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FR Exclusive Photos: Swift Boat Vets for Truth
May 4, 2004 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/04/2004 8:28:06 PM PDT by BillF

Kristinn, co-leader of the DC Chapter, attended part of the John O'Neill & Swift Boat Veterans for Truth press conference this morning*  (details below).   Per his request, I'm posting his photos and his captions.

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO AND A FULL SIZE VERSION OF THE PHOTO SHOULD APPEAR.  (Thumbnail photos hyperlinked to full versions)

 

John O'Neill with Accuracy in Media's Roger Aronoff

 

John Kerry's 'other' brothers in arms.

 

John O'Neill reviews his remarks before the press conference begins.

 

Ditto, Kerry circled in red in photo.

 

Baba Booey, Howard Stern and Jackie Martling
trying to pick up chicks at college (circa 1971.)

 

Another photo enlargement of those halcyon days.

 

Press packed in back of room. Interesting Times seated in middle.

Last photo before start of press conference.

* Here is the initial report and thread from Kristinn's telephone report via Armymarinemom this morning:

Quick Report from John O'Neill-Swift Boat Veteran Press Conference
na | 5/4/2004 | Amrymarinemom

Posted on 05/04/2004 7:22:10 AM PDT by armymarinemom

Kirstinn just call in a quick report from the press conference. He could only stay for the first ten minutes. The Press room was packed to overflowing with at least twelve news video cameras and dozens of reporters. Also in attendance were a couple dozen swift boat veterans to speak at the press conference.

O'Neal said that Kerry spoke with Admiral Hoffman, the chairman of the group, for forty five minutes trying to talk him out of doing this. O'Neal said that the swift boat Captains beleive that Kerry is unfit for Commander in Chief and that is their sole reason for speaking out. He stated that if Kerry is dropped out of the Democratic nomination and is replaced that the group will go away. The group also demanded that Kerry sign the two page release to disclose his full medical records. If he can spend fifty to 100 million on his campaign he can take time to fill out a two page form. When asked for a show of hands for those who served with Kerry about a dozen raised their hands. The group said that they have also received nasty messages accusing them of being alcoholics.

The front of the room was filled with enlarged black and white photographs. One was a photo used by the Kerry campaign and one was possibly the photo from the cover of The New Soldier. Photos were provided by Free Republic's Wintersoldier.com. Kristinn spoke briefly with O'Neal and he had very nice things to say about Free Republic. [click here for the rest of that thread]



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News
KEYWORDS: dcchapter; johnoneill; kerry; swiftboat; swiftboatveterans; swiftboatvets; swiftvets; swiftvetsphotos; wintersoldier
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This should have been posted hours ago, but my cable internet was down. Then, I had html problems.
1 posted on 05/04/2004 8:28:06 PM PDT by BillF
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma
Kristinn, I finally posted this.
2 posted on 05/04/2004 8:29:48 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
Bump. Need to link-in the AP story on this - which is the fact that AP has spiked it.
3 posted on 05/04/2004 8:30:00 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: BillF
FR Exclusive: AP SPIKES JOHN O'NEILL - SWIFT BOAT VETS STORY
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1129682/posts

Get on that thread, and call AP in the morning and give'em . . . heck.
4 posted on 05/04/2004 8:30:53 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: Interesting Times
Byron York IS right behind you!
5 posted on 05/04/2004 8:34:15 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BillF
Great Stuff! Thank you.
6 posted on 05/04/2004 8:34:55 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (What a Tangled Web We Weave . .when first we practice to deceive!)
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To: Howlin
Byron York IS right behind you!

I wondered who kept nibbling on my shoulder.

7 posted on 05/04/2004 8:39:48 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
KErry PING - you gotta see this!!
8 posted on 05/04/2004 8:45:17 PM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: BillF
When I consider this story and look at the group black & white photo, it occurs to me that Kerry's propensity in having "imaginary friends" has not been a recent development...it has followed him his entire life. It must feel strange for Kerry to see his traitorous a$$ in a photo of....... Real Heroes!
9 posted on 05/04/2004 8:47:58 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: BillF
'other' brothers in arms BUMP
10 posted on 05/04/2004 8:51:04 PM PDT by ride the whirlwind (We can't let Kerry win - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.)
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To: BillF
Awesome. Thank you.
11 posted on 05/04/2004 8:54:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: armymarinemom; Interesting Times; The Shrew; Howlin; jmstein7; tvn; South40; dickmc; ...
Pinging others who've started related threads about the Swift Boat Veterans and/or John O'Neill's TV appearances today and pinging Interesting Times, who also published his account, via The Shrew, per below quoted thread.

CSPAN Needs to Air the Swift Boat Veteran Press Conference!
Personal Account ^ | May 4, 2004 | Interesting Times

Posted on 05/04/2004 9:25:25 AM PDT by The Shrew

Our own Interesting Times participated in the John O'Neill Swift Boat Veterans for Truth press conference today at the National Press Club. Interesting Times is the webmaster and driving force behind the Free Republic Network's sponsored website WinterSoldier.com and is heavily involved in collecting, collating and disseminating the information that the Swift Boat veteran's are discussing.

Interesting Times has just called me to say that the Press conference has gone extremely well. Dozens of news organizations were present as well as many Washington D.C. behind the scenes players. He reports that there is as yet no commitment from CSPAN to air the press conference in its entirety. He has asked me to run a thread asking freepers to contact CSPAN and politely ask them to air the press conference held today in its entirety.

"The quotes these guys give are damning. They are extremely credible. We must get this word out and not allow the mainstream media to report it in drips and drabs and heavily edited." Interesting Times said from his vantage point within the room at the National Press Club. [click here for the rest of that thread]


12 posted on 05/04/2004 8:55:12 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
BUMP!
13 posted on 05/04/2004 8:56:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I used to support Kerry. Then I changed my political philosophy. Now I support Kerry.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; Trteamer
Pinging west coast and mountain west.
14 posted on 05/04/2004 8:57:04 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
C-Span2 has it coming up at 12:25am
15 posted on 05/04/2004 8:58:06 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (What a Tangled Web We Weave . .when first we practice to deceive!)
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To: GottaLuvAkitas1
Any idea how long the C-Span press conference lasts?
16 posted on 05/04/2004 9:00:35 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
Bill, it was about 1-1/2 hours, I think.
17 posted on 05/04/2004 9:01:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks. I may set the VCR to tape it.
18 posted on 05/04/2004 9:02:27 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
I wish there was a way to save a copy directly from the net. We don't have cable, living in the stone age as we do! :-)
19 posted on 05/04/2004 9:06:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: BillF
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JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320

.
20 posted on 05/04/2004 9:06:41 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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