Monday, January 30, 2012

Dan Rather's "Fib"

Reporter Dan Rather, who was in Dallas, was able to see the Zapruder footage and later narrated the film to CBS national television coverage, claiming that he saw President John F. Kennedy's head "went forward with considerable violence."

Rather failed to mention the actual backward motion made famous in the Oliver Stone movie, JFK.

Rather's omission seemed to confirm that the single shooter theory with just Oswald firing from the rear.

When the Zapruder film initially became became public (in part due to Freddie Prinze's assistance to Geraldo Rivera in securing a copy to screen first), Dan Rather was forced to apologize, saying it was "an honest error."

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