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Jacqueline Kennedy on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
abc ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | RICK KLEIN

Posted on 09/09/2011 9:23:25 AM PDT by george76

Speaking in the months after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him.

"I just can't see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man's terrible," Mrs. Kennedy said, as part of an oral history series of interviews released this month.

The widowed first lady soured on King as a result of secret wiretaps arranged by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover had told President Kennedy that King tried to arrange a sex party while in town for the March on Washington, and told Robert Kennedy that King had made derogatory comments during the president's funeral, Mrs. Kennedy recalled.

But as for what was actually said by King and his circle, history remains uncertain. The original surveillance tapes involving King have never been released publicly, and are under seal by court order until 2027.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: jacquelinekennedy; kennedy; king; kingjr; martinlutherking; mlk

1 posted on 09/09/2011 9:23:28 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Typical white woman. lol


2 posted on 09/09/2011 9:24:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: george76

She was right.


3 posted on 09/09/2011 9:41:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: george76

As long as libs are so quick to “deconstruct” white myths, I’m surprised they’re not in an equal hurry to debunk the mythos around their own heros ...

NOT!


4 posted on 09/09/2011 9:46:16 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: george76

You know darn well that they will be eaten by the dog.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 9:58:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: george76

I’m pretty sure those tapes were sealed because King said that Marigolds were his favorite flower.


6 posted on 09/09/2011 10:01:26 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76

... for all the MLK worshipers on this board!

And he was also a d@mn communist!

(I’ve had posts pulled for saying that.)


7 posted on 09/09/2011 10:03:44 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: blueunicorn6
I’m pretty sure those tapes were sealed because King said that Marigolds were his favorite flower.

They were sealed because there's a bunch of them with him having orgies with White hookers and then smacking them around afterwards.

Plus there's the real doozy of the night where he says "I'm not a Negro tonight" and "I'm f****** for God".

Can't let the truth be known about St. Marchin' Lootin' King.

Didn't even Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin get in on the myth bandwagon that is MLK?

8 posted on 09/09/2011 10:09:05 AM PDT by triumphant values
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To: george76

too bad Jackie O didn’t mind her own backyard back in Jack’s day. That was okay for him though. For presidents, it’s just about sex.


9 posted on 09/09/2011 10:10:53 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

King was a serial palagiarist too - his graduate thesis is stolen, word for word, long passage after passage - his I have a dream speach was stolen, almost word for word (ironically, from the opening invocation at the 52 [?] Republican convention), given by a black preacher. King was as big a phony/fraud as the empty suit 97 lb weakling in the White House.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 10:29:20 AM PDT by Gottfried
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To: Gottfried

“his I have a dream speach was stolen, almost word for word (ironically, from the opening invocation at the 52 [?] Republican convention),”

52 [?]

Do your research first before lazy BS “question marks”.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2008/01/bummer-martin-luther-king-jr-stole-i-have-a-dream-speech-from-black-republican/


11 posted on 09/09/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: george76

I read this story on Drudge. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Jacqueline_Kennedy/jacqueline-kennedys-feelings-martin-luther-king-jr-revealed/story?id=14478321
Caroline Kennedy said her mother’s comments about King are evidence of the “poisonous” activities Hoover was engaged in, as he ruled the FBI as his private fiefdom.

She said the comments didn’t reflect her mother’s true feelings about King, pointing out that she was proud to attend his funeral in 1968.

“Obviously J. Edgar Hoover had passed on something that Martin Luther King said about my father’s funeral, to Uncle Bobby and to Mommy. And obviously, she was upset about that,” Caroline Kennedy told ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

“It shows you the poisonous … activities of J. Edgar Hoover, and the idea that this is going on at the highest levels of government is really twisted,” Caroline Kennedy said.

“If you asked her what she thought of Martin Luther King overall — I mean she admired him tremendously,” she added.

Why am I not surprized?


12 posted on 09/09/2011 11:10:31 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe someone more expert than I can elaborate but I have heard old magnetic tapes degrade over time. One way to keep them is to play them occasionally but if left in storage never being played is not good for them.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 11:21:39 AM PDT by xp38
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To: wolficatZ

No offense, but, I have a demanding job, and posting here is for relaxation. Also, I was right about the date. Anyway, I don’t see what’s the big deal.


