John F. Kennedy Assassination

Alisha Kenwal

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY

Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign. No one is certain of actual reason of why John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

MEDIA PERSPECTIVE #1

Six seconds in Dallas 50 years ago changed the way media worked for decades to come.The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a transformative live, global TV news event. It swept an industry without a playbook for covering a breaking story of such magnitude and utterly changed how people receive their new. For four days, starting with gunfire in Dallas and ending with Kennedy's funeral procession in Washington, major U.S. TV networks went live with wall-to-wall coverage, suspending commercials. The technology was primitive in 1963, but the idea was born of broadcasting live from the scene, having an anchor for the coverage and letting the images do the talking when possible. By the time the White House confirmed Kennedy's death just after 1:30 that Friday, 45.4 percent of U.S. homes with a television had their sets in use, according to ratings agency Nielsen. Japan's first satellite TV broadcast carried news of the JFK assassination. The initial plan was to receive a prerecorded message from Kennedy. Instead, Japanese learned of his death.

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MEDIA PERSPECTIVE #2

If the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the darkest tragedies in the republic's history, the reporting of it has remained one of the worst travesties of the American media. From the first reports out of Dallas in November of 1963 to the merciless flagellation of Oliver Stone's JFK over the last several months, the mainstream media have disgraced themselves by hewing blindly to the single-assassin theory advanced by the FBI within hours of the murder. Original, enterprise reporting has been left almost entirely to alternative weeklies, monthly magazines, book publishers, and documentary makers. All such efforts over the last 29 years have met the same fate as Oliver Stone's movie: derision from the mainstream media. At first, the public bought the party line. But gradually, as more and more information slipped through the margins of the media business, and finally through the efforts of Congress itself, the public began to change its mind. The other reason CIA agent was displeased with JFK when he became president because he became more diplomatic. Members of the CIA were very displeased with JFK's support in the Bay of Pigs - which was a failed invasion of Cuba. The CIA members lost their jobs and was very upset with JFK because of comments that were made by JFK himself. So, the theory behind this is that they were extremely displeased with JFK and were scattered around the plaza and they all shot at JFK, which ended up killing him.
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MEDIA BIAS

The type of bias that i see continually throughout stories of JFK's assassination would be bias of source selection. It is because each story/article that you read about JFK's assassination has different sources depending on which side of the argument the author is taking. They use this bias to make their point seem stronger than the other and try to use it to persuade the audience to see it in their way. I think, however, that a statement that all the facts will be made public property in an orderly and responsible way should be made now. We need something to head off public speculation or Congressional hearings of the wrong sort.

CRITICISM #1 (HISTORICAL)

The criticism that applies to event of JFK assassination is historical. I think it is historical because you see so many stories over the assassination itself and each story seems to have a different idea as to how the assassination was done. People today write about what happened and how it happened, when in reality no one knows exactly what happened that day. And no one is certain of actual reason of why John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
SHOCKING: Unpublished Video JFK Assassination

CRITICISM #2 (MARXIST)

The other Criticism that applies to the event is marxist. I think it is marxist because the person who killed JFK (oswald) was a self-proclaimed marxist since adolescence who defected USSR on his own initiative, offering to trade on his military experience with the Marines. Oswald's ideal of South Utopia was immediately soured by bureaucratic indifference, causing Oswald's to adopt revolutionary Marxism as opposed to institutionalized Leninism, perhaps inspired by some cuban students he befriended while living in Minsk. By the time Oswald and russian-born wife Marina leaves the USSR in june 1962, Oswald sees in the Castro revolution a truer form of socialism-one not corrupted by soviet communist party officials and their perks.

CITATIONS

"If Oswald Didn't Kill JFK, Then Who Did? 5 Conspiracies Examined." The Cheat Sheet. 21 Nov. 2013. Web. 2 May 2016.

November 22, 1963: President of United States Assassinated t." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Web. 2 May 2016.