Bob Schieffer’s revisionist history: Nothing like Kennedy assassination had ever happened before

Yeah Bob, nothing like the Kennedy assassination had ever happened before, if you don’t count these three others.

From Newsbusters:

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: We want to turn now to a fateful day you’re going to be hearing a lot about over the next month because November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy, a day that many believe changed America forever. The first word of it for many of us came from Walter Cronkite.

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WALTER CRONKITE: From Dallas, Texas, the flash apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1:00 PM Central Standard Time, 2:00 Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago.

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SCHIEFFER: The nation was plunged into shock. Nothing like this had ever happened.

Maybe Schieffer’s not counting Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley because they were Republicans.