016.
  32. Revelations Confirm Proof Of JFK, RFK Murder Cover-ups, Nov. 25, 2016.
  33. Top Experts To Assess JFK Murder Records, Revelations March 16, March 8, 2017.
  34. Speaker Program For March 16 Forum On Secret JFK Records, March 8, 2017.
  35. JFK Experts Advocate Compliance With Records Deadline, March 8, 2017.
  36. At CAPA Forum, JFK Experts See Need, Momentum For Assassination Records Release, March 23, 2017.
  37. Time Magazine, History Channel Ramp Up Oswald-JFK Fake News, April 26, 2017.
  38. JFK Birthday Prompts Inspiration, Art, Advocacy, Snark, June 2, 2017.
  39. Deep State Killed JFK For His Cuba Policy, Peace Advocacy, Experts Say, June 13, 2017.
  40. Newly Released JFK Murder Files Prompt Disputes, 'Jigsaw' Solutions, Aug. 4, 2017.
  41. CAPA Challenges Warren Report Defenders Sabato, Shenon, Sept. 22, 2017.
  42. Trump Plans Release Of Suppressed JFK Records, Oct. 21, 2017.
  43. Trump Backs Off Promise To Release All Suppressed JFK Documents Today; Permits Partial Release, Oct. 26, 2017.
  44. More JFK Murder Records Released On Nov. 9, Nov. 10, 2017. 
  45. TV Star John Barbour Premieres New JFK Documentary In DC With Free Screenings, Lectures, Nov. 13, 2017.
  46. Two Major Annual JFK Research Conferences Launch Friday In Dallas, Nov. 15, 2017.
  47. DC, Dallas Nov. 22 Events Mark JFK Murder, Official Cover-up, Nov. 22, 2017.