JFK Assassination

Bailey Chatterton, Period 2

Background

November 22, 1963, shortly after noon, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in the back of his motorcade, a 1961 Lincoln Continental through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX.
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Media Portrayal

The very first coverage came from The United Press in Dallas. A flustered man reported that President Kennedy and Governor John Conally had been "cut down by an assassin's bullets in downtown Dallas." He stated that the President's limp body was carried in the arms of his wife to Parkland Hospital. This coverage reports two shots being fired and blood from the Presidents head.
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The second news coverage came from CBS News at around 1:40 p.m. interrupting the "As the World Turns" soap opera. It was reported that 3 shots were fired at JFK and that he was seriously injured from the shots. Nearly an hour later, Walter Cronkite became the bearer of bad news when he reported that the President had died in Dallas, TX at 1 p.m. central standard time.
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Biases (Conspiracies)

A man named Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the murder of JFK. Although his alibi adds up and many signs point to him there are still some conspiracies about the assassination.
For example, some believe Oswald worked for the CIA. It is believed the assassination was an inside job by our very own government. Anytime something goes wrong in this country, the government is blamed. Some also believe that after Oswald was killed, the FBI tampered with his files to make it seem as if he acted alone.
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Another belief is the "Magic Bullet Theory". Oswald was said to have worked alone. He fired a 3 shots from the 6th floor of The Texas School Book Depository. One of the bullets, the second shot, (the first was believed to have missed) was said to have pierced through the neck of JFK, then through the seat. It then entered through the back of Conally, through his wrist and into his thy where the bullet embedded itself. Take a look at our video below for further explanation.
AHS NEWS: JFK Conspiracy

Criticisms

Historical Criticism plays a major role in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. AS expected, the nation was devastated upon hearing about the death of their President. Many flustered news reports arose following the shooting and death. Each reported differently, it was apparent that communication was limited in 1963.

Works Cited

"One JFK Conspiracy Theory That Could Be True - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.


Network, Ashley M. Williams. "Who Shot JFK? 6 Conspiracy Theories." USA Today. Gannett, 29 Nov. 2013. Web. 05 May 2015.