by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2018
CNN has referenced President John F. Kennedy’s adultery while in office as “legendary” while skewering Donald Trump for alleged affairs years before he became president.
While tweeting to promote its program “American Dynasties: The Kennedys”, CNN referred to JFK’s “legendary love life.”
“But was JFK’s love life really legendary? In actuality, JFK was an awful person in the bedroom who certainly would have been labeled a sexual predator in this #MeToo moment,” Ben Shapiro wrote about a 2012 Daily Mail story detailing the time Kennedy forced an intern to publicly perform oral sex on his assistant in the White House pool.
“Remember, this is the same network currently shellacking President Trump for bedding a porn star while married, and hosting her on the air to ask about Trump’s condom use,” Shapiro added.
Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn asked, “If CNN thinks JFK’s love life was ‘legendary,’ does that make Trump’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels ‘legendary’ as well? Because their coverage isn’t exactly favorable.”
Author Joshua Kendall tweeted that “legendary love life” 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.”
Fox News noted that “Cooper, who is CNN’s biggest star, had sat down with both Playboy playmate Karen McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels in recent days to ask detailed questions about their alleged affairs with Trump. CNN has spent significant time analyzing all aspects of the alleged affairs including questions about intimate details.”
One response to CNN’s tweet noted: “To CNN, if it’s a Kennedy or Clinton, it’s his ‘Love Life’ If it’s a Trump or GOP, he is a womanizer.”