JFK Assassination

Carson Morgan

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated at approximately 12:30pm on November 22, 1963 in Dealey Plaza. Lee Harvey Oswald is the one who is said to assassinate JFK while he was in Dallas, Texas (Jeremy Bojczuk, Page 1, 5/2/16).

Perspective #1

The magic bullet theory is one perspective. This bullet is said to have gone through President Kennedy's back, exited his throat, then gone through John Connally's rib, shattering his wrist, and finally, coming to stop in his thigh. The Warren Commission came up with this single magic bullet theory to try and explain how Oswald could do so much damage with just three bullets.

Perspective #2

The grassy knoll is a perspective that says that Oswald was not acting alone. The motorcade the President was in was passing a grassy knoll the moment Kennedy was shot. Police arrested three "hobos" just moments after the shooting. These men were cleanly shaven and were said to be CIA assassins instead of hobos.

Media bias explained

The type of media bias in JFK articles are source selection. Many of these articles only have one source to prove their point. These authors use source selection to justify their story when reporting what they believe to have happened during the JFK assassination.

Criticism #1

Marxist criticism was major in the JFK assassination. Kennedy was the leader of the US and came from a wealthy family. Oswald was an ex-marine with a very modest lifestyle. The people who were at Dealey Plaza were not there to see Oswald, they wanted to see JFK. Could Oswald be envious of JFK's popularity and money?

Criticism #2

Another major criticism was historical criticism. The events that happened on November 22, 1963 have been turned into many different stories. Many people at Dealey Plaza have said there were multiple shooters while the Warren Commission says there was only one bullet fired.
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