Skip to comments.The RFK Assassination 50 Years Ago Today: The Media, The Emotions And The Second Amendment
Posted on 06/05/2018 3:54:55 AM PDT by Nextrush
"heads lying in pools of blood. The calmest one in the room was Ethel (Kennedy). Robert Kennedy had a rosary in his hand, at one point he asked the people to stand aside to give him air.....there was an awful lot of excitement and an awful lot of confusion and hysteria among practically everyone here....."
NBC reporter Charles Quinn describes the scene when Robert Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles early in the morning of June 5, 1968
"get the gun Rafer"
Radio reporter Andrew West as the struggle with assassin Sirhan Sirhan is underway
In the early hours of Wednesday June 5th (315am Eastern, 1215am Los Angeles) Senator Robert Kennedy was shot in the pantry-kitchen area behind a ballroom at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He would die almost 26 hours later.
Kennedy had just proclaimed victory in the California Democratic Primary over Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy before a cheering crowd of a thousand people.
The then cutting edge of the media was on hand as in television and the major networks of the time with two of them on air (ABC and NBC) with the third CBS rushing back on the air after an earlier sign off for the night. (24 hour television was not the norm in 1968 but the networks were on late for political coverage).
In the hours after the shooting Howard K. Smith (ABC) would offer up a commentary in favor of gun control just as he had for the JFK Assassination in 1963. Smith lived in the UK for many years ans its worth noting that the gun laws there were enacted just after World War I were also enacted in a climate of fear about Communist revolution.
And now fear of violence like the assassinations and riots in the streets in the 1960's would drive passage of a Gun Control Act of 1968. It would be a compromise not licensing firearm owners in the United States, but licensing firearm dealers for the first time.
Murdered by an Arab Muslim gunman. Media likes to skip that part.
Media also skips the part of a communist killing JFK: wants people to think it was “right-wing” hate in Dallas, since a most liberal city.
RFK son now saying the muzzie didnt kill his father.
He is willing to let his fathers killer skate for political correctness.
If the LAPD agree that at least 10 bullets were fired, and Sirhan’s gun could hold only eight, then there was more than one gun being used.
There was more evidence of a second gunman here than with JFK.
You’re referring to Vegas right?
No. But people in Vegas, who were there, have made such a statement.
After what is happening with deep state in our current America I can easily believe that poppa Bush and the CIA could have been involved in Dallas in 1963.
When RFK was killed, the mother in a family we were good friends with became virulently anti-gun — even to the point of taking her sons’ toy guns and burning them in the family BBQ grill.
A Kennedy with a rosary......oh good grief.
The Kennedys were as Catholic as Mohammed.
Yes, they claimed to be, but then again, they were Kennedys.
Sirhan shot at RFK from close range multiple times.
Doesnt matter that there was another gunman. Sirhan is just as guilty.
My point is Kennedy is all about pandering to the latest pc crap by giving
a guilty as hell muzzie a pass for killing his father.
>>The then cutting edge of the media was on hand as in television and the major networks of the time with two of them on air (ABC and NBC) with the third CBS rushing back on the air after an earlier sign off for the night. (24 hour television was not the norm in 1968 but the networks were on late for political coverage).
Mutual Radio Network was there and captured the audio.
Fear caused bad decision making then and still does now.
RFK JeRk would rather see the death penalty carried out for man-made climate change deniers.
The Andrew West Mutual Radio audio “Senator Kennedy has been shot” and “grab the gun” and “we don’t want another Oswald” etc. etc. was used on the “Huntley Brinkley Report” NBC’s evening news with some still photos mixed in 50 years ago today.
You are precisely correct about gun control in England and Wales.
Ill never forget my beloved Mom sitting down in a chair and crying upon News he was dead
Years later, she would despise the Kennedys
Thirty bullets in the kitchen walls—Sirhan’s gun couldn’t hold _that_ many.. :-)
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