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-- -- -- -- -- -- Well according to his former assistant yes he was not he died shortly after Reagan was elected president but -- -- -- apparently.
And of mr.
Reagan's from his days as California governor.
Joining us now is how logo Fox News Washington correspondent and it VE faux expert on The Beatles -- -- James Rosen.
I -- welcome to the program can it -- -- is does this have any credibility because look.
I never thought of John Lennon is anything but as of a pacifist a socialist comic guy he.
On the fringe there on the left that's the well I thought of him how -- -- Well we must consider the source -- Stewart first -- -- Fred Siemens worked for John and Yoko as a personal assistant during the last two years of Lennon's life and his aunt Helen semen was Sean Lennon's nanny so he knew the guy.
A shaman does seem unpublished memoir in 1991 called the last days of John -- it was widely regarded as a credible and intimate portrait but.
-- also had to plead guilty back in 1983.
22 degree larceny for having stolen John Lennon's private journals and he was sentenced to five years probation on that.
As for his actual claim I tend to doubt that one in 1979 in 1980 was a fan of Ronald Reagan or closet conservative.
First of all Siemens claim is vaguely worded in this new documentary he said that Lennon quote basically made it clear.
That he preferred -- and -- Carter and there's really no evidence for this in the major interviews -- gave in his or -- personal writings let me -- -- one example for you -- In his landmark interview with Playboy in 1980 the year that he died John Lennon said and I quote you make your own dream that's The -- story isn't it.
That's what I'm saying now produce your own dream if you want to go save Peru go save Peru.
Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John -- -- Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come -- do it for you.
We have to do it yourself -- women's feelings and that period about Reagan and Carter were neutral it's not.
Equally dismissive -- And you know I remember of the woods to imagine I'm not going on I can't remember the precise woods but he's imagining a world -- -- religion and it's not our purpose of a conservative world he's talking about -- -- -- of very left wing wall and back call.
As I say that seventies that was 1971 -- and imagine no possessions but it is true.
That by 1980 John Lennon had come to regret his involvement back in the early seventy's we've left wing radicalism.
He had an unfinished autobiography that he was writing it was called sky writing by word of mouth.
It was written around 1978 in the Oklahoma published it in 1986 after -- -- died he wrote in that unfinished autobiography and I quote.
The biggest mistake -- and -- made in that period meaning nearly seven these.
Was allowing ourselves to become influenced by the male macho serious revolutionaries and they're insane ideas about killing people to save them from capitalism or communism depending on your point of view.
We showed Lennon wrote have stuck to our own way of working for peace bedding -- boards -- -- -- one final note it's also true that he did.
Ronald Reagan and apparently got along well with him that was backstage at Monday Night Football in Los Angeles in 1974 there's a famous story where Howard Cosell was -- -- -- Monday Night Football along with Frank Gifford.
Sees Ronald Reagan talking to just -- impact stage and he says to Gifford to that they have to figure out who's gonna interview who.
On on the almost TV program on Monday Night Football there and so cosell cystic -- very things you take the governor Gifford I'll take the beetle.
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-- our country -- -- and you love the -- good thanks so much and it effects of interesting life on the entire subject James thanks for having vision to.
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