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Do you believe Lee Oswald assassinated President Kennedy?

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Joe Holt

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Dec 20, 2015
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#1
I'm always a day late or a dollar short so it doesn't surprise me that only now have I become aware of the film. I know it's fiction. I know Steven King is a terrific writer with an exceptional sense of make believe, but I look on this book as something else, a perpetuation of deliberate falsehoods pertaining to the assassination of John Kennedy. At the end of the book King felt the need to confirm his belief that Lee Oswald was guilty as sin. Seeing as how his book was written prior to Judyth Baker's "Lee and Me" I'd assumed (hoped) Mr. King had read her book by now and come to a different conclusion. It seems I assumed wrongly. Films are a powerful medium in explaining historical events, oft times incorrectly yet the moviegoers immediately take the film at face value with no critical thinking whatsoever. I'm certain this will be the case with this film, sad to say. The fact is Lee Oswald never shot our President. He was a patsy just as he declared prior to his murder. Truth. Honest truth.
 

staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
15,106
48,030
Alberta,Canada
#2
I'm always a day late or a dollar short so it doesn't surprise me that only now have I become aware of the film. I know it's fiction. I know Steven King is a terrific writer with an exceptional sense of make believe, but I look on this book as something else, a perpetuation of deliberate falsehoods pertaining to the assassination of John Kennedy. At the end of the book King felt the need to confirm his belief that Lee Oswald was guilty as sin. Seeing as how his book was written prior to Judyth Baker's "Lee and Me" I'd assumed (hoped) Mr. King had read her book by now and come to a different conclusion. It seems I assumed wrongly. Films are a powerful medium in explaining historical events, oft times incorrectly yet the moviegoers immediately take the film at face value with no critical thinking whatsoever. I'm certain this will be the case with this film, sad to say. The fact is Lee Oswald never shot our President. He was a patsy just as he declared prior to his murder. Truth. Honest truth.
That is just your opinion that he did not shoot the president. I do not know how true any history is, for that matter. It is all just opinion really...depending on who is writing it. I see no reason not to believe that Oswald killed the President. Occam's razor and all that. Remember that this is a work of fiction. I do not think that Stephen was looking for truth. He was just entertaining us with fiction.
 

muskrat

Dis-Member
Nov 8, 2010
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Under your bed
#3
The question, to me, isn't whether or not he did it, it's did he act alone. I don't think he was the only shooter. I could be wrong. And before everyone else takes a whack at this dead horse, lemme tell ya this: unless YOU were in on it, or were there that day, YOU don't know either. No amount of books, speeches, investigation, theories, etc., will ever clear the smoke on this one. Sorry, Charlie, nobody knows (none of US, anyhoo), and nobody ever will. I don't care who's book you read or what you've heard--no use arguing it, cause you'll just be repeating something someone else wrote or said. If history has taught us anything, it's that it can't be trusted. To much hired B.S.

That's all I got to say about that.

Except: movie? I thought they were making some lame tv show with Franco.
 

bigkingfan91

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Mar 1, 2014
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#6
That was my only problem with the book. I loved it, but I don't care for Kings opinion on the deal and it was hard for me to read all the Oswald related stuff in the book. I fought through it and am glad I did but it was hard. I just tried to look at it as pure fiction, which I personally believe the idea that Oswald shot JFK is pure fiction as well. But that's just me. I'm not here to debate and get into that. I love the story and the idea but personally I wish he had steered clear from touching the JFK assassination. I wish that could have been a purely fictional story relating to no real past events but I suppose he wanted it to really resonate with people. Didn't resonate with me any but I enjoyed it and loved the ending. I won't fight through it again though.
 

Sigmund

Waiting in Uber.
Jan 3, 2010
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In your mirror.
#10
The cover and the title should have been a giveaway.
You did see the cover and the title of the book, hey?
:yes_pig:


A book titled 11/22/63 ? Wonder what that's all about? :umm: ;;D

Actually, I remember one of my little BIL telling me he had noticed the book title and Recognized the date AT ONCE had picked it up. After seeing the front and back cover and that is was written by Stephen King, he got it.
 

Sigmund

Waiting in Uber.
Jan 3, 2010
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In your mirror.
#13
Yes I did see the cover and the title I'm not blind and stupid. That was my own opinion and if you don't like it there's not much I can do for you. Not to be harsh but if you're going to be a smart ass I'll be one right back.
Hey!

I was writing my post (above) when your post was..posted.

I wasn't trying to be an azz (I know you weren't directing this at me but) it just struck me funny,

...I wish he had steered clear from touching the JFK assassination...

The very title 11/22/63 is a day that will be forever associated with the assassination of JFK IMO so ...

Say sorry.
 
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