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Kerry Backfire: New TV Stations Want to Air Vietnam Film
NewsMax.com ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 10:32 a.m | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 10/13/2004 1:35:24 PM PDT by crushelits

Complaints against the Sinclair broadcasting network by John Kerry's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee may have backfired, with non-Sinclair TV stations now expressing an interest in airing the documentary "Stolen Honor."

The film chronicles the top Democrat's role in the anti-Vietnam War movement.

"A few other TV stations around the country have contacted the producer of this documentary as well," Sinclair spokesman Mark Hyman told nationally syndicated radio host G. Gordon Liddy on Tuesday. "So there appears to be some growing interest in making this available to the nation's viewers."

Hyman said that Sinclair's decision to air the documentary was driven in part by a desire to pick up the slack from other broadcast networks, which have increasingly shunned news coverage in favor of entertainment programming.

Referring to the 13 Vietnam-era POWs who appear in "Stolen Honor" criticizing Kerry for protesting the war alongside the likes of anti-American actress Jane Fonda, Hyman told Liddy, "If anybody has earned the right to be heard on the subject of Vietnam, it's these men, who suffered such horrific abuse and unspeakable torture."

"For 31 years John Kerry has run away from that," he added.

Hyman said that while the exact format for the broadcast has yet to be determined, Sinclair has invited Kerry to give his side of the story after the broadcast.


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: backfire; kerry; newtv; politics; stations; vietnamfilm

1 posted on 10/13/2004 1:35:27 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: crushelits

A good rule of thumb.If it is on NewsMAX it has already been posted on FreeRepublic.


2 posted on 10/13/2004 1:37:23 PM PDT by Blessed
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To: Blessed

Another rule. If it's NewsMax, wait two weeks longer to verify.


3 posted on 10/13/2004 1:42:03 PM PDT by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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To: jwalburg

Personally, I like Newsmax. They try to give the other side to the story - the side that CBS, etc., refuses to cover. I love Free Republic but we need other sites who are not afraid to put out the "other side of the story."


4 posted on 10/13/2004 1:46:34 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: onevoter

Yeah, but it's when the other side of the story is fake that I have trouble with. Top Al-Qaida guys are always being captured, for instance. News Max cries wolf too much. You get burned enough and you start ignoring the sources that burn you.


5 posted on 10/13/2004 1:49:57 PM PDT by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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To: jwalburg

Happens here, too.
No one is immune. If we kill our wounded friends, no one will be left to stand with us.


6 posted on 10/13/2004 1:51:58 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: Baynative

Or...

He could be forced to live a life much like Al Gore's...

heh heh heh


8 posted on 10/13/2004 2:03:51 PM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: crushelits

Non-Sinclair stations wanting to air the film right before the election............God is so good.


9 posted on 10/13/2004 2:06:03 PM PDT by no dems (Can anyone imagine Teresa Heing Ketchup being our first lady?)
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To: onevoter

I agree with you.

Besides it was because of NewsMax that I even heard of FreeRepublic.


10 posted on 10/13/2004 2:06:29 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: onevoter

I agree with you.

Besides it was because of NewsMax that I even heard of FreeRepublic.


11 posted on 10/13/2004 2:06:48 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: crushelits
"If anybody has earned the right to be heard on the subject of Vietnam, it's these men, who suffered such horrific abuse and unspeakable torture."

Sounds right to me.

13 posted on 10/13/2004 2:08:42 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Blessed
Hello Blessed:
Sometime I get criticized for posting something that may have been already posted.
I did a search
as it appears in NEWSMAX Kerry Backfire: New TV Stations Want to Air Vietnam Film
If somebody change the title it's not my PROBLEMA.
I hope you understand!

14 posted on 10/13/2004 2:11:41 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: Paloma_55

I just wish they had to give up their Senate seats to run for president. Sure doesn't show much confidence to keep one foot in the Senate and one foot on the campaign trail!


15 posted on 10/13/2004 3:00:51 PM PDT by LUV W (WE will not waver;WE will not tire;WE will not falter!)
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To: crushelits

No chance to see this in Zoo Jersey. Bought my own DVD online this afternoon .


16 posted on 10/13/2004 3:38:22 PM PDT by Renegade
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