Robert F. Kennedy Assasinated

By Thomas Pereira

What, When, Where, and Why

Robert Kennedy was assassinated June 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. He was killed by Sirhan Sirhan after a public speaking. Before SIrhan Sirhan was sent to jail he said that he killed Kennedy because he had supported Israel in the Arab-Israeli war of 1967.


There are 3 main stories of what happened. Either Sirhan Sirhan killed Kennedy, the CIA killed Kennedy, or there was more than one shooter.


When reading the news stories I noticed that they had left out all of the reports of people hearing either more then 8 gunshots or seeing the lady running away yelling that they killed Kennedy. They only showed certain interviews that made Sirhan Sirhan the lone shooter.

Another bias I found was that they not only made it look like he was alone, but they stated that he was the one that shot Kennedy.

Historical Criticism

You can use historical criticism to best analyze all of the stories. You have to understand how everyone was feeling at that time and what was also going on around the USA at the time. At that time many people loved RFK, and wanted another Kennedy in office.
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"Sirhan Sirhan Receives Death Penalty." A&E Television Networks. Web. 4 May 2015.
"Robert Kennedy Shot. Vintage Nashville Newspapers." Robert Kennedy Shot. Vintage Nashville Newspapers. Web. 4 May 2015.