For someone to ‘assassinate’ character, must they not first have some in the first place?
The New York Times — once a storied newspaper, is now reduced to this?
It’s sad, really.
In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, a liberal journalist and film critic complained the new film Chappaquiddick was a “character assassination” of its central character, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy.
“How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy” wrote Neal Gabler, who is working on a biography of Kennedy.
Gabler complained the film, released in theaters Friday, has been “heavily promoted by conservative media outlets, and reviewers across the political spectrum have praised what they deem its damning but factual approach. Damning it is; factual it is not.”
There actually was no “cover-up” of Kennedy’s car accident that led to the death of an aide, he claims, adding that “no one but the most lunatic conspiracy theorists see this as anything but a tragic accident in which nothing much was covered up.”
Source: Free Beacon
Did you notice he was “working on a biography of Kennedy”? Do you suppose that a damning story like Chappaquiddick could hurt his book sales? Or is he worried that it will make the biographer look more like a flunkie than a historian?
Here’s some of the feedback.
Real men don't leave their dates to drown in a locked car. https://t.co/WbrHkQFWZs
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) April 7, 2018
The tragedy of a life without consequences ? He was responsible for the death of a young woman, walking away from both her drawing and any responsibility. The Lion of the Senate was, in fact, the Cowardly Lion.
— dantully (@dantully) April 7, 2018
I love how you reduce the death by suffocation due to callous disregard as “Tawdry Melodrama” pic.twitter.com/fRAL7ipcTI
— 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒆 💍 (@_LovingCup) April 7, 2018
You make it sound as if Kennedy were alive today he could sue those responsible for the movie. Can you sue someone for "definition of character"?
— Waldo Morgan (@WWmorgan42) April 8, 2018
Seriously? A misogynist, guilty of manslaughter for which he was never charged, but he’s of your tribe, so you double down. You have no shame.
— Robert Steckel (@ras743) April 7, 2018
Let’s pretend for a minute that the driver of that car had the last name ‘Bush’, or ‘Reagan’ or ‘Trump’.
Would he be defending the ‘character’ then?
Of course not.
They’d break out the torches and pitchforks.
But this is different. He’s a Kennedy.
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