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KERRY CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR BOOK BAN
Drudge Report | 8/20/04 | Drudge

Posted on 08/20/2004 6:46:33 AM PDT by Jewels1091

Edited on 08/20/2004 7:38:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Kerry campaign calls on a publisher to 'withdraw book' written by group of veterans, claiming veterans are lying about Kerry's service in Vietnam and operating as a front organization for Bush. Kerry campaign has told Salon.com that the publisher of UNFIT FOR COMMAND is 'retailing a hoax'... 'No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them,' Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton tells the online mag... Developing...


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KEYWORDS: ban; bigimplosion; bookban; bookburning; buchbrennen; drudge; fatladyclearsthroat; firstamendment; kerry; kerryhatesthetruth; sbvft; sexylibrarians; swiftboats; unfitforcommand
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1 posted on 08/20/2004 6:46:33 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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2 posted on 08/20/2004 6:47:24 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (This tagline was censored by freerepublic.com!)
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To: Jewels1091

>> KERRY CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR BOOK BAN

Heil Hitler!


3 posted on 08/20/2004 6:47:28 AM PDT by PhilipFreneau
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To: Jewels1091

Kerry could just address the points in the book and disprove them.


But that might hurt what little is left of his political career.


4 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:02 AM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: Jewels1091

Kerry's real fear factor is showing. Banning books? What country in what century are we?


5 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:04 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Jewels1091

So I guess that means that there are no more liberal books coming out for this election season?


6 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:06 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (9-11 is your Peace Dividend)
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To: Jewels1091; sauropod

No, no, no...I don't believe it, they couldn't be that stupid.

Somebody pinch me.


7 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:13 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Jewels1091
I'm with the Kerry camp!

Let's start by banning all Bush-bashing books.

Then we'll move to any cookbooks including tofu recipes.

Followed by any "Be a Mime in Six Easy Steps" instruction manuals...

8 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:30 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Jewels1091
Well I am glad Kerry's team is taking a stand against Micheal Moore's to be released book, 'Fahrenheit 911'.
9 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:41 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Lunatic Fringe

That looks just like Ol' Horseface on the right!


10 posted on 08/20/2004 6:48:56 AM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: Jewels1091

Kerry is now advocating suppression of information and the freedom of speech. I wonder how many leftwing bookstores will gladly ban UFC and carry every Bush bashing book out there.


11 posted on 08/20/2004 6:49:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: hellinahandcart

Consider yourself pinched.
LOL
Is this Kerry's sensitive war on books, lol.


12 posted on 08/20/2004 6:49:40 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Grammas against Kerry.)
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To: Jewels1091

That's just too funny!


13 posted on 08/20/2004 6:49:54 AM PDT by Chi-Town Lady
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To: PhilipFreneau

Free speech for me, but not for you.

Did anyone hear the caller on Hannity's radio show yesterday? She said she called a Borders book store yesterday, and the manager told her that "the book was being recalled due to all the lies". Can you believe this????

John Kerry is shooting himself in the foot.


14 posted on 08/20/2004 6:50:50 AM PDT by crv16
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To: Jewels1091

Kerry Campaign in Panic Mode


15 posted on 08/20/2004 6:50:50 AM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Jewels1091
Oh this would be great. Bush hasn't called for ONE of the hundreds of hit books about him to be "banned", or "not sold", or anything similar, in the past four years, but the DEMOCRATIC candidate will? This is too good to be true. I gotta be dreaming.
16 posted on 08/20/2004 6:50:58 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Jewels1091

Liberal's believe in free speech for pornographers. And for themselves. Typical totalitarians. What' pigs.


17 posted on 08/20/2004 6:51:03 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Jewels1091

I've always said scary kerry is a communist, now he's just proved my point.


18 posted on 08/20/2004 6:51:18 AM PDT by Lucky2 ( 2004 is the year the Yankees will win the World Series and GWB will be re-elected!)
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To: coconutt2000
"Kerry could just address the points in the book and disprove them. But that might hurt what little is left of his political career."

They would 'ban' the truth; while Michael Moore gets an 'off the 'charts'celebratory status . . .

Would say 'go figure'; but for the lying Left; it just does.

20 posted on 08/20/2004 6:52:27 AM PDT by cricket (Don't Lose Your Head. . .Vote Republican)
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To: Jewels1091

Where is the Konigratzer March?


21 posted on 08/20/2004 6:52:35 AM PDT by In veno, veritas
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To: sarasota

Banning books is no problem for the 50% of the electorate who does not read and , oh BTW, gets their news from the MSM.


22 posted on 08/20/2004 6:52:41 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Jewels1091

Regnery --Print an order for a million. You have a blockbuster. You can't pay enough money for publicity like this.


23 posted on 08/20/2004 6:52:51 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Jewels1091

Some Freepers were throwing around the term "jump the shark" a few weeks ago.. May be time to trot that out again if this is true.

My guess is this will turn out to be an anonymous source or some doofus thinking out loud. Kerry will backpedal on this like a crawdad runs from a Cajun with a gunny sack.


24 posted on 08/20/2004 6:52:55 AM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: Jewels1091

Ah...the party of free speech!

They are screwing this up soooo bad.

Saying the vets are doing GW's "dirty work."

Trying to silence the critics, get the ads off the air, and ban the book.

All this points to is that they know the truth is damaging, but it brings so much more attention to the matter than if they had just shut up.

It's like the furor before The Passion was released. Every insult in the book was thrown at the movie, and what happened....it grossed more than anyone could have expected.


