Video

NBC Rushes to Rehab Kennedys as ‘America’s Royal Family’

April 13th, 2018 4:22 PM
One week after the release of the movie Chappaquiddick, a film shining a light on Ted Kennedy causing a woman’s death, NBC’s Today show decided it was time to change the subject with a glowing profile of the late Democratic senator’s sibling, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Offering the usual gushing over the Kennedy clan being “America’s royal family,” the morning…

Media Obits Whitewash Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Uncompromising Pro-Life

August 17th, 2009 5:10 PM
If you only read the Associated Press, New York Times, and Washington Post obituaries of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who died last Tuesday at age 88, you would have no idea that she was one of the last of the old Guard, pro-life Democrats who went down fighting in 1992. That was when the party's presidential nomination of Bill Clinton moved the party firmly into the pro-abort camp, a position from…

NBC Notes Eunice Kennedy Shriver Was 'Lifelong Opponent of Abortion

August 13th, 2009 11:32 AM
Among Tuesday’s network evening newscasts, all three of which ran stories on the death of Kennedy family member Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the NBC Nightly News uniquely noted that she was strongly opposed to abortion, even while she was liberal overall. Anchor Brian Williams filed a full report on Shriver, which concentrated largely on her work on behalf of those with special needs, including her…

WaPo Prints Gushy 42-Paragraph Front-pager on 'Royal' Kennedy Family

August 12th, 2009 4:52 PM
"Each Kennedy contributes 'a ripple of hope' to the legacy... some large, some small, many skirting troubled waters, but all contributing to a current that tries to beat endlessly at oppression and prejudice."The prose of a Washington Post feature writer or a Kennedy hagiographer? Yes. With Sen. Ted Kennedy's ongoing struggle with brain cancer sidelining him from the Senate and Eunice…