JFK Secret Societies Speech (full) A.K.A. The President and the Press

JFK Secret Societies Speech (full) A.K.A. "The President and the Press"

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John F. Kennedy Speeches<br />
"The President and the Press"<br />
Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA)<br />
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY; USA<br />
April 27, 1961<br /><br />
President John F. Kennedy’s address to the American Newspaper Publishers Association at a Bureau of Advertising dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. In his speech President Kennedy addresses his discontent with the press’s news coverage of the Bay of Pigs incident, suggesting that there is a need for “far greater public information” and “far greater official secrecy.”<br /><br />
Excerpts:<br /><br />
[...]"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings."[...]<br /><br />
[...]"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.<br /><br />
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed."[...]<br /><br />
READ FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:<br /><a href="https://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/JFK-Speeches/American-Newspaper-Publishers-Association_19610427.aspx">https://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/JFK-Speeches/American-Newspaper-Publishers-Association_19610427.aspx</a>;

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