Press Release from Vince Palamara, Author of Suvivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect the President
Posted by The Memetrix to Stephen Gyllenhaal and The Kennedy Detail
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 6, 2012
Contact: Publicity Director: Cantara Christopher
Secret Service Expert Vince Palamara Issues Formal Challenge to the Makers of The Kennedy Detail on Assassination Truth
“Their lies are an insult to every American,” says Vince Palamara, referring to the producers of the upcoming Discovery Channel special, The Kennedy Detail, which chronicles the lives of the men who protected—and ultimately failed to protect—President John F. Kennedy from assassination.
Mr. Palamara is a recognized expert on the subject of the United States Secret Service circa 1960-72. He is the author of the 2006 book Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect the President. He has appeared on C-Span and The History Channel.
“Documents, tapes, eyewitness accounts—and most importantly, accounts by Agents, several who were actually there—testify to the fact that the Secret Service’s actions were less than exemplary the day of the shooting. But what they did afterward is shocking.”
Palamara is referring to the alleged coverup of mismanagement and malfeasance within the Service that occurred immediately after the President’s death by snipers bullets.
He is issuing a challenge to Gerald Blaine, author of the book the movie is based on, and Clint Hill, co-producer of the movie. “I will debate you on the true facts of this case in public. Name the place and time.” If the producers refuse his challenge, Palamara says, “I will go one-on-one with Gyllenhaal, the director they’ve chosen.”
TV/commercial director Stephen Gyllenhaal, father of actors Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is also adapting the original Blaine book for the small screen.
Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology.
Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy.
Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination.
All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works.
Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library.
Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
Unfortunately the challenge will likely leave them even more prone to avoid you. So you may need to explore another way to hold their feet to the fire.