The Media War Over JFK: Was the iconic president a liberal?
The outpouring, 50 years later, has been nothing short of remarkable. The media are awash in Jack Kennedy tributes, specials, documentaries, books and essays, conjuring up how he lived and how he died. There is an enduring fascination with Camelot, the myth enshrined after his death, and with the myriad theories and counter-theories about Lee Harvey Oswald and that awful day in Dallas. But a partisan battle has also erupted over this question: Was Kennedy really and truly a liberal?