The movie, “Chappaquiddick” that exposes Senator Ted Kennedy’s part in the drowning death of 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, was released yesterday in theaters across America. Sadly, the liberal New York Times rag wasted no time publishing an opinion piece by Neal Gabler, to discredit the movie.

The NYT Opinion Twitter account tweeted: “Ted Kennedy was a real man living out a real life. His political opponents could and did distort that life for their advantage. But just how many liberties can an artist or entertainer take when deploying a biographical subject?

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The New York Times piece is evidence of how the leftist media is still forming a circle of protection around the disgraced Democrat Senator, almost 30 years after he walked away from an innocent life, leaving her to die a horrific death.

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Here’s an excerpt from the “opinion” piece that appeared in the New York Times on the same day of the release of the “Chappaquiddick” film –

The film, by the same name, opened Friday and retells the story of an accident in July 1969, on the titular Massachusetts island near Martha’s Vineyard, in which Mr. Kennedy drove off a bridge, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker for his late brother Robert. It 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.

Screeshot of Mary Jo Kopechne during recovery of her body in “Chappaquiddick” movie.

Let’s set aside the fact that, despite the film’s advertisements claiming to tell the “untold true story” of a “cover-up,” the story has been told plenty, and no one but the most lunatic conspiracy theorists see this as anything but a tragic accident in which nothing much was covered up. Let’s also put aside the skein of conjecture and outright fabrication that the film unspools — in one scene Joe Kennedy, the family patriarch, murmurs “alibi” to his son, like a Mafia don, when in fact he was so debilitated by a stroke that he could only babble incoherently. Setting all this aside, the movie nevertheless raises a serious issue.

What is the relationship of fact to fiction, of the historical to the histrionic in art and entertainment? Ted Kennedy was a real man living out a real life. His political opponents could and did distort that life for their advantage. But just how many liberties can an artist or entertainer take when he or she deploys a biographical subject?

Watch the cover-up video from the “Chappaquiddick” movie here:

While the New York Times makes every attempt to discredit the Chappaquiddick movie, facts don’t lie. Ian Holm produced a factual documentary about Senator Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne in Chappaquiddick. In the documentary, Holm interviews the people who were closest to the crime, including the police chief, the prosecuting attorney and an NBC reporter who was fired for reporting the facts on the story. Ian Holm reveals how the media played a huge role in the cover-up of the crime and how Kennedy’s inner-circle of Democrat advisors schemed and plotted to protect Kennedy’s career, literally helping him to walk away from the horrific drowning death of a 28-year old woman completely unscathed.

In the end, the man who left 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne to die a horrific death was given a funeral fit for a hero. The Catholic church provided Senator Ted Kennedy with the pomp and circumstance that should never have been afforded to a man who left a young woman to drown and then lied about the circumstances surrounding her death, or a legislator who fought so hard to keep the abortion industry alive in America. Barack Obama and Bill Clinton remembered Ted Kennedy at his funerals as a champion for the little guy (too bad Mary Jo Kopechne didn’t fall into that category).

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