by Douglas P. Horne
Author of “Inside the Assassination Records Review Board”
This is a companion piece to my journal entry about Walter Cronkite’s reporting of the “car stop” written two days ago, on August 20th.
Today Washington attorney and JFK assassination independent researcher, Dan Alcorn, found more compelling evidence on YouTube that the Kennedy limousine did indeed come to a brief stop on Elm Street during the assassination of the 35th President on November 22, 1963.
Dan forwarded me this link to a YouTube segment titled “The JFK Assassination, As It Happened, Part 1”:
This two hour and two minute segment is ABC TV’s 11/22/63 television coverage from the day of the assassination, literally as it was broadcast.
Over one hour and nineteen minutes into the two-hour YouTube segment (you can easily fast forward to that location using the tool bar after you click on the link), at time 1:19:36, Bob Clark (who is speaking to the nationwide ABC TV audience via a telephone) reports that he was riding in the open press car [a short distance behind LBJ’s vehicle] and that during the assassination, the President’s limousine “came to an immediate stop.”
In my journal entry two days ago I provided a link to live CBS coverage in which Walter Cronkite intoned “…the car stopped momentarily” during the assassination. The difference here is that Cronkite was reporting hearsay provided to him by reporters at the scene who had either interviewed eyewitnesses, or perhaps seen the car stop themselves. Cronkite found the report credible—he had no reason not to—but he was reporting the observations of others.
Bob Clark, in this ABC TV video footage from over 50 years ago, IS REPORTING WHAT HE SAW HIMSELF.
This contemporaneous eyewitness statement of a seasoned reporter—a professional journalist who was trained to report facts and not to embellish events—is additional compelling evidence that the JFK limousine, SS-100X, did indeed come to a brief halt on Elm Street during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Since there is no car stop shown in the extant version of the Zapruder film, this is additional, powerful evidence that the Zapruder film is an altered, edited film.
Bob Clark corroborates what Cronkite said the same day on television; and Bob Clark corroborates what Roy Truly, Bobby W. Hargis, Bill Newman, Jean Hill, and Hugh Betzner also observed (see my Cronkite blog of two days ago) during the assassination.
Reading the same-day Sheriff’s affidavits of Jean Hill and Hugh Betzner (executed on 11/22/63) has a powerful impact on me—for they both describe seeing a car stop in each of their signed, sworn statements—but hearing a veteran, respected newsman like Bob Clark say the same thing, in a national TV broadcast on 11/22/63, has a different kind of impact, something you feel in your gut.the Leading blog writers recommend a n image wordpress plugin for your WP sites.