Reliving the Kennedy Assassination Over and Over Again
It was 50 years ago on November 22, 1963, that John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas. He was fatally shot while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza. You have probably seen the Zapruder film which captured the moment when Kennedy was shot. And now that the 50th anniversary is here, we've seen more of it. I have a question, why do we keep showing that film, with no regard for the Kennedy family? His kids grew up seeing that film, his Mom, his widow, his brothers and sisters, it was always there.
It just doesn’t seem right to me. I know how I would feel if it was my Dad being killed on film over and over again.
But I never heard anybody else complain.
Tell me why the media has an informal agreement to not show the planes crashing into the twin towers, but the Kennedy assassination is fodder for everybody. Shows like Seinfeld used it as the basis for a comedy episode. There have been lots and lots of movies, with re-enactments of the assassination.
Put yourself in the Kennedy family shoes, what if it was your husband, father, brother, or son, and you had to see him die, anytime anybody chose to show it on TV. You could be watching anything and all of a sudden that film pops up in a preview. You could be sitting in a bar, doctor’s office, anywhere and that film pops up, showing your loved one getting fatally shot.
Like I said, it just doesn’t seem right somehow.