Rumsfeld shutting down Ted Kennedy-Fiction!

The Perfect Squelch:  Rumsfeld Shutting Down Ted Kennedy-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

An alleged exchange between U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Senator Ted Kennedy during Rumsfeld testimony before congress.
Rumsfeld is quoted as having shut down Kennedy by making reference to a 1969 incident in which a woman died in a car driven off a bridge by the Senator.

The Truth:

The eRumor is not true.
This particular exchange never took place between Rumsfeld and Kennedy.
The article is a satire from

This is one of many articles taken from news-satire sites and circulated on the Internet as though it is real.

Last updated 3/1/04