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Monday, August 25, 2008

Chappaquiddick - the real story

Many of the ShadowLands' discriminating readers would be familiar with the work of Ken Burns (pictured) - director of some outstanding documentaries on American history, such as The Civil War.

Somewhat fewer readers might recall that in 2004, he criticised George W Bush for his "culture of censorship".

However, with this ringing our ears, there is some very exciting news. Mr Burns is about to release an unflinching documentary about Senator Ted Kennedy, that will no doubt get to the bottom of what really happened at Chappaquiddick.
UPDATE: Got 8 minutes you don't need back? Here 'tis. "The sea for me has always been a metaphor for life..." You mean, sometimes you can drown and sometimes you swim. Mmmh an ominous start. Hang on - it's not a documentary, it's a hagiography. There's your answer then. Could it be that George W Bush has censored it?

1 comment:

bruce said...

Yeah, depressing. They weren't able to find any substantial contribution Ted made to the US so they 'celebrate' his 'advocacy' and 'encouragement', and:

"Senator Kennedy and the Hart family have worked together to ensure that troops in Iraq and Afghanistan now have enough properly armored vehicles and body armor."

Because those greedy military leaders just don't care if their highly trained (at great expense) troops are easily shot, right?