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A media coverup of Watergate proportions
Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2004 | by David Limbaugh

Posted on 11/02/2004 4:25:27 PM PST by Starboard

A media coverup of Watergate proportions David Limbaugh

November 2, 2004

Of all the outrageous aspects of this year's presidential campaign, nothing exceeds the Old Media's overt mission to defeat President Bush. They've always been biased, but this year, they barely tried to hide it.

Because of their bias, a large number of people remain in the dark about who John Kerry really is, which is alarming. I dare say that if they had not sheltered Kerry's past and his official record, if they hadn't conspired with Democrats to bring down President Bush, Kerry would be lucky to receive 40 percent of the popular vote.

Why do I say that? Simply because Kerry's left-wing beliefs are drastically out of step with a substantial majority of Americans. The only reason our elections have been so close in recent years is that the Old Media has helped to conceal that the liberal fringe has overtaken the Democratic Party. It is the party of Michael Moore, Howard Dean and, yes, John Kerry.

If the nation were truly divided along ideological lines, John Kerry wouldn't have to go to such lengths to conceal his support for gay marriage, his unabashed support of abortion, his discomfort with America's autonomy over its own national security, his aversion to national defense, his persistent opposition to the CIA, his consistent sympathy for Communist regimes and his commitment to punishing earned wealth and productivity.

Kerry's liberalism is not all the Old Media have hidden. They have shielded major portions of his past and sugarcoated others. They have deliberately ignored bona fide allegations against Kerry, some of which are substantiated by his own damning admissions. They've not only abrogated their duty to investigate Kerry's conduct, they've often refused to report it at all.

Credible claims have been made that John Kerry: cavorted with the North Vietnam enemy in Paris; was present at a meeting in Kansas City in 1971 where serious discussions occurred among his close anti-war confidantes about assassinating U.S. senators; perjuriously testified of alleged atrocities "routinely" committed by American troops in Vietnam; suborned other perjurious testimony in furtherance of his antiwar agenda; grossly exaggerated his own combat exploits and injuries and shamelessly lobbied for medals.

Kerry's own statements prove he committed war atrocities himself; that he wasn't in Cambodia during Christmas despite the experience being "seared" in his memory, and that he couldn't have been entitled to at least one of his Purple Hearts because no enemy fire was involved.

Any of these things alone would be sufficient to disqualify a Republican candidate for office. Taken together, they are devastating. But the Old Media remain uninterested.

Their response to a quarter of a thousand decorated Vietnam Swift Boat heroes decrying John Kerry's Vietnam record and anti-war activities has been to slander them and attack their credibility based on tenuous and unsubstantiated alleged connections between them and certain Republican groups. In stark contrast, they have pursued the non-story of President Bush's honorable National Guard service at least five separate times.

Even worse, the Old Media have been sordid coconspirators with Democrats throughout the campaign. Dan Rather and CBS participated with Democratic thugs in a forged documents scandal against President Bush and, when caught, unrepentantly stood by the "accuracy" of their fraudulent story.

ABC's political director Mark Halperin issued a memo directing his staff to be tougher on Bush than Kerry in their debate coverage. Newsweek's Evan Thomas boasted that the Old Media would deliver Kerry some 15 points in the popular vote. The New York Times and CBS did an October hit piece on the mythical missing explosives at al-Qaqaa. "Sixty Minutes" delivered another preposterous last-ditch hit on President Bush Sunday before the election alleging he hasn't properly equipped our troops in Iraq.

Worst of all, the Old Media have refused to insist that Kerry respond to any of the allegations about his Vietnam, antiwar or Senate records. They have participated with him in a cover up of Watergate proportions about these and his failure to sign Form 180 to release his military records.

They have exhibited a striking incuriosity concerning credible charges that there is something fishy about Kerry's medals. And now, as unfathomable as it may seem, they are ignoring potentially serious questions about the history and status of Kerry's discharge from the Navy.

Can you imagine the lengths to which these "objective pursuers of truth" would have gone had just a fraction of these credible charges surfaced against President Bush?

Only after the election will we learn the full truth about John Kerry, whether he wins or loses. And I suspect it's going to shock the daylights out of America.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; kerry; media; msm
The MSM ran cover for Kerry big time.
1 posted on 11/02/2004 4:25:28 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I had a three hour phone conversation with my sister who lives in Los Angeles(HB) whom already voted for Kerry absentee. By the end of the phone call, since she leans moderate, I had her feeling pretty regretful and guilt ridden. Wish I had spoken to her sooner. Politics was never a topic and I always assumed converting a Californian would be fruitless anyway..


2 posted on 11/02/2004 4:30:19 PM PST by Se7eN
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To: Starboard

I had a three hour phone conversation with my sister who lives in Los Angeles(HB) whom already voted for Kerry absentee. By the end of the phone call, since she leans moderate, I had her feeling pretty regretful and guilt ridden. Wish I had spoken to her sooner. Politics was never a topic and I always assumed converting a Californian would be fruitless anyway..


