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WaPo: Oliver Stone's 'JFK' the Catalyst for Release of Docs

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American director Oliver Stone attends the 'The Untold History of the United States' (La Historia No Contada de EEUU) photocall at The Kursaal Congress Centre during 61st San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 22 October 2017 02:31 PM

President Donald Trump announced he would authorize the release of the U.S. government's remnants of "long blocked and classified" John F. Kennedy assassination documents, but The Washington Post's Avi Selk wrote Hollywood director Oliver Stone is the one to thank for this.

Stone directed and co-wrote the 1991 motion picture "JFK," which led to the passing of the 1992 Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act less than a year after the movie was released in theaters.

"If and when the last remaining government documents about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination are made public next week, historians may have to hold their noses and thank “JFK” — a 1991 blockbuster that conflated the historical record with conspiratorial fantasies," Selk wrote.

"Oliver Stone’s barely factual retelling of a prosecutor’s effort to prove the CIA killed Kennedy grossed hundreds of millions of dollars, and pushed Congress to order the release of nearly all assassination documents within 25 years, or by Thursday."

That act of Congress was signed by former President George H.W. Bush, in part, to give the public the true information amid myriad conspiracy theories, but government officials still might be forcing the withholding of information under the interest and protections of national security related to "sources and methods."

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President Donald Trump announced he would authorize the release of the U.S. government's remnants of "long blocked and classified" John F. Kennedy assassination documents, but The Washington Post's Avi Selk wrote Hollywood director Oliver Stone is the one to thank for...
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