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Monday, February 1, 2010
MRC Still Misportraying Quote About Kennedy
Topic: WorldNetDaily

The Media Research Center clearly won't be issuing an apology to Charles Pierce anytime soon.

In a Feb. 1 NewsBusters post, Brent Baker writes of Boston Globe writer Charles Pierce:

Pierce is infamous for his 2003 Globe Magazine tribute to Ted Kennedy in which he ludicrously postulated: “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.”

As we've documented, the MRC has repeatedly taken Pierce's statement out of context, portraying it as praise of Kennedy when, in fact, it's a criticism.

Baker goes on to describe Pierce as "cocky" and declare Pierce's book "Idiot America" "denigrat[ed] Sarah Palin, amongst others."

It took the MRC nine years to apologize for misleadingly stringing together quotes from Howell Raines' book and falsely portray them. Looks like Pierce has at least another two years to go before he gets his well-deserved apology.


Posted by Terry K. at 11:42 AM EST

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