AP posts ridiculous tweet about anniversary of Chappaquiddick

The AP Images account often posts a photo from “this day in history.” Yesterday, they chose to post an image of Sen. Edward Kennedy’s car that he drove drunk, subsequently ending in the water and killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

Here’s how they chose to remember that moment.

“50 years ago today, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy left a party on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha’s Vineyard with Mary Jo Kopechne, 28; some time later, Kennedy’s car went off a bridge into the water. Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopechne drowned,” the tweet stated.

No mention of how Kopechne could have been saved because she was trapped in an air bubble for several hours.  If only Kennedy had gone to the police instead of trying to cover it up and pretending to have no memory of the night’s events.

Way to sanitize the events there, AP!

People suggested a few rewrites for the caption accompanying the photo.

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