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Veteran John O'Neill will be on CNN between 5:15 and 5:45pm today...
John O'Neill / CNN ^ | April 20, 2004 | Interesting Times

Posted on 04/20/2004 8:57:49 AM PDT by Interesting Times

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:04:14 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

John O'Neill, the Vietnam veteran who took on John Kerry in the 1971 debate on American "war crimes" that was recently rebroadcast on C-SPAN, will be interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN this evening. O'Neill, who commanded a Swift boat in the same division as Kerry -- though for considerably longer -- more than held his own against Kerry during a 90-minute special broadcast of the Dick Cavett Show. Now he is challenging Senator Kerry to continue the debate they began 33 years ago, in an effort to clear the names of the Vietnam veterans Kerry once accused of war crimes "committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command."


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1971; boguswarcrimes; cnn; dickcavett; election2004; janefonda; johnkerry; johnoneill; ketchup; lurch; vietnam; vvaw; wolfblitzer
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John will also be interviewing with MSNBC and the Los Angeles Times in the near future, as he works to counter the poisonous image of Vietnam veterans that was created by John Kerry, Jane Fonda, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the other American friends of Hanoi.
1 posted on 04/20/2004 8:57:50 AM PDT by Interesting Times
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To: Skeet; The Right Stuff; abner; Bob J; diotima; DoughtyOne; Libertina; LurkerNoMore!; MinuteGal; ...
Ping.
2 posted on 04/20/2004 9:00:11 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: JohnHuang2; kattracks
Any chance of some help from the Kings of Ping?

Thanks, I.T.

3 posted on 04/20/2004 9:01:22 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
I am very happy to hear this - he did a very good job on the Dick Cavitt show that reran here not too long ago and I was thinking as I watched him that he needs to come out and stand strong! Somehow I wouldn't be surprised if he had received a call from the Bush administration...
4 posted on 04/20/2004 9:05:48 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Interesting Times
OMG --I'm going to have to watch CNN, and I hate CNN.

I'm glad this is going to be on CNN rather than FOX, because the demrats won't be able to say that it's a Non-fair and balanced 'Fox spin'.
5 posted on 04/20/2004 9:05:56 AM PDT by sissyjane (You're either with us or against us.)
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To: Interesting Times
Do you have a source for this? There's no mention that I can see on the link.
6 posted on 04/20/2004 9:10:03 AM PDT by Coop (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Interesting Times
John will also be interviewing with MSNBC and the Los Angeles Times in the near future

As far as the L.A. Times, he'd damn well better be sure he tape records the entire session.

7 posted on 04/20/2004 9:10:05 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: princess leah
Somehow I wouldn't be surprised if he had received a call from the Bush administration...

I don't read it that way. There are quite a few Vietnam vets who see Kerry's candidacy as giving them one last chance to set the record straight, and that's where I think John O'Neill is coming from.

8 posted on 04/20/2004 9:13:12 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Coop
Do you have a source for this? There's no mention that I can see on the link.

CNN hasn't posted it yet, but the information comes directly from John O'Neill.

9 posted on 04/20/2004 9:15:01 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: jrlc
Ping.
10 posted on 04/20/2004 9:15:46 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Ping!
11 posted on 04/20/2004 9:18:18 AM PDT by HiJinx (Go with Courage, go with Honor, go in God's good Grace. Come home when you're done. We'll be here.)
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To: HiJinx
BTTT
12 posted on 04/20/2004 9:21:30 AM PDT by GrandMoM (GOD is working in secret, behind the scenes even when it looks like nothing will ever change! JM)
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To: Interesting Times
Excellent, Scottso!
13 posted on 04/20/2004 9:32:10 AM PDT by Seeking the truth (Get your Freep Stuff at www.0cents.com!)
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To: Interesting Times
BUMP for interviews worth watching.
14 posted on 04/20/2004 9:34:05 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: Interesting Times; HiJinx; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Fawnn; Bethbg79; ...
If Hanoi Kerry survives this
there can be doubt that the TV and Cable newsrooms are traitors also PING

Interesting Times : Thanks!
HiJinx: Thanks for the ping.
15 posted on 04/20/2004 9:38:38 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: Interesting Times
Banquo's Ghost Bump!
16 posted on 04/20/2004 9:39:14 AM PDT by Imal (Commercial media ensure that the news you see is the news that it is profitable for you to see.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
BTTT!!!!!!
17 posted on 04/20/2004 9:41:31 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thank God SOMEONE is finally coming out against him!!! Hopefully that will lead to more people telling the truth about him.

