Mary Jo Kopechne

Vincent Chiarello writes:

On Saturday, July 18, it became forty years since “the Swimmer” left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in the waters off Chappaquiddick Island. To my knowledge, the craven coward, Sen. Edward Kennedy, is the only man in public office who was declared by a magistrate to be wrongfully responsible for a death, and yet went on to serve in the U.S. Senate.

The Washington Post, in the lead-up to the anniversary, ran a diversionary campaign, parading photos and stories in its pages about this moral reprobate, as well as details of an upcoming documentary, but I didn’t see any mention of Mary Jo Kopechne. The Post’s editors have taken very seriously the Latin aphorism, De mortuiis nihil nisi bonum,—of the dead say nothing but good—expanding it to include the dying.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 22, 2009 11:12 AM | Send

Email entry

Email this entry to:

Your email address:

Message (optional):