Kennedy media frenzy

MS&L Boston MD Ed Cafasso blogs incisively about the predictable, over-the-top coverage by local Boston and national media of Sen....

MS&L Boston MD Ed Cafasso blogs incisively about the predictable, over-the-top coverage by local Boston and national media of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s hospitalization and diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor. As soon as the story broke, Cafasso says he flashed back to his days as a newspaper reporter covering the Kennedy family.

"Get the story about how even Kennedy’s critics are praying for him," Cafasso imagines the editors saying. "Get the ‘real’ story. Assign someone to talk to every nurse and doctor and janitor at [Massachusetts General Hospital.]"

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