50 years after Chappaquiddick, media still protecting Ted Kennedy

On July 18, 1969, a drunk Ted Kennedy drove off the Chappaquiddick bridge leaving Mary Jo Kopechne in the car to drown. He was able to escape and waited ten hours to report the incident , leaving Mary Jo trapped in the car.

Ted Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury and later received a two-month suspended jail sentence.

At the time, the media worked hard to protect Ted Kennedy. They are still at it today. Witness some of the recent headlines:

50 Years After a Woman Mysteriously Drowned in Ted Kennedy’s Car, a Letter Claims to Reveal the Truth
50 years ago, Chappaquiddick crash claimed a life, tarnished a legacy
Chappaquiddick 50 years on: The car crash that forever tarnished Ted Kennedy
Chappaquiddick at 50: Ted Kennedy’s long life in public service was a privilege of different times
Chappaquiddick was pure tragedy
Why the True Story of ‘Chappaquiddick’ Is Impossible to Tell

And they wonder why we call them #fakenews…

DCG

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greenworxx
greenworxx
10 months ago

I would love to hear, in their own words, what Mary Jo’s relatives think of the miserable coward.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  greenworxx

I wonder why her parents didn’t sue Ted K.
Were they bought off?

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  DCG

I wouldn’t sell my daughter’s life for whatever amount, and most certainly not for a piddling $150,000.

williamofberkshire
williamofberkshire
10 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I wouldn’t be surprised if the terms of the agreement were essentially “take it or leave it” along with implicit threats. An offer they couldn’t refuse

Watertender
Watertender
10 months ago

The Kennedy family circled the wagons and protected Ted. Heaven forbid that a Kennedy should face justice. Anyone else would have gotten the book thrown at them.

Alma
Alma
10 months ago

Rumors had it she was pregnant, just rumors! That whole drama was enough for him to not ever become president. Mary Jo’s parents were compensated for their silence.

Tim Shey
10 months ago
Reply to  Alma

I read somewhere that Joe Kennedy had a couple of his men go to Mary Jo’s parents’ place and give them a brief case with $2 million in it to keep them quiet.

Vistabee
Vistabee
10 months ago

This story has fascinated me for years, and probably was the catalyst for me in becoming red-pilled!

cogitoergosumantra
cogitoergosumantra
10 months ago

PBS aired a documentary on it this past Spring, maybe American Experience? It didn’t paint Kennedy in a very positive light, but I don’t recall it mentioning any hush money, only that Kennedy acted recklessly and without much remorse both immediately and long after the death. His family/position/money DID influence the authorities to NOT prosecute him (per the documentary). Witnesses said he’d driven his car strangely that night, as if trying to drive into the water/bridge. As if it couldn’t merely have been an accident, drunk or not. It said he HAD tried to rescue her before bailing out and… Read more »

Cynicles
Cynicles
10 months ago

The Chappaquiddick movie was much better than I expected.