In what is shaping up to be the dirtiest election since in ages, the latest salvo is being fired from the Kerry camp. This time, it is about the ads purchased by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of veterans who served on the swift boats at the same time as Kerry and are expressing their belief that he is exaggerating his record from his four-month stint in Vietnam. They are also outraged about the claims of war atrocities Kerry made before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that smeared the lot of them.
According to Kerry, the fact that the Swift vets are receiving a few hundred thousand in funding from a Republican (in addition to plenty more from other individuals), this apparently puts them "in bed" with the Bush campaign, and is making his usual loud...and excruciatingly long...protests aimed at President Bush to 'denounce' the ads. He then had the chutzpah to file a complaint with the FEC complaining that these ads are a violation of the campaign finance laws.
I have to give Kerry credit for two things: one, he has brass ones. Two, he is fully aware that the media are never going to pound him inside with hardballs so he can pretty much say whatever he wants.
It takes some set to accuse the swift boat vets group of being a tool of the Bush campaign, and then DEMAND Bush denounce the ads, when the DNC has NEVER denounced the shameless propaganda of "Fatass 9/11" - and even INVITED Michael Moore to the Democratic Convention, where he proceeded to sit over the proceeding like a bloated Nero. While we're at it, let's not forget the outrageous ads that were cooked up by the fine humans over at MoveOn.org, who not only are being supported by BILLIONS of dollars from mega-lunatic George Soros, and millions of individual donations, but have so many connections DIRECTLY to the Democratic National Committee that I'd need another web page to list them all. Never mind the list of Hollywood glitteratti that are telling us all how we need to vote while they shuttle back and forth in their limousines and wipe their asses with hundred-dollar bills.
But do you hear ONE news organization or reporter ask Kerry HOW he can make such claims and requests in the face of the propaganda and dogma coming from Moore, his cronies and MO.org? Do you hear one reporter asking the parade of mouthpieces the DNC is trotting out how they can defend these statement in light of all this? Do you hear KERRY being asked about this? Of course not. And you won't. This is why when a friend of mine tries to tell me that a reporter or a news writer's personal politics do not affect how they report, I have to laugh my ass off. It's just the vast left-wing conspiracy doing what it does best.
Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.
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