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Yet another Kennedy cover-up revealed
American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2010 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 10/10/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by FTJM

How evil was Ted Kennedy? Shocking new details have emerged, now that the man himself is dead.

While many conservatives realized that Ted Kennedy's was a morally compromised man (his record of walking away from Mary Jo Kopechne as she suffocated in an air bubble inside his Oldsmobile clinched the case), America's major media studiously ignored the incident, and many others, in order to preserve the luster of the Kennedy name, and to aid him in his role as the liberal "lion of the Senate."

Now, the son the then-owner of the National Enquirer has provided information which, if true, adds a new dimension to understanding of Kennedy and the media which abetted him. The New York Post writes:

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.

So Kennedy not only let his young mistress die when he walked away and spent a night prior to notifying authorities, he also got rid of a child who could have become a serious embarrassment, as well as a financial burden. The mechanics of paying for an illegitimate child snagged even a superlawyer like John Edwards. Perhaps Kennedy family fixers could have handled a Kopechne child with greater finesses, had Catholic Mary Jo decided to keep her baby, rather than kill it via abortion. But it still could have spelled trouble ahead, especially if Mary Jo became demanding of his time and attention, as mistresses have been known to do.

How very conventient that mother and child both were removed from the ranks of the living.

The incident also illustrates the way the Kennedy family traded on its glamour to shape news coverage favorably. In this, they no doubt learned a lot from the Hollywood studios, which routinely covered up embarrassing stories about stars by trading access to sources. Teddy's father Joe Kennedy was very active in the movie business, as well as with female stars.

Now that the mood of the American people is shifting to cynicism and anger toward those who have been pulling off a giant political con job for decades, and now that the Kennedy family glamour quotient is dependent on the likes of Caroline Kennedy, whose "ya know" locutions were so pathetic that even New York voters found her laughable as a potential senator, it is time to expose the real evil of Ted Kennedy, waitress sandwich and all, to the American people, and mark him as the villain he was. The revisionist history of the Kennedy clan is a narrative whose time has come.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chappaquiddick; jfkjrwasassasinated; kennedy; planeblownup; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 10/10/2010 12:56:10 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

See Also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2604865/posts


2 posted on 10/10/2010 12:57:27 PM 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: FTJM
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.

What a creep.

3 posted on 10/10/2010 12:57:52 PM PDT by library user
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To: FTJM

No sorrow from me.


4 posted on 10/10/2010 12:59:25 PM PDT by wastedyears (Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
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To: FTJM

Kind of begs the question: was Chappaquiddick the “accident” it appear to be?


5 posted on 10/10/2010 1:00:22 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: FTJM

having danced in the street literally...with my partner...I am not qualified to respond.


6 posted on 10/10/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: FTJM

The mystery surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death could also be used as an example of the Kennedy males’ decadence.


7 posted on 10/10/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: FTJM

My momma told me that the truth will always come out - sometimes it just takes a little longer than we would like.


8 posted on 10/10/2010 1:02:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: FTJM

Contrast that story of the beloved Ted Kennedy, with that of the “dastardly”, “evil” Jesse Helms (/sarc), who, acknowledged his bi-racial love-child and never stopped supporting her and her mother.


9 posted on 10/10/2010 1:03:35 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: FTJM

“How evil was Ted Kennedy?”

How high does the scale go? Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) was the most corrupt, vicious bstrd that ever held office in the US.


10 posted on 10/10/2010 1:03:35 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: FTJM
Murder was suspected early on. A joke from the time:

“Did you hear that Ted Kennedy's girlfriend told him she's pregnant?”

“Really? What was Ted's reaction?”

“He said they would cross that bridge when they came to it."

11 posted on 10/10/2010 1:03:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: library user
“Greatest living America” according to Harry Reid.
12 posted on 10/10/2010 1:04:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: FTJM
Ted couldn't die soon enough, slow enough, or bad enough to suit me.

As soon as it was revealed he had cancer I ordered a "Dead Kennedys" t-shirt which I wore to work the day after his death.

I stopped by WalMart and had the lady in the bakery put "Rot in Hell Teddy" on the cake, which I took to work and shared with my co-workers.

13 posted on 10/10/2010 1:06:51 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: BenLurkin

A corrupt Kennedy? “I’m shocked!” *sarc*


14 posted on 10/10/2010 1:07:00 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Grams A

15 posted on 10/10/2010 1:08:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Grams A

How long do we have to wait for the truth to come out about the current morally-bankrupt, corrupt enemies in DC?


16 posted on 10/10/2010 1:09:14 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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17 posted on 10/10/2010 1:09:50 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: FTJM

18 posted on 10/10/2010 1:11:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (Unintentionally not left blank)
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To: FTJM

I remember the grief of Mary Jo’s parents.
Hopefully, they passed away without knowing she was pregnant. How awful.


19 posted on 10/10/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: FTJM

A bunch of people had figured she was pregnant back in the day.My thinking is that he knew she was pregnant and ran off the bridge on purpose.We will never know for sure but would anybody put it past him? I sure wouldnt.


20 posted on 10/10/2010 1:11:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Wuli

You talking about Helms or Strom Thurmond????


21 posted on 10/10/2010 1:12:20 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: I see my hands

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


22 posted on 10/10/2010 1:12:57 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: Wuli

Did you mean Strom Thurman?


23 posted on 10/10/2010 1:13:21 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Wuli

I believe you’re thinking of Strom Thurmond.


