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  • (Howie) Carr: Kennedy's original serial harassers (compares the perverts to Weinstein)

    10/29/2017 3:40:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2017 | Howie Carr
    Have you noticed that there’s been a word missing from all these recent stories about sexual harassment in Massachusetts politics? The missing word is "Kennedy." Talk about ignoring the elephant, or should I say donkey, in the room. There has never been a family in Massachusetts (or American) politics that's come close to the sordid record of misogyny of the Kennedys. [Snip] Chappaquiddick, anyone? Joe Kennedy II crippling a young woman on Nantucket and later his first wife accusing him of bullying her ... the list of abominable Kennedy behavior around women is practically endless. From Toodles Ryan to...
  • New Ted Kennedy film ‘Chappaquiddick’ has a release date

    09/29/2017 8:46:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 9/27/2017 | Kevni Slane
    A new film about the fateful July 1969 car crash that killed Mary Jo Kopechne and ended Ted Kennedy’s presidential aspirations has an official release date, and it looks like film executives have Oscars in mind. Chappaquiddick, which stars Jason Clarke as Kennedy and Kate Mara as Kopechne, will open in select theaters on Dec. 8, according to the Hollywood Reporter, qualifying it for the 2017 slate of film awards. The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, before Entertainment Studios purchased it for $4 million. THR also reported that the studio has committed $16 million to...
  • Toronto Film Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

    09/12/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/12/17 | Gleiberman
    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 in the Cuban Missile Crisis drama “Thirteen Days,” or Peter Sarsgaard’s tender and battle-scarred Robert F. Kennedy in “Jackie.” To that short list of singular and superb Kennedy performances, we can now add the Australian actor Jason Clarke’s portrayal of Edward...
  • Shocker: new movie about Chappaquiddick tells the truth (What did Ted Kennedy do?)

    09/12/2017 7:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The power of the Kennedy clan seems to be fading, no longer able to prevent the production of an indie film that no only tells the truth, but which has earned the praise of the show business bible, Variety. Steven Hayward of Powerline spotted the anomaly: I paid no attention to the fact that Hollywood was producing a biopic of Ted Kennedy’s famous “accident” at Chappaquiddick in 1969, and would have assumed that it was a typical gauzy pro-Kennedy puff piece if I had known. But Variety magazine, the main trade journal of Hollywood, offers a review that not only says that the...
  • A Chappaquiddick Reckoning At Last?

    09/11/2017 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman, piles on: “Chappaquiddick” is a meticulously told chronicle, no more and no less, and at times there’s a slight detachment in watching it, because it’s too tough and smart to milk the situation by turning Edward Kennedy into a “tragic figure.” . . . Forty-eight years later, let’s be clear on what the meaning of Chappaquiddick is. Ted Kennedy should, by all rights, have stood trial for involuntary manslaughter, which would likely have ended his political career. The fact that the Kennedy family — the original postwar dynasty of the one percent — possessed,...
  • A CHAPPAQUIDDICK RECKONING AT LAST?

    09/12/2017 5:13:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 09/11/2017 | Steven Hayward
    I paid no attention to the fact that Hollywood was producing a biopic of Ted Kennedy’s famous “accident” at Chappaquiddick in 1969, and would have assumed that it was a typical gauzy pro-Kennedy puff piece if I had known. But Variety magazine, the main trade journal of Hollywood, offers a review that not only says that the forthcoming movie Chappaquiddick is suitably harsh on Teddy, but that he—and the Kennedy reputation—deserve it: The film says that what happened at Chappaquiddick was even worse than we think. Kopechne’s body was found in a position that implied that she was struggling to...
  • Incident on Chappaquiddick Island (1969)

    07/18/2017 6:48:56 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 137 replies
    Shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. ---SNIP--- Kennedy escaped the car and then dove down in an attempt to retrieve Kopechne from the sunken Oldsmobile. Failing, he stumbled back to the cottage, where he enlisted Gargan and another friend in a second attempt to save Kopechne. The three men were unsuccessful; her body was not...
  • Actor's Take on Kennedy at Chappaquiddick - 'Ted Had a Rough Night'

