“Valentine’s Day is probably not the day most people would pick to remember the marriage of John and Jacqueline Kennedy. But on February 14, CBS spent more than eight minutes recalling how it was the fiftieth anniversary of CBS’s “historic” TV tour of the White House with Jackie, and brought on liberal historian Doug Brinkley to proclaim “fifty years ago on Valentine’s Day, she became America’s sweetheart, and fifty years later she still is.”
The problem is that any honest historian couldn’t claim that Jackie was JFK’s sweetheart. He had lots of ’em. And now CBS has utterly ignored what NBC just exploited — er, reported — in prime time: former White House intern Mimi Alford has written a memoir revealing how President Kennedy pressured her into Jackie’s bed in 1962 to take her virginity and begin an affair when she was 19 and four days into her internship, and which would last until the eve of his assassination.
Mimi Alford wasn’t mentioned anywhere by ABC News, either. On February 10 she was interviewed on ABC’s “The View” by Barbara Walters — only to be mocked four times with “She’ll (Mimi Alford) make a lot of money!” Walters asked Alford why she would hurt Caroline Kennedy and her family, as if (a) her father had no responsibility not to hurt her with this behavior and (b) Caroline at 54 had never heard any of this before.
Walters then assaulted her with the reverse idea, that she could have “saved” Monica Lewinsky from ridicule if she’d talked about it in the 1990s. But mostly, Walters insisted the book “did not have to be written” and “You could have let it go!” This was breathtakingly hypocritical for Walters, who in her own 2008 memoir “Audition” joyfully wrote endless details about her sleazy affairs with several (married) men, and made endless buckets of money, too.
Matthews titled his rehash of a book “Jack Kennedy, Elusive Hero.” That’s the problem. There is nothing constructive or appealing about the promotion of Alford’s ugly story. I’m happy everyone wants it ignored. On the other hand, it’s time to stop this dishonest re-write about the Kennedy White House. It wasn’t Camelot. It was a sewer. It’s time for them to stop ignoring that” Bozell’s entire article: here
The phony fairy tale which has long been assigned to ‘all things Kennedy’, has been pushed by the media since their god, John F Kennedy appeared on the scene. Long Play (LP) record albums swooned adoration over the (phone facade) that was Kennedy family. Rather like Goldie Locks and the 3 bears, these people were made bigger than life, more Royal than any King or Queen of England. And not because of any collective greatness, but becuase the Left wanted to create a Democrat dynasty. Which they did.
The Kennedy men were adulterers, women chasers, cheaters and much worse. Teddy Kennedy, the one who’s political ambitions of achieve “greatness’, ultimately failed, was known for his “waitress sandwich” (here). JFK was known to be sneaking women into the White House for lascivious rendezvous, which must given been rise to Bill Clinton’s escapades decades later. But the voluminous Ted Kennedy was also responsible for the death of one of his secretary playmates, Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969). He left her to die, as he scrambled out of the water, hauling his useless behind to safety before reporters showed up. Ms. Kopechne, left unconscious and to die. (here)
Not to be ignored was Joe Kennedy, patron of the clan, who’s womanizing was known world wide.
The Kennedy men were never men to be admired. None were qualified to be in political office, simply by their blackmailalbe, scandalous life style alone. And now, this woman reveals her years long affair with JFK right under the nose of Jackie – and that 19 year old girl was portrayed as the villain, not a victim. Rightly, she has her own demons to resolve as does any female willfully interjecting herself into the bed of a married man. But the liberal hacks of the View have the gall to tell her, she should have remained silent to protect the Kennedy name?
And of course, were the Kennedy’s and the Clinton Republicans, history would be very different. Terms like “impeached”, “sexual scandal”, “despicable scoundrel” and worse, would have been the headlines of the day and their political demise.
John F Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Joe Kennedy . . . there was very little to admire from these men. They sought and achieved: political power, extreme wealth and tawdry sexual conquests. That is their true legacy. But not the one you’ll ever hear from the politically bigoted, Democrat loving media.