The media and the Kennedys

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by JesseJames, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    What is it with the media and the their love of the Kennedys? Of 'Camelot'?
    I mean, they were a great family but their time seems to have come and gone. We all know tragically in many instances.
    The family doesn't seem all that politically active anymore and the one guy who the media ABSOLUTLEY ADORED died not too long ago.
    JFKjr. didn't really strike me as much of a leader anyway. So what gives? Is it the Hollywood mystique, the tragedy and angst of the family itself?
    I don't get it.
    I think it's just pure image. Just love of a particular clan who had a streak of greatness that isn't there anymore.
  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    They're often referred to as American royalty.

    Just as the Royal Family in Britain is adored themselves, they hold no real power. Ok, I'm using the word 'adore' in a general liberal sense of the word.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
  3. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres,Tiocfaidh ár lá
    Umm whilst the royal family may be adored by some people in the UK it is loathed by others,don't mistake media fawning with what people think.
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    Just like the Adamses or Roosevelts, eh?
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Huh... I keep hearing nasty things in the media about Ted Kennedy.

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