24 posted on 10/10/2010 1:16:08 PM PDT by katana (Lame Ducks, aka Sitting Targets)
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To: FTJM
Sounds like thier suggesting this was premeditated. Anyone surprised? Senator Kennedy escapes murder charges and continued to get re elected, Byrd heads the KKK and continued to get re elected. Senior rats that escaped jail while the rat party looked the other way as well as the media and the idiots who voted for them time and time again. Nice people all the way around.
25 posted on 10/10/2010 1:17:44 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: I see my hands

Hey, you could stay off the thread if it bothers you so much.The stuff posted on FR pales in comparison to that posted on DU or the KOS.


26 posted on 10/10/2010 1:18:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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27 posted on 10/10/2010 1:18:53 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I flew my Pirate flag at half mast the whole week after he croked.


28 posted on 10/10/2010 1:19:07 PM PDT by ALinArleta (One shot! One kill!)
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To: FTJM
Usually, I feel a measure of sorrow for anyone who finds out that they have a terminal illness.

I felt absolutely NOTHING for Ted Kennedy. NOTHING.

29 posted on 10/10/2010 1:27:36 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: FTJM

My first thought is did he murder her then rather than just let her die?


30 posted on 10/10/2010 1:32:15 PM PDT by tiki
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To: library user

The pregnancy rumor has been around for decades. The Jackie story is new so let’s see the proof. No more Dem style media hits without valid evidence.


31 posted on 10/10/2010 1:32:20 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Art in Idaho

32 posted on 10/10/2010 1:32:49 PM PDT by Slyfox
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Whhaaatt? Teddy’s dead? Somebody really should let Harry Reid know about this.


33 posted on 10/10/2010 1:33:50 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: FTJM
Smells.

If there were some evidence that she was pregnant why would her family have kept quiet about it all these years?

34 posted on 10/10/2010 1:35:01 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


35 posted on 10/10/2010 1:35:40 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: FTJM

Of course she was pregnant! Of course Ted was the father. Of course, he left her to die. Of course, the family arranged to spirit her lifeless body and vessel of his then dead child to another state to avoid autopsy. Of course Ted was only absent from the seen distraught, confused [meanwhile consulting with his family’s lawyers....] Of course! Bootleggers, liars, thieves, and every other nasty name you can think of for the Kennedy Klan....


36 posted on 10/10/2010 1:35:41 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: I see my hands

No, it is not. There are new generations that need to be reminded of the Kennedy Legacy....


37 posted on 10/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: FTJM
Anyway you cut it, fat Teddy Kennedy was a despicable creature. A first class scumbag.
38 posted on 10/10/2010 1:38:07 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE; Gaffer
I'm in solid agreement with you.

39 posted on 10/10/2010 1:39:37 PM PDT by I see my hands (Unintentionally not left blank)
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To: Gaffer

Need to add for the younger Freepers. I remember this as many others. One day, if this country survives, you will be cautioning your youngers about Obama and his ilk. He’s just like the Kennedys, only much, much more dangerous. And if we aren’t educated in the the evil that is Democrat (e.g., a typical Kennedy), then, we haven’t learned anything at all and won’t withstand our greatest threat Obama.


40 posted on 10/10/2010 1:41:30 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: BenLurkin

Anyone remember the ‘gurgling cod’ fish that Rush Limbaugh had on his radio show years ago? It was a ceramic fish tabletop ornament that had water in it. Whenever it was tilted one way or the other, it would make a gurgling sound.

Rush said that sound represented the last sounds from Mary Jo right before she expired.


41 posted on 10/10/2010 1:41:30 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Gaffer

Need to add for the younger Freepers. I remember this as many others. One day, if this country survives, you will be cautioning your youngers about Obama and his ilk. He’s just like the Kennedys, only much, much more dangerous. And if we aren’t educated in the the evil that is Democrat (e.g., a typical Kennedy), then, we haven’t learned anything at all and won’t withstand our greatest threat Obama.


42 posted on 10/10/2010 1:41:43 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: FTJM

Not terribly surprising news but it will be completely ignored by the MSM. Fox News will probably figure that few people really care all that much about a scandal involving another dead Kennedy and will either give this story a pass or short shrift. Ted Kennedy was a louse and his political career bad for America but the leftmedia will continue to characterize him as ‘flawed - but special’. Leftwing heroes are non-existent so no amount of reality about who Ted really was will alter their need to kid themselves.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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The world would’ve been a much better place if old man Joe Kennedy had been sterile


44 posted on 10/10/2010 1:42:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: SeeSharp

Her lifeless body was spirited out of the state very quickly, to avoid that state’s autopsy requirements and cremated IIRC...that, plus a probable assload of ‘quiet money’ to shut up.


45 posted on 10/10/2010 1:45:00 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: rbg81
Kind of begs the question: was Chappaquiddick the “accident” it appear to be?

Good point.

46 posted on 10/10/2010 1:45:41 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: FTJM

This is news?


47 posted on 10/10/2010 1:45:47 PM PDT by G-Bear (Always leave your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.)
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To: FTJM

Unless proof comes out — and we all understand what verifiable and acceptable proof is — these are speculative remarks. Right now, for all we know, Kopechne was just a young, idealistic, dazzled, misguided young woman who sincerely believed in Kennedy’s merits as presidential material, and was never his mistress.
Without forensics or a deathbed confession by Kennedy, there can be no conclusions beyond the fact that he left her to drown. And that’s bad enough.
He left her to drown, I see no virtue in hanging her out to dry because we despise him.
Rest in peace, Mary Jo. Rest in peace.


48 posted on 10/10/2010 1:46:05 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: jessduntno

You don’t know much about Lyndon Johnson, do you? At least Teddy was likable. in a barfly type of way. No one liked Lyndon.


49 posted on 10/10/2010 1:48:54 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: FTJM
The Media: GUILTY of abetting murder!
50 posted on 10/10/2010 1:50:24 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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