Thursday, January 03, 2019

“Pocket-People”: The Kennedys’ Fake Historians

[Re: “Fake News Brings Us Fake Historians: CBS “News’” Face the Nation; and

“Read David in TN’s Exclusive Review of Chappaquiddick (2018) at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.”]

By David in TN
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 6:41:00 P.M. EST

In their 1984 book, The Kennedys: An American Drama, David Horowitz and Peter Collier tell in the bibliographic section of the difficulty getting cooperation from the Family and JFK Library.

It seems another “historian” was also working on a multi-generational history of the Kennedys. This so-called historian was an adviser-speechwriter for Ted Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign. Namely, this was Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of the Fake Historians on the Face the Nation program.

Her late husband was Richard Goodwin, who died last May at 86. He was one of the liberal idealists who flocked to Hyannis Port after Chappaquiddick, to help fix Teddy’s killing of Mary Jo Kopechne.

The Kennedys (Steve Smith and Teddy) decided they would cooperate with one writer only. They chose Doris Kearns Goodwin, because in the words of one of the Third Generation (several of whom did talk to Collier and Horowitz): “You've got to understand their reasoning. They think of this historian as one of their pocket-people, whom they feel they can count on.”

Doris Kearns Goodwin published a hagiography titled The Fitzgeralds and The Kennedys.

Collier-Horowitz wrote “Pocket-people: the term is jarring, yet it perfectly expresses the Kennedy attitude toward writers they feel they can control.”

Pocket-people indeed. The term describes the Fake Historians.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John Kennedy based on his speeches [he supposedly wrote them all himself] and his writings [he supposedly wrote it all himself] the man had an IQ of about 150! Wrong. JFK never wrote a speech or anything else for that matter. Everything done for him by Ted Sorenson, the Kennedy "pocket intellectual". Ted more less had an IQ of about 150, that much can agreed upon. Ted was asked about this topic and said that JFK wrote all his own stuff to the extent he agreed with the content of what was written for him. If that makes any sense.