CNN came under fire recently for celebrating President John F. Kennedy’s “legendary love life” in a promotion for a new docuseries on the Kennedy family.
“JFK had a legendary love life. Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?” CNN Original Series tweeted Saturday.
— CNN Original Series (@CNNOriginals) March 31, 2018
JFK was well known for his serial adultery and sexual escapades with numerous women, many of whom were young White House staff.
Many Twitter users called out CNN for praising the late Democratic president’s infidelity while devoting ample airtime to negative coverage of Donald Trump’s sexual history, probing women for sordid details of alleged affairs with the president in an effort to somehow prove that he is unfit for office.
If CNN thinks JFK's love life was "legendary," does that make Trump's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels "legendary" as well? Because their coverage isn't exactly favorable…https://t.co/IjpESlTDpG
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) April 2, 2018
When a man cheats on his wife there is no love there (so the “love life” is an illusion), also there is nothing legendary about adultery. Shame on @CNN for framing adultery as a “love life” that is legendary. https://t.co/gpnY1b84ey
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) April 2, 2018
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called out what he saw to be a blatant “double standard.”
“In actuality, JFK was an awful person in the bedroom who certainly would have been labeled a sexual predator in this #MeToo moment. He infamously bedded a 19-year-old White House intern, taking her virginity,” he wrote at the Daily Wire.
“The media wonder why so many on the right shrug at Trump’s sexual antics,” he continued. “They’re right to wonder that. But one reason many on the right ignore CNN’s ginned-up outrage is the double standard CNN clearly holds when it comes to sexual impropriety from Democrats.”