What would have happened to Kennedy, and thus the Democrat Party, if the press had jumped on the story of his affair with a communist agent? How would that have compared to say, the press coverage of Watergate? Would it have destroyed the Democrat Party? Would the Democrats let their party be destroyed? What state was LBJ from? Where was JFK killed? Too many coincidences.
It changed with Watergate, not because of the crime, but because of the POTUS and the war.Dems hated Nixon and lefty dems hated Nam. That was the impetus for making Watergate a big deal
. Nixon was about to end the Democratic Party as we knew it. He had the south and west and was coopting their ideas and enlarging the role and power of govt. It would not be long before a 50 year GOP reign would be starting. Once Watergate happened that opened the gates for every pipsqueak Journalism grad to think he could change the world. Now those journos have abandoned any pretense of objectivity and formed the alliance with the American Left.