Right-Wing smear? "Mary Jo Kopechne" overtakes "Ted Kennedy" on Twitter's Trending Topics

We expected a right-wing smear campaign against the late Ted Kennedy, but who knew the Republican attack machine could out-Twitter its progressive rivals? The late Ted Kennedy was enjoying a ride at the top of Twitter's trending topics earlier today -- following what we feel ought to be called the #MJbump -- but even this morning it became clear that a backlash was brewing, even in 140-characters-or-less land. 

That's now become something of an orchestrated movement, as ghoulishly insensitive right-wingers bumped Ted out of the top spot. Well, one ghoulishly-insensitive right-winger, actually. It was Rush Limbaugh, and he helped move JAY-Z into the top spot by responding to Jigga's new diss track

But evidently there's another vast conspiracy afoot, which has now succeeded in moving the search term "Mary Jo Kopechne" -- the victim of Chappaquiddick -- ahead of the late Senator. If you want to get a taste of right-wing bile, this has become the non-hashtagged battle to follow. To help, we're setting up the feeds below so you can watch in real-time. 

KENNEDY                                                           KOPECHNE

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