The envelope, please ...
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jan 06, 2004
The Media Research Center announces its awards for the worst journalism of 2003. I think the scoring is pretty well done. Below is the pick for Quote of the Year:
"If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age."
-- Charles Pierce in a January 5 Boston Globe Magazine article. Kopechne drowned while trapped in Kennedy's submerged car off Chappaquiddick Island in July 1969, an accident Kennedy did not report for several hours.
Name ring a bell? Pierce was the beauty who claimed that "a shrewd and highly organized conservative front" was out to spike the clerical abuse story. Clearly a man of strong loyalties.
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