Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And They Thought They Were So Smart!

Here's a glorious story of how, just for once, the arrogant smut driven media were taken down a peg or two.

For a cool $45 million.



Well done Caroline.

Last April, Kennedy had signed the deal with Hyperion for the blockbuster book based on interviews her mother, Jacqueline Onassis, recorded in 1964, shortly after her husband's assassination, with historian Arthur Schlesinger. The recordings were intended for the future JFK library. But Onassis, who died in 1994, decided she did not want them made public during her lifetime. Caroline, who now controls the tapes, chose the 50th anniversary year to let them be heard.

The deal with Hyperion included releasing the 6½ hours of audiotapes whose existence had been kept secret for 46 years. ABC would be the first to air them.

But then Caroline got wind of "The Kennedys" project, which had been green-lighted in 2009. A&E first knew it had trouble with the clan last summer when a story about the miniseries appeared on the front page of The New York Times.

The story contained details from an early draft of the script -- leaked to Kennedy family associates -- depicting JFK and Bobby's supposed sexual exploits


Of course, Michael Moore would have been nowhere near this one. Wrong party being denigrated.

4 comments:

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Hang on a minute!
Adolf happy to see a powerful liberal family suppress a tv mini-series?
This is the second surprise on No Minister today.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

You bet.

No surprise. Bush's and family and friends should have done the same to Michael Moore seven or eight years ago.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Yes, but would we want to see sex scenes with Michael Moore :)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

If one applies the JFK remedy, the BAJA will be safe from migraines. That Michelle is one mighty strange lady.