Like all good American families, the surviving members of the Kennedy clan have a healthy respect for history and the open and honest re-telling of such.
Except, that is, when it comes to the sordid affairs and corrupt lives of family members such as John, Robert, and Teddy Kennedy and other miscreants.
As reported at the reference, in part, one of the prerogatives of being rich and powerful is the ability to quash historical presentations that inch too close to truth:
“PASADENA, Calif. -- The History Channel will not air a controversial miniseries it produced about the Kennedy family, saying the multimillion project that had become the most expensive on record did not fit the "History brand."Bloody shame, that.
The eight-part series had already been completed, and starred Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie. But during its production, critics like former Kennedy administration aide Theodore Sorenson attacked the scripts as inaccurate. The role of producer Joel Surnow, also drew suspicion from fans of the Kennedy family.”
Still, the American people have been blessed by the fact that, for the first time in decades, the halls of Congress are not cluttered with even one sex-crazed, alcohol, drug and power addicted, lady-killing Kennedy. Which means there are no Kennedy family members in Congress, thank God!
Lady killing, you ask? Does the term Chappaquiddick ring a bell?
The good news is that the series may be released by an interest other than the History network.
Perhaps that man with an unquenchable thirst for truth will step forward and sponsor the inconvenient truth of lives misspent?
Is Oliver Stone listening?