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  • Kennedy Lied, People Died and were Enslaved—and the Media Covered it Up (the Sequel)

    04/28/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Well, so much for that “agonizing reappraisal” (allowing truth) by the media/Hollywood complex on the Kennedys. Naturally we were asking too much. Apparently the movie Chappaquiddick, which forthrightly—and thus astoundingly! -- showcases a Kennedy’s perfidy, was a flash in the pan.Recently here at Townhall your humble servant speculated the movie might open a tiny crack for historic truth about Kennedy treachery to seep through. So I quickly slipped in the truth on the Kennedy treachery at the Bay of Pigs.Alas! Now we’re back in traditional media/Hollywood Kennedy hagiography mode. I refer to this week’s Netflix’s release of “Bobby Kennedy for...
  • Chappaquiddick

    04/15/2018 5:36:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Mark Steyn
    As I wrote a few days ago, I had minimal expectations of Chappaquiddick The Movie, which opened last week despite the best efforts of the Kennedy family and their various retainers and enablers. I have always been revolted by the fact that Ted, after killing Mary Jo Kopechne, did not have the decency to do a John Profumo and retire from public life for the rest of his days - and I was even more revolted by the way Massachusetts voters did not have the decency to impose that choice upon him. But utter contempt for your protagonist doesn't make...
  • Mark Steyn: Chappaquiddick

    04/15/2018 1:49:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 62 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | April 14, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    As I wrote a few days ago, I had minimal expectations of Chappaquiddick The Movie, which opened last week despite the best efforts of the Kennedy family and their various retainers and enablers. I have always been revolted by the fact that Ted, after killing Mary Jo Kopechne, did not have the decency to do a John Profumo and retire from public life for the rest of his days - and I was even more revolted by the way Massachusetts voters did not have the decency to impose that choice upon him... That combination of outsiders and neophytes may be...
  • Film Review: 'Chappaquiddick' (plus DFU SING-ALONG: Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick Lifeguard)

    04/10/2018 8:29:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | April 2018
    updated version of DFU SING ALONG: Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick Lifeguard A meticulous docudrama rivetingly recounts the tragic car accident and its aftermath — an event of criminal negligence and cover-up — that defined the life of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Over the years, a great many actors have taken a turn at playing one of the Kennedy brothers (in made-for-TV movies, on “Saturday Night Live,” in big-screen historical dramas). The vast majority of these performances have been mediocre, a handful have been quite good, and a few have been memorable — like Bruce Greenwood’s cuttingly terse and commanding JFK...
  • Chappaquiddick Wasn’t the Only Scandal

    04/09/2018 7:58:33 PM PDT · by Twotone · 41 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 8. 2018 | George Parry
    There is nothing like historical context to help evaluate and better understand current events. So, in regard to the mainstream media’s breathless, non-stop coverage of the self-levitating Trump-Russia collusion theory, consider this bit of trivia: In 1991, when Russian President Boris Yeltsin opened the archives of the Soviet Central Committee, Western researchers quickly descended on Moscow to plow through the treasure trove of previously classified official documents. Among those researchers was Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times and the BBC who found a May 14, 1983 letter from KGB chief Viktor Chebrikov to Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov....
  • What—and When—Will Be the Next <i>Chappaquiddick?</i>

    04/09/2018 5:35:10 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 4/9/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    While the world finally gets to witness the unvarnished truth of the events of Chappaquiddick, in the name of lust, greed, or political power, the modern left continues to deceive. Whether the personal failings of democrats such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, the illicit past of democrats like Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren, or the kooky—yet dangerous—causes of democrats such as Al Gore and Bernie Sanders, an inevitable reckoning with the truth awaits each of these individuals, those who’ve conducted themselves similarly, & their enablers... Perhaps in another 50 years Americans can watch The Great Russian Collusion Delusion. In this...
  • Chappaquiddick (Michael Medved's Review)

    04/08/2018 7:19:04 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 21 replies
    Michael Medved Website ^ | 4/6/18 | Michael Medved
    Three and a Half Stars (Out of Four)
  • Movie Review - Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 4:23:20 PM PDT · by gaijin · 89 replies
    What did people think..? Would you recommend the movie to other Freepers..? Do you plan on seeing the movie..?
  • WHY STICKING TO THE TRUTH MAKES ‘CHAPPAQUIDDICK’ SO CHILLING

    04/06/2018 6:13:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 6 Apr 2018 | Christian Toto
    This devastating time capsule can't help but stain the Kennedy legacy. There’s a good chance the upcoming biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney won’t be fair or balanced. The film’s writer/director, Adam McKay, is an ardent leftist who injects his politics into his work. McKay even flirted with a “comedy” about a dementia-addled President Ronald Reagan. Har har. The minds behind “Chappaquiddick” ditch the partisan approach like an inconvenient campaign promise. Their tale sticks to what we already know about the car accident that killed both Mary Jo Kopechne and Sen. Ted Kennedy’s presidential dreams. That’s more than enough.
  • Opening Night For "Chappaquiddick" Movie