Should be fun to watch! :-)
18 posted on 04/20/2004 9:42:17 AM PDT by homemom ("A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice." Bill Cosby)
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To: Interesting Times
Wolf Blitzer?
19 posted on 04/20/2004 9:43:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
If Hanoi Kerry survives this
there can be NO doubt that the TV and Cable newsrooms are traitors also PING
20 posted on 04/20/2004 9:44:16 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: Interesting Times
Somehow I wouldn't be surprised if he had received a call from the Bush administration...

I don't read it that way. There are quite a few Vietnam vets who see Kerry's candidacy as giving them one last chance to set the record straight, and that's where I think John O'Neill is coming from.

I doubt if the Bush Administration will be upset that this guy rips jacquesstrap kerry, though.

21 posted on 04/20/2004 9:45:32 AM PDT by Aeronaut (If we are not 'one nation under God,' what are we?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
This is truly wonderful news.If CNN cuts him short,there will be others standing in line.The media loves controversy..and may be thinking they need to throw a bone to fair and balanced coverage.Bashing Bush isn't working as a full time menu.
22 posted on 04/20/2004 9:47:11 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: homemom
I fully expect taht ALL media expose him.
If they don't, we know 100%, that they are traitors also.
Bye, bye Hanoi Kerry!
23 posted on 04/20/2004 9:47:22 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: Interesting Times
Thank You and bump
24 posted on 04/20/2004 9:51:18 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: wardaddy
Wolf Blitzer?

Yep. Wolfman Jack lite.

25 posted on 04/20/2004 9:52:58 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
As far as I'm concerned, most of the media have already proven they're traitors. I just hope they have the conscience to expose him.

Trouble is, what will happen to Kerry's nomination? Will this open the door for Hilbillary?????

(I'd love to see Kerry cry :-) Teddy too,for that matter!)
26 posted on 04/20/2004 9:53:13 AM PDT by homemom ("A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice." Bill Cosby)
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To: Interesting Times
Thanks for the heads up. I didn't remember who John O'Neil was at first. I watched the replay of the debate on C-Span and was really impressed with the man. I'll be interested in seeing what he has to say.

I may have to set the video recorder, though. That's not a great time on the west coast. I presume that is Eastern Standard time, not Texas time. Could you clarify that?
27 posted on 04/20/2004 9:54:22 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Interesting Times
Jack RIP...


nice wit IT....well done!

(or would that have been humour?)
28 posted on 04/20/2004 9:56:37 AM PDT by wardaddy (This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
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To: princess leah
John O'Neill has decided on his own to speak out against Kerry. The Bush Administration has not encouraged him to come forward, or even spoken with John. O'Neill will make it clear that he is not political and he has not come out in support of Bush. What has gotten O'Neill going is the same thing that got him going in 1971. He feels Kerry lied about his military record. He feels Kerry has dishonored veterans by claiming "war crimes." He feels Kerry was oportunistic in his VVAW support -- John O'Neill is an Annapolis Graduate who served in Swift Boats himself during Vietnam and he has always opposed Kerry's anti-American stand and behavior.
29 posted on 04/20/2004 10:00:06 AM PDT by jrlc (Just for Kerry - STOP THE BUSH BASHING)
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To: MEG33
NO media can ignore this.
I fully expect them to stop giving Hanoi Kerry free coverage.
Coverage for a legitimate political opponent is one thing.
Coverage for a person who commits treason (twice, then and now)is an entitely different matter!
30 posted on 04/20/2004 10:00:19 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: jrlc
John O'Neill was on Paul Schiffer's radio show last night (Monday) for an hour. It was an excellent show -- focusing on Kerry's anti-American record in the VVAW and his lies about his military record. Paul Schiffer's radio show is broadcast out of Cleveland, Ohio. Schiffer is doing a week-long expose on Kerry -- You can call into Schiffer's show (or connect to listen) at 888-677-9673.
31 posted on 04/20/2004 10:03:12 AM PDT by jrlc (Just for Kerry - STOP THE BUSH BASHING)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
I'll check it out even though I can't stand CNN or Wolfie.

