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Washington Whispers: Ted Kennedy an Innocent Chappaquiddick Victim
NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 08/30/2010 5:27:21 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

This is one story that U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers might want to keep to a low whisper or risk even more ridicule than what they are already receiving. Paul Bedard, writing in Washington Whispers, quotes Kennedy's biographer and former girlfriend who claim that Ted was really an innocent victim of the Chappaquiddick accident. Here is Kennedy biographer Burton Hersh making the case for Kennedy as merely a lousy driver:

Now, a year after Kennedy died, his lifelong biographer Burton Hersh, armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time, tells Whispers that the whole July 1969 episode should have been handled as a simple crash, leaving the senator's legacy untainted. "It was a car accident," he says. "Ted was a terrible driver. He never paid much attention to where he was going."

"He took a tremendous blow on the head," says Hersh. In interviews following the crash, Kennedy displayed confusion and amnesia, he says.


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Kennedy as Chappaquiddick victim as distorted by a bizarre liberal lens.
1 posted on 08/30/2010 5:27:25 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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HorseHockey!!


2 posted on 08/30/2010 5:29:58 PM PDT by Thom Pain (2 + 2 = 4 : Defending the Constitution is CENTRIST; not RIGHT WING! Don't be labeled!)
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Mary Jo suffocated in the back seat. Her finger nails bloodied as she fought for life while fat Ted sat in his room plotting his next move.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 5:30:48 PM PDT by y6162
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Sure,bring on the mistress to make Teddy look good....


4 posted on 08/30/2010 5:30:50 PM PDT by RummyChick
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"He took a tremendous blow on the head,"

This supports a theory about Democrats that I've been working on...

5 posted on 08/30/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time

Ba$tard, rot in Hell!!! Trying to cheat on one mistress while Joan crawled into a bottle. Effing Kennedy clan scum!

6 posted on 08/30/2010 5:32:24 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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He never paid much attention to where he was going."

Oh, he was paying attention to where he was going that night, but it had less to do with the car than the occupants.

7 posted on 08/30/2010 5:32:27 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: PJ-Comix

From a dollar magazine without a cent of truth.


8 posted on 08/30/2010 5:33:05 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: PJ-Comix


9 posted on 08/30/2010 5:33:05 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Let me guess - Kennedy took the fall for the real driver, George W. Bush.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 5:33:09 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ted Kennedy was a victim of his own ego, his own notoriety, his own fame, his own family name and reputation and his own wealth. Kennedy has nobody to blame for what happened to him but himself.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 5:33:19 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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“Kennedy’s central project was accomplishing as much as he could in public life. And all of the things, including the drinking, the women, and the rest, were sort of supportive activities. They were amusements.”


12 posted on 08/30/2010 5:33:19 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: PJ-Comix

The leftist continue and accellerate the Stalinist tactic.....repeating a lie often enough so that the canard can take on a life of its own....living in the minds of the liars.


13 posted on 08/30/2010 5:35:36 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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TRYING to rewrite history.

Won’t work.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 5:35:56 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Now just the other night with nothin' to do
We broke a case of proof 102
And started itchin' for that wonderful feel
Of rollin' in an automobile
You could say we was out of our mind
And let me tell you we were flyin' while blind

POS murderer

15 posted on 08/30/2010 5:37:01 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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Read the comments after the US News story itself. Out of the 50+ that I read, I found two that remotely defended him and one of those was blaming “big alcohol” for making people into alcoholics. I don’t know what US News thought it was doing by running this Bullsh_t but it got a lot of ridicule and outrage.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 5:37:22 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) sat on the riverbank listning to that girl die while trying to claw her way through steel, trying to figure out a way to dispose of the body and keep his career going.

He’s right where he should be right now, don’t worry.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 5:37:37 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Charles Manson has to be a victim of something.....

He isn't a Kennedy, but he must be a victim of something....

