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It's been 46 years, why is it still so neccessary to stay "on script?" Why is the news media still not able to publish, without distortion, the expert medical observations, spoken by the principal witness at the time, of a "frontal" wound?

On Monday, December 7, Dr. Malcolm O. Perry, age 80, died.
Today's NY Times published a "correction" to it's December 8 obituary:

Correction: December 11, 2009
An obituary on Tuesday about Dr. Malcolm O. Perry 2nd, who performed a tracheotomy on President John F. Kennedy after the president was shot, referred incorrectly to his remark that based on appearance alone, a hole in the president’s neck could have been either an entrance or an exit wound. The remark was made to the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination; it was not made to reporters. Dr. Perry also told the commission that based on autopsy findings and other factors, he later concluded that the hole was an exit wound.

More, below....

Original December 8, 2009 NY Times obituary of Dr. Malcolm Perry:
(As attributed in Boston Globe )

"..Even more fatefully, when he was asked by reporters whether he thought the bullet hole was an entrance or an exit wound, he replied, "It could have been either..’’

Vs. remarks Dr. Perry made to reporters during November 22, 1963 press conference at Parkland Hospital:
NOVEMBER 22, 1963
2:16 P.M. CST
Where was the entrance wound?
There was an entrance wound in the neck. As regards the one on the head, I cannot say.
Which way was the bullet coming on the neck wound? At him?
It appeared to be coming at him. ...
Doctor, describe the entrance wound. You think from the front in the throat?
The wound appeared to be an entrance wound in the front of the throat; yes, that is correct. The exit wound, I don’t know...
The head wound could have been either the exit wound from the neck or it could have been a tangential wound,..."

Background, from the blog of Assassination Records Review Board's chief military researcher, Douglas P. Horne:
...In his 1981 book "Best Evidence," David Lifton documented that the Secret Service confiscated videotapes of the Parkland hospital press conference from at least one local television station, and that Secret Service Chief James Rowley had informed the Warren Commission in 1964 that no videotapes or transcripts of the press conference could be found. But as Lifton revealed, a White House verbatim transcript of the press conference (White House Transcript 1327-C) later surfaced. In my own book, "Inside the ARRB," I reveal that Chief Rowley lied to the Warren Commission when he said no transcripts could be found, for on the last page of transcript 1327-C, the document is stamped as received by Rowley's office on November 26, 1963. His statement to the Warren Commission was therefore false....

Originally posted to host on Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 11:10 AM PST.

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