Kennedy, the KGB and American Media

Randall Hoven
Regardless of whether Ted Kennedy broke the law or even committed treason in cozying up to the KGB, he proposed to orchestrate a complete media show not only manipulating news, but doing so in an intentionally dishonest way.

Some excerpts from his message (my emphases): 

"It is important to note the majority of Americans do not read serious newspapers or periodicals...

"Kennedy asks Y. V. Andropov to consider inviting the senator to Moscow for a personal meeting ... to arm Soviet officials with explanations... so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA ...

"Kennedy thinks the benefit of a meeting with Y. V. Andropov will be enhanced if he could also invite one of the well known Republicans, for example, Mark Hatfield...

"Kennedy believes that in order to influence Americans it would be important to organize ... televised interviews with Y. V. Andropov in the USA... television is the most effective method of mass media and information ...

"... Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y. V. Andropov... Specifically, the president of the board of directors of ABC, Elton Raul and television columnists Walter Conkrite [sic] or Barbara Walters could visit Moscow...  The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side...

"... a series of televised interviews in the USA with lower level Soviet officials ... would be organized... an opportunity to appeal directly to the American people..."

Note especially the line, "The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side."  The "American side" clearly meant US television, when he knew the whole thing would be set up by Andropov, the KGB and himself.  That is beyond PR and into dishonesty.  Kennedy was not only a liar, but one who organized a whole conspiracy of lies involving himself, Andropov, the KGB and "the largest television companies in the USA."

Note also the use of "friends" like Raul, Cronkite and Walters, as well as a friendly Republican, in this case Mark Hatfield.

While this message gives us insight into Ted Kennedy's mind and soul, it also gives us insight into how the media and "moderate" Republicans have been used, and have been using us, for at least the last 25 years.
Regardless of whether Ted Kennedy broke the law or even committed treason in cozying up to the KGB, he proposed to orchestrate a complete media show not only manipulating news, but doing so in an intentionally dishonest way.

Some excerpts from his message (my emphases): 

"It is important to note the majority of Americans do not read serious newspapers or periodicals...

"Kennedy asks Y. V. Andropov to consider inviting the senator to Moscow for a personal meeting ... to arm Soviet officials with explanations... so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA ...

"Kennedy thinks the benefit of a meeting with Y. V. Andropov will be enhanced if he could also invite one of the well known Republicans, for example, Mark Hatfield...

"Kennedy believes that in order to influence Americans it would be important to organize ... televised interviews with Y. V. Andropov in the USA... television is the most effective method of mass media and information ...

"... Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y. V. Andropov... Specifically, the president of the board of directors of ABC, Elton Raul and television columnists Walter Conkrite [sic] or Barbara Walters could visit Moscow...  The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side...

"... a series of televised interviews in the USA with lower level Soviet officials ... would be organized... an opportunity to appeal directly to the American people..."

Note especially the line, "The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side."  The "American side" clearly meant US television, when he knew the whole thing would be set up by Andropov, the KGB and himself.  That is beyond PR and into dishonesty.  Kennedy was not only a liar, but one who organized a whole conspiracy of lies involving himself, Andropov, the KGB and "the largest television companies in the USA."

Note also the use of "friends" like Raul, Cronkite and Walters, as well as a friendly Republican, in this case Mark Hatfield.

While this message gives us insight into Ted Kennedy's mind and soul, it also gives us insight into how the media and "moderate" Republicans have been used, and have been using us, for at least the last 25 years.