FACT CHECK: Did The Daily News Claim JFK Survived His Assassination Attempt?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows a Daily News report that claims John F. Kennedy escaped his assassination.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. The image is from a novel by Stephen King.

Fact Check:

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The Twitter post shared claims that Kennedy survived his assassination attempt. The image shows an alleged news report that has an image of Kennedy smiling with his wife Jackie Onassis.


The claim is inaccurate. There are no credible news reports that suggest that this is an authentic headline. The image appears to stem from a fictional novel by the famed author Stephen King, as can be seen on SF Gate. The image is visible on the back cover of the book. The novel follows a man that travels back in time to attempt to save Kennedy from his assassination.  (RELATED: Does Viral Video Show The Nova Kakhovka Dam Being Blown Up?)

This is not the first time a misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that the World Economic Forum said humanity will wear uniforms by 2030.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter