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CNN runs Swift Boat Ad

Posted on 08/31/2004 8:07:03 AM PDT by onyx eyes

Tuesday, August 31, 2004, I saw what looked like the entire Swift Boat Veterans For Truth Ad, on CNN.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ad; boat; cnn; sbv; swift
Tuesday, Aug. 31st, '04, I am surfing the stations and pause on CNN. Around ten AM, may have been 10:30 AM, suddenly to my surprise, the Number two Ad from Swift Boat appeared, seemingly en toto. I was very surprised.
1 posted on 08/31/2004 8:07:03 AM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes

New ad, "Medals", is at http://www.swiftvets.com.


2 posted on 08/31/2004 8:07:52 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: onyx eyes

I'll take the Swifties over Springsteen any day.


3 posted on 08/31/2004 8:08:09 AM PDT by Rocko (John Kerry: "Standard bearer for the unbearable.")
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To: onyx eyes
The DUmmies must be chewing the carpet and ranting about the Right Wing Media.
4 posted on 08/31/2004 8:09:47 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: onyx eyes

It must have been paid for. CNN won't show it in its entirety, otherwise. I hope they show the VietCong memorial to Kerry in Hanoi.


5 posted on 08/31/2004 8:10:00 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Kerry is a threat to national security)
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To: onyx eyes
Don't confuse ads bought from your cable company to run on CNN with ads bought from CNN.

The Swifties are targeting specific states, and you don't do that buy buying a national ad.
6 posted on 08/31/2004 8:11:27 AM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: onyx eyes
MAKE A DONATION........BUY THE BOOK "UNFIT FOR COMMAND"........SUPPORT SWIFT BOAT VETS FOR TRUTH!!!!.....It's the "gift" that keeps on giving with powerful, truthful ads, like this!!!
7 posted on 08/31/2004 8:14:30 AM PDT by soozla ("I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure............"-John Kerry)
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To: sharktrager
The Swifties are targeting specific states, and you don't do that buy buying a national ad.

I dunno... I'm sitting here in Western Massachusetts, and I just saw the Swifties Ad on CNN. (about 90 mins ago)

8 posted on 08/31/2004 8:14:30 AM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: onyx eyes

Contribute to these guys! Its the most bang for your political buck! No one else could educate the public on Kerry like these guys can. They are very brave for taking Kerry on. Their character has and will be continued to be attacked. We must support them!


9 posted on 08/31/2004 8:14:52 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: bikepacker67

I've seen it in full on both Fox and MSNBC a few times this morning and I'm in Indiana.


10 posted on 08/31/2004 8:16:21 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: CzarNicky

They apoplectic over there. Completely DelUded...


11 posted on 08/31/2004 8:16:29 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever ("The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")
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To: onyx eyes

Is that Kerry actually throwing his medals, it's such a quick clip I can't tell if it's Kerry or not?


12 posted on 08/31/2004 8:18:23 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: onyx eyes

I saw Number Two this morning during Fox & Friends and then again on CNN -- both around 7:30 EDT.


13 posted on 08/31/2004 8:21:08 AM PDT by skwrlgirl
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To: onyx eyes

This appears to be a scurrilous anti-Kerry commercial. Such nastiness makes one think twice about whether the government should allow "free speech" in parts of the country where people are too stupid to know that socialism guided by hyper-smart people like Jean Frenchie Kerry and Hillary Clintoon is good for the little people.


14 posted on 08/31/2004 8:21:46 AM PDT by hauerf (Disgruntled with incomplete posts)
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To: Constitution Day
New ad, "Medals", is at http://www.swiftvets.com.

Excellent! Everyone should donate to this organization so this ad can stay on the air.

15 posted on 08/31/2004 8:22:32 AM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: Constitution Day
Quality & Creativity declining

And I thought "Gunner" was the worst of them

#1 - Sellout
#2 - Any Questions
#3 - Gunner
#4 - Medals

WEAK
WEAK
WEAK

16 posted on 08/31/2004 8:23:33 AM PDT by rm3friskerFTN (Maintain a Questioning Attitude)
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To: onyx eyes

Kerry hasn't had a real press conference since the Swiftee ads started running. Is he going to hide until November? That's not going to help his numbers. :^)


18 posted on 08/31/2004 8:25:58 AM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: onyx eyes

I live in Maine and I saw the ad on Fox and Friends this morning. It appears that we may be seeing the nationalization of the swifties ads. As a well known (and well worn) presidential candidate said...yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhh, (or something like that).


19 posted on 08/31/2004 8:26:29 AM PDT by Rocket1968 (Democrats will crash and burn in 2004.)
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To: skwrlgirl

Saw the ad on F & F this AM- At first I thought it was part of a story. Any truth to the rumor that another 527 has financed them to the tune of millions?
Bravo Zulu to the Swifties!

Skwrlgirl, welcome to FR!

LC


20 posted on 08/31/2004 8:26:52 AM PDT by LoneConservative (Peace... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: onyx eyes

Hey! What's with Kerry's British accent?


21 posted on 08/31/2004 8:26:52 AM PDT by shiva
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To: ppaul

Are you $hitting me? That cannot be true.


22 posted on 08/31/2004 8:27:20 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Quality & Creativity declining ...

Sometimes timing and the right tool is more effective then brute force.

This ad is timed and played in Tennessee today because tomorrow Kerry is addressing the National American Legion Convention.

This message is partly to cause demonstrations in the convention and thereby create negative news against Kerry and provide Nationwide coverage of him throwing his medals away.

23 posted on 08/31/2004 8:29:24 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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To: Rocket1968

Well they do have a few more $$$$s to work with these days.


24 posted on 08/31/2004 8:29:52 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: onyx eyes

This does not supprise me whatsoever, after all it is the Clintoon News Netwits.


25 posted on 08/31/2004 8:31:40 AM PDT by stockpirate ("Kerry backed by, supported by, lead by, funded by, admired by, COMMUNISTS!")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Right after I saw the ad I sent them another $25.00


26 posted on 08/31/2004 8:32:19 AM PDT by shiva
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To: shiva
"Hey! What's with Kerry's British accent?"

That's not a British accent. That's a Charles Emerson Winchester III accent.

27 posted on 08/31/2004 8:33:00 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: onyx eyes

The ad also ran on FNC this morning at least two times.


28 posted on 08/31/2004 8:33:50 AM PDT by ShandaLear (Swifties v. MoveOn.org: David slays Goliath)
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To: sharktrager

The Swiftvets made an $800,000 national ad buy. I'm seeing them on cnn and Fox news here in South Texas. They're running in every state on cable networks.


29 posted on 08/31/2004 8:35:53 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: ppaul

I hadn't seen the picture of Kerry with LaVey before, but the silhouette of Kerry's head in front of the satanist/witchcraft circled star symbol is quite striking.

Did you notice that the back of his head seems to go up into a point? No wonder he's Hair-Club-for-Men's best customer. His fluffy coif now disguises point.


30 posted on 08/31/2004 8:36:46 AM PDT by Veto! (Kerry wears a tutu, TeRAYza wears the pants)
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To: shiva

That's not a British accent. Back then Kerry was trying out a Kennedy accent.


31 posted on 08/31/2004 8:37:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck
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To: sharktrager

Great tagline!


32 posted on 08/31/2004 8:38:22 AM PDT by laurens pawpaw
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To: onyx eyes

Amazing if this is true!


33 posted on 08/31/2004 8:39:00 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: onyx eyes
Good ad but...

Instead they need to play his 'Meet the Press' admissions. People can't dismiss that away as if he was quoting other veterans.


34 posted on 08/31/2004 8:40:42 AM PDT by blue jeans
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To: onyx eyes

I was listening to a talk radio show on the way to work. They were commenting that the Swift Boat Vets would have an "October surprise." That is they planned to put out a powerful ad then - contents are a secret.

Anyone hear this?


35 posted on 08/31/2004 8:41:03 AM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: onyx eyes

I've been flipping back and forth between Fox and CNN all morning and have seen the number 2 ad several times on both stations!


