Note that I’m using that term colloquially, not offering a clinical diagnosis. But this is an incredibly unappealing portrayal of John F Kennedy: it relates the story of an ‘affair’ between a barely-legal White House press officer and a manipulative, domineering, insensitive, distant, and frankly cruel scumbag with Daddy issues and a profound inability to keep it in his pants. If if is also a true account, then there are a number of former Washington press journalists that need to make public atonement for their part in covering it up at the time.
And when I say ‘atonement’ I mean ‘sackcloth and ashes.’ Also, I am not actually using figurative language.
PS: I hope to God that it isn’t a true account, by the way. On general ethical principles.