Friday, November 22, 2013

Media Coverage of JFK Assassination

I don't see it now, but folks earlier on Twitter were praising the '60s-era media coverage of the Kennedy assassination. I think Walter Cronkite was the greatest.

But also, it's amazing how the Dallas Morning News identified Lee Harvey Oswald as a "Pro-Comminist" leftist at the time. It's highly doubtful we'd have that kind of honesty on the front-pages of today's big media newspapers. Wouldn't want to alienate progressives and Democrats, who are the ideological children of the same movement that marinated Oswald.

Kennedy Coverage photo photo-39_zpsc86ff0e3.jpg

More at London's Daily Mail, "How the JFK assassination transformed media coverage: The idea of broadcasting live breaking news was born."