36 posted on 08/31/2004 8:47:24 AM PDT by serpentineshel
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To: onyx eyes

To print out and wear as a Campaign Button, go HERE. Over 2,800 hits as of 8/31! Feel free to reuse this anywhere you wish...
Donate to Swift Boat Vets for the Truth HERE.

37 posted on 08/31/2004 8:48:05 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Are you $hitting me?

Yeah. Mea culpa.
Urban legend.
I guess nobody else saw the humor in it.
Anyway, here's a link to the website which explains how it all began with a photo of John Kerry shaking hands with a clown: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_kerry_meets_lavey.htm


38 posted on 08/31/2004 8:49:21 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: NEWwoman
I was listening to a talk radio show on the way to work. They were commenting that the Swift Boat Vets would have an "October surprise." That is they planned to put out a powerful ad then - contents are a secret.

I haven't hear of it but the Swifties seem to know what they are doing and they are executing perfectly.

If there is any fire in the smoke that seems to emanate from Kerry's MIA/POW committee, an ad on his supposed cover-up of the possibility of living POW's in Vietnam as late as the mid '90s, it could kill Kerry. It would drive a stake through his heart.

See:

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0408/schanberg.php

39 posted on 08/31/2004 8:51:05 AM PDT by jackbill
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To: Veto!

ROFLMAO!!!


40 posted on 08/31/2004 8:58:41 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: Names Ash Housewares

I agree! I'm directing my (unfortunately) meager contributions to them for the time being.

It's definitely the most effective thing we can do right now!


41 posted on 08/31/2004 8:59:38 AM PDT by altura (Didn't think it possible but the dems did it. --found someone worse than Clinton or Gore.)
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To: hauerf

shouldn't that be "stoopid?"


42 posted on 08/31/2004 9:01:17 AM PDT by altura (Didn't think it possible but the dems did it. --found someone worse than Clinton or Gore.)
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To: jennyjenny
...and I'm in Indiana.

God has indeed blessed you.

43 posted on 08/31/2004 9:01:27 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: onyx eyes

You saw an ad that's rolled locally by the cable company. In other markets, viewers saw different ads.

Example: You know when you're watching something on cable and the ad for (Insert name of your local high-profile plaintiff's law firm) comes on? It came from your cable provider. It's called a rotator, and can show up on several cable channels...CNN, FNC, ESPN, among others.

An ad for an attorney in Toledo obviously won't be shown in Topeka.

Although you saw it while watching CNN, it really wasn't 'on' CNN.


44 posted on 08/31/2004 9:16:00 AM PDT by jra
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To: onyx eyes

same was seen (on CNN, Tuesday AM) in California, too :)


45 posted on 08/31/2004 9:16:15 AM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Hatteras
That's not a British accent. That's a Charles Emerson Winchester III accent.

With a touch of French thrown in to add a touch more "European sophistication". Ptooey.

46 posted on 08/31/2004 9:23:15 AM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: jra

Ok. You say I'm not seeing what I thought I was seeing. (just joking) You say, its a rotator Ad, provided by my cable company. I have satellite. Probably has the rotator Ads, too. But even when I saw the Ad tuesday morn., I considered it may be a slot thing or something. What threw me, was that we'd all heard that the Swifties were running the Ads in only 3 or 4 states. I am in Florida. Thereby, as skerry would put it, I thought Florida would be next or later on the list, money providing, of course. Yeah, time to donate to the Swifties.


47 posted on 08/31/2004 8:34:16 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: dawn53

One of the talking heads on one of the 3 stations I was flipping between, this am, --no, it was later in the afternoon, said to a question posed to him by another head, "no, that's a stand-in, for him....."
I dont care if it was kerry or not, he did throw his medals at the whitehouse, I have, seen a photo of that.


48 posted on 08/31/2004 8:39:23 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: rm3friskerFTN

The TV ads are necessarily short, and they are nothing more than appetizers for the book. There's no escape from the book, and as the paleomedia is forced to investigate this story, Jean Fraude will be sunk.


49 posted on 08/31/2004 8:43:15 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Jean Fraude Kerrí, le poulet de An Thoi)
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