CNN Glorifies John F Kennedy’s Extra-Marital Affairs: ‘Legendary’

CNN Glorifies John F Kennedy’s Extra-Marital Affairs: ‘Legendary’ April 2, 2018

CNN was recently caught in a major hypocrisy, and it dealt with infidelity.

For months, the network has been lamenting the sexual indiscretion of President Donald Trump.  However, over the weekend, it was promoting a new mini-series about the Kennedy family.  Fox News reports:

While promoting “The Kennedys,” CNN hailed the 35th president’s “legendary love life,” before asking, “Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?” The tweet featured video detailing JFK’s relationship with actress Judy Campbell, who was allegedly intimate with the head of the Chicago mafia while also having an affair with the president.

“Hypocrisy at its finest,” one user responded.

Author Joshua Kendall responded that “legendary love life” is a poor choice of words because it makes JFK’s infidelity sound “glamorous” and attached a link to a recent Los Angeles Times op-ed headlined, “JFK may have been a worse philanderer than Trump. Does it matter?”

Daily Caller media reporter Amber Athey quoted CNN’s promotional tweet and wrote, “That’s certainly an interesting way to describe having numerous affairs while president. I think we need to get Anderson Cooper on this to find out if JFK was wearing a condom.”

Of course, in the #MeToo era, CNN should not be glorifying JFK’s extramarital affair.  (In fact, none of us should in any era.)    Fox News explains that pundit Stephen Miller showcased the obvious double standard when he asked, “Why does no one take us seriously when we constantly talk about Trump’s behavior with women?”

Exactly.  There is a consequence to extramarital affairs.  They hurt the married spouses who are cheated on, they hurt the adulterers, and the children of the adulterers.  To camouflage the effects of those affairs, by calling them “legendary,” is journalistic malpractice.  And that’s when regular people have affairs with other regular people.

When one of them is the President of the United States, that adds another level of problems to the affair — including issues of national security. It’s time for CNN to start taking all sexual indiscretion seriously…  and to quit excusing it in Democrats they worship.

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