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SOME MIGHT CALL IT CONSPIRACY
Fiedor Report On the News #318 ^ | 9-26-04 | Doug Fiedor

Posted on 09/25/2004 12:28:27 PM PDT by forest

Concerning those forged memos: What did John Kerry know and when did he know it? There are a few seldom mentioned interesting facts that almost answer that question. The accumulation of "facts" do not speak well for John Kerry and his campaign workers at all.

The first interesting tidbit was published in the Sept. 21 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle[1]. The lead paragraph tells the story: "Former Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign heard but did not pursue allegations about George W. Bush's Air National Guard service, similar to the information in discredited documents aired by CBS News this month, a former campaign official said Tuesday. Tony Coelho, who ran the campaign for several months in 2000, said he did not follow up on the claims because they were not serious enough to demand further attention."

So, the brash and often obnoxious Al Gore had that information back in 2000, knew it was both false and silly and rejected it.

That makes Kerry, his campaign workers, McAuliffe at the DNC, the news producers at CBS, Dan Rather, and the many so called "journalists" who also ran with the story without fact-checking all look even sillier than they already did. They are either totally dishonest or just plain stupid. Whichever. Take your pick.

Fast forward from Gore to last April[2] and we see the very same information pop up in a crass John Kerry announcement. Because Kerry, in desperation, purposely used the false information. Then, working through a cut-out or two, he marketed it to media friends.

How much of this is supposing and how much is pure fact? Part of that answer is in the impertinent questions Kerry publicly asked last April 27:

-- Bush Has Said He Used No Special Treatment To Get Into The Guard. How Does He Explain The Fact That He Jumped Ahead Of 150 Applicants Despite Low Pilot Aptitude Scores?

-- Col. Albert Lloyd Said A Report From Alabama To Ellington Should Have Been Filed. Where Is That Report?

-- Why Did Bush Miss His Medical Exam In 1972?

-- Where Are The Complete Results Of The Required Investigation Into Bush's Absence From The Exam?

-- Why Did Bush Specifically Request To NOT Be Sent Overseas For Duty?

-- Why Does The White House Say Bush Was On Base When Bush's Superiors Had Filed A Report Saying He Was Gone For A Whole Year?

-- Why Is The Pentagon Under Orders To Not Discuss Bush's Record With Reporters?

-- Where Are Bush's Flight Logs?

-- Why Hasn't Bush Himself Demonstrated That He Showed Up For Service in Alabama?

Obviously, some of these Kerry questions were tossed in to add confusion. Others were crafted from the forged memos. In any case, all this material was discussed completely when Dubya first ran for governor. Therefore, even the Gore campaign knew these were spurious arguments and no longer worthy of addressing.

On the DNC side, Clinton-selected Democratic National Committee chairman McAuliffe also coordinated with the Kerry campaign and CBS (along with an assist from AP and a few newspapers) to keep the myth in the news. The prevaricating Democrats called it "Operation Fortunate Son" -- again based, in part, on documents they knew were Forged[3]. Today, thanks to bloggers and a few honest journalists at Fox News and on talk radio, we know that 100% of that Fortunate Son attack on Dubya is false.

None of that seems to matter, though. The whole of the Democratic Party's war room is still actively trying to keep that garbage in the news.

Kerry, of course, made some attempt to change the topic to Iraq last week. The problem with that was that he also again contradicted himself a few times. That could be why the DNC war room is sticking with the false Bush Guard story. It's all they've got to use. Kerry contradicts everything else that is said.

If the media were doing their job correctly, there would be constant demands for all of Kerry's military records, his wife's IRS records and Kerry's medical and psychiatric records.

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1. <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/09/21/politics1854EDT0752.DTL&type=printable>

2. <http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=29442>

<http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/releases/pr_2004_0427b.html>

3. <http://www.democrats.org/fortunateson/>

 

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bloggers; coelho; confusion; crafted; dishonest; false; forged; gore; know; mcauliffe; memos; psychiatric; records; son; stupid; when; wife
Concerning those forged memos:

-- What did John Kerry know and when did he know it?

-- Tony Coelho said they were not serious enough to demand further attention. So Gore knew in 2000.

-- Kerry, the DNC, CBS, Dan Rather, and so called "journalists" could have known and should have known.

Some of these Kerry questions were tossed in to add confusion. Others were crafted from the forged memos.

If the media were doing their job correctly, there would be constant demands for all of Kerry's military records, his wife's IRS records and Kerry's medical and psychiatric records.

1 posted on 09/25/2004 12:28:30 PM PDT by forest
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To: forest

If Dean had been the candidate, would we have the same emphasis on the National Guard non-story?
Dean was a draft-dodger, it would seem he would not want to bring that era into the campaign. But maybe the Michael Moore fringe of the party (now apparently their mainstream!) would have made it a major issue anyway. It's all they have, it seems!


2 posted on 09/25/2004 12:43:13 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: forest
They are either totally dishonest or just plain stupid.

Not to forget desperate.

3 posted on 09/25/2004 12:50:56 PM PDT by Otta B Sleepin ("Iraq isn't Vietnam, it's Guadalcanal." Powl Smith)
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To: Otta B Sleepin
They are either totally dishonest or just plain stupid.

Not to forget desperate.

Those three qualities aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. They're dishonest, stupid people who have recently become desperate.

4 posted on 09/25/2004 12:57:07 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob
Good Point . . . . LOL
5 posted on 09/25/2004 1:02:57 PM PDT by Doug Fiedor
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To: forest

" Concerning those forged memos: What did John Kerry know and when did he know it? There are a few seldom mentioned interesting facts that almost answer that question. The accumulation of "facts" do not speak well for John Kerry and his campaign workers at all."

Imagine if Richard Mellon Scaife shopped faked documents to FOX News for the purpose of damaging Kerry.
Imagine a Fox producer involving Newt Gingrich and Scott McClellan in the scam.
Imagine if Tom Delay and Ed Gillespie of the RNC flew to the microphones,
quoting the faked memos, before FOX aired the program.
We would have televised Congressional hearings already underway,
grand juries impaneled and breathless interruptions of regularly scheduled programming for updates.
The dying and discredited media is ignoring a bona fide scandal involving a presidential candidate that is unfolding in real time,
instead focusing on a bogus story from 35 years ago.
Which underscores why they are discredited, dying and by their behavior, active participants in the cover up.


6 posted on 09/25/2004 1:04:27 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue ( Kerry to our troops-Throw down your arms and surrender !)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Reminds me of "Birds of a Feather" and "No honor among thiefs".
7 posted on 09/25/2004 1:17:19 PM PDT by Ginifer
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To: BonnieJ
Well actually fat MM did make a lot of these "BushAWOL" allegations on stage with WES Clark during the primaries, who did nothing to stop him

It's considered one of the reasons that 'old Wes lost so badly in the democratic primaries, even though he was seen by many to be the Clinton clone candidate, with a REAL war record

Sure hope mikey keeps on "helping" the two johns
8 posted on 09/25/2004 1:21:55 PM PDT by Wild_Bill_8881 (If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with BS)
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To: forest
Some of these Kerry questions were tossed in to add confusion. Others were crafted from the forged memos.

Or, my preference, the forged memos were crafted to satisfy some of the bullet point questions.

9 posted on 09/25/2004 1:23:41 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: forest

"either totally dishonest or just plain stupid"

I vote for both .. and the other possibility is that it could be the old members of the Clinton cabal, who recently joined the Kerry camp. Since Dan is unwilling to give the public the name of the FORGER and document CREATOR, perhaps it's because the name McAuliffe or Carville would actually stun America, and cause a complete meltdown of the Kerry camp and the democrat party.


10 posted on 09/25/2004 1:43:22 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (Sen.Miller said, "Bush is a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel")
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To: CyberAnt
Yeah, lots of possibilities there. But, I was starting to get a bit wordy, so edited myself. ;-)
11 posted on 09/25/2004 2:20:22 PM PDT by Doug Fiedor
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To: forest
"They are either totally dishonest or just plain stupid. Whichever. Take your pick."

How come we have to pick just one?

12 posted on 09/25/2004 2:38:39 PM PDT by OhMike (He which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart...we would not die in that man's company.)
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To: BonnieJ

Dean a draft-dodger? Or a deferrment-seeker (and -receiver)?

Only Kerry would have needed this particular humiliation for Bush--to "balance" his own far more damaging military history.


13 posted on 09/25/2004 4:51:17 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: sauropod

read later


14 posted on 09/25/2004 5:33:48 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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