14 posted on 09/09/2011 11:56:44 AM PDT by Gottfried
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To: george76
There are very good reasons that the FBI files on MLK are sealed for a very long time. There is a huge amount of scandalous material that would greatly damage or even completely destroy the image that so many have of the man. The government desperately wants King's legacy to be that of a near saintly man. They (US government) want MLK to be a national icon and hero. This is because they want the black population to look upon King as a man who advocated nonviolent methods for change. This is all quite understandable. The last thing the movers and shakers in DC want is for the major icon of the black community to be someone like Malcolm X or worse. It's all quite understandable.

In the real world, King was a pretty rotten guy. He was a serial philanderer who engaged in all types of sexual trysts. He liked sex parties and prostitutes. And he used his position as a Reverend to get as many women as he could get his hands on. And this would include the wives of friends and associates. It would include many in his congregation at Ebenezer Baptist. This is not behavior that would normally be associated with a Reverend and that's an understatement. If the truth was revealed, people would be shocked at some of the things and people King was associated with. Hoover knew and understood this. He was very suspicious about King and you have to remember that King also associated with some very radical people. And King's plagiarism is well known and documented but that the most minor of his character flaws. Bill Clinton was a minor leaguer compared to King. So the records are sealed for many, many years.

I'd love to be able to see these records. Let's hope someone can get in there and unseal these records the way the Democrats in Chicago unsealed the records of Jack Ryan in Chicago which allowed Obama to win the Senate seat. We know the rest.
15 posted on 09/09/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: patriot08
Caroline Kennedy: “If you asked her (Jackie) what she thought of Martin Luther King overall — I mean she admired him tremendously”.

Of course! Jackie always referred to the people she admired as "terrible".

Caroline Kennedy is a prime example of what happens when you try to educate someone beyond the capacity of their brain.


16 posted on 09/09/2011 12:16:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

3) COMMUNIST BACKGROUND AND CONTACTS: It appears that King established an early liaison with the American Communist Party and sought to create civil unrest in support of the revolution. His own biographer, David J. Garrow admitted that king once privately “described himself as a Marxist.” King constantly surrounded himself with Communists, hired them, and even went to great lengths to keep them on through secret relationships. King’s personal secretary in the 1950s was communist and homosexual Bayard Rustin. According to Sen. Jesse Helms, “King was repeatedly warned about his associations with known Communists by friendly elements in the Kennedy Administration and the Department of Justice [DOJ] (including strong and explicit warning from President Kennedy himself). King took perfunctory and deceptive measures to separate himself from the Communists [Stanley David Levison and Hunter Pitts O’Dell ] against whom he was warned. He continued to have close and secret contacts with at least some of them after being informed and warned of their background, and he violated a commitment to sever his relationships with identified Communists.”

4) IMMORAL AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR: Dr. King had an ample reputation as a philanderer and abuser of women of ill repute. The FBI under J. Edgar Hoover had run surveillance on King and his entourage for years attempting to gather data on his Communist connections. While the Bureau did surveill King’s attendance at Communist meetings, but most of the surveillance records show an extreme preoccupation after hours with illicit sex. In deference to King’s usefulness in promoting a national holiday for civil rights, US Federal judge John Lewis Smith, Jr. ordered all the FBI records sealed up in the National Archives for 50 years (till 2027). When I was Executive Editor of Conservative Digest, I called retired Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray and asked him what was in the evidence locked away. His answer surprised me. He said there were approximately 15 file cabinets of evidence on King—14 of them were full of recordings and transcripts of his illicit relationships with prostitutes. Only one file cabinet contained evidence of his Communist relationships.

http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/keytopics/MLK.shtml


17 posted on 09/09/2011 4:13:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: PetroniusMaximus

No, he wasnt.

There were certainly communists around him, but he wasnt one. Given the nature of his fight, liberals were going to support him, and that would naturally include some on the hard left ie communists.

