Skip to comments.Sinclair's Stolen Honor Excerpts ON NOW in the EAST !!!
Posted on 10/22/2004 5:11:33 PM PDT by Bill Buckner
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This coming Monday, I will return a call to them with a Kerry type flip flop of my feelings about their flip flop.
I am still sitting and cannot believe what I witnessed. It was like one camp put the first 10 minutes together and the the Kerry for President did the rest!
How do you balance a cheat and a liar
that will stop at nothing in order to gain money and power
with an honorable President whose primary focus is protecting
It can't be done.
The two are miles apart. Night versus day. Back versus white.
Sinclair Broadcasting Group blew it. They blew it on purpose.
They know that Kerry is unfit to be President. They never asked why Kerry refuses to sign Form 180 which would make public all of his military records. The never said that President Bush signed Form 180. Instead, they quoted a person saying that all of Bush's files have not been found.
Sinclair should have asked why the mainstream media and mainstream journal programs -- 60 Minutes, etc. -- has continuously held President Bush's feet to the fire for the past six months yet have not held Kerry accountable one-tenth as much.
The clearly catered to the mainstream media status quo talking points regarding Rathergate/memogate. Rather than explaining the facts themselves they showed a talking head parroting talking points. The show host said that within 24 hours the blogs had discredited the memos, The talking head said, paraphrasing, ''the media houses (CBS) doesn't have dozens of people to verify the validity of documents like the blogsphere does."
It's widely known that the experts 60 Minutes used to inspect the documents couldn't verify their validity and were concerned that they may be forged.
I could go on and on. If I get a cop of the show to put on my hard drive I may do complete analysis.
As it stands, Sinclair has used up their one error. They get one second chance. If they repeat their error -- reporting the truth that can be easily manipulated rather than report with honesty that has no gray era -- I'll conclude that they are but another media outlet shooting themselves in the foot and have earned their ticket to go down with the Old Media Titanic.
If they hadn't had Stolen Honor in the TV Guide and hadn't had the hype on advertising it, I wouldn't have been so disgusted. This wasn't even A POW's History so they are going to get the negative reaction they totally deserve.
Very good idea! They deserve it!
Didn't they fire someone this past week for speaking out against airing Stolen Honor. If he was a Senior producer, he probably had many similar thinkers working for him. At the last minute, they had to throw something together with these less than company CEO leaning reporters. This is what we get.
Very good points! This was a sellout. I have absolutely zero faith left in the TV broadcast media.
It definitely looked like it was thrown together after the first 10 minutes.
I have wondered many times why the POWs don't sue j. kerry for defamation, mental and physical damages, etc. I think they have a strong case.
Can we get a Barf Alert tag on the headline?
I hate to say it but the show that Sinclair showed was a big disappointment. Very little of "Stolen Honor" was used. It's as if Sinclair tried to be so 'in the middle', they just wimped out. I will probably tape over the show. One of my friends, a fellow Freeper, was mad and saying earlier today that Sinclair had just caved. I told her to let's just wait and see the show tonight. Well, I can tell her to go back to being mad. You're best bet to see "Stolen Honor" is to find the link on one of these threads and download it for free. I did that before the tv show and was almost through watching it. "Stolen Honor" is great! Listening to the former POWs and seeing the film footage is very moving.
Anyone watching Fox? Was that Kerry coming out of a church signing autographs???
I hate to say it, but it really does look like (with the exception of the first 10 minutes) it was thrown together to appease the lawyers. I have seen better productions come out of my college students. Looks like they were running scared...
They know the score. Bush versus Kerry is night versus day. Black versus white.
The terrorists goal is to kill us all or covert us to Islamic fundamentalists.
If they get their way, and having Kerry instead of Bush as President will facilitate them, Sinclair will lose right along with all the rest of us.
They're fools. Sinclair burned the bridge.
He was fired for leaking private/privileged information.
I've been following the various threads and chatting with a friends who was watching in a Sinclair market .. is she bitterly disappointed .. guess we all are .. we were suckered to think for ONCE we would get a broad based tv syndicate to show something honest about our POW's, the Swift Boat Vets, Bush, etc .. instead, I heard it was about 10 minutes of POW's and the rest an ad by the Kerry/Edwards campaign :(
Thank you for your and your late husband's sacrifice for this country !
