When President Kennedy woke up that morning in Fort Worth, Texas
the Dallas Morning News was delivered with his coffee.
His face turned grim and he shook his head, commenting that
it was unimaginable that a paper could do such a thing.
He handed it to Jackie saying,
"We're heading into nut country today."
DALLAS HATE-JFK DEALEY AD
During the 13 minute flight from Fort Worth to Dallas,
JFK's mind was still on the morning papers.
"What kind of journalism do you call the Dallas Morning News?
You know who's responsible for that ad?
Dealey. Remember him?
After that exhibition he put on in the White House
I did a little checking on him...".
The President added a highly derogatory statement about the publisher.
To Orwell Today,
I was reading your website about JFK & JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY in Dallas.
I would like to see the full page ad in the Dallas Morning News of Nov 22, 1963. Could you direct me to an online source for this?
K. L. Hossner
Greetings KL Hossner,
Above is an on-line copy of the hate-JFK ad that appeared in the Dallas Morning News (published by the DEALEY family) on November 22, 1963 - just hours before JFK was assassinated in DEALEY Plaza (named after George Dealey, the 1885 founder of the Dallas Morning News).
Ted Dealey - son of the original founder - was the publisher in 1963, and when asked why he allowed the hate-JFK ad to be run in his newspaper he said that "it accurately expressed the editorial opinion of the Dallas Morning News".
All the best,
PS - Below I've excerpted the passages relating to the ad and inserted a copy of the WANTED FOR TREASON leaflets that were spread around Dallas two days before JFK's visit.
DEATH OF A PRESIDENT
by William Manchester, 1967
"...The entire page 14 of the Dallas Morning News, November 22nd, 1963, was devoted to an advertisement, ominously bordered in black like an announcement of mourning.
Under the sardonic heading, "WELCOME MR KENNEDY TO DALLAS," an organization styling itself as "The American Fact-Finding Committee" -- a local coordinator of the John Birch Society and Nelson Bunker Hunt, the son of H. L. Hunt, it later developed, were the committee's most prominent members -- asked the President twelve rhetorical questions. He was accused of responsiblity for the imprisonment, starvation, and persecution of 'thousands of Cubans.' The ad declared that he was selling food to the Communist party, and asked, among other things, 'Why have you ordered or permitted your brother Bobby, the Attorney General, to go soft on Communists, fellow-travelers, and ultra-leftists in America, while permitting him to persecute loyal Americans who criticize you, your administration, and your leadership?'..."'Mr Kennedy', the ad concluded, 'we DEMAND answers to these questions, and we want them NOW.'
"It was another 'Wanted for Treason' broadside. But there were two differences. This denunciation was reaching a vast audience through the pages of a respected newspaper. And it was appearing within hours of the President's arrival.
"...In 1963 the Dallas Morning News was published by a man named Ted Dealey [as in Dealey Plaza]. When criticized for it later, Dealey said that before agreeing to print the JBS ad, he'd read it meticulously and approved it, arguing that it 'represented what the Dallas Morning News have been saying editorially'....
"During the 13 minute flight from Fort Worth to Dallas, JFK was in the tail-end compartment talking about the Texas press to the men who where gathered there. 'It's bad', he said, holding one newspaper aloft to Kellerman, Hill, and McHugh. 'What's worse, it's inaccurate.' "Godfrey came in and said, 'If you think that's bad, Mr President, wait till you see the Dallas News.' 'I have seen it,' Kennedy said heavily. He paced forward along the corridor outside his bedroom and paused in the doorway. On a narow bench outside, O'Donnell was sitting with Connally... Kennedy didn't enter the discussion. He had left that to his lieutenants. Besides, his mind was still on the morning papers. 'What kind of journalism do you call the Dallas Morning News?' he fumed at Ken. 'You know who's responsible for that ad? Dealey. Remember him? After that exhibition he put on in the White House I did a little checking on him. He runs around calling himself a war correspondent, and everybody in Dallas believes him.' The President added a highly derogatory statement about the publisher...."
~ end quoting Death of a President ~
E.M. "Ted" Dealey, the son, succeeded his father as publisher of the News, and in his hands it became the most strident, red-baiting daily paper in the country, excepting only occasionally William Leob's Union-Leader, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Like many intensely conservative people, he found his paragon in the movies and politics of John Wayne. As a matter of fact, reading the News each morning was like watching a brawl in a saloon, in which the newspaper's editorials flattened the "socialists" (read: Democrats), the "perverts and subversives" (liberal Democrats), the "Judicial Kremlin" (the U.S. Supreme Court), and virtually every representative of the federal government whose views differed from those of Ted Dealey. Immediately after the election the News's principal object of contempt became President John F Kennedy, who the paper suggested was a crook, a communist sympathizer, a thief, and "fifty times a fool". Ted Dealey went to the White House in the fall of 1961 with a group of Texas publishers to meet the man he had maligned so frequently in his newspaper. He used the occasion to attack Kennedy in person. "We can annihilate Russia and should make that clear to the Soviet government", he advised the president, to the discomfort of his colleagues in the room. He accused Kennedy and his administration of being weak sisters (a favorite Dealey phrase). "We need a man on horseback* to lead this nation", he concluded "and many people in Texas and the Southwest think that you are riding Caroline's tricycle".
*NOTE: Lyndon Johnson, a fellow Texan of Dealey's, is "a man on horseback"
watch GIFTS TO JFK AT FORT WORTH BREAKFAST, Hotel Texas Ballroom, Friday, November 22, 1963, YouTube (..."Mr president, we know that you don't wear a hat, but we couldn't let you leave Fort Worth without providing you with some protection against the rain... And to protect you against local enemies, in the manner that you are protecting this nation against our foreign enemies, and to keep the rattlesnakes on Vice President Johnson's ranch from striking you, we want to present you with this pair of boots. We won't ask you to put them on here".)
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