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Live thread: Nightline doing segment on swift vets!
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Posted on 08/09/2004 9:10:33 PM PDT by Callahan

Live! Nightline is doing a story on the Kerry Vietnam controversy. I notice the correspondent is Jake Tapper, formerly a liberal reporter for Salon. We'll see...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abcnews; kerry; swiftboatveterans; unfitforbroadcast; unfitforcommand
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1 posted on 08/09/2004 9:10:33 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Kerry talking points top to bottom.


2 posted on 08/09/2004 9:11:49 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Callahan

I am watching it now but I expect an attack. right now they are talking about Bush attacking McCain last election.


3 posted on 08/09/2004 9:12:04 PM PDT by Merry
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To: Petronski

What??!!


4 posted on 08/09/2004 9:12:24 PM PDT by coloradomom
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To: Callahan

Expect a whitewash from Howdy Doody.


5 posted on 08/09/2004 9:12:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: coloradomom

Absolutely. This report could have come directly from Kerry/Edwards04.


6 posted on 08/09/2004 9:13:13 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Outrageous.... this is so nuts, we have a Soviet media. This is deeply shameful.


7 posted on 08/09/2004 9:13:16 PM PDT by PurpleHeartHaze
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To: Merry

Well, they're investigating all right; investigating WHO put the ad out.


Disgusting.


8 posted on 08/09/2004 9:13:17 PM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: Callahan
Not only was John Kerry shot at by the Khmer Rouge, he was also at Normandy for D-day.

And he personally waded ashore some tropical island and was heard mumbling something about how he would return.

There's rumor Kerry saved Grant and rode with Sherman. Rumors that he burned Atlanta are being denied, but he did brag about it for years.

Anyone who challenges Kerry's heroic acts is a right wing nut. The press accepts every word, every deed, every story, and refuses to look into the matter. When Kerry speaks, the press stands and cheers. When Kerry lies they look away, but keep him safe.

9 posted on 08/09/2004 9:13:34 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Merry

Tapper mentioned Naval docs back up Kerry's version, but didn't mention that he hasn't made his full record public.


10 posted on 08/09/2004 9:14:14 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan
These people are a joke. Why even have the story then if all you're going to do is discredit it anyway? Wouldn't it be better to just cross your fingers and hope the swiftvets go away?

Stupid MSM...

11 posted on 08/09/2004 9:14:26 PM PDT by 12 Gauge Mossberg
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To: Mo1

Over here.


12 posted on 08/09/2004 9:14:32 PM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: coloradomom

WHAT CHANNEL IS NIGHTLINE?


13 posted on 08/09/2004 9:14:46 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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At least Tapper wiped Kerry's spunk from his chin before appearing on camera.


14 posted on 08/09/2004 9:14:49 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

ABC


15 posted on 08/09/2004 9:15:05 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Howlin

Thanks .. so far it looks like a hit piece at the Vets and Bush


16 posted on 08/09/2004 9:15:14 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Callahan

This is disgusting. The lies continue. Now trying to claim that the money links them to Bush. Tapper is a piece of crap. I hate the liberal media.


17 posted on 08/09/2004 9:15:21 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: Howlin

Damn right-wing media.


18 posted on 08/09/2004 9:15:42 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: DoctorZIn

thanks


19 posted on 08/09/2004 9:15:45 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

abc


20 posted on 08/09/2004 9:15:49 PM PDT by Grig
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

Don't worry Senator, it's in the bag.

21 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:00 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

IT's on ABC


22 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:24 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Callahan

No mention of the "Christmas in Cambodia" lie that was all over the blogs today.


23 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:27 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Merry

My husband hates Kerry and always has because of Kerry's labeling of all these Viet Nam veterans as murderers, rapists, babykillers, etc. He never forgot. all this is stirring up bad memories for lots of Vets but it's making them determined to make sure Kerry is never elected President.


24 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:42 PM PDT by Merry
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To: Callahan

Bet they're wishing Bush had testified before congress that he committed war crimes/atrocities in Viet. Why isn't Kerry being tried by World Court? There is no statute of limitations on this. Maybe yje DNC will have him indicted after Nov. ??? Hee Hee


25 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:46 PM PDT by Waco
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

ABC


26 posted on 08/09/2004 9:16:53 PM PDT by BlessedAmerican (Pray for our President and those who are fighting to preserve our freedom!)
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To: Petronski

I am in total awe. The notion that Vietnam Vets shouldn't oppose him is loony. Of course, they're opposing him. I can't stand the Soviet media and the disgraceful Kerry-Edwards campaign.

This is nothing more than a preemptive assault on the Book and in Bush.

John McCain should probably mention the extraordinary amount of Soros money that is hijacking the whole process.

McCain is sucha tool of the Left.

This whole thing is shockingly biased.

I am in total awe.


27 posted on 08/09/2004 9:17:06 PM PDT by PurpleHeartHaze
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To: Callahan

Another hit piece masked as being objective. The go into great detail about the contributions and "sinister" links to the GOP, but they barely mention the contributors to the anti-Bush 527 groups. They make a big deal out of $500,000 for the Swifties and yet don't mention the many millions supporting MoveOn.org and ACT.


28 posted on 08/09/2004 9:17:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Merry

You got that right!


29 posted on 08/09/2004 9:17:33 PM PDT by Cold Heat (http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545)
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To: 12 Gauge Mossberg

Nightline is a dinosaur. Remember the good thing is that the story is still being reported. Even if the socialist media tries to discredit the swiftvets, some diehard Rat supporters will go to the website and maybe reality will knock them upside the head. The swiftvets ad is very powerful and it hits home.


