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Wed May 29, 2013, 06:51 PM

National Geographic To Make John F. Kennedy Movie Based on Bill O' Reilly's Book

CNN is reporting that National Geographic Channel is making a movie about JFK based on Killing Kennedy, the book written by Bill O' Reilly. JFK will be played by Rob Lowe and Jackie Kennedy will be played by Ginnifer Goodwin.

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/29/rob-lowe-ginnifer-goodwin-cast-as-jfk-jackie-o/

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Reply National Geographic To Make John F. Kennedy Movie Based on Bill O' Reilly's Book (Original post)
erpowers May 2013 OP
Ed Suspicious May 2013 #1
Submariner May 2013 #2
HiPointDem May 2013 #6
Octafish May 2013 #8
HiPointDem May 2013 #9
MinM May 2013 #12
madinmaryland May 2013 #3
Inkfreak May 2013 #4
Cha May 2013 #5
Octafish May 2013 #7
sakabatou May 2013 #10
erpowers May 2013 #11
MinM May 2013 #13
Puzzledtraveller May 2013 #14
JustAnotherGen May 2013 #15

Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 07:07 PM

1. I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but is Billo's book a scholarly work or is it his own fantasy-ish

type of tripe?

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 07:50 PM

2. Since Falafel Bill's boss Rupert owns NatGeo no surprise

that is why Billo's crap Lincoln movie was on NG. Just more News Corp crapola.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Wed May 29, 2013, 07:59 PM

6. murdoch owns nat geo too? argh.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #6)

Wed May 29, 2013, 09:35 PM

8. Rupert and Nixon toady Roger Ailes bending history ever rightward.

Protecting the BFEE 24/7/366.



EXCERPT...

Thus, Killing Kennedy is just the latest example of O’Reilly’s lucrative decision to sell out, even on a topic that once appeared to draw his honest interest. Many years ago O’Reilly was the host of a syndicated program called Inside Edition that drew on his past acquaintance with Gaeton Fonzi, the late, great field investigator for both the Church Committee and the HSCA. Fonzi supplied O’Reilly with many interesting stories about the Kennedy case in the early 1990s when Oliver Stone’s film was creating a new furor about the case. The stories all pointed toward a conspiracy, and some still exist on YouTube today.

But then, O’Reilly was hired by longtime Republican operative Roger Ailes to work for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox network. According to author Russ Baker, O’Reilly wanted to continue his investigative pieces on the JFK case at Fox, but these ambitions were quashed by Ailes, who had cut his teeth in politics as a media consultant for Kennedy’s archrival, Richard Nixon.

So today, O’Reilly’s work on the Kennedy case is contrary to what he did before. He even suggests the chief motive for his sell-out on page 313. He dedicates the book to his boss, Roger Ailes, whom he obsequiously calls “a brilliant, fearless warrior.”

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http://consortiumnews.com/2012/10/13/bill-oreillys-outdated-killing-kennedy/



So, Bill O wasn't a sell-out, once.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #8)

Wed May 29, 2013, 09:47 PM

9. urp. i think bill was probably always a sellout.

 

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 07:52 PM

3. Falafel guy wrote a book about JFK? What a waste of trees.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 07:54 PM

4. O' Reilly's head will get even bigger I'm sure. n/t

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 07:57 PM

5. The book is by Martin Dugard, too.. FYI

thanks erpowers

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 08:07 PM

7. Lone Nut Films galore ahead.

A review of Bill's book:



Bill O’Reilly’s Outdated ‘Killing Kennedy’

Exclusive: Fox News’  Bill O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard are hoping for another financial “killing” with their Killing Kennedy. But the new book may have a bigger agenda, solidifying popular history behind the Warren Report on JFK’s murder and tearing down his character, writes Jim DiEugenio.

By Jim DiEugenio
Consortium News Oct. 13, 2012

A long time ago, Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly was a high school history teacher. Martin Dugard was an author who had written a few history books, e.g. about Christopher Columbus and Stanley and Livingstone. Last year, the two men collaborated on a book about the murder of President Abraham Lincoln. Killing Lincoln proved to be a “killing” in another way, a financial one.

This year is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. Several writers and film producers are already preparing major projects for the 50th anniversary next year. It seems that O’Reilly and Dugard decided to get the jump on the occasion by trying to repeat the success of their book about Lincoln, thus, we have Killing Kennedy.

But the Kennedy case is not the Lincoln case. The Lincoln case is one that has settled into history. The incredible thing about the murder of President Kennedy is that, 49 years later, we are still discovering things that the government has tried to keep secret about the case.

For instance, just a few months ago it was learned that the Air Force One tapes at the National Archives were incomplete. They had been edited to eliminate a reference to a query about the location of Air Force General Curtis LeMay as President Kennedy’s body was being returned from Dallas.

This made the news since historians understand that LeMay and Kennedy knocked heads during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, but also because there have been reports that, for whatever reason, LeMay was present during the Kennedy autopsy at Bethesda Medical Center that evening.

I mention this not only to show that there are still important secrets seeping out about the murder of President Kennedy, but also because you will not find a word about any significant new evidence in this book. In fact, in regards to the actual murder of President Kennedy, this is a book that could have been written in 1965. I could find very little, if anything, pertaining to the actual assassination that was discovered in later decades.

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http://consortiumnews.com/2012/10/13/bill-oreillys-outdated-killing-kennedy/



Bill is one of our "journalists" who swore BFEE man Saddam Hussein was an existential threat, armed with his WMDs.


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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 11:14 PM

10. Please tell me this is satire.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #10)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:39 AM

11. Not Satire

Just in case you were really my post is not satire. CNN is actually reporting that a movie will be made out of Bill O' Reilly's book Killing Kennedy.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 03:01 PM

13. Robe Lowe, 'Secret' Conservative, to Play the Bill O'Reilly Version of JFK


...Now, embarking on an O'Reilly project isn't necessarily a mark of political conservatism. Noted liberal Tom Hanks narrated Killing Lincoln on NatGeo in February, for instance. Lowe, of course, starred in The West Wing, a show from outspoken liberal (and Maureen Dowd ex-boyfriend) Aaron Sorkin. But Lowe hasn't always been so clear about his viewpoint: Even if he's interested in selling himself as a political junkie of sorts, he may or may not have been leaning outwardly right of late. After being considered a "longtime Democratic activist"—his sex scandal was associated with the Democratic National Convention in 1988—Lowe joined Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign in 2003. More recently, he's made some comments on his Twitter account that might imply he may not be all that liberal. A tweet about Benghazi in September, for instance, got Twitchy all excited. This month Lowe visited the White House to meet with Gene Sperling and made the press corps go totally fanboy/girl.

But regardless of all that, isn't it kind of bizarre to think of Rob Lowe playing John F. Kennedy? He's about the right age, but he's just so, well, Rob Lowe. On the other hand, he did make a pretty stunning transformation in Behind the Candelabra. That face will haunt your dreams. And sure beats Greg Kinnear, back from the last time a JFK half-biopic produced by conservatives made its way to cable...

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/05/rob-lowe-bill-oreilly-killing-kennedy/65650/

http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30251

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Response to MinM (Reply #13)

Thu May 30, 2013, 03:06 PM

14. I often wondered, now it seems obvious.

I still love Rob Lowe however, good looking man.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #14)

Thu May 30, 2013, 03:19 PM

15. Oh yeah

He's hot.

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