Confirmed: Vanity Fair has a thing for the Kennedys

April 12, 2011
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The New Republic
According to Eliza Gray‘s count, roughly one-third of the issues of Vanity Fair since 2003 have contained at least one article about a Kennedy, written by a Kennedy, or mentioning a Kennedy at least seven times. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter tells her the Kennedys “are the totemic figures of the last great years of the American Century. That they were all pretty easy on the eyes, certainly doesn’t hurt.” Gray’s view:

It’s true that the Kennedys make for reliably good stories. But it cannot be true that the tale of the Kennedys is so frequently worth telling to the exclusion of other American narratives, even if they are “pretty easy on the eyes.”

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