Thanks, apparently I'm too stupid to get it to work.
So much for the Democrats whining about the GOP stifling dissent and the truth .
Suing the media orgs that run it...NOT THE PEOPLE SAYING IT
Hmmm, and WHY is that?
According to this letter, you have to have served "on Senator Kerry's boat" to call him a liar.
Also, if the "doctor" was not Kerry's doctor, lets see the medical records to prove it.
Re: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
Dear Station Manager:
.....We are counsel to the Democratic National Committee and John Kerry,
respectively. It has been brought to our attention that a group calling itself "Swift Boat
Veterans For Truth" has bought time, or may seek to buy time, on your station to air an
advertisement that attacks Senator Kerry. The advertisement contains statements by men
who purport to have served on Senator Kerry's SWIFT Boat in Vietnam, and one
statement by a man pretending to be the doctor who treated Senator Kerry for one of his
injuries. In fact, not a single one of these men who pretend to have served with Senator
Kerry was actually a crewmate of Senator Kerry's and the man pretending to be his
doctor was not. The entire advertisement, therefore, is an inflammatory, outrageous lie.
....."Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" styles itself as a group of individuals who
personally served with John Kerry in the United States Navy in the Vietnam War. In
truth, the group is a sham organization spearheaded by a Texas corporate media
executive. It has been financed largely with funds from a Houston homebuilder. See Slater, Dallas Morning News, July 23, 2004.
.....In this group's advertisement, twelve men appear to make statements about
Senator Kerry's service in Vietnam. Not a single one of these men served on either of
Senator Kerry's two SWIFT Boats (PCF 44 & PCF94).
.....Further, the "doctor" who appears in the ad, Louis Letson(sp?), was not a crewmate of
Senator Kerry's, and was not the doctor who actually signed Senator Kerry's sick call
sheet. In fact, another physician actually signed Senator Kerry's sick call sheet. Letson is
not listed on any document as having treated Senator Kerry after the December 2, 1968(?)
firefight. Moreover, according to news accounts, Letson did not record his "memories"
of that incident until after Senator Kerry became a candidate for President in 2003.
(National Review Online, May 4, 2004)
.....The statements made by the phony "crewmates" and "doctor" who appear in the
advertisement are also totally, demonstrably and unequivocally false, and libellous. In
*end fax transcript*
I have not seen the ad, but IIRC none of the SwiftBoaters ever claimed to have crewed Kerry's boats - they claim to have served in other boats in coordinated ops with Kerry's boat. Please let me know how thie legalistic rubbish, which was quite annoying to have to transcribe, squares with the actual ad's contents.