by Douglas P. Horne
Author of “Inside the Assassination Records Review Board”
Today I received a link to a YouTube segment that features CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite’s TV audio from approximately 22 minutes after JFK’s assassination on Elm Street in Dallas, in which Cronkite says the President’s limousine stopped briefly during the shooting.
The person who sent me the link was Washington attorney and activist Dan Alcorn, who has a long and distinguished record of research into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I can well remember listening to Dan Alcorn speak passionately and eloquently about the assassination at the ARRB’s first public hearing in Washington, D.C., in October of 1994.
As Dan just pointed out to me, the YouTube segment claims to be synchronized with real time events in Dallas—thus, about 22 minutes into the video/audio segment (you can fast forward to the 21 minute point just as I did) would equate to about 12:52 PM CT in Dallas.
There was no hesitation in him reporting this eyewitness information from Dealey Plaza, since there was not yet any official version of events!
This is strongly corroborative of the hypothesis that a brief but definite car stop was removed from the Zapruder film when it was altered the weekend of the assassination at Kodak’s “Hawkeyeworks” R&D lab, in Rochester, New York.
This Walter Cronkite statement (clearly obtained from eyewitnesses in Dealey Plaza and passed along to him by a third party) should be evaluated in the following context:
(1) Jean Hill (who stood to the immediate left of the limousine with her friend Mary Moorman during the assassination), in her Sheriff’s Dept. Affidavit of 11/22/63, stated that the limousine stopped for an instant;
(2) Hugh Betzner (standing behind the limousine during the assassination), in his Sheriff’s Dept. Affidavit of 11/22/63, mentioned twice in his affidavit that the limousine stopped during the assassination;
(3) Roy Truly, Oswald’s boss at the TSBD, later stated that the limousine swerved to the left and stopped during the assassination;
(4) DPD officer Bobby W. Hargis—riding escort to the immediate left rear of the limousine—in an interview never published by a local newspaper, but whose text was later found and written about by Richard Trask in his book Pictures of the Pain, stated that the limousine stopped during the assassination; and
(5) In numerous interviews over many years, Bill Newman (standing to the immediate right of the limousine during the assassination with his wife and two children) has repeatedly and consistently recalled that there was a very brief, but definite car stop by the limousine during the assassination.
The existing version of the Zapruder film in the National Archives, the “extant film,” does not show a car stop. This is contradicted by the above witnesses, who were all very close to the limousine (and were directly looking at it), AND the Walter Cronkite statement on TV twenty two minutes after the assassination. This should profoundly trouble any objective, thinking citizen who does not have a closed mind about the assassination.
When one considers that Dino Brugioni, Chief Information Officer at the CIA’s NPIC, viewed the true camera original film on Saturday evening, 11/23/63, and saw a much larger and very different head explosion in the Zapruder film than we see today in the “extant film,” it seems quite clear that the Zapruder film has been altered. And this constitutes very strong evidence of a U.S. government coverup of the JFK assassination. If you wish to see significant excerpts of my 2011 video interview of Dino Brugioni, see Shane O’Sullivan’s 85 minute extra feature “The Zapruder Film Mystery” on the new, second edition of his documentary “Killing Oswald,” now for sale on DVD at Amazon.com, for only $14.98.
THANK YOU, Dan Alcorn, for sharing this information. The interpretation of its significance is mine. ENDNo cost SEOpressor a seo wordpress plugin for everybody.