    12/14/2016 7:34:00 AM PST · by rktman · 98 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/14/2016 | Jack Coleman
    Daily Beast reporter Liza Foreman tells readers in her lede that she was "not all that familiar" with Chappaquiddick, the remote island where Kennedy drove off a bridge late at night with a young woman who drowned in the car while Kennedy escaped. Kennedy failed to report the accident until the next morning and was later given a suspended sentence for leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The death of 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker to Kennedy's late brother Robert, shadowed Ted Kennedy for the rest of his life and arguably kept him from ever winning the...
  • Trump raises Chappaquiddick in anti-Clinton tirade

    10/10/2016 3:42:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/10/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump savaged Hillary Clinton as an enabler of former President Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual crimes and raised former Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick scandal to argue that the media is seeking to cover up the Clinton family’s misdeeds. Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, Trump called Bill Clinton a “predator” and accused Hillary Clinton of making it “possible for him to take advantage of even more women.” “Bill Clinton was the worst abuser of women ever to sit in the Oval Office,” Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said. “He was a predator. Hillary Clinton systematically attacked and discredited...
  • Hollywood to Make Film about Chappaquiddick

    05/03/2016 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 64 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    On the heels of actor Will Ferrell pulling out of a planned "Alzheimer's comedy" about Ronald Reagan comes news that Hollywood is preparing a feature film about late Senator Ted Kennedy and the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Australian-born "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke will portray Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick" — the film's working title — and John Curran, whose credits include "The Painted Veil," will direct, said the movie's co-producer and Apex Entertainment president and chief executive Mark Ciardi. Production is slated to begin around Labor Day with a tentative release in late 2017. Ciardi noted that...
  • '50 Shades of Grey' Director Not the Man to Make a Ted Kennedy Movie?

    04/25/2016 1:33:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 04/25/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Yes, you read that right. The director of the steamy 50 Shades of Grey, Sam Taylor-Johnson, has departed the Ted Kennedy film Chappaquiddick. Apparently, he's not the man to make a movie on Kennedy. Taylor-Johnson will be replaced by filmmaker John Curran. According to Deadline Hollywood, producer Mark Ciardi said of Jason Clarke, who will be playing Ted Kennedy: “Clarke is the perfect choice to take on the complexities of this role.”
  • Carr: Ted Kennedy-speak required a decoder

    04/05/2015 4:32:00 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/5/15 | Howie Carr
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate needs to make a couple of additions — namely, a comedy wing and a laugh track. Lest we forget, for decades Ted Kennedy was the Norm Crosby of the Democrat party, mangling not just Oldsmobiles and blondes, but also the English language. But political correctness now demands that all avert their eyes from the train wreck, er, automobile accident, that was Teddy’s life. Presumably the Fox News Channel anchor’s tongue was firmly in cheek as he mentioned Ted’s ability to “inspire new generations.” But Scott Pelley wasn’t kidding last week when...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    03/25/2015 3:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2015
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy received his posthumous accolades from the Department of Labor (DOL) with an induction into the agency’s “Hall of Honor.” The recognition is meant to showcase the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work, according to the agency. A special panel comprised of the Solicitor of Labor, the Assistant Secretary...
  • Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

    10/08/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year. […] The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber. …
  • Kopechne- The Movie

    07/19/2014 9:13:31 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 19, 2114 | Brian Cates
    Lest we forget, it was 55 years ago ( July 18, 1969 ) that Ted Kennedy crawled and slimed his way to land and Armstrong landed on the moon ( July 20th). Progressives should not be allowed to forget the anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and the real war on women. A blogger named Brian Cates on Twitchy has given a riveting accounting of the hour by hour actions of the infamous and duplicitous Ted Kennedy. At the end of the blog a poster calling himself the DivingPetrel imagined how an Oliver Stone Hollywood would re-enact the...
  • Must read: User @drawandstrike tweets ‘epic rant about Chappaquiddick’

    via Michelle Malkin
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but it’s her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama — overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism — that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obama’s current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Understanding the Benghazi/Chappaquiddick connection

    01/09/2014 6:57:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | 1-9-2014 | Chris Adamo
    January 9, 2014 Understanding the Benghazi/Chappaquiddick connection Chris Adamo On July 18, 1969, while most Americans were feverishly devouring the unfolding events of America's first manned moon landing, the late Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy was doing what cretins typically do. He was tooling around in the backwaters of coastal Massachusetts with Mary Jo Kopechne, a young political aid, who was not his wife. This was after throwing a reunion party for the "Boiler Room Girls" a group of women (including Kopechne) who had participated in the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy. Most of the tragic events that followed are well...