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…

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greenworxx
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greenworxx

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

Tim Shey
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Watertender
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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
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Alma

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.

Vistabee
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Vistabee

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

cogitoergosumantra
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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 »

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The Chappaquiddick movie was much better than I expected.