Skip to comments.Liberals Warn Sinclair Not to Broadcast Anti-Kerry Film
Posted on 10/11/2004 6:23:54 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry
(CNSNews.com) - A liberal group dedicated to "correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media" is furious that Sinclair Broadcasting plans to have its stations air an "anti-Kerry attack film" between now and Nov. 2.
"Sinclair's plan to air anti-Kerry propaganda before the election is an abuse of the public airwaves for what appears to be partisan political purposes," said David Brock, CEO of Media Matters, in a letter to Sinclair Broadcasting.
In his letter, Brock warned Sinclair that airing the film "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal" could be a violation of broadcast regulations requiring equal time for political candidates -- as well as a violation of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.
According to the "Stolen Honor" website, the film is a "documentary exposing John Kerry's record of betrayal."
A film excerpt printed on the website quotes a former Vietnam POW as saying that Kerry "committed an act of treason. He lied, he besmirched our name and he did it for self-interest. And now he wants us to forget."
"Stolen Honor" was produced by Carlton Sherwood, a former investigative reporter and thrice-wounded (and decorated) Marine Corps combat veteran.
The website says the documentary received its initial funding entirely from Pennsylvania Veterans. It notes that since the Stolen Honor website was activated in late August, additional funds have been received from individuals and entities nationwide.
"No political campaign, candidate or political party have been involved in any way in the financing or production of Stolen Honor," the website says.
On the film's website, Sherwood tells readers, "Intended or not, Lt. Kerry painted a depraved portrait of Vietnam veterans, literally creating the images of those who served in combat as deranged, drug-addicted psychopaths, baby killers."
In his letter to Sinclair Broadcasting, Brock wrote, "I don't have to remind you... (that) fourteen of the 62 stations the company either owns or programs are in the key political swing stations of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where the presidential election is being closely fought."
Brock, in a press release, also pointed to press reports saying that in the 2004 political cycle, Sinclair executives have given nearly all of their $68,000 in political contributions to Republicans.
Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- the film that spawned so many election-year "documentaries"-- made its video store debut last week.
Oh, but it's okay to air Moore's film before the election?
Hypocritical pompous windbags.
The monopoly for Old Media is so over.
Let's support Sinclair. Let them know we want to see the film and support them. Send them a note!
Let Brock do his worst.
Go Sinclair! Don't be intimidated by the MSM and their liberal toadies!
As Fiction-heit 911 plays in theatres across America, and comes out on DVD just weeks before the election, lefties cry foul when a REAL documentary from a REAL war vet gets some airplay. My loathing for these people is complete.
Is this blowhard referring to the regulation the FFC got rid of in August 1987, that equal time? The same one they're trying to reinstate to "flush Rush?"
Do you have Sinclair's email address?
Are you sure? I believe that involves Barney Frank, a gerbil, and a Massachusetts marriage license.
They are steadfast in their defense of free speech.......for their side.
America's enemies (both foreign and domestic) hate President Bush
The way criminals hate honest cops
where was he when CBS news, inconjunction with the DNC ran their hit piece against the president? Then they ran their "Draft scare" piece?
where was this guy then?
or is this what they call "selective outrage"?
Here's how to contact them;
The hype and hypocracy of liberals is an amazing thing to see.
The media has hidden the truth about John Kerry. It is a Public Service to show the Documentary so that the public can see the truth about John Kerry.
It would be a travesty for the election to occur without the public knowing the facts about what John Kerry did when he met with the enemy during wartime, and caused harm to America.
Some Houston school showed F 911 to a class WITHOUT getting parents' permission first. Some of the kids in the class weren't 18 yet. Parents are ANGRY!
Then of course those same whiners will should complain about the Sundance channel showing liberal claptrap, the Vote for Change Concert Tour finale...
By the time all actions are taken, the election will be over, and the program will have hade it's effect and made it's point.
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