I just wanted to know, is anyone aware of who coined the phrase “magic bullet“? The magic bullet is the one that hit JFK in the neck, before passing through the chest of fellow convertible-passenger Texas Governor John Connally, shattering one of his ribs. It then somehow managed to pass through Connally’s right wrist, before finally hitting his left thigh. It was mysteriously found, barely damaged, in a stretcher used to carry the Governor in Hospital. It is necessary for one bullet to have done all of this, otherwise the official version is open to question on account of there being more than three shots and probably more than one person firing these shots. That is, a conspiracy.
I wager that the name “magic bullet” is one reason why so many people doubt this version of events. I mean, the version of events is kind of implausible, but I think the name alone accounts for a lot of the skepticism. From a conspiracy-buff’s point of view, it’s a pretty effective name in that it puts any reliance on the bullet’s trajectory as outside the bounds of sensible debate. After all, what rational person would believe in something called a “magic bullet”?
My limited research suggests that the words do not appear in the Warren Commission’s Report; they wisely go with the less-loaded “single bullet“. The Report’s index does not contain an entry for “Bullet, Magic”, which I guess is hardly surprising, even if a little disappointing.
So does anyone know who came up with it? I was just wonderin’.