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  • 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)...
  • ‘Chappaquiddick’: ‘Powerful People’ Pressured Studio Not to Release Film, CEO Says

    03/29/2018 6:02:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Variety ^ | March 28,2018 | Ariana Brockington
    “Chappaquiddick” tells the story of a relatively unknown scandal involving one of the most glorified families in American history: the Kennedys. So, it is not surprising that the cast, executive producers, and director felt some nerves taking on the project. For Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios CEO and co-founder and executive producer of the film, the pushback to tell this story came when he first decided to produce the film. “Unfortunately, there are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie,” Allen said. “They went out of their way to try and influence...
  • Mary Jo Kopechne’s Family on Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick: 'The Truth Has Never Really Come Out'

    03/29/2018 7:42:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 148 replies
    people ^ | BY LIZ MCNEIL MARCH 28, 2018 AT 8:00AM EDT | BY LIZ MCNEIL MARCH 28, 2018 AT 8:00AM EDT
    Mary Jo Kopechne had been dead for several months when her parents began to have serious questions about what really happened the night of July 18, 1969. At first, Gwen and Joe Kopechne had believed Senator Ted Kennedy’s account of that evening. “They trusted him,” says Mary Jo’s aunt, Georgetta Potoski, 75. “They loved the Kennedys. But later on, they started to question what happened.” Ted Kennedy could never escape the unanswered questions about his 10-hour delay in reporting the accident to Edgartown police. “The longer it went on, more and more inconsistencies were discovered and he wasn’t telling Gwen...
  • Gargan can’t answer for his role in ‘Chappaquiddick’

    12/29/2017 6:49:03 AM PST · by luke1825 · 26 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/29 | peter lucas
    It is almost as though Joey Gargan decided to slip away before anyone noticed. And the funny thing about it is that he succeeded. So, Ted Kennedy cousin Joseph F. “Joey” Gargan, who was Kennedy’s close companion, won’t be around to answer any questions about “Chappaquiddick,” the upcoming film about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Joey, 87, who was at Kennedy’s side that fateful night, died at his Virginia home December 12 and hardly anybody made the connection to Kennedy and Chappaquiddick
  • NEXT BIOPIC ON DECK: CHAPPAQUIDDICK

    12/21/2017 10:35:49 AM PST · by mojito · 46 replies
    PowerLIne ^ | 12/21/2017 | Steven Hayward
    Coming on the heels of Darkest Hour is another biopic of note. Both Paul and I reported a while ago that there was a movie in the works on Ted Kennedy’s infamous incident at Chappaquiddick in 1969.
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • Obama Praises Ted Kennedy For 'Bridging' Partisan Divide

    03/30/2015 3:38:28 PM PDT · by absentee · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/30/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a speech this morning at the dedication of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, President Obama praised the late Senator effusively, citing his bipartisan creds and pondering what the world would be like if we all "carried ourselves more like Kennedy. (Oops, did we say "pond"?) The folks at Digitas Daily think Obama might have been well-advised to choose different words, though, when talking up Kennedy's reach across party lines. "[Republicans] know who Ted Kennedy was. It's not because they shared Ted's ideology or his positions, but because they knew Ted as somebody who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ted Kennedy’s sons recall their father’s legacy

    09/04/2012 4:59:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Brian MacQuarrie
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The two sons of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy strode into the lobby of the Omni hotel on Tuesday morning and were besieged by delegates, reporters, and well-wishers. Photos were taken, sound bites recorded, and a flurry of handshakes exchanged. “It’s like he’s still in Congress,” Ted Jr. quipped as he waited for his brother, Patrick, a former US representative from Rhode Island. The sons arrived in Charlotte for an afternoon reception for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which is being built at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and to attend a video...
  • Ted Kennedy, Party Man

    02/28/2011 8:40:36 PM PST · by Rabin · 21 replies
    If nothing else, this new file shows that Kennedy was at best a man with tremendously flawed judgment, and at worst, a malicious political opportunist willing to sell out anything for his own personal ambitions.
  • Paper Spared Ted Kennedy For Jackie

    10/10/2010 8:04:58 AM PDT · by texanyankee · 45 replies · 1+ views
    N Y Post ^ | October 9, 2010
    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...
  • Rewriting History on Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Accident

    08/30/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    For many, the name Chappaquiddick conjures images of a drunken Sen. Edward Kennedy hitting on Mary Jo Kopechne in his Oldsmobile, losing control, and plunging into the water of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard where President Obama was vacationing. Kopechne, a family friend, drowned; and Teddy fumbled for excuses about what happened. 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...
  • Let us not forget

    01/19/2010 7:07:52 PM PST · by ari-freedom · 15 replies · 743+ views
    Mary Jo, this one's for you
  • Kennedy Book Chapter Boasts of Sexual Conquests

    10/11/2009 12:14:33 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies · 2,175+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 10 October 2009 | John Semmens
    In a draft chapter that failed to make the final editor’s cut, the late Senator Ted Kennedy boasted that he had slept with more than 1,000 women during his life. The Senator also recounted that he was quite pleased that it only cost him a total of $10 million in hush money. “In a way, the drowning of Mary Jo helped keep down the costs,” Kennedy wrote. “My ability to skate on that convinced many of my subsequent conquests to be reasonable in their demands lest a similar fate befall them.” The chapter also expressed some regret over the Kopechne...
  • "The Damage Done is Profound": Former Senator Santorum Speaks on the Kennedy Funeral

    09/16/2009 3:54:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies · 2,291+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/16/09 | John-Henry Westen
    ORALANDO, September 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In addition to his announcement that he is considering a run for President in 2012, former US Senator Rick Santorum gave his assessment of the controversy around the Ted Kennedy funeral during his speech to the Catholic Leadership Conference last week. Santorum's talk focused on rejuvenating the Catholic Church in the United States.During his speech Santorum lamented "what the Church allowed to happen" with the Kennedy funeral, referring to it as a "deification" of Kennedy.  "The damage done" to the Church, he said, "is profound.""We have Catholic politicians who have led this country astray, have led...