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And, adds Reeves, a White House taping system was “installed by the Secret Service with help from military aides early in 1962, on Kennedy’s orders. When he thought of it, the president used hidden switches in the Oval Office, the Cabinet Room, and his living room in Hyannis Port to secretly record meetings and phone calls.”

Of course, none of the above was even touched on this week as the media’s talking heads and print hacks, dutifully and unquestioningly conveying Caroline Kennedy’s remarks about her father, served once again to reinforce the seemingly invincible myth of Camelot.

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