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Human Events Exclusive: DEMS' SCARE TACTICS-Trying to Scare Stations Out of Airing Anti-Kerry Ad
Human Events Online ^ | August 5, 2004 | Human Events

Posted on 08/05/2004 12:38:53 PM PDT by hinterlander

Lawyers for the DNC and Kerry-Edwards sent this letter to television station managers, claiming the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth ad is "false" and "libelous." Click here for the full letter (can't be pasted into Free Republic window).

TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ad; ads; hero; intimidation; kerry; spot; swiftboatveterans; swifties; veteran; veterans; vietnam
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To: hinterlander

"Moreover, as a licensee, you have an overriding duty 'to protect the public from false, misleading, or deceptive advertising."

I guess that takes care of giving Kerry any media time!!

121 posted on 08/05/2004 4:31:14 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: fight_truth_decay
Is the Bush camp using the swift boat vets as political campaign scapegoat to say the President is against negative campaign ads and will not question Kerry's service?

Basically, yes. Bush probably feels, correctly, that any question about Kerry's Vietnam record coming from him (Bush) would mostly earn just a "so says the guy who didn't serve in Vietnam at all" response. But the actual veterans can legitimately question Kerry's Vietnam record. So Bush just stands aside and lets them, while making it clear that they're an independent group who isn't doing it on *behalf* of Bush.

Wonder what those swift boat vets are feeling right now.

Just fine, I'm sure.

122 posted on 08/05/2004 4:34:54 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: labard1
Correction: this letter merely THREATENS to sue

Regardless. It still threatens to sue the deliverer, not the party making the accusations.


123 posted on 08/05/2004 5:33:00 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: hinterlander

O'Reilly and Dick Morris are trashing the ad.

They are idiots.

124 posted on 08/05/2004 8:15:45 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (Hey, RNC! Get Bob Dylan to sing "Saving Grace" at the Convention!)
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To: Ichneumon
just fine..I'm sure

I don't know; but from where I am sitting the swift boat vets have been hung out to dry..their credibility is challenged and the Bush camp plays "we never do attack ads scenario"..alright to challenge the validity of the swift boat vets; but all are too "quivers" shy to question the validity of Kerry's service record.

The swift boat vets are looking to me like they are the ones left high and being put out there as frauds by the liberal and conservative media.. depicted as having never served "under, around or beside" Mr. Kerry.


125 posted on 08/05/2004 9:10:23 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: hinterlander

Well DNC,

Bring on the lawsuit. I suspect that the Swift Boat Vets would be happy to back up there assertions.

126 posted on 08/05/2004 9:11:12 PM PDT by Chu Gary (USN Intel guy 1967 - 1970)
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To: The G Man
Man! That letter looks like someone cut and paste it out of magazines! You know, the kind that blackmailers and stalkers send! On second thought....! :-)
127 posted on 08/05/2004 9:13:09 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: freedomlover

IOU 10 donuts.

128 posted on 08/05/2004 9:25:03 PM PDT by Piranha
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