Oswald the Educator. Puh-leaze.


A Scottish company has created a game called "JFK Reloaded" that lets players be Lee Harvey Oswald and squeeze off three shots in Dealey Plaza, reports Canada's National Post. The Kennedy family is understandably upset. Arguably the most disturbing element of the game, apparently available for a $10 download, is the phoney-baloney rationale the makers are mouthing:

The company calls it an educational "docu-game," designed to undermine the countless conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination.

"We've created the game with the belief that Oswald was the only person that fired the shots on that day, although this recreation proves how immensely difficult his task was," said Kirk Ewing, managing director of Traffic.

"We genuinely believe that, if we get enough people participating, we'll be able to disprove, once and for all, the notion that someone else was involved in the assassination."

I'm no fan of the Kennedy clan and I don't get outraged at disturbing popcult. But come on, already: If you're going to traffic in something like this, at least have the guts not to wrap it up in a pedagogical package.

Whole thing here.