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Did Jackie O HATE Martin Luther King Jr.???

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Yikes! Sounds like we're REALLY going to learn a lot about Jackie O during this show.

During ABC/Diane Sawyer's upcoming two hour special entitled Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words (above), we'll learn about Jackie's feelings towards Martin Luther King Jr.…and they are complicated ones.

Here's what Jackie O had to say about MLK Jr., months after JFK's assassination:

"I just can't see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man's terrible."

Apparently, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover had arranged "secret wiretaps," which supposedly revealed that MLK Jr. "tried to arrange a sex party while in town for the March on Washington," and he "made derogatory comments during the president's funeral," both of which did not sit well with Jackie.

Here's what civil rights leader/MLK friend Rep. John Lewis had to say about Hoover's wiretaps:

"He did everything possible to make Dr. King look like somebody from another planet. I cannot believe that Dr. King ever said anything in a negative manner about President Kennedy. He admired, he loved…the Kennedy family."

"He was so moved by the speech that President Kennedy had delivered on June 12th, 1963, when he said the question of civil rights was a moral issue."

Here's what Jackie O's daughter Caroline Kennedy had to say about her mother's feelings toward MLK Jr.:

"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."

"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."

"If you asked her what she thought of Martin Luther King overall — I mean she admired him tremendously."

What do U think? Did Jackie O really hate MLK Jr.? Or was she just a victim of J. Edgar Hoover's "poisonous activities?"

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15 comments to “Did Jackie O HATE Martin Luther King Jr.???”



  1. 1

    She was just upset about comments he made and knew he was a womanizer. It happens. I get mad at friends sometimes but don't hold a grudge. Jackie O wasn't perfect either (chain-smoking while pregnant, marrying Onassis for money etc.)

  2. yeez says – reply to this


    2

    Dr. King was hardly the hero white America makes him out to be. He was a minister who cheated on his wife. He plagiarized his doctoral dissertation. People elevated him to sainthood because he fit better into the mainstream version of history than Malcolm X or some of the other Civil Rights leaders, not because he was a truly great man.



  3. 3

    Her comment is impossible to interpret without context - which we may never know. I am not concerned about Dr. King's personal life. If we expect everyone who is in the public eye or who does good work for a specific cause to have a perfect personal life in order to be relevant, then we will have to take back 90% of the Nobel prizes, rewrite history books to say that even though someone did a good or heroic thing, they are a bad person because they had an affair, or made a joke in poor taste, or don't like puppies. It is getting ridiculous. JFK had affairs and people did use that to judge his work as president. Clinton on the other hand, was impeached for it - while the rest of the world thought the whole issue was silly. We have become obsessed with scandal to the point that it is detrimental to progress.



  4. 4

    You do realize it was a Kennedy who tapped MLK Jr's phone lines.

  5. buck says – reply to this


    5

    Re: rosebud99 – just to get history right Clinton was impeached for lying under oath not for getting a bj in the oval office.



  6. 6

    I don't think and know JFK needed help with the women. He was a womanizer and if Jackie O want to blame MLK for that she is crazy. An fvck J Edgar closet cross dresser. He was to insecure to come out the closet to address his own self.



  7. 7

    Who gives a shit if she liked him or not.



  8. 8

    Who fucking cares? What is MLK exempt of any criticism? Heres some fucking criticism!!! Google Stanley Levison. Thank you.



  9. 9

    Shes dead. Who cares?

  10. 7tizz says – reply to this


    10

    I could give two shit's about the goddamn Kennedy's - never have, never will.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    11

    Various writings have stated or intimated that Hoover was a kinky one, so he may have particularly enjoyed digging up sexual dirt on people. Of course Hoover's 'alleged' King sex party info was gathered clandestinely, and whose legality I wouldn't begin to fathom. Who knows if what Hoover said to Jackie was true or if it was agenda baiting; but the fact that her daughter states that she admired the man otherwise is completely believable.



  12. 12

    He stood up for a great cause and made a difference. But honestly, who cares who they both didn't get along with or what their opinions about the other was doesn't change any of the history or facts in the change that was made.



  13. 13

    "Power corrupts."
    .
    "Absolute Power corrupts absolutely."



  14. 14

    Re: Barney – to be fair back then smoking while pregnant wasn't considered a crime against humanity like it is today



  15. 15

    Did anyone else notice that the narrator was saing "Jack-Qwe-lin" instead of "jack-eh-lin"?