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'Winter Soldier' Held Back to Help Kerry Campaign
newsmax.com ^ | 8/9/05 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 08/09/2005 6:44:26 PM PDT by bitt

An effort was made to release the controversial documentary "Winter Soldier" during John Kerry's failed 2004 presidential campaign, but industry insiders decided to hold the film back fearing a backlash against Kerry.

But with the election safely behind them, "Winter Soldier" -- a documentary which alleges atrocities by U.S. troops in Vietnam -- is set for re-release and is once again causing a stir.

The Village Voice reports that last year a movie executive balked at screening "Winter Soldier” during John Kerry’s run for president for fear that it would do him more harm than good.

After Kerry won the Democratic nomination, Film Forum’s Karen Cooper considered showing the 34-year-old documentary, which briefly features young Vietnam vet Kerry.

But even though a filmmaker used footage from "Winter Soldier” to lionize Kerry in a biographical movie underwritten by Democrats, Cooper was concerned about its possible negative effect on Kerry’s campaign, New York’s Village Voice reports, and decided not to screen it.

Milestone Film and Video co-founders Dennis Doros and Amy Heller then picked up the film, which has been discredited by many vets.

But, said Heller, "because the right is well funded and very litigious, it became clear that the best way to release it was to have a separate corporation that would protect the assets of Milestone just in case the Swift Boat Veterans want to make trouble.”

Now Heller and Doros say they can take on riskier material and are set to screen the documentary in several cities.

And according to the Voice, they can thank "the fragility of the Kerry campaign” for landing them distribution rights.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americangigalo; americantraitor; documentary; gigalo; horseface; kerry; lyingtraitor; teresaspoodle; traitor; treason; wintersoldier

1 posted on 08/09/2005 6:44:30 PM PDT by bitt
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To: johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; Kenny Bunk; GianniV; ...

LT ping!


2 posted on 08/09/2005 6:45:25 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: bitt

BTTT


3 posted on 08/09/2005 6:47:02 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: bitt
But, said Heller, "because the right is well funded and very litigious,

Uh, yeah. That explains the trial lawyers being so heavily behind the Bush/Cheney campaign last year. [yawn]

4 posted on 08/09/2005 6:48:01 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: bitt

Losers never quit losing.
All it's gonna take is protesters out front Calling on
Kerry to release his form 180.


5 posted on 08/09/2005 6:49:07 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bitt
This isn't the '60s, this isn't the '70s, and though we are once again at war, this film is NOT going to have the desired culmination that these damned lefties hope it will.

The so called documentary and these people are all despicable!

6 posted on 08/09/2005 6:54:46 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: tet68
"Whadda we Want!"

"Paper Work!"

"When do we want it?"

"NOW!"

OOOOPs, forget it, they're still protesting losing the election..........


7 posted on 08/09/2005 6:57:09 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 08/09/2005 7:20:17 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

This needs your learned perspective.

But don't post any opinion contrary to the Red Queen's (heh heh). Since I did these playing-card-looking guys keep trying to cut my head off.


9 posted on 08/09/2005 7:31:08 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (The Qa' ran says moderates are apostates while the fanatics on Jihad are right. It's evil!)
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To: NewRomeTacitus
Spineless US Senate would rather protect Hanoi Kerry
than deal with the anti war crowd.

Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry isn't behind the anti war crowd needs to get a clue.

It's time to support our troops and ignore the jelly fish in the US Senate!

There is no need to impeach Hanoi Kerry from the US Senate

He is there illegally!

WAKEUP AMERICA!

For those who "forgot" what Hanoi Kerry
did in the past read on and learn the truth.

Hanoi Kerry was still a USNR officer while he:
gave false hearsay testimony to Congress
negotiated with the enemy
helped the US lose a war
abetted in the deaths of millions
created a hostile environment for all servicemen

Why is Kerry still in the US Senate?
This is in violation of
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.amendmentxiv.html

And the FBI has proof of his treason.

