The conspiracy theory about the assassination of President Kennedy
What is a conspiracy?
A simple article from the CNN.com to practise your English and know more about the President J. F. Kennedy’s death.
During the half century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, you may have heard about a few theories.
Decades of investigations, hearings, documents, records, books and interviews have failed to satisfy conspiracy theorists with a definitive answer to The Question: Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone when he the President?
At one time or another, of the lone gunman theory “have accused 42 groups, 82 assassins and 214 people of being involved in the assassination,” said author Vincent Bugliosi.
That’s a lot of .
So, when reporters, producers, or amateur historians are looking to check out the latest JFK conspiracy theory, they call Dave Perry. “People think I’m an anti-conspiracy guy,” Perry said recently at his Dallas-area home.
But there’s one theory that he’s not . We’ll get to that in a minute.
Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists, Perry said, come in all degrees of interest and levels of obsession. They may believe that the government was behind the 9/11 attacks or that the moon landings were fake. Those folks the “off the wall” crowd. The others, he says, read the books, watch the documentaries and come to less extreme conclusions.
to shoot (v) to hit someone or something with a bullet from a gun
doubter (n) someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
paranoia (n) a mental illness that makes people believe that other people do not like them
to rule out (v) to stop considering something as a possibility
to comprise (v) to form something
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