There is a new film titled “Chappaquiddick” in theatres. It is about the events surrounding the tragic death of 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne. The film reveals how Ted Kennedy was responsible for Mary Jo’s death.
Here is a commentary on the movie “Chappaquiddick” by Grant Stinchfield:
Sarah Pruitt from History.com says this about Edward “Ted” Kennedy:
Late on the night of July 18, 1969, a black Oldsmobile driven by U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off the Dike Bridge on the tiny island of Chappaquiddick, off Martha’s Vineyard, landing upside down in the tidal Poucha Pond. The 37-year-old Kennedy survived the crash, but the young woman riding with him in the car didn’t. Though newspaper headlines at the time identified her simply as a “blonde,” she was 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, a respected political operative who had worked on the presidential campaign of Senator Kennedy’s brother, Robert Kennedy.
Kennedy later claimed he dove repeatedly “into the strong and murky current” to try and find Kopechne before making his way back to the cottage. He then drove back to the scene with his cousin, Joseph Gargan, and aide Paul Markham, who both tried in vain to reach Kopechne. But rather than report the accident to the police at that time, Kennedy returned to his hotel in Edgartown. As a result, Mary Jo Kopechne remained underwater for some nine hours until her body was recovered the next morning.
Pruitt notes and then asks four key questions:
The incident at Chappaquiddick ended Kopechne’s young life and derailed Ted Kennedy’s presidential ambitions for good, but nearly half a century later, the details of what happened that fateful night remain murky. Conspiracy theories and questions endure. How did Kennedy end up driving off the bridge? Was he drunk? What were he and Kopechne doing together that night? Was there a third person in the car? Why did he wait so long to report the accident?
imkane2012 posted the following in the comments section of the official trailer [below] for “Chappaquiddick”:
Moses had a temper, but he never left a girl at the bottom of the Red Sea. And “The Lion of the Senate” won reelection in 1970 with 62.2% of the vote. It’s good to be a consequence-free Democrat, especially when you live in Massachusetts.
“Tell me, Dianne Feinstein: What human right did Mary Jo Kopechne have when Ted Kennedy left her to drown while he sobered up to hide his crime. How is Ted Kennedy deserving of your praise while law-abiding Americans get your scorn and your relentless desire to limit their Second Amendment freedoms. I don’t remember you trying to ban cars when your friend Teddy Kennedy drunkenly drove that car off a bridge.”
Here is the official trailer for “Chappaquiddick”:
We will be going to see this movie and will publish a review soon. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: I went to see “Chappaquiddick.” The film is a no holds barred truth telling tale of how a powerful family can distort, manipulate and eventually destroy the legal system to protect its dynasty and personal agenda. It is how the killer becomes the victim. It is about a travesty of justice. Chappaquiddick is a must see.
As New York Times bestselling author Howie Carr puts it:
Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., died of brain cancer in 2009, at the age of 77. In his later years, it was considered bad form to even mention Chappaquiddick in polite company. Teddy himself seemed oblivious to the scandal—he named his last dog Splash.
The film shows it always was about protecting Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy dynasty. Like with the Clintons, Obama, the Democrat Party is always about protecting it’s “legacy.”