    04/08/2018 1:42:48 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 54 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 07 April 2018
    "Chappaquiddick" did an estimated $1.9 million in ticket sales in 1,560 USA theaters. I can't find how much the movie cost, but if it's more than $20 million, it will have a very hard time breaking even.
  • NY Times Op-Ed: Chappaquiddick Film Is ‘Character Assassination’ of Ted Kennedy

    04/07/2018 7:15:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 152 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, a liberal journalist and film critic complained the new film Chappaquiddick was a "character assassination" of its central character, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. "How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy" wrote Neal Gabler, who is working on a biography of Kennedy. Gabler complained the film, released in theaters Friday, has been "heavily promoted by conservative media outlets, and reviewers across the political spectrum have praised what they deem its damning but factual approach. Damning it is; factual it is not." There actually was no "cover-up" of Kennedy's car accident that led to the death...
  • CHAPPAQUIDDICK Movie Thread--Premiere's Today

    04/06/2018 12:43:44 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 59 replies
    Rotton Tomatoes ^ | 4/06/2018 | Nikos1121
    On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history, and let's be honest, America as we knew it before Ted Kennedy.
  • Since Chappaquiddick, Democrats' views of women have evolved. Republicans' still need to.

    04/06/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 6, 2018 | by Jill Filipovic
    The new movie about the Ted Kennedy's involvement in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne highlights the progress women have made in the Democratic party. Mary Jo Kopechne was 28 years old when she died, trapped in a car that had plunged into a Massachusetts waterway. Experts believe she didn’t drown, but suffocated: Air pockets in the car allowed her to keep breathing for many hours after the crash. This is important because Kopechne wasn’t alone at the time of the accident: Then-Senator Ted Kennedy was behind the wheel. The left does continue to struggle with how to treat misdeeds...
  • Juan Williams's comparison to Chappaquiddick could not have been dumber

    04/06/2018 8:36:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | J. Marsolo
    On the April 5 Fox show The Five, the crew was discussing the movie Chappaquiddick and how some "powerful people on the left" tried to block the movie. It is telling that some still want to block a movie about how Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to die inside the submerged car that he drove off the bridge in 1969. Kennedy is dead, so why hide the truth at this late stage? Williams said he didn't know the "story" of Chappaquiddick. You would expect that someone whose job is a paid political commentator would know the story. Kennedy would have...
  • Ted Kennedy: Lion or Jackal?

    On April 6, Chappaquiddick, a movie detailing the events involving Senator Ted Kennedy on Martha's Vineyard in July 1969, will be released. That incident demonstrated the depths to which the Kennedys were willing to go to salvage the political career of the last of the Kennedy sons. In subsequent years, the actions of Ted Kennedy that night were forgiven by the Democrats, as were subsequent actions as noted below. The movie is based on a book, Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Coverup, by Leo J. Damore, who committed suicide in 1995. Well, that is the official version, at least. The Kennedy...
  • A Brutal Revisitation of Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 5:47:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    One measure of how old we're getting is realizing how many voters today have no familiarity with the Chappaquiddick scandal. In July of 1969, then-Sen. Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge into a pond with a young woman in the passenger seat and left the scene of the accident alone. Kennedy waited 10 hours to report it, and Mary Jo Kopechne died. This is one compelling reason why many older voters thought liberals sounded preposterous when they suggested Donald Trump's presidential campaign should be canceled over the "Access Hollywood" tape of him boasting of grabbing women in the crotch. Kennedy...
  • How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy

    04/06/2018 6:06:07 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2018 | Neal Gabler
    Senator Edward Kennedy, one of the most famous members of America’s most famous family, understood that he belonged as much to popular culture as to political culture. Now, nine years after his death, comes a movie about the event that, almost as much as the circumstances of his birth, established him in the tabloid pantheon: Chappaquiddick.
  • Film Review: Chappaquiddick Does the Right Thing (Morality Returns to the Movies)

    04/06/2018 6:56:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2018 | Armond White
    Brian De Palma’s 1981 political thriller Blow Out was the first movie that dared address the events conjured by the single term “Chappaquiddick.” It was a generational provocation. De Palma, whose comedies Greetings, Phantom of the Paradise, and Hi, Mom! were obsessed with the JFK assassination, advanced to make a deeply emotional film reenacting a well-known loss of life (a supposedly disposable female victim played by Nancy Allen) and national disillusionment. De Palma raised that tragedy, involving both a callous political cover-up and society’s general naïveté, into larger concerns: Blow Out’s daring aesthetic examination of a film technician’s (John Travolta)...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: White (Democrat) Privilege Edition

    04/05/2018 6:28:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-5-18 | MOTUS
    Chappaquiddick, the movie, is going to be released nationwide tomorrow, nearly 50 years after the actual incident nearly deep-sixed Teddy Kennedy’s political career. It might surprise you to know that there is an entire generation that has never even heard of Chappaquiddick let alone Mary Jo Kopechne1, including the movie’s thirty-something screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. “This is our first screenplay; it was something that we had been really passionate about since we first heard about Chappaquiddick. Which, despite being reasonably politically engaged people, I hadn’t heard of it until 2008 during the primary for that year’s presidential election…We...
  • Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

    09/04/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    p>I won't run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don't already know them by heart, you'll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for "hating women" while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I've got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a "war on women" while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video...