Robert Kennedy Assassination

The death of the next great President

Who, What, When, Where, Why

Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, CA by Sirhan Sirhan. Sirhan's reason was because of a vicious diatribe between Arab and Jew in the Middle East. The defense brought in Bernard L. Diamond, a professor in psychiatry at University of California, said Sirhan was suffering from diminished capacity which means he was impaired during the crime.

Media Perspective

The first perspective of the media is that Sirhan Sirhan did it by himself. Some media providers, like CBS, believed that Sirhan did the shooting by himself and had no help what so ever because he was the only one seen.


The second perspective is a conspiracy theory that there was a second gunman. The theory is that Sirhan couldn't have shot the fatal shot because he was facing East while Kennedy was facing West. This means the Sirhan couldn't have shot him in the right side of the head. Some witnesses said that Kennedy ended up turning North which gave Sirhan a clear shot. In 2012, Sirhan's lawyers William Pepper and Laurie Dusek filed a claim saying that Sirhan did have a second gunman at the scene of the crime.

Media Bias

BBC's flagship news program Newsnight claimed that there was. CIA involvement and there couldn't be any way Sirhan did it by himself. Them, as well as CNN, were making these claim without and facts to back them just so they can give people what they want to hear, and not the truth. This is totally not bias, right?

Criticsm

Some of the criticism is how on how the crime was done, and who was involved. The first idea was that Sirhan did it out of love of his religion to fight back against other religions that were having conflicts with Arabs at the time. Even though Kennedy wasn't Jewish, Sirhan still believed that Catholics were causing problems with Arabs as well.


Another criticism was that Sirhan hated Kennedy's brother as a president, and that if Robert were to be president America would be going down the road that JFK was leading the country to. He believed that he should stop the problem before it started.