JFK assassination

Amar Hadzic

Who? What? Where? Why?

On November 22, 1963 at around 12:30 pm, president John F Kennedy was assassinated while riding his car through Daeley Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald in known to be the killer in this assassination. There are many different speculations on how JFK was assassinated on that day.

Perspective 1 - The 'Magic Bullet' Theory

One perspective about the JFK assassination is the magic bullet theory. This bullet was supposedly shot though JFK back and exited his throat. Then, the bullet went into John Connelly's rib cage and ended up exiting his knee. The Warren Commission was in charge of investigating the incident and found it hard to show where the bullet went through both men. This theory is interesting considering that Lee Harvey Oswald only had 3 rounds. Because the magic bullet went through both men, there have been accusations on there being more than one shooter at Daeley plaza.

Perspective 2 - The Grassy Knoll

Most JFK conspiracy theories act around the idea that Oswald wasn't acting alone. When the president was hit by the bullet that killed him, the vehicle was passing a grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. Newspaper photographs record that after the shooting, police arrested three men found in a railroad car behind the knoll. Because the men were clean-shaven and well dressed there was speculation that they were CIA assassins rather than hobos. There are some photos that can be found that show a man behind a fence with a rifle.

Media Bias

The type of media bias people read about the assassination is source selection. Source selection is when an author uses only certain sources to back up their side of a story in their article. Many authors that have written an article about the assassination have only one set of sources to back up their article. As a result, these authors use source selection to justify their story when reporting what they believe happened in the JFK assassination.

Criticism 1

One criticism of this event is historical criticism. The events and actions that happened on this day have been twisted into many different theories and stories. Many people have built up large amount of different stories over the years about what happened on November 22, 1963. Even though the Warren Commission claims that there was only one shooter, there were many witnesses at the event that claim there were multiple shots heard during the event.

Criticism 2

Another criticism of this event is marxist criticism. JFK was the leader of the United States and came from a wealthy family, while Lee Harvey Oswald was and ex-marine with a very modest lifestyle. Because JFK was the president, he controlled many aspects of the United States and was a very popular president. However, Lee Harvey Oswald was just and ordinary man with an ordinary lifestyle and job. People came to the Plaza to see JFK and not Oswald. Could Lee Harvey Oswald have killed JFK because of his popularity and wealthy lifestyle?
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