18 posted on 08/30/2010 5:37:50 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: samtheman

I wonder if I could try that line on my wife?


19 posted on 08/30/2010 5:38:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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Democrats doing their endless dishonest re-writing of history, from Wikipedia to this steaming hot pile of obvious bull feces.


20 posted on 08/30/2010 5:39:01 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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He wasn’t simply a lousy driver, he was (MOST CERTAINLY LIKELY) drunk at the time of the accident, making the young girl’s death not a mere “accident” but negligent homicide in the course of a DWI.

Having spared TK the worst possible affects from the truth during his lifetime, his family’s media network is now apparently trying to further rehabilitate the TK legacy.

If we did not have the Lamestreammedia, state media that we have today, that rehabilitation would be near impossible because the general public would be armed with the knowledge that during Reagan’s second POTUS campaign, TK sent an intermediary to Moscow to enlist the Soviets in a campaign of mutual assistance to defeat Reagan’s re-election.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 5:39:05 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: PJ-Comix

I despise the Kennedy clan with a passion. RFK, JR works out at my gym and I just want to see him expelled.

I always thought that the crash was a set up. It was obvious after two dead brothers they couldn’t get rid of a third in the same way and yet he could not be allowed to become president. What better way?

In addition, the next morning, he was having breakfast at the Edgartown in with an older couple. He was totally calm, wasn’t the least bit agitated. Then his senior aid found him there and pulled him aside. He was losing after the aide informed him of something. He was shaking, near tears.

Now I know the Kennedy’s are pretty close to socio-paths, but even this seems a stretch for Teddy. His actions were not consistent with someone who fled a murder scene. After the confer with the aide, they left the breakfast.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 5:39:24 PM PDT by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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Preposterous rewrite of history.
Ted was a skirt chasing jerk and evidence over and over proves it.

“Lousy driver,” indeed.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 5:40:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: PJ-Comix

“He’s back on the street,
The chap’s acquitted!”


24 posted on 08/30/2010 5:41:01 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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Gotta cleanse the legacy of the leftwing "Lion of the Senate" for the history books of the future.

Besides, why should the story of Ted Kennedy be any more accurate than the rest of the sh*t that passes for history in public schools?

25 posted on 08/30/2010 5:44:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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I have been to Chappaquidick. Teddy had to walk miles past large numbers of occupied houses (with phones), take a ferry back to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, and spent the entire night on the phone looking for a patsy to take the fall.

While Mary Joe struggled for air in the shallow waters.

Even the liberal Park Rangers on Chappaquidick say Kennedy was a murderer.

This “brain damaged” lie is completely preposterous.


26 posted on 08/30/2010 5:44:35 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: PJ-Comix

one word, REVISIONISM


27 posted on 08/30/2010 5:45:03 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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Bush’s fault


28 posted on 08/30/2010 5:45:41 PM PDT by jedgarlives
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yeah, it might work. Say something like, “everything I do is for you and the family and when I drink and cheat, that’s just harmless amusement”...


29 posted on 08/30/2010 5:46:30 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Doesn’t work because the whole saga was what he did seconds, minutes, hours, days and years after the crash, not the crash itself.


30 posted on 08/30/2010 5:46:36 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: jedgarlives

lol, always


31 posted on 08/30/2010 5:46:42 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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Before the Swimmer took the big dive, he sent his errand boy Obama to see the Pope with a personal letter. I'm guessing Teddy was looking for a Papal Get out of Hell card. Unfortunately, that won't cut much with the Controlling Legal Authority in the next world.
32 posted on 08/30/2010 5:46:48 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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Many years ago we had a terrible fire in which we lost a house, and barely escaped with our lives. I entered a strange state of shock. Friends and family were talking to me, and I didn’t comprehend who they were or what they were saying. It was very strange. I kept thinking, who are all these people?

But I remember I got my kids out the door, and tried to get to an apartment to rescue the tenant.

Unless this man was so loopy he went straight into a hospital, I don’t believe this story. Certain survival things kick in.


33 posted on 08/30/2010 5:47:35 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: appeal2

JFK was probably the only Kennedy who was any good at all and he was taken out by a left wing liberal commie nut job.


34 posted on 08/30/2010 5:47:37 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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I think in ted’s honor everyone should use this defense—”I didn’t kill that guy, I’m just a lousy driver. I’m a victim here. In fact, his estate should pay me, because he was in the way of my lousy driving.”

The thing some don’t understand about liberals and the press is that they live by trial balloon journalism/ethics—TRY it, and see what people will buy, and if it doesn’t stick, what have you lost? And if it DOES stick, you’ve won.


35 posted on 08/30/2010 5:48:26 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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RFK, JR? Are you talking about JFK, JR? I have no idea what you’re talking about.


36 posted on 08/30/2010 5:49:11 PM PDT by Hildy
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Let me see if I can fix that:

"Ted was a terrible driver human being. He was always so plastered he never paid much attention to where he was going had a clue what he was doing."

37 posted on 08/30/2010 5:50:52 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: gorush

ROFLMAO!!!
WINNNER!


38 posted on 08/30/2010 5:55:21 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: I still care

“Many years ago we had a terrible fire in which we lost a house, and barely escaped with our lives.”

Been there, done that myself....It is a very sad experience.


39 posted on 08/30/2010 5:55:29 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Hoodat

ROFLMAO!

YOU GUYS ARE KILLIN’ ME!


40 posted on 08/30/2010 5:56:28 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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He took a tremendous blow on the head

That's what he usually believed had happened to him the night before.

41 posted on 08/30/2010 5:56:43 PM PDT by TChad
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JFK was trash also. His reputation is entirely based on MSM hype. The whole family is a bunch of Irish mobsters.

Never forget that Ted Kennedy's cheating and lying did not begin at Chappaquiddick. He was expelled from Harvard for cheating.

Kennedy earned C grades at the private Milton Academy, but was admitted to Harvard as a "legacy" -- his father and older brothers had attended there, so the younger and dimmer Kennedy's admission was virtually assured. While attending, he was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him. While expelled Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England, pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging. Kennedy was assigned to Paris, never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. While attending law school at the University of Virginia he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was never revoked. He passed the bar exam in 1959, and two years later was appointed an Assistant to the District Attorney in Massachusetts' Suffolk County.

http://www.nndb.com/people/623/000023554/

42 posted on 08/30/2010 5:57:08 PM PDT by hellbender
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Kennedy should have served at least 6 years in prison.


43 posted on 08/30/2010 5:57:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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The guy who shot JFK was a pretty typical Leftwingtard, not much different than say Senator Leahy, or Durbin, or Schumer. I can see any one of them taking a bead on Kennedy’s head in that car and firing.


44 posted on 08/30/2010 5:57:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: hellbender

JFKs main problem was one of inability to be faithful to his wife and marriage.

Even so, he pioneered the space program and he did cut taxes.

JFK as politics is concerned was not a typical democrat.

Unfortunately, he was the last democrat that that could be said about other than Moynihan.


45 posted on 08/30/2010 6:01:43 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: PJ-Comix
He still deserves congratulations for finally getting his one year chip from AA.


46 posted on 08/30/2010 6:01:59 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Hoodat
Let me guess - Kennedy took the fall for the real driver, George W. Bush.

Drat! You've finally figured it out. :)

47 posted on 08/30/2010 6:02:25 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
blaming “big alcohol”

We would be so much better off if folks had to resort to home brew and moonshine.

48 posted on 08/30/2010 6:03:30 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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49 posted on 08/30/2010 6:11:48 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Venturer
Kennedy should have served at least 6 years in prison.

He would have been a popular bi+ch in Cellblock D.

50 posted on 08/30/2010 6:14:19 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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