3 posted on 11/02/2004 4:30:22 PM PST by Se7eN
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To: Starboard

No matter HOW the election goes, we need to organize to defeat the mainstream media, so they don't wield this partisan power again. We need to work on this starting NOW. Agree? What is the best way?


4 posted on 11/02/2004 4:31:52 PM PST by mikebake
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To: Starboard

Do you know anything about the 14th Amendment and not being in public office after aiding the enemy. Did Kerry get past that by being pardoned by Jimmy Carter? I don't think I have ever seen that discussed anywhere. I got something about it in an email today.


5 posted on 11/02/2004 4:32:48 PM PST by TXLady
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To: mikebake

Agree. A good starting point would be for us to boycott CBS sponsors. They need to get the message.


6 posted on 11/02/2004 4:34:25 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard
A media coverup of Watergate proportions
7 posted on 11/02/2004 4:34:33 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Starboard

Dont let them get away with it

Go to http://www.georgewbush.com/btlhome.aspx

If you haven't already signed up as a volunteer, please do so.

Once you have signed up you should see a bar to click on that says "Call Swing State Voters Today"

Click on it.

You should get a list of swing state voters to call. PLEASE CALL THEM.

If you want, use your cel phone if you have unlimited long distance or the like.

BUT PLEASE DO IT!!!!


8 posted on 11/02/2004 4:36:09 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Starboard
        
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9 posted on 11/02/2004 4:37:04 PM PST by FreeKeys (A TRAITOR for President? NEVER! Besides, nutcase Scary Kerry wants to give nuclear fuel to Iran!)
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To: TXLady

Did Kerry get past that by being pardoned by Jimmy Carter?



In all probability, yes. But the MSM wouldn't even ask him to sign a DD180 that would have told us more about his "injuries" and discharge status. Virtually no due diligence was conducted on Kerry by the MSM. Bush, on the other hand, was hounded by the media with all manner of probing questions.


10 posted on 11/02/2004 4:37:45 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

BUMP


11 posted on 11/02/2004 4:38:37 PM PST by Siobhan (Pray without ceasing.)
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To: Starboard
You didn't do a title search at all, did you?
12 posted on 11/02/2004 4:39:49 PM PST by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: Starboard
"......Only after the election will we learn the full truth about John Kerry, whether he wins or loses......."

In your dreams.

13 posted on 11/02/2004 4:40:04 PM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Thanks for the link. Will look into this, but please know that our cars have Bush/Cheney stickers (I drive through enemy territory everyday!) and my son and I supported the local campaign office by putting signs up along major highways in our area.


14 posted on 11/02/2004 4:42:10 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard
Only after the election will we learn the full truth about John Kerry, whether he wins or loses. And I suspect it's going to shock the daylights out of America.

If Kerry loses, no one will give his record a second thought. If he wins, the media will continue to cover for him as they did Clinton.

15 posted on 11/02/2004 4:42:58 PM PST by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: Starboard

My friend I appreciate your effort thus far, but we HAVE to give every once of sweat blood and toil to this.

I live near Ithaca, the most liberal City in New York, if not America, and I did every thing you have done and THEN I made the phone calls.

I'm begging you and everyone to help out just a little bit more for a little bit longer.


16 posted on 11/02/2004 4:45:34 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Starboard

Thanks for answering. I admit I am still confused about the things I have read about his security clearance being pulled and then the different pieces of information about him having a less than honorable discharge. Today is the first time I have received anything pertaining to the 14th Amendment.


17 posted on 11/02/2004 4:46:50 PM PST by TXLady
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To: Starboard

MSM is really ignorant of their problem I think.

Money talks - when money walks form MSM for ad $ they'll change or die.


20 posted on 11/02/2004 4:57:11 PM PST by Principled
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To: Principled

MSM is really ignorant of their problem I think.



Much like an alcoholic or addict, they can't see or acknowledge their own problem. The MSM is in denial; the Democrats are their enablers.


21 posted on 11/02/2004 4:59:39 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard
The first casualty in war is truth, this "war" began in 2000 and tonight is the Armageddon.

Come hell or highwater, sKerry will be put on trial in 2005 for his crimes in 1972, perhaps we should start the campaign NOW!

22 posted on 11/02/2004 5:14:04 PM PST by Former Dodger ((Go W GO! Finish off the US Rats, then the Muslim ones!))
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To: Starboard

I am very disappointed in one fellow, who I always thought was a good guy, Matt Drudge. He has been non-existant in terms of linking to any negative sutes to anti-sKerry sites. I now heavily discount his as a semi-balanced source. Bummer. If it is not a dirty blue dress, the is useless.


23 posted on 11/02/2004 5:20:01 PM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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