He said no one he knows on his base is voting for him and more than a few will opt out of the airforce asap.
Perhaps the most positive thing to come out of watching the program is that it will motivate FReepers and the like to push that much harder to re-elect President Bush.
After tonight I'm hesitant to believe what Sinclair says is the response to tonight's program.
Please give our regards and thanks to your son for his service. We will win.
I'm trying, been bombarding the libs in my family that live in Florida with anything I can get my hands on. I hope they watched the actual d@mning video and not the fluff piece that aired tonight. For all I know, they may have me blocked until Nov. 3rd.
Thanks for the clarification, I did not attempt to misinform.
Thank you...........best thanks we can give them is thier boss for 4 more years. :)
I hope this works. Even if this isn't clickable, then do a search under the thread title. There is a link in the 4th comment down to download "Stolen Honor".
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Sinclair may have dropped the ball, but the vets won't... you can count on that.
Watching this thread develop, I got the impression that the puppets from F.A.G. had taken over the Sinclair studio by gun point!
Minutes 5 to 15 were unique for broadcast TV - in that the truths presented in Stolen Honor were presented as a legitimate subject.
The rest of it was just more of the same stuff broadcast TV puts out. Some of it even handed, some of it sKerry puff.
The only problem I had with it was the bit on Dubya's TANG service - it was grossly uniformed.
Overall, I would say this was a net gain for Dubya.
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This post is not friendly toward the Sinclair airing.... I don't know..... we don't get Sinclair here.... where I grew up, Sinclair was a gas station!
I am not surprised by your post. I believe many people do not understand what the fuss is all about. They need to be given a clear portrayal of the problem instead of media scam. I was so hoping that Sinclair would give the POW's their fair shake. I am highly disappointed that they were robbed AGAIN!
I agree however, I still do not believe that even Stolen Honor does it. It covers the wider picture but people need to see details of what is behind the comments of treason. Our laws need to be stated and taken on in conjunction with what these Vets are saying. I view this the same as I do a public education. It is for the average person with a brain. Assumptions cannot be made. Yes, the POW's and likewise the SwiftBoat Vets were robbed again. Congressional Hearings on Kerry are what need to take place but that is very doubtful--even if he is elected--gotta go wash my mouth out now.
There is the Sinclair press release that said they weren't guaranteeing viewers that Stolen Honor wouldn't be shown in it's entirety posted elsewhere on FR. I gather from the posts tonight, Sinclair wasn't caving in to outside forces. I'm just surprised so many seem surprised Stolen Honor wasn't shown in it's entirety. It has been known for nearly a week that Sinclair wasn't going to show the whole thing unedited.
I agree. It needs far better coverage by someone with the intent to discuss the real issues! Sinclair made just another non-event. They are just like any other media ho.
It does not matter that Stolen Honor was not shown in it's entirety. What matters is that the issue is given proper coverage and the questions raised by the POW's are covered. They were not. The POW's were shined on and made to look like their issue had no legs. That is a disgrace.
I agree. If the media is going to focus on the Bush NG records for a whole six months, surely they could find an hour of their time to focus on the POW's and what they have to say. We have yet to hear from Carlton Sherwood, who's 42 minute documentary turned out to have 32 minutes end up on the cutting room floor.
Charlton Sherwood is not a happy camper. He put the film out for free on his site now too.
I don't blame him. He even offered Kerry to come on and offer a rebuttal at the end of his documentary, Kerry refused, and Sinclair hacks up Sherwood's 42 minute documentary into a 10 minute pro-Kerry whitewash. I'm sure this isn't what Sherwood intended to happen.
Did you see Sinclair's braodcast?
I only watched the complete video on line.
I watched the video online as well. From what I gather from those that were able to see the Sinclair stations broadcast tonight, it was a pro-Kerry fluff piece according to those who have seen the Sinclair broadcast. I don't have a local station owned by Sinclair, so watching the video online was my only option, and apparently what I watched was not the same thing broadcast on TV.
That's precisely what I have gathered from the various threads.
Pity Sinclair caved.
They're still gettting blasted.
I think the biggest losers in this "fight for the truth" are the viewers and the producer of this documentary. It is a shame that Sinclair caved to outside pressures. I figure they should have either shown it in it's entirety, or don't show it at all, instead of twisting it into something it's not.
I agree with you.
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