MSM Ignore Ted Kennedy's Groping, Labor Leader Who Told Gillibrand to Lose Weight
When Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) alleged in her book that male colleagues made sexist remarks to her, the mainstream press honed in on the "southern congressman." The Washington Post recounted a story about Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) groping Sen. Patty Murray's (D-WA) breast in a Senate elevator.
But there has been less focus on a "labor leader" who also allegedly made sexist comments to Gillibrand and hypocritical "war on women" champion Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who allegedly laughed off Murray's incident when she confided in her. And a mainstream press who are so intent on ginning up the "war on women" against Republicans have not even touched the sexist actions of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), two Democrat lions.
The media buzzed about the "unidentified southern congressman" who allegedly told Gillibrand, "You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat."
But while the "southern congressman" said she was still "pretty," a "labor leader," presumably a Democrat, told her that she was not "beautiful" when she was "fat," reportedly saying, “When I first met you in 2006 you were beautiful, a breath of fresh air. To win [the special], you need to be beautiful again.” There hasn't been an all-out blitz to find out which "labor leader" told her to shed a few pounds.
The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty revealed that after Boxer's reaction to Murray's story was told in a 1997 book, it promoted her to write: "it seems that the tribal rituals of the place are not so offensive to Boxer now that she is a member." But Boxer got her story changed before the book hit the shelves:
In the second telling, duly noted in a Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, Boxer: "took the conduct seriously and urged Murray 'to go public with this. Who knows how many more people he'll do this to?' Murray decided she would handle the episode herself and Boxer respected her colleague's request."
And then there is the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Democrat who waged a "war on woman" and whose actions the mainstream media continue to ignore. As Breitbart News noted, Kennedy not only "drove a car into Chappaquiddick, which resulted in the drowning death Mary Jo Kopechne." Since then, there were "numerous on-the-record accounts of Kennedy groping women and making lewd comments about them." For instance, the late Michael Kelly wrote about the infamous "waitress sandwich" incident in GQ magazine:
As Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. With Gaviglio on Dodd's lap, Kennedy jumps on top and begins rubbing his genital area against hers, supporting his weight on the arms of the chair. As he is doing this, Loh enters the room. She and Gaviglio both scream, drawing one or two dishwashers. Startled, Kennedy leaps up. He laughs. Bruised, shaken and angry over what she considered a sexual assault, Gaviglio runs from the room. Kennedy, Dodd and their dates leave shortly thereafter, following a friendly argument between the senators over the check.
Eyewitness Betty Loh told me that Kennedy had "three or four" cocktails in his first half hour at the restaurant and wine with dinner. When she walked into the room after Gaviglio had gone in, she says, "what I saw was Senator Kennedy on top of Carla, who was on top of Senator Dodd's lap, and the tablecloth was sort of slid off the table 'cause the table was knocked over—not completely, but just on Senator Dodd's lap a little bit, and of course the glasses and the candlesticks were totally spilled and everything. And right when I walked in, Senator Kelly jumped off…and he leaped up, composed himself and got up. And Carla jumped up and ran out of the room."
According to Loh, Kennedy "was sort of leaning" on Gaviglio, "not really straddling but sort of off-balance so it was like he might have accidentally fallen…He was partially on and off…pushing himself off her to get up." Dodd, she adds, "said 'It's not my fault.' " Kennedy said something similar and added, jokingly, "Makes you wonder about the leaders of this country."
Kennedy also reportedly made "lewd and demeaning remarks to Carrie Fisher, who was Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-CT) date," according to ABC News:
"Suddenly, Senator Kennedy, seated directly across from me, looked at me with his alert, aristocratic eyes and asked me a most surprising question. 'So,' he said, clearly amused, 'do you think you'll be having sex with Chris at the end of your date?' ... To my left, Chris Dodd looked at me with an unusual grin hanging on his very flushed face."
Her reply: "'Funnily enough, I won't be having sex with Chris tonight,' I said, my face composed and calm. 'No, that probably won't happen.' People blinked. 'Thanks for asking, though.'"
His retort: "'Would you have sex with Chris in a hot tub?' Senator Kennedy asked me, perhaps as a way to say good night? 'I'm no good in water,' I told him." (A representative for Dodd did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com's request for comment.)