Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, but she still excites the public so much that her chest X-ray sold for $45,000. She’s the subject of 1,000 books, the inspiration for Macy’s new fashion collection, and an omnipresent icon who outstrips any living star. So why did the media ignore the stunning new evidence tying Bobby Kennedy to her death?
In recently discovered journals of Hollywood private eye Fred Otash, he wrote: “I listened to Marilyn Monroe die.” According to Otash, he had bugged Marilyn’s home and previously recorded Marilyn’s sex sessions with President John Kennedy. On the night of August 5, 1962, he listened as Marilyn had an hysterical argument with the Kennedys in which she accused them of passing her around “like a piece of meat.”
“She was really screaming and they were trying to quiet her down. She’s in the bedroom and Bobby gets the pillow and he muffles her on the bed to keep the neighbors from hearing. She finally quieted down and then he was looking to get out of there.”
Well, that’s a colorful scene, don’t you think? Worthy of a headline or two, perhaps? And yet, remarkably, the media-industrial complex shoved this ultimate A-list gossip into the same handy lock-box where they keep Obama’s college records.
After all, the Kennedys are America’s Eternal Saints of Camelot. We’re not supposed to notice the snowballing evidence of their depravities. No, our job is to worship them forever, sighing over Jackie’s lovely clothes and voting straight Democratic.
I mean, who could take seriously the idea of a Kennedy leaving a young blonde gasping for air till she died? Oh, wait…Didn’t that marvelous Ted Kennedy, the much-missed “Lion of the Senate”, happen to suffocate 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne in his car and then swim to safety, abandoning her while she died?
Here’s what John Farrar, the diver who found Kopechne’s body, testified at the inquest:
“It looked as if she were holding herself up to get a last breath of air. It was a consciously assumed position. … She didn’t drown. She died of suffocation in her own air void. It took her at least three or four hours to die. I could have had her out of that car twenty-five minutes after I got the call. But he [Ted Kennedy] didn’t call.”
Maybe Teddy was inspired to get away with suffocating an obscure “Boiler Room Girl” in Massachusetts because he knew what Bobby had pulled off in Hollywood with the most famous woman in the world.