DVD review: Conspiracy buffs will love ‘Smoking Gun’
Grade • D-
DVD • "JFK: Smoking Gun" is a great example of how, with a little bit of effort and a whole lot of passion, you can produce a whopper of a tale and a certain contingent out there will believe it.
In the case of "Smoking Gun," the gullible will eat up the theory that President John F. Kennedy was killed by a second gunman. That, after Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president in the neck, a Secret Service agent in a trailing car accidentally discharged his rifle and delivered the fatal head shot.
"We're not alleging that this was intentional," said Bonar Menninger, the author of "Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK," the book on which "Smoking Gun" is based. "What we're saying is that we believe it was a tragic accident in the heat of that moment."
It's also a long-disproved tale based on a discredited book that has been repackaged for TV.