FNC has much better on air personnel ~ especially Brit (3:00PM PDT) Hume!
32 posted on 04/20/2004 10:04:42 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: All
Last chance for the media to redeem themselves.
If their lead stories after this are not about his resignation
in disgrace we will know where the media really stands.
Right next to Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
33 posted on 04/20/2004 10:05:48 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: jrlc
Bye, Bye Hanoi Kerry!
34 posted on 04/20/2004 10:07:54 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: Eva
I presume that is Eastern Standard time, not Texas time. Could you clarify that?

Yes, Wolf Blitzer's show runs from 5pm to 6pm EST.

35 posted on 04/20/2004 10:18:54 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx; BigSkyFreeper; Howlin
Ping
36 posted on 04/20/2004 10:20:43 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Bye, bye Hanoi Kerry!

Well, let's not kid ourselves that this alone is going to torpedo Kerry's candidacy. However, it is a great opportunity to start educating some of the apolitical masses, most of whom lack any real knowledge of the Vietnam war or what the antiwar movement actually did, about some of these issues.

Kerry would like to pretend that all he is guilty of is a "poor choice of words." People need to understand that Kerry repeatedly, systematically lied about American atrocities to undercut public support for the war, while working in close cooperation with North Vietnam and the Vietcong.

38 posted on 04/20/2004 10:24:01 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: LindaSOG
Ah, yes, this record of his medals if gonna start bubbling up soon. Good. He's been getting a free ride lately. Blow the war record and his candidacy could virtually collapse even before the convention.
39 posted on 04/20/2004 10:25:58 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: Dqban22; cyncooper
FYI..
40 posted on 04/20/2004 10:28:26 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: LindaSOG
BTTT!!!!!!
41 posted on 04/20/2004 10:29:01 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Eva
John O'Neill will be on the Wolf Blitzer show on CNN tonight at between 5:15 and 5:45 PM EST -- EST -- there are several guests scheduled for the show and John will not be the first interviewed, but he is definitely on the list for today (Tuesday, 4/20/04).
42 posted on 04/20/2004 10:32:19 AM PDT by jrlc (Just for Kerry - STOP THE BUSH BASHING)
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To: Interesting Times
Kerry's response........."where did all that black hair go?"
43 posted on 04/20/2004 10:34:28 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Interesting Times
"Well, let's not kid ourselves that this alone is going to torpedo Kerry's candidacy."

It does with where the media stands.
America will wake up Wed AM and see who the liberal media really is.
ANY media that gives Hanoi Kerry free campaign time is no better than he is.
44 posted on 04/20/2004 10:34:39 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops, Past, Present and Future)
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To: jrlc
They stated on C-Span, the day of the airing, that Mr. O'Neil was recovering from donating a kidney to his wife. I hope that he and his wife are doing well.
45 posted on 04/20/2004 10:36:48 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Interesting Times
Kerry needs to be exposed for his vicious lies. I think this issue and his slandering of US soldiers and his opportunistic stances are a warning that this man is unstable to be President. I hope Kerry will have to answer for his war criminals charges against Vietnam veterans since that is the only thing in which Kerry cites for why he should be President.
46 posted on 04/20/2004 10:38:14 AM PDT by bushfamfan
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To: Interesting Times
"John will also be interviewing with MSNBC and the Los Angeles Times in the near future, as he works to counter the poisonous image of Vietnam veterans that was created by John Kerry, Jane Fonda, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the other American friends of Hanoi."

CNN, MSNBC, LA Times, a radio Station in Cleveland.
So much for "fair and balanced" FOX NEWS
47 posted on 04/20/2004 10:41:37 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops, Past, Present and Future)
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To: MEG33
Meg, thank you very much for the ping.

As luck would have it, 5:15 is 2:15 here and I'll be out for at least an hour so will miss it. I will look for trusty freeper notes of his appearance.
48 posted on 04/20/2004 10:56:25 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: sissyjane
I'm glad this is going to be on CNN rather than FOX, because the demrats won't be able to say that it's a Non-fair and balanced 'Fox spin'.

The DU'ers think CNN is too Conservative and CNN Headline News is fair and balanced, or as I would say Liberal.

49 posted on 04/20/2004 10:57:05 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Interesting Times
Incredible, on CNN, MSNBC, and the LA Times no less.
50 posted on 04/20/2004 10:58:49 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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