What Do We Really Think About When We're Thinking About Kennedy?

by Hanna Rosin

Google Trends today provides an entirely different version of the Kennedy obituary than do the morning papers. Mary Jo Kopechne shows up first, followed by several illiterate incarnations of her name. Chappaquiddick comes up once, correctly, and then many times in butchered form. I provide all my theories about the discrepancy between our respectable and our tabloid selves here on DoubleX.