Flagpole Online, November 5, 2014


In the half-century since the Warren Report, a vast mass of additional evidence and new information relating to the assassination has emerged. There have been reinvestigations by Congress. Hundreds of thousands of pages of government documents have been declassified. Responsible private researchers, including academic scholars from major universities, have undertaken their own studies and published authoritative books and articles calling into question the accuracy of the Warren Report. The strange, listless behavior of the Warren Commission itself has been amply documented.

We must, after 50 years, face the hair-raising, inescapable truth: The critics who warned us about the Warren Report were right all along. The Report was a sham which duped the American public while pretending to be based on a full, no-holds-barred inquiry. It was the fruits of an inadequate, hurried investigation by officials who from the beginning had already made up their minds that Oswald was the assassin and that he had acted alone. To get a grasp of how enormously unreliable the Warren Report is, one need only look at the Report’s three most important conclusions.

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