September 22, 2004

Not Dead Yet

"Eventually, Jane Fonda apologized for her actions. But John Kerry refuses to."

The new Swiftvets ad should put the Swifties, and their explosive allegations, front and center again.

The media will, of course, do their best to bury the facts - as indeed Ed shows us the WaPo is doing already.

Says Ed:

So far, the Swiftvets have caused Kerry to retreat on at least four points of his Viet Nam narrative, which Farhi fails to mention in his recap. The "several links" innuendo is nothing more than that; no one has shown any indication that the Republicans have coordinated anything with the Swiftvets, while the Democrats have people working both in the Kerry campaign and in 527s like MoveOn simultaneously. This Post article by Farhi is a poorly researched hack job, obviously rushed out to attempt to blunt the effects of this latest Swiftvet ad.

You'd think after the CBS debacle, mainstream news outlets would be more careful.

Uh oh. Ed's getting mad.

WaPo - you don't want to get Ed mad.

Posted by Mitch at September 22, 2004 07:20 AM | TrackBack

I sent a terse email to Farhi. He claimed in the WaPo piece that the Paris trip wasn't secret because Kerry told Congress about it. I told Farhi that is a ludicrous statement, because the point is the trip was secret AT THE TIME Kerry made it. Lots of secrets come out into the open later -- that doesn't mean they weren't secrets in the first place.
What an idiot.

Posted by: chris at September 22, 2004 04:13 PM