For John, BLUF: If ticket sales are a signal, don't go see it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Daily Caller and Ms Amber Athey, Media Reporter, 6 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus wo:
A New York Times contributor insisted in a Friday opinion piece that “Chappaquiddick” unfairly assassinates the character of former Senator Ted Kennedy.I will cut to the chase. Unlikely to go to see the movie, which didn't need to be made. Whose interest is served by dredging this up at this point?♠
The movie, which hits theaters on Friday, depicts the event surrounding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Kennedy drove his car into a pond. Kennedy failed to report the incident to police for ten hours.
Neil Gabler, who is writing a biography on Ted Kennedy, chose not to address the circumstances surrounding Kopechne’s death or Kennedy’s involvement in The New York Times. Instead, Gabler flatly claimed that the movie is “outright character assassination.”
Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy did some good things in his life. He was for the F-35 Engine Second Source, which was being manufactured out of Lynn. When the Boston Busing decision came down he said it was the right thing to do and he said it to the crowd assembled to protest the decision by Federal Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr.
On the other hand, he was notorious amongst women working on Capitol Hill as one of three Senators not to get into an elevator with, alone.♥ That should say something. He colluded with the Russians during the end of President Jimmy Carter's first (and only) term. Not a good thing.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Unless you subscribe to the view that you don't care what they say about you, as long as they spell the name correctly.
♥ Intel picked up from my Cousin, EE, who was at the time an Air Force Major working in the Pentagon.