Our coverage of JFK

WHO On the Air: Russ Baker on the 51st Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination

One question about JFK’s assassination that’s never gotten enough attention: former President George H.W. Bush’s connection to it.

That’s the topic of WhoWhatWhy Founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker’s discussion with popular KGO radio host Pat Thurston, taped on the 51st anniversary of the assassination. And the facts are all the more relevant, now that plans may be afoot for a third President Bush.

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The Conjurer, Hieronymus Bosch

Scientist’s Trick ‘Explains’ JFK Backward Movement When Shot

Should we trust “experts” writing in “peer reviewed” journals who seek to promote interpretations of events preferred by the very establishment whose approval is necessary for their career advancement? Is this about National Security — the usual reason given when it comes to hiding the truth in the Kennedy assassination — or is it about job security? Ambition?

Are we being cynical to wonder about these things? See if the following revelations make you wonder as well. In any case, if you like puzzles, you should find this report engaging. Or, if you’re not in the mood View article …

Cyril H. Wecht

Dr. Cyril Wecht on JFK’s Murder: A “Coup d’état in America”

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in the streets of Dallas in broad daylight. According to the Warren Commission (1964), the government’s first official investigative panel into the president’s death, JFK was shot by lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald from the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository Building with an Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. The Commission concluded that Oswald fired three shots: one that missed (the Commission said it was inconclusive which of the shots missed), one that hit both Kennedy and Governor John Connally (the “magic bullet”), and View article …

Humboldt Standard, JFK Assassination

JFK Assassination: Still Searching for Answers

Fifty-five years ago President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. The widely accepted narrative for all these many decades is that he was murdered by lone-wolf gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Yet the evidence is overwhelming that there was at least one other shooter present in Dealey Plaza. Skeptical? There’s really only one piece of evidence you need to see in order to overcome your doubts.

Do yourself a favor: watch the Zapruder film. This was taken by a bystander, Abraham Zapruder, who View article …


Analyzing the New JFK Revelations

Bill Simpich is a civil rights attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is on the board of directors of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, an organization focused on the study of documents related to the 1960s assassinations, Watergate, and Iran-Contra.


In the following essay, he offers a look at some of the gems found in the new JFK document releases and how to speed up the discovery of future finds.

More than 50 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, thousands of government documents related to his death are still under classified View article …

2017 JFK Document Release Shows Former Intelligence Analyst Got It Right

For decades, those investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been eagerly anticipating the release of previously withheld documents scheduled for later this year, October 26. One major question that remains is whether President Donald Trump will use his authority to further keep these documents from the public eye.(1)

Fifty-four years is long enough.

The potential for discovery represented by the recent and upcoming release of remaining government files on the Kennedy assassination was realized this week with the startling revelation that beginning in 1956, Earle Cabell, brother of Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Charles P. Cabell View article …

Lee Harvey Oswald, Mexico City Guy, impersonating Oswald

Why Does the Media Keep Blaming the Russians for JFK’s Assassination?

This story is part of our series revisiting the JFK assassination. To understand why we’re doing this, read our introduction.

In mid-December, the Biden administration released nearly 1,500 documents related to the John F. Kennedy assassination. Out of all the intelligence agencies memoranda, dossiers, and interview transcripts, the media has seized upon one: a CIA memo about Lee Harvey Oswald’s supposed in-person meeting with Valery Kostikov, a notorious KGB official, in Mexico City in September 1963.  


There’s nothing new about the memo in question. The same is true for View article …


JFK Assassination Film: Proof of Tampering?

Milicent Cranor, a WhoWhatWhy senior editor with a background in forensic medical publishing, has studied the JFK assassination on and off for more than two decades. In this essay, Cranor asks readers to consider whether there is a significant discrepancy between the Nix and Zapruder films of the assassination, and if this indicates tampering. She also focuses on the Warren Commission testimony of Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who jumped onto the back of the President’s limousine. What he said seems to suggest he saw Kennedy being shot in the head View article …

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 7: Empire Strikes Back

What possible connection could there have been between George H.W. Bush and the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Or between the C.I.A. and the assassination? Or between Bush and the C.I.A.? For some people, apparently, making such connections was as dangerous as letting one live wire touch another.   Here, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in November, is the seventh part of a ten-part series of excerpts from WhoWhatWhy editor Russ View article …

Dallas Diminishes JFK, His Legacy, And Those Who Care About Democracy

Welcome to the JFK Assassination Cover-up, Chapter 20.


The Dallas Morning News, notoriously uninterested in real journalism about the most infamous event ever to take place in its city, recently ran a JFK-related piece in its entertainment section. One of a flood of stories purporting to provide insight into the event as we head toward the 50th anniversary, it was headlined:

Looking for fiction about the JFK assassination? Choose carefully

Now, why would we need fiction about the JFK assassination, when most of the purported “fact” put out View article …

JFK, files

A First Look at the New JFK Assassination Documents

Rex Bradford is the president and archivist of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, a nonprofit entity that has collected millions of documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and other major events.


Just last week the National Archives released another batch of such documents. By law, all the records related to the assassination have to be released later this year, unless President Donald Trump blocks their publication.


With this new release, 88% of the National Archives store of Kennedy assassination material is now available to the public. This consists of 3,369 documents, some previously released with View article …

JFK Revisited, Through the Looking Glass

Why ‘JFK Revisited’ Is Necessary

This story is part of our series revisiting the JFK assassination. To understand why we’re doing this, read our introduction.



It’s been 30 years since Oliver Stone’s JFK posited that a US government conspiracy, involving both the intelligence services as well as the military industrial complex, was responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. 


Stone’s interest in why our 35th president was killed and by whom — and what it’s meant since for US democracy, and for the world — hasn’t waned, in View article …