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Oliver Stone Slams Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Kennedy' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

The National Geographic Channel plans to air a TV version of Fox News Bill O'Reilly's co-authored best-selling book Killing Kennedy.

The TV movie, airing on Nov. 10, is based on the theory of a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, which has been attacked for years by some historians, politicians and filmmaker Oliver Stone.

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stone was asked if he was going to watch "Killing Kennedy."

"No," said Stone. "Because I don't agree with Mr. O'Reilly. I think he's taking the simplistic, Manichaean, dramatic point of view. I saw the poster, which is just ridiculous with Kennedy in the foreground and this lone assassin in the background."

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Stone, whose 1991 film "JFK" is going to be re-released on DVD on Nov. 12, added, "I think it was a professional ambush. I've always thought so."

The Oscar-winning director also spoke to Democracy Now! earlier this week and explained why he believed there was more than one gunman per the Zapruder film (video below).

"You see Kennedy get a hit in the throat," said Stone. "Then you see Kennedy get a hit in the back. Then you see him essentially get a hit from the front. When he gets the hit from the front, which is the fourth or the fifth or the sixth shot, he goes back and to the left. That’s the basic evidence. You see a man fly back because he gets hit right here."

"Many witnesses at Parkland and at the autopsy in Bethesda saw a massive exit wound to the rear of his skull, to the right side," added Stone. "The people at Parkland, including the young doctor, McClelland, saw his cerebellum, his brain, go out, almost falling out of the back of his skull."

"...And when this whole thing emerges, what we have are weird shots of the back of his head is patched up, basically. And the shot, they’re trying to justify the shot from the rear to the front."

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Democracy Now!, Wikipedia