JFK Assasination

Nate Toney

Basic Info

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was President of the United States of America from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Although most people liked what President Kennedy, there were some who disagreed with his outlook on politics. One of those people would have been Lee Harvey Oswald. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was in Dallas, Texas campaigning in a parade for the upcoming election when suddenly he was shot. Oswald was eventually caught and later that day, Kennedy passed away. There was no trial since Jack Ruby assassinated Oswald the day after to prevent a trial. Although Oswald is said to be the only killer, many believe that one man could not have done all of this.
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Media Portrayal

Many conspiracies you here about now-a-days, came from the people in the 60's that did not believe that there was one killer in the JFK assassination. The one that was told to the citizens of the United States was that one killer who was self-motivated, went up in the Texas School Book Depository and took Kennedy's life. Jack Ruby killed Oswald the next day so therefore the court never got to hear from Oswald.

Another conspiracy was that a CIA agent was very displeased with Kennedy becoming president. Many CIA agents lost their jobs after the failed invasion of Cuba called The Bay of Pigs. Many believe that these agents became so upset that they decided to scatter around the plaza in Dallas and take Kennedy's life.

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Criticisms

Criticisms can come from all over the place. In the articles I have read there was one criticism that really stood out and that was historical. This even happened almost 52 years ago so the articles that are written are based on what previous stories have told. There is only one criticism that most people can go off of because no one knows exactly what happened.

Although it's very obvious that historical criticism sticks out, Marxist could also be seen very slightly. Many people who don't believe the theories because it "can't happen to a president." Or maybe they think "there's no way someone is this smart." They don't ever consider the "What if?" part.

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Biases

I think that the bias stand point of this event is definitely the easiest out of any of the categories. Source selection is the overwhelming bias in this event. Every story picks different sources which will sway the story each way. If you ask the government they're going to tell you about Lee Harvey Oswald but if you ask a conspiracy theorist, they are going to talk about all the different things that could have taken place.
English Project- JFK assasination interview

Works Cited

Delano, Anthony. "Witness: The Day JFK Died." BBC History Magazine. Nov. 2003: 14-20. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 May 2015

Thomas, Evan. "Who Shot JFK?." Newsweek. Sept. 6 1993: 14-17. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 May 2015.