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Re: Kerry’s Profane Banter

Could this be another “JFK” copycat move? In his 1977 book It Didn’t Start With Watergate,

Victor Lasky wrote about the hypocrisy of some who insisted President Nixon’s strings of expletives on the White House tapes was shocking, but John F. Kennedy was known for a little profane pal talk with supportive reporters. Page 13: “Thus while seeking the presidential nomination in early 1960, he confided to a few Newsweek staffers how he intended to run in the forthcoming primaries: ‘Well, I’m going to f—ing take Ohio, for starters.’ That line did not appear in print in 1960.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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