Tonight, the cable channel which has brought the American people such gems as Rocket City Rednecks and The Dog Whisperer is set to air yet another JFK assassination special. This hour-long program, entitled JFK: The Lost Bullet, is purported to support the asinine notion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
It seems journalist and JFK assassination expert Max Holland has given hi-definition treatment to the Zapruder film and other images to shoot down the “grassy knoll” theory and debunk, among other assumptions, the widely-accepted timeline of the events of November 22, 1963. He will do this by presenting never-before-seen evidence, including interviews with witnesses who have been silent for years. Years, hopefully, not spent developing early-onset dementia.
A preview of the special in the New York Times promises it will also feature a reenactment of the shooting which will involve laser technology. I am ultra-psyched about this because if I see one more watermelon (or Jello mold loosely fashioned to resemble JFK’s head) get mercilessly annihilated by a Carcano rifle, I will flip my pillbox hat.
I suppose by now it’s not a secret that I believe the taking down of our 35th President was absolutely not the work of one man. And, honestly, who knows whether that is due to the facts, my naturally skeptical nature and fertile imagination, or my relentless conditioning by everyone from NPR to Oliver Stone to the Reelz Channel.
Really, is my allegiance to the “conspiracy side” any more justified than those persuaded by the Warren Commission Report? There can be a million reenactments, I don’t think we will ever know the truth. But as my skull currently houses a brain, not gelatin, I stick to my guns…er…opinion.
Regardless, I will watch the special. Not because I have an open mind about this issue, but because it has been quite a while since I’ve enjoyed a good comedy.
I still can’t believe that 48 years later folks like Holland are still trying to sell this bullshit to us on the TV. If you are interested, the special airs on the NatGeo Channel at 9PM tonight. They will also be repeating it on the paid programming nework at 2AM.
Here’s the preview: