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Paper Spared Ted Kennedy For Jackie
N Y Post ^ | October 9, 2010

Posted on 10/10/2010 8:04:58 AM PDT by texanyankee

Teddy Kennedy quashed a National Enquirer story alleging Mary Jo Kopechne was pregnant with his child when she died by giving the weekly a fawning article about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her kids, a new book claims.

In Paul Pope's "The Deeds of My Fathers," he claims his father, Generoso (Gene) Pope, who turned the Enquirer into the best-selling tabloid in America, spiked a story that reported Kopechne, the pretty young campaign worker, was pregnant in 1969 when she drowned in the Chappaquiddick River in Kennedy's car.

Pope writes that his father sent a reporter to DC in 1980 to buy the story from Washington Post gossip columnist Maxine Cheshire and a Women's Wear Daily reporter. The story detailing the alleged coverup included on-the-record sources, with every quote attributed.

"Once people read it, there'd be no way that Ted Kennedy could ever run for president, maybe not even for dog catcher in Massachusetts," Paul writes.

But the story never ran. According to Paul, his father bought it as a way to gain access to Kennedy in order to get one step closer to the person Gene considered the "Holy Grail of the Tabloid World" -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

That wasn't the only dirt Gene supposedly had on Kennedy. Paul claims that an Enquirer reporter caught him in the Bahamas with a young party girl, not his wife. But instead of running the picture and story, Gene finagled an exclusive with the senator.

Gene spared Kennedy from further exposure in return for a sympathetic piece on his help raising Jackie's kids, his son writes......

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chappaquiddick; kennedy; kopechne; teddy

1 posted on 10/10/2010 8:05:02 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: texanyankee

There has never been any doubt in my mind that that girl was pregnant. Never.


2 posted on 10/10/2010 8:08:26 AM PDT by Wiser now (Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
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To: texanyankee

People often write that their car has killed less people than Ted Kennedy’s oldsmobile. If this thread’s story is true, then even folks who used their cars to murder someone can now claim that even their car killed less people than Ted Kennedy’s oldsmobile.


3 posted on 10/10/2010 8:09:35 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: texanyankee

Ted has plenty of company down there. Most all the media is there or will be there.


4 posted on 10/10/2010 8:10:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Wiser now; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj
That's all I ever heard about the whole situation since I can remember: she was knocked up, and her family was paid off to shut up.

Burn in Hell, Ted!

5 posted on 10/10/2010 8:12:13 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: C210N

Excellent point!!!


6 posted on 10/10/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: texanyankee
Let's suppose favorite punching bag of the Left, Richard Nixon was 1/1000th as amoral as the Kennedy scum.

Then, let's further suppose that some “journalist” caught him, say with a less than optimal pedicure, a crime in a Republican which in the media's eyes is the utter equivalent of serial adultery and debauchery in a Democrat.

Could we envision ANY scenario in which said story, trashing Nixon or any Republican,would have been suppressed?

7 posted on 10/10/2010 8:16:42 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: GOPsterinMA

I also remember Mary Jo’s parents talking about a boyfriend and that they were engaged. Does anyone remember hearing from the boyfriend or even who he was? I don’t. If there was a boyfriend, why has he never come forward?


8 posted on 10/10/2010 8:16:53 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: texanyankee

The incestuous relationship between self-serving politicians and the so-call “media” will be the undoing of our great nation When the press and the powerful can be bought then corruption prevails and only a revolution can counter that

The Kennedys are pure slime. Shame on Americans and the press for fawning over these frauds, just like they’re doing with Obamas.


9 posted on 10/10/2010 8:20:42 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: texanyankee

The Kennedy family, anti American minions of Satan to an individual.


10 posted on 10/10/2010 8:30:02 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Maine Mariner
I have not heard that one. The parents were as bought and paid for as can be.

Ted rode the family coffins to re-election for decades. Sick.

And piss on the as*h*les of this state that kept voting for him, and that includes my own relatives.

11 posted on 10/10/2010 8:32:37 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: Ditter
South Park had an epi about a year ago - "I see dead celebrities.." that had Ted on the plane with other recently deceased celebs waiting, and waiting, and waiting...[for Michael Jackson to take his seat] to go to Hell.

They've already show JFK and JFK, Jr. down there now that I think about it.

12 posted on 10/10/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: C210N

The bumper sticker goes: “My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy’s car.”

By the way, there is no “Chappaquiddick River”, Mary Jo drown in Poucha pond, a tidal pool on the Island of Chappaquiddick, which is a just to east of Martha’s Vineyard and separated from it by a narrow (~100 yards) channel.

I, for one, seriously doubt that Mary Jo was pregnant with Ted’s baby, for all kind of reasons. If she was, Joe Kennedy Senior would have bought her off, or at least attempted to.


13 posted on 10/10/2010 8:38:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I never considered that the crash and Mary Jo’s death was anything other than an accident. It is Ted’s behavior AFTER the accident that is the crime.

How hard did he try to save her, did he try at all? Why didn’t he go straight to town and report the accident?

Ted Kennedy was a scumbag, he proved it in Chappaquiddick.


14 posted on 10/10/2010 8:45:59 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: texanyankee

Will it never end? The filth that inhabited/inhabits DC is beyond belief.


15 posted on 10/10/2010 8:50:57 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: texanyankee
"Once people read it, there'd be no way that Ted Kennedy could ever run for president, maybe not even for dog catcher in Massachusetts," Paul writes.

The author seriously over estimates the typical mass voter.

Heck, Kennedy could commit murder and still be voted in again, again and again.

O' wait........Never mind !

16 posted on 10/10/2010 8:56:25 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: texanyankee

There were rumours at the time that the girl was pregnant.


17 posted on 10/10/2010 9:03:21 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Ditter

Ted Kennedy’s behavior was reprehensible enough that it is completely unnecessary to embellish the incident with speculation. On the facts available he should have been convicted of vehicular homicide under Massachusetts law.


18 posted on 10/10/2010 9:06:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Contemporary quip:

“Teddy, what if I’m pregnant?”

“We’ll drive off that bridge when we come to it.”


19 posted on 10/10/2010 9:08:31 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Absolutely!


20 posted on 10/10/2010 9:09:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: texanyankee

The Senate is shamed by the fact that not a single Senator - NOT ONE - ever took to the floor in a debate or special comment, to attack that fat scumbag for what he did to that girl. Ted Kennedy was one of the most vile politicians to ever serve in our nation’s history.


21 posted on 10/10/2010 9:10:17 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

>>>I, for one, seriously doubt that Mary Jo was pregnant with Ted’s baby, for all kind of reasons. If she was, Joe Kennedy Senior would have bought her off, or at least attempted to.

The ride abord the SS Oldsmobile happened before daddy could cut the check...


22 posted on 10/10/2010 9:15:06 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: EyeGuy

The Kennedy clan is built on lies. First, they got their wealth through insider trading after the great depression. Papa Kennedy became head of the SEC and outlawed the practice (only after he had exploited the hell out of it). Papa Kennedy bought himself the Ambassadorship to England to set his sons up for future politics. And yes, Papa Kennedy had more girlfriends while married than his kids did.

Then comes along JFK and the Cuban missile crisis. For years and years we were led to believe that we stared down the Russian bear and they blinked. The truth is we removed missiles from Europe that started the whole mess (we put missiles close to the Russian border, the Ruskies said move them, we said no, then the Ruskies put missiles in Cuba).

Later, they put their businesses in trusts so that they could be exempt from the very taxes that Ted Kennedy passed to soak you and me.

The reality is this, the media is liberal and JFK was good looking and they did everything possible to create a myth that turned the Kennedy’s into immortals. What the Kennedy’s are is nothing more than the biggest fraud in America. If you find one quote where they ask you to do something, guaranteed in private they do the opposite.


23 posted on 10/10/2010 9:15:43 AM PDT by Huskerscott
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To: C210N

“..killed less people than Ted Kennedy’s oldsmobile.”

But that was not his father’s Oldsmobile.


24 posted on 10/10/2010 9:16:02 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Ditter
Under Massachusetts law, a car leaving a bridge is prima facie evidence of driver negligence. Negligence resulting in the death of another is, by definition, manslaughter.
25 posted on 10/10/2010 9:17:21 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I agree with you. If his name had been anything other than Kennedy, he would have been charged.


26 posted on 10/10/2010 9:20:36 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Keith in Iowa

27 posted on 10/10/2010 9:22:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: Huskerscott

Very well put!!!


28 posted on 10/10/2010 9:23:22 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: texanyankee

Someone should be in jail for covering that up.


29 posted on 10/10/2010 9:25:43 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
That is a funny picture, but I drove a VW in the 60’s, I don't know how long it would float. I turned onto a flooded street by accident and when I saw what I had done I hit the brake and the clutch. There were then 2 holes in the floorboards and the water squirted in and soaked me.
30 posted on 10/10/2010 9:27:45 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
Why didn’t he go straight to town and report the accident?

There's been speculation that Tedy was trippin'.

31 posted on 10/10/2010 9:30:03 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

LOL!


32 posted on 10/10/2010 9:30:09 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Ditter

Actual 1967 VW ad


33 posted on 10/10/2010 9:37:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I have seen that ad. Just stay off the clutch and the brake.


34 posted on 10/10/2010 9:40:16 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Keith in Iowa

Murder would have been a drastic and unnecessary first step and not the Kennedys’ style. Their first recourse was flattery (its really, really cheap), bribery and then threats and then follow up.

Most of their threats would have been little more than using their enormous clout to ruin your career and reputation.


35 posted on 10/10/2010 9:42:53 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Tampa Bay Rays! (And send Carl Crawford to Boston after you take the Series!))
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To: Huskerscott

Not to mention smuggling booze during Prohibition.


36 posted on 10/10/2010 10:10:08 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Murder would have been a drastic and unnecessary first step and not the Kennedys’ style.”

So I can discard the nagging doubt as to whether or not the Kennedys were involved in Marilyn Monroe’s death?


37 posted on 10/10/2010 10:27:47 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Agreed!


38 posted on 10/10/2010 11:29:24 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Isn’t it possible that the MSM had its panties in a bunch when the Citizens United case was handed down because they felt that their power monopoly was threatened?


39 posted on 10/10/2010 11:33:15 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The bumper sticker goes: “My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy’s car.”

Well, even better then:

Killers and murderers who have shot and killed someone (but not more than 1) can claim the gun they used killed less than Ted Kennedy's car.

40 posted on 10/10/2010 11:44:49 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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bump for later


41 posted on 10/10/2010 2:57:03 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: texanyankee
I'm old enough to remember Chappaquiddick, and I remember plenty of speculation that she might have been pregnant, and that there might have been some other reason it was not in Teddy's best interest that she survive.

Certainly, everyone knew that anyone else driving that car would have been charged.

I've often wondered how much Joe paid her family, and how they lived with themselves afterwards.

42 posted on 10/10/2010 3:11:34 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Wiser now

I remember at the time of Chappaquidick this rumor surfaced and then died quickly.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 7:05:52 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

In 1969 Joe Kennedy didn’t know what day it was. He had a stroke years before.


44 posted on 10/10/2010 7:07:59 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: montag813

I like what William F. Buckley once said of Ted Kennedy, “Senator Kennedy is a distillery of meanness’’.


45 posted on 10/10/2010 7:10:48 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Di you every hear the story that Jack gave Jackie VD and that’s why she had trouble having kids?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article988325.ece


46 posted on 10/11/2010 4:10:28 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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