Moral Panic by Philip Jenkins
I am going to give this book a 1 star and the reason I am doing that is it’s shoddy treatment of the Franklin Cover Up, also known as the Franklin Scandal which was a pedophile ring run by Omaha’s Lawrence E. King and Craig Spence, a CIA-connected Republican lobbyist of the 1980s.
In August of 2017, I had the chance to speak with author Philip Jenkins on the phone from his perch as a professor at Baylor Univ. I asked him “Have you read the book The Franklin Scandal by Nick Bryant. That is a book written by a seasoned, blue chip investigative journalist Nick Bryant that confirms, proves and nails the reality of the Franklin pedophile ring to the floor. Jenkins reply was “I don’t have time to read conspiracy books.”
Never mind that Bryant’s book, published in 2009, is a yeoman’s effort and should have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize. In a nutshell, Bryant spent about 10 years digging into the Franklin pedophile ring, interviewed perhaps 20 people associated with it in some way, and confirmed the blockbuster book The Franklin Cover Up which was written by John DeCamp in 1992 and has sold over 100,000 copies.
Jenkins quite inadequately deals with Franklin on pages 174 and 175 of “Moral Panic” and he defecates all over himself by saying in regards to Franklin “none of the charges involving either sexual abuses or satanic rituals could be substantiated in the slightest degree.” That is not accurate in the slightest, as Bryant’s opus attests to, and I could not help but thing of David Duke talking about the Holocaust as I read Phil Jenkins cavalierly dismiss Franklin!
The reason the cover up of the Franklin pedophile ring was so intense and why Lawrence E. King was protected so much from prosecution for his heinous crimes was because King and Craig Spence were supplying young powers to the GOP (and Demo) power elite in the 1990s for the sexual satisfaction. One of the clients of King was Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush who has a history of being a closet homosexual pedophile, or pederast. One of the people who Craig Spence was providing teen boys to have sex with was Richard Thornburgh, the Attorney General appointed by Reagan and kept for a while under GHW Bush. Thornburgh, still as late as 2017, has an almost flawless public reputation, and hilariously he was invited to write a report on the Penn State Jerry Sandusky scandal!! Thornburgh is every bit as compromised as Sandusky, perhaps maybe not in volume of sex with boys or teen boys, but because he as Attorney General was a critical architect of the cover up of Franklin and also the prosecution and persecution of Henry Vinson, who in the 1980’s was the #1 gay pimp in Wash DC and who today is a man who knows epic dirt on the people involved in the homosexual underground of Wash DC, especially in the 1980s time period.
In regards to Franklin, another big reason it got covered up was that the Omaha police chief Robert Wadman was having sex and impregnating a 14-15 year old girl named Alicia Owen. And the owner of the Omaha World Herald, the late and not so great Harold Andersen was a deranged, highly actively child rapist of the first degree. Harold Andersen was also a member of the CFR, CIA-connected and a very close friend of fellow closet homosexual pedophile George Herbert Walker Bush. In regards to Bush, Ray Hill the legendary gay activist from Houston (40 years) has told me about how Congressman GHW Bush would take an underage Hispanic boy to the Carousel Motel to have sex with, back in the mid-late 1960s.
I notice that Jenkins spends a while talking about J. Edgar Hoover riding on the way of investigating sex crimes, really promoting this issue as well as persecuting homosexuals. How can you talk about Hoover without mentioning that he was quite the “sex pervert” himself as he carried on a homosexual relationship with his FBI #2 Clyde Tolson for decades!! Yet somehow Jenkins just - poof! - skips all over this. Not only that Hoover and Clyde Tolson were both homosexual pedophiles and my source for this is retired, legendary NYC detective Jim Rothstein who has immaculate sources on this topic.
On page 159 Jenkins covers the Johnny Gosch kidnapping which occurred in the fall of 1982. The kidnapping was IN FACT related to the Franklin pedophile ring and Paul Bonacci, a child sex victim of that ring was involved in the abduction of Johnny Gosch.
As I read this book, which at many times seems to make light of the reality of organized child molester rings, organized satanic child sexual abuser, organized sadists abusing kids, I could not help but that during the time period in which this book was written, Philip Jenkins was a professor at Penn State at the precise time that a highly public and highly respected member of the Penn State community, Jerry Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordination for the Nittany Lions football team, was quite active in sexual abuse of young boys!! So it looks like Jenkins missed one right under his nose in 1998, just as he as defecates all over himself with it comes to the Franklin pedophile ring and his direct dismissal of it.
Jenkins told me “I just don’t have time to read conspiracy books” in reference to Nick Bryant’s blockbuster The Franklin Scandal. I closed the conversation by saying “Well I hope that you are happy in your closemindedness if that comforts you.”
I should also point out that Jenkins barely even mentions the mammoth child sexual abuse problems of the Catholic Church. Surely this was known by 1998?
And I guess it would not be fair to bring up the case of Jimmy Savile, a man who may have molested 500 children and was at the peak of this in this in the 1960s and 1970s. You can only do that if you are protected by your friends, high level pedophiles in the British government. Savile died in 2011 and when he did the floodgates on his depraved life were all opened and they gushed as tidal wave of horror stories.
I would if Philip Jenkins would dare to be dismissive of the Savile depredations as well if he were writing this book today?