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Prominent scholar debunks JFK conspiracy theory

Updated: 2013-10-14T20:50:03Z

By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

Our buddy Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia political scientist who’s been quoted in our pages a time or two, has a new book on the way that aims to debunk the conspiracy theory in the murder of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago next month.

“The long-hoped-for Rosetta Stone of the Kennedy assassination is nothing of the sort,” he writes. “And the much-publicized conclusion of proven conspiracy … was deeply flawed and demonstrably wrong.”

His book: The Kennedy Half Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.

Sabato went so far as to commission a scientific analysis of the Dallas Police Department’s Dictabelt recording of scanner traffic from Nov. 22, 1963, as part of his research.

Politico has the story.

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