Skip to comments.Human Events Exclusive: DEMS' SCARE TACTICS-Trying to Scare Stations Out of Airing Anti-Kerry Ad
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).
"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!!
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.
Regardless. It still threatens to sue the deliverer, not the party making the accusations.
O'Reilly and Dick Morris are trashing the ad.
They are idiots.
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 dry...by being put out there as frauds by the liberal and conservative media.. depicted as having never served "under, around or beside" Mr. Kerry.
Bring on the lawsuit. I suspect that the Swift Boat Vets would be happy to back up there assertions.
IOU 10 donuts.
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