30 posted on 08/09/2004 9:17:35 PM PDT by ServesURight
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To: Callahan

Is it any worse than John Stewart's take on it? As usual the Liberals blame the source and the media whores do as their told. Pathetic.


31 posted on 08/09/2004 9:17:45 PM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: Merry

Did you all know that Kerry was in Viet Nam? Nightline just brought it up.


32 posted on 08/09/2004 9:18:12 PM PDT by Merry
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To: Callahan

Today's trivia: Jake Tapper dated Monica.


33 posted on 08/09/2004 9:18:15 PM PDT by Deb (Hey, Sen. Kerry...why the long face?)
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To: Petronski
At least Tapper wiped Kerry's spunk from his chin before appearing on camera.

Whoever was defending Tapper's objectivity earlier today should re-examine his/her beliefs.

34 posted on 08/09/2004 9:18:29 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Petronski

Yup, ABC is freakishly biased.

SHOCKING!!!!!!


35 posted on 08/09/2004 9:18:30 PM PDT by PurpleHeartHaze
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To: Deb

I thought Tapper was Monica


36 posted on 08/09/2004 9:18:46 PM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

The Kerry campaign (and their media pals) are trying hard to keep this on the level of "he said/he said." Forget that stuff. Look at the contradictions in his own statements. You're right the lib media is a joke.


37 posted on 08/09/2004 9:18:58 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Arrivals at the SwiftVets contribution page just shot up. What did they do?


38 posted on 08/09/2004 9:19:02 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Flip Kerry the Flop)
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To: PurpleHeartHaze

Agree about McCain as though he speaks for all veterans. The fact is that vets support Bush 58% to 35%.


39 posted on 08/09/2004 9:19:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
No offense, but why is any of this a surprise to anyone??? Did you really expect anything different??
40 posted on 08/09/2004 9:19:30 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: Petronski

That is great and so effing true.


41 posted on 08/09/2004 9:19:42 PM PDT by PurpleHeartHaze
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To: Howlin

Are the people who support the "Big Three" that stupid? The frustration continues to mount up in preparation for a November 2 explosion of common sense...


42 posted on 08/09/2004 9:20:00 PM PDT by MontN
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To: Nick Danger

Why don't they point out that those Keyes guys are on his payroll?


43 posted on 08/09/2004 9:20:44 PM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: Dr Snide

Kerry needs to be brought up on charges of treason.


44 posted on 08/09/2004 9:20:57 PM PDT by Merry
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To: Callahan

What happened to Kerry's pronounced Brahman accent so prominent in his congressional testimony tapes??? Did it go the way of his fluent French????


45 posted on 08/09/2004 9:21:02 PM PDT by BlessedAmerican (Pray for our President and those who are fighting to preserve our freedom!)
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To: Callahan

Are the swiftboat people on the show or are they allowed to speak?


46 posted on 08/09/2004 9:21:27 PM PDT by woofie ( It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.)
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To: Callahan

You all are surprised that this was going to be a slanted piece in favor of Kerry. I wasn't when I saw who was the reporter doing the piece and refused to watch it. Here's what I posted this afternoon on Traper from the ABC website.

Jake Tapper
ABCNEWS Correspondent, Washington, D.C.

Jake Tapper is an ABCNEWS correspondent based in the network's Washington bureau. He covers a range of national stories.


The author of two books, Tapper has significant print, broadcast, and online experience. He has most recently been the national correspondent for Salon.com, writing on a range of topics from political profiles to the accounting scandal at Enron. Tapper was also a columnist for TALK Magazine, and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard, among many other publications.

He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Tapper's work was included in The Best American Political Writing 2002.

Tapper has also frequently reported on American popular culture. He was the host of The Sundance Channel's 24 Frame News in 2003 and he was the correspondent for a series of VH1 news specials in 2002.

Throughout 2001, Tapper appeared on the CNN news talk show, Take Five. He has served as a substitute host on a number of CNN programs including The Point, Crossfire, and The Spin Room.

Tapper was the Washington correspondent for Salon.com from March 1999 to March 2002. His writing for Salon.com has received widespread critical acclaim, and Tapper broke a number of stories including candidate President Bush's controversial trip to Bob Jones University during the 2002 presidential campaign. Tapper's reports about Enron were nominated for a 2002 Columbia University School of Journalism online journalism award.

He is the author of Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, (Little, Brown) a look at the Florida recount, and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story (St. Martin's Press).

Tapper's political comic strip, "Capitol Hell" appeared in Roll Call from 1994 until 2003. He began his journalism career as a senior writer for Washington City Paper. He won a Society of Professional Journalists award for his work there. Tapper is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College.


47 posted on 08/09/2004 9:21:37 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Callahan

Media bastards. Didn't say jack when Bush's Guard service was attacked. Turned the other cheek when Moron made his anti-Bush propaganda movie. Now a group of honorable men exercises their 1st Amendment rights and the media goes into convulsions. Oh the horror, the horror....


48 posted on 08/09/2004 9:21:40 PM PDT by No-Compromise Conservative
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Expect a whitewash from Howdy Doody.

I thought it was Alfred E. Neumann.

49 posted on 08/09/2004 9:21:59 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Merry

Hilarious. They're interviewing "random" vets about their feelings towards Kerry, giving the impression there is an even split. All the polls show vets support Bush approx. 60%-40%


50 posted on 08/09/2004 9:22:09 PM PDT by Callahan
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