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Swift Boat Vets

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Cash crunch.
McClatchy looks at the dearth of conservative 527s and comes up with a few reasons why there's no big money pouring into the "Republican attack machine." This sums up the top reason: No need for anonymity. It's the truth. *** R.S. McC
"I deserved the ding."
Greg Mueller responds to my post yesterday about the misuse of the term "Swift-Boating:" Hi Michelle -- I just saw the post you had on me about SBVT and I deserved the ding. Bad use of term on my part -- I was trying to make the point that they still had it out for... Read More
Setting the record straight.
(hat tip to commenter txvet2) A reminder to conservatives: "Swift-Boating" does not equal smearing. Swift-Boating means exposing hard truths about corrupt Democrats. By using "Swift-Boating" in the context of the John McCain/NYT story, you are doing a grave disservice to the Swift Boat Veterans who courageously told the untold truths about John Kerry that the... Read More
Fake and litigious: The $70 million suit.
Update: Via TVNewser, CBS responds... "These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit." Rather will dredge up his bygones on the Larry King Live show tomorrow. Charles at LGF takes you down animated memory lane. Let's see that on CNN. *** Yes, my friends, Gunga Dan is suing Viacom and CBS for... Read More
Patterico calls out ABC News.
Here's our second Hot Air video report from CPAC--An interview with Newt Gingrich during his visit to bloggers' row. Topics covered: illegal and legal immigration, the Diversity Visa Lottery (he'd kill it), Visa Express and Saudi visas, the matricula consular card (he said he doesn't know about it), the war, and defeating Hillary Clinton. My... Read More
OUTRAGEOUS. Don Imus takes aim at the war veterans who made an incredible impact on this election, despite the ULM's (unhinged liberal media's) worst efforts to stifle their voices. Freepers are reporting on Imus' rant here. Check back. I'll try and have more after get off my column deadline at 10am-ish.
- Swift Boat Vet Steve Gardner, in an interview with blogger Dean Esmay Read the whole interview, one of a series Esmay conducted with the Swift Boat Vets, here.
Something unbelievable just went down on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Lawrence O'Donnell screamed at John O'Neill for two segments as substitute host Pat Buchanan hopelessly tried to moderate. O'Donnell interrupted O'Neill every few seconds, repeatedly called the Vietnam veteran a "liar" and a "creep," and sneered, scowled, and shouted at the top of his lungs about... Read More
Maj. Bud Day (Bert V. Goulait, Washington Times) The Washington Times and RedState have previews of the latest devastating ads from the Swift Boat Vets, which will feature 90 veterans who oppose John Kerry, including Medal of Honor recipient Bud Day. I wonder if Newsweek writer Susannah Meadows will smear these noble war heroes as... Read More
In case you missed it, the New York Times Book Review finally got around to slamming Unfit for Command. Two quick comments--one about the reviewer and one about the book review section: 1) The reviewer is Susannah Meadows, who is covering the Kerry campaign for Newsweek. In the second paragraph of her screed against the... Read More
Interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about John O'Neill, co-author of Unfit for Command. Although many of John Kerry's defenders say the Swift Boat veterans are basically undercover Bush operatives, the Times reports that: * O'Neill voted for Al Gore in 2000; * he has described President Bush to several friends as an "empty... Read More
Belmont Club has a trenchant analysis of the battle underlying the "Kerry vs Swiftvets bout." The veterans' story is not only a threat to the Kerry campaign, but also to the control freaks in the mainstream media. Excerpt: The power of the Mainstream Media lay in the fact that they controlled the generation of news... Read More
The blogosphere has been teeming with great stuff on the Swift Boat Veterans, Kerry's Vietnam War record, and related matters. A few that stand out: Captain's Quarters. Ed Morrissey raised questions about Kerry's first Purple Heart claims and the Washington Times editorial board picked up on the angle, asking "Was Kerry in combat on Dec.... Read More