Software to search thru PDF files?

czhu at czhu at
Sat Dec 11 16:55:03 EST 2004

reveals much by what was left out. Hersh appeared only
briefly on the segment. He was on screen less than 10% of the
time. The main focus was on the forensic debunking of the
documents (which we now know was underplayed by ABC.) Jennings
cornered Lex Cusack, the man who "found" the papers in the files
of his late father who was an attorney. From published accounts,
the documents were supposedly signed by five people: JFK, RFK,
Monroe, Janet DesRosiers (Joe Kennedy's assistant) and Aaron
Frosch (Monroe's lawyer). They outline a settlement agreement
between JFK and Monroe signed at the Carlyle Hotel in New York on
March 3, 1960. The documents set up a $600,000 trust to be paid
by contributions from the individual Kennedy family members to
Monroe's mother, Gladys Baker. In return for this, Monroe agrees
to keep quiet about her relationship with JFK and any underworld
personalities she observed in Kennedy's presence. The latter is
specified as being Sam Giancana. Kennedy had a lawyer out of his
usual orbit, Larry Cusack of New York, do the preparation.

Just from the above, one could see there were certain problems
with the story. First, its details could have been culled from
reading the pulp fiction in the Monroe field: the idea that JFK
had a long, ongoing affair with Monroe; that she had threatened
to go public with it; that the Kennedys were in league with
Giancana; that the family would put up money to save JFK's career
etc. All this could have been rendered from reading, say two
books: Slatzer's and Thomas Reeves'. Even the t

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