2018-08-09 16:05:16 UTC
There is almost no conspiracy theory, no matter what flavor, that does not
assert that something is faked with regards to the Kennedy assassination.
It's either the backyard photos, the autopsy photos & x-rays, Oswald's
prints being planted postmortem and even the Zapruder film, itself. To
them, it has been either fabricated or altered.
But it just wasn't possible to have done any of this photographic/video
wizardry back in the early 60s that could escape the sophisticated
detection methods of today's forensic analysis. It would be difficult
enough to produce such things that would elude the naked eye - let alone
the sophisticated, computer-assisted forensics!
People like to talk a lot about "Fake News". Most people use that term
improperly. Mostly, they use it as a pejorative label for things that they
disagree with. Fake News requires the producers of that news to KNOW that
it's fake. They are knowingly forwarding false information, usually in
furtherance of some agenda - usually a political agenda. But there's a
difference between being biased (a plausible and different interpretation
of information, i.e. the MSNBC vs FoxNews interpretation of agreed upon
events), being flat wrong (a misinterpretation of facts), being ignorant
(not knowing all the facts) and knowingly making up false narratives (Fake
In my opinion, in this day and age, we simply have to be more intelligent
digesters of news. Whenever I read or see something that strikes me as
outlandish, I usually check it. "Surely," I think to myself, "something
this big is a headline news item in all the most reputable news sources."
Is it? If not - why not? What is the salient fact? I'll Google it and read
a variety of sources that discuss it, keeping in mind WHERE I'm reading
Technologically, we're rapidly approaching an era where lazy minds CAN be
fooled and WILL be fooled.
For instance, look at this Public Service Announcement by Barrack Obama.
Pretty convincing! Yet, when I see this, I immediately say to myself,
"Barrack Obama doesn't strike me as the type of person who would say 'dip
shit' in a Public Service Announcement. Nor do I remember of this being
reported anywhere because it strikes me as something that would get a lot
of attention. Yet, undoubtedly, this could fool many people who would take
it at face value.
Perhaps, today, they COULD alter the Zapruder film. But not in the 60s.