Article 6825 of alt.conspiracy:
Subject: "JFK" lights fire under Sen. Specter
Date: 6 Jan 92 03:56:46 GMT
Organization: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
Excerpts from "`JFK' puts a new blot on image of Specter" by Katharine
Seelye (Knight-Ridder News Service):
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., already running for re-election during a
recession, suddenly finds himself with another load of unwanted baggage--
courtesy of Hollywood.
Back in 1964, Specter was an investigator for the Warren Commission and
posited the single-bullet theory...
In a freak accident of bad timing for Specter, the movie "JFK" now
resurrects the single-bullet theory and portrays it as utterly prepos-
With it comes Specter's name--and the derisive hoots of moviegoers across
For Specter, the three-hour...movie boils down to the ultimate three-second
negative political spot.
In the movie,...Kevin Costner, playing...Jim Garrison, calls Specter "an
ambitious junior counselor" and brands his theory "one of the grossest lies
ever forced on the American people." At the mention of Specter's name, some
members of some audiences in Philadelphia and elsewhere hoot, cheer and
applaud in apparent agreement with the disparaging reference.
Asked if he intended to sue for libel, Specter said: "No comment."