Some reviews of the movie “Chappaquiddick” have sounded as if they could have been ghostwritten by a Kennedy family publicist. This is Vox’s headline for a review that says the film “is skeptical of Kennedy’s version of events”:
A new movie about the Ted Kennedy accident is part of a larger entertainment pattern deconstructing the iconic family. https://t.co/xgwEFNg1hU
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 9, 2018
There’s certainly a lot more to the story than that:
Also, it’s a movie about how a revered Democrat Senator recklessly killed a young woman and lots of people helped cover it up https://t.co/ciyYmtOWhk
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) April 9, 2018
Just for starters!
I don't know what's worse about this tweet – the antiseptic description of the Chappaquiddick incident, or the framing of the Kennedys as victims of a media smear campaign. https://t.co/lbGRTDSBI9
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) April 9, 2018
We’ve come to expect nothing less from Vox.
And the real life events destroyed the Kopechne family. https://t.co/ZrAd4nm5Td
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) April 10, 2018
imagine having so much privilege that the story of your murder is branded "part of a larger entertainment pattern deconstructing" https://t.co/VDjkdeAqGd
— Brian S Hall (@brianshall) April 9, 2018
— John Kincade (@JohnKincade) April 10, 2018
“Accident.” Ted Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in a submerged car, which he had driven off a bridge. She lived for up to three hours and could easily have been saved if he’d called the police. https://t.co/1eeK8qxq3O
— Mary Strow (@marylanestrow) April 10, 2018
The Vox review says this: “Why Kennedy failed to report the accident for so long has never been firmly established.” But that’s only if you consider Ted Kennedy’s account to be within the realm of believability.
Now you’re worried about Hollywood destroying nuclear families?? Peak Vox https://t.co/2RwCTeZ5QW
— Luffred Lowdown (@ashtonjoseph92) April 10, 2018
Worst. Voxplanation. Ever. https://t.co/tDgCbL8dXD
— It wasn't meh (@RightAllTheTime) April 10, 2018
Or maybe it’s tied with many others.