Washington Post still guarding the JFK cult after all these decades

Newsbusters catches the Washington Post scrupulously doing its best to minimize its readers learning about the dark side of John F. Kennedy.  In the news biz, it’s called “burying the lede,” and the WaPo committed a spectacular instance of it.  Ken Shepherd writes:

Yesterday the Washington Post's Matt Schudel penned a 43-paragraph obituary marking the passing of Fernande Grudet, the "Famed proprietor of [a] Parisian brothel" which counted diplomats, European nobility, businessmen, and politicians among its clientele.

Schudel waited, however, until paragraph number 20 to disclose that President John F. Kennedy was reputed to have once been a customer:

On a visit to Paris, John F. Kennedy supposedly requested the company of a woman who looked like his wife, Jacqueline, “but hot.”

Not only that but: 

The former first lady’s second husband, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, was another frequent customer, often accompanied by his lover, opera star Maria Callas.

By contrast, the Daily Mail in Britain led its story with the JFK connection:

France's most famous brothel owner Madame Claude, who supplied call girls for former U.S. president John F Kennedy and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has died aged 92.

During the 1960s and 70s, she controlled a network of hundreds of prostitutes who sold sex to politicians, dignitaries, film stars and singers across Europe.

John F. Kennedy was an out-of-control sex addict, whose philandering placed the nation at peril, when he was having sex with Judith Exner, at the time the mistress of Mafia boss Sam Giancana.  His wife and family were sold to the American people as idealized figures of elegance and beauty.  The truth is far more tawdry.

Yet the mainstream media continue to push the lies that were sold to us, even decades after the fact.

Hat tip: iOTW Report

Newsbusters catches the Washington Post scrupulously doing its best to minimize its readers learning about the dark side of John F. Kennedy.  In the news biz, it’s called “burying the lede,” and the WaPo committed a spectacular instance of it.  Ken Shepherd writes:

Yesterday the Washington Post's Matt Schudel penned a 43-paragraph obituary marking the passing of Fernande Grudet, the "Famed proprietor of [a] Parisian brothel" which counted diplomats, European nobility, businessmen, and politicians among its clientele.

Schudel waited, however, until paragraph number 20 to disclose that President John F. Kennedy was reputed to have once been a customer:

On a visit to Paris, John F. Kennedy supposedly requested the company of a woman who looked like his wife, Jacqueline, “but hot.”

Not only that but: 

The former first lady’s second husband, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, was another frequent customer, often accompanied by his lover, opera star Maria Callas.

By contrast, the Daily Mail in Britain led its story with the JFK connection:

France's most famous brothel owner Madame Claude, who supplied call girls for former U.S. president John F Kennedy and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has died aged 92.

During the 1960s and 70s, she controlled a network of hundreds of prostitutes who sold sex to politicians, dignitaries, film stars and singers across Europe.

John F. Kennedy was an out-of-control sex addict, whose philandering placed the nation at peril, when he was having sex with Judith Exner, at the time the mistress of Mafia boss Sam Giancana.  His wife and family were sold to the American people as idealized figures of elegance and beauty.  The truth is far more tawdry.

Yet the mainstream media continue to push the lies that were sold to us, even decades after the fact.

Hat tip: iOTW Report