Yesterday, NewsBuster Kyle Drennen detailed how NBC Today co-host Ann Curry fretted about the latest Kennedy scandal's impact on Caroline Kennedy. "What about Caroline, who is still alive? " she asked John F. Kennedy mistress Mimi Alford.
Last night on Fox Chicago News, anchor Bob Sirott picked up on the same theme in his "One More Thing" opinion segment:
I wonder if she (Alford) feels guilty now about how President Kennedy's only living child Caroline might feel about her story?
Just a guess, but I imagine the daughter, now older than her father was when he died, didn't go into a state of shock. Yet the mainstream media worry about her as though she were a teenager, like Alford was when the 45-year-old Kennedy took her virginity.
Sirott ended with:
So what does this do, if anything, to the Kennedy legacy? I agree with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin who says we have already factored in the idea there were other women in JFK's life, and after absorbing these stories it hasn't changed the fundamental liking the American people have for his memory.
I do wonder what Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Clinton are thinking about all this -- don't you?
Perhaps many have "factored in the idea there were other women" for Kennedy, but did they factor in a teenager? Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Clinton shouldn't even be mentioned in the same context. They've never been accused of jetting women in for their satisfaction. Of directing girls to have sex with other men while they watched. Of forcing a woman to inhale a sex drug.
Instead of worrying about how Caroline will take the "news," those in the mainstream media should ponder why it's taken decades - in this case close to half a century - for them to disclose what a shallow lout John F. Kennedy was. If he hadn't been a liberal hero, it wouldn't have taken nearly so long.