Top News Outlets Differ on Highlighting Chappaquiddick in Kennedy Obits

By: Samuel Chamberlain It's always fascinating to see where obituaries first bring up what might be called the biggest (sometimes single) black mark on a notable person's life. Just last week we looked at when news outlets first mentioned the Plame case in covering the death of Robert Novak.

So where did leading outlets place the first mention of the Chappaquiddick accident in their obits of Ted Kennedy? Here is our count. Interesting to see the liberal Boston Globe mention it much earlier than the conservative Boston Herald.

NY Daily News- 13th graf

Associated Press- 7th graf

Boston Herald- 10th graf

Boston Globe- 5th graf

NY Times- 14th graf

NY Post- 14th graf

Washington Post- 9th graf

Wall Street Journal- 6th graf

LA Times- 12th graf

Chicago Tribune- 12th graf (same obit as LA Times)

Miami Herald- 10th graf

Reuters- 18th graf

USA Today- 19th graf

Politico- 24th graf


Roll Call- 25th graf

National Journal- 11th graf

Times of London- 8th graf


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