25 posted on 08/20/2004 6:53:16 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: hellinahandcart
But what about TOLERANCE? What about FREE SPEECH, and SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER?

Heh heh. I love it.

26 posted on 08/20/2004 6:53:23 AM PDT by Constitution Day (...Reporting live from the Holy Barbecue City of Wilson, NC...)
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To: Jewels1091
The ultimate Rambo eruption BTTT.

Bring it on-O.K release your medical records and let people read the book.

He can't possibly be this stupid.

27 posted on 08/20/2004 6:53:45 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Kerry is having Rambo eruptions.)
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To: hellinahandcart
Salon reported this yesterday. An excerpt citing the quote from the Kerry spokesman was posted on FR yesterday afternoon. The headline is Unfit for Bookstores.

Drudge is a little slow on this, as is the rest of the media, but he's giving it the play it deserves.

28 posted on 08/20/2004 6:53:52 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Sounds like censorship.
30 posted on 08/20/2004 6:54:18 AM PDT by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: Jewels1091

The "new" face of the Democratic party. (Well, not really new. We've know this is where they were going for a long time).

31 posted on 08/20/2004 6:54:39 AM PDT by Lockbar (Hell starts at home.)
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32 posted on 08/20/2004 6:54:53 AM PDT by Fintan (I don't need to know what it looks like to know what it looks like.)
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To: Jewels1091

Bookstores have entire sections devoted to the Bush bashing genre and he wants to ban one book that is difficult to find? (I got mine last night!)


33 posted on 08/20/2004 6:55:27 AM PDT by idkfa
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To: Jewels1091

KERRY CAMPAIGN GOING DOWN IN FLAMES

34 posted on 08/20/2004 6:55:43 AM PDT by crv16
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To: IamConservative
My guess is this will turn out to be an anonymous source or some doofus thinking out loud. Kerry will backpedal on this like a crawdad runs from a Cajun with a gunny sack.

Probably exactly right, and a good, colorful simile to boot. :-)

35 posted on 08/20/2004 6:55:47 AM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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To: Constitution Day

I still think it HAS to be an exaggeration.

But Lord, if he actually came right out and said something like "I hope bookstores won't sell it"...

Scratch Kerry, uncover a tyrant.


36 posted on 08/20/2004 6:55:55 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Jewels1091
This CANNOT be the case. If Kerry's campaign is really this benighted in their approach to this book, I am completely flabbergasted. This has to be the most inept response to a book I've ever seen.

Their best bets would have been to either ignore and dismiss it completely, or to agree to release all the records and then shut up about it.

37 posted on 08/20/2004 6:55:58 AM PDT by Solson ("Ugly knows ugly though." - WorkingClassFilth)
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA
Kerry Campaign in Panic Mode

Kerry Campaign making a major mistake

38 posted on 08/20/2004 6:56:18 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (9-11 is your Peace Dividend)
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To: idkfa

I'm going to my book store today and if they don't have it I'm going to order it.


39 posted on 08/20/2004 6:56:19 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: MattinNJ
Liberals vs. free speech has a lot of advertising potential
40 posted on 08/20/2004 6:56:21 AM PDT by mwl1
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To: Jewels1091

All books or one in particular?


;)


41 posted on 08/20/2004 6:56:36 AM PDT by Captiva (Bond Ghoul)
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To: Jewels1091

Wow. This morning I had a nice talk with my kids telling them that Kerry has finally slipped over the edge and is going to crash and burn in spectaular fashion.

Between his rants about this book and the Leftist protesters rioting in NYC next week, the "undecided middle" is going to come flocking to Bush's side in droves.

Bush will win 56-58% of the vote in November.


42 posted on 08/20/2004 6:56:36 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Bush is Hell on liberals and terrorists.)
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To: IamConservative
Some Freepers were throwing around the term "jump the shark" a few weeks ago.. May be time to trot that out again if this is true.

The Kerry campaign has definitely Jumped The Shark.

43 posted on 08/20/2004 6:56:39 AM PDT by Jenya (Removed a brutal dictator, liberated millions....our thriving economy....Yep, it's Bush's fault.)
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To: Baynative

LMAO,
Kerry is running scared.


44 posted on 08/20/2004 6:57:00 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Card carrying member of the Vast Right Wing doing Bush's dirty work. ROTFLMAO)
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To: Jewels1091

That makes two. It's easier, though, when Kerry is the author of one of them.


45 posted on 08/20/2004 6:57:09 AM PDT by AmishDude (I call on John Kerry to release . . . his own book!)
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To: Jewels1091

Sure ..and lets burn the book too.


46 posted on 08/20/2004 6:57:09 AM PDT by woofie ( It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.)
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To: Jewels1091

****FOX IX GOING TO SHOW THE NEW SWIFT BOAT VET's ad when it comes out in a few minutes...stay tuned!***


47 posted on 08/20/2004 6:57:21 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091

Anyone calling for a book ban is NOT qualified to be president of the USA, period.


48 posted on 08/20/2004 6:57:38 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Jewels1091

Ah, yes. As usual, when it comes down to it, the true enemies of freedom of speech are the leftists.

Last week, in Canada, the Canadian government warned churches not to talk about controversial subjects such as abortion before the election or it would yank their tax free status.

1984, here we come.


49 posted on 08/20/2004 6:57:58 AM PDT by I still care (Have you heard about the Democrat cocktail? It's ketchup with a chaser.)
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To: kristinn

OMG, I did miss it. I was in transit between NY and home.

THis is unbelievable.


50 posted on 08/20/2004 6:58:11 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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