Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does Baden note in Chapter One is the price of fame when a celebrity dies, and why?
Baden points out that often, celebrities who die are often believed to have been murdered. He notes this is likely due to their larger than life personas, which lead people to think they are nearly invincible.
2. Describe why Baden notes the conspiracy theorists' use of the head movement of Kennedy after his shooting leads to unreliable conclusions.
Kennedy's head moved backward following the shot to the head he received during his assassination. Conspiracy theorists believed this meant he was shot from the front, but Baden points out the head movement is a result of the speed of the vehicle, and the body's natural reaction.
3. What happened to much of the evidence in the Kennedy assassination case, and what does Baden believe occurred?
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