‘Allegations of Communist connections

J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for years had been suspicious about potential influence of communists in social movements such as labor unions and civil rights.[152] Hoover directed the FBI to track King in 1957, and the SCLC as it was established (it did not have a full-time executive director until 1960);[46] its investigations were largely superficial until 1962, when it learned that one of King’s most trusted advisers was New York City lawyer Stanley Levison. The FBI found Levison had been involved with the Communist Party USA.[153]: 233 The FBI had observed his alienation from the Party leadership, but it feared he had taken a low profile in order to work as an “agent of influence” in order to manipulate King, a view it continued to hold despite its own reports in 1963 that Levison had left the Party.[153]:71–3 Another King lieutenant, Hunter Pitts O’Dell, was also linked to the Communist Party by sworn testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).[154]

However, by 1976 the FBI had acknowledged that it had not obtained any evidence that King himself or the SCLC were actually involved with any communist organizations.[155]’

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.#FBI_and_wiretapping

‘In any event, the FBI has stated that at no time did it have any evidence that Dr. King himself was a communist or connected with the Communist Party. Dr. King repeatedly criticized Marxist philosophies in his writing and speeches. The present Deputy Associate Director of the FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Division, when asked by the Committee if the FBI ever concluded that Dr. King was a communist, testified, “No, sir, we did not.” ‘

http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIb.htm

And lets be honest, America treated blacks like shi* for a century and a half, are you really surprised then that some black Americans saw Communism as a solution to their ills?.


18 posted on 09/14/2011 4:37:05 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: ilovesarah2012

‘Allegations of Communist connections

J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for years had been suspicious about potential influence of communists in social movements such as labor unions and civil rights.[152] Hoover directed the FBI to track King in 1957, and the SCLC as it was established (it did not have a full-time executive director until 1960);[46] its investigations were largely superficial until 1962, when it learned that one of King’s most trusted advisers was New York City lawyer Stanley Levison. The FBI found Levison had been involved with the Communist Party USA.[153]: 233 The FBI had observed his alienation from the Party leadership, but it feared he had taken a low profile in order to work as an “agent of influence” in order to manipulate King, a view it continued to hold despite its own reports in 1963 that Levison had left the Party.[153]:71–3 Another King lieutenant, Hunter Pitts O’Dell, was also linked to the Communist Party by sworn testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).[154]

However, by 1976 the FBI had acknowledged that it had not obtained any evidence that King himself or the SCLC were actually involved with any communist organizations.[155]’

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.#FBI_and_wiretapping

‘In any event, the FBI has stated that at no time did it have any evidence that Dr. King himself was a communist or connected with the Communist Party. Dr. King repeatedly criticized Marxist philosophies in his writing and speeches. The present Deputy Associate Director of the FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Division, when asked by the Committee if the FBI ever concluded that Dr. King was a communist, testified, “No, sir, we did not.” ‘

http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIb.htm


19 posted on 09/14/2011 4:37:55 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Mrs Kennedy reserved her fiercest criticism for Dr King. She said her brother-in-law, US attorney general Robert Kennedy, had told her Dr King was drunk at JFK’s funeral and mocked Cardinal Richard Cushing’s Mass.

She said: “He made fun of Cardinal Cushing and [Robert] said that he was drunk at it. I can’t see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, that man’s terrible.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/09/14/jackie-kennedy-believed-martin-luther-king-was-a-terrible-sex-pest-115875-23418436/


20 posted on 09/15/2011 10:06:20 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Iron Munro

I saw the interview too. Thought Caroline’s explanation was lame. I have a new appreciation for Jackie based on what I heard from the tapes. I lol’d when she commented on the early feminists, whispering she thought they were lesbians.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 10:21:48 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: truthguy

The Jackie O tapes also reveal how JFK scorned the idea of Lyndon Johnson becoming president.

“Jack said it to me sometimes. He said, `Oh, God, can you ever imagine what would happen to the country if Lyndon were president?’”

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110909/jacqueline-kennedy-onassis-jackie-o-tapes-mlk-sex-party


22 posted on 09/15/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: wolficatZ

Panties in a wad?


23 posted on 09/15/2011 11:13:29 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: the scotsman

Communist Connections? MLK like Obama should be judged by their confidants....both are as Red as can be. The FBI ran cover for that aspect of MLK and BHO.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 1:18:00 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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