Hanoi Kerry Timeline of a traitor
includes FBI files

May 1970
Kerry and Julia traveled to Paris, France and met with Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of Vietnam (PRG), the political wing of the Vietcong, and other Viet Cong and Communist Vietnamese representatives to the Paris peace talks, a trip he now calls a "fact-finding" mission.

(U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.)

http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html

a) A person charged with absence without leave or missing movement in time of war,
or with any offense punishable by death,
may be tried at any time without limitation.

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/ucmj.htm#*%20843.%20ART.%2043.%20STATUTE%20OF%20LIMITATIONS

Distribute these url's!

Links to Anti Kerry sites
212 LINKS
News reports,
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MUST SEE WEBSITE!!!!

http://www.kerrystreason.com/index.html

Full details on these url's!

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There is a backup site
if the 1st url is unavailable.

http://tonkin.spymac.net/hanoikerry1.html

Did you see this...?
(The 'Kerry's Promise Counter')
http://polipundit.com/index.php?p=6628
Polipundit even tells you how to install it on your own page!
10 posted on 08/09/2005 7:59:31 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: Interesting Times

FYI


11 posted on 08/09/2005 9:20:46 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: hoosiermama
Thanks.

I don't think these leftists understand just how poorly their Vietnam-era atrocity propaganda is going to come across today, when even the most rabid haters of our military have to pretend to "support the troops."

12 posted on 08/09/2005 9:27:06 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Fedora

merry kerry ping


13 posted on 08/09/2005 10:02:22 PM PDT by christie
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To: All
http://www.notjohnkerry2004.com/
14 posted on 08/09/2005 11:09:06 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: bitt

bump


15 posted on 08/10/2005 2:51:40 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: tet68

Hillary at work.

She has already started eliminating the competition for 08.


16 posted on 08/10/2005 6:05:00 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: bitt

Vietnam -- is set for re-release and is once again causing a stir.

The Village Voice reports that last year a movie executive balked at screening "Winter Soldier” during John Kerry’s run for president for fear that it would do him more harm than good.
See gang even the ratmedia knows that too many lies will backfire.


17 posted on 08/10/2005 6:42:28 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The ratmedia: always eager to remind us of why we hate them.)
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To: bitt

Great memory pic from the past. By any chance do you have the pic of the idiot woman from Ohio reacting on the Capitol steps when certification of the vote was announced?


18 posted on 08/10/2005 6:46:36 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: bitt; All

Did anyone see Gretta van Botox last night, shamelessly promote the poor idiot woman who is protesting the war down at W's ranch?


19 posted on 08/10/2005 6:48:04 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: bitt
Kerry was in Vietnam?

He should have said something about it during the campaign; he might have won.

20 posted on 08/10/2005 6:55:51 AM PDT by Textide
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To: bitt

JF'nK is a lying traitor ~ Bump!


21 posted on 08/10/2005 8:18:21 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: bitt

""Winter Soldier" -- a documentary which alleges atrocities by U.S. troops in Vietnam..."

Summation: Hollywood has taken license, once again, to put their liberal bias into the film.


22 posted on 08/10/2005 8:48:28 AM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: Fruit of the Spirit

"Hollywood has taken license, once again, to put their liberal bias into the film."

- Even though the Republicans (via Nixon) has taken virtually all of the liberal heat for the Vietnam mess that he inherited from Kennedy and Johnson, in retrospect it was the Democratic Party that was gutted by that experience and remains so to this day.
Not only did they drive Nixon from office but the Democrats in Congress and the Senate denied funding for South Vietnamese aid after the US withdrew. The South fell shortly after and then we had the boat people, Laos and the mountains of skulls in Cambodia.
At some level the liberals involved in that betrayal realize that their actions directly led to the deaths of millions and they have been in denial and seeking to justify their actions ever since. This film is but another example of that attempt.


23 posted on 08/10/2005 11:15:43 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: finnigan2

"This film is but another example of that attempt."

You didn't finish the sentence... ;-)

Essentially, it's another Michael Moore-type of film.


24 posted on 08/10/2005 3:26:56 PM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

since they ALL look so silly, I didn't keep too many of THOSE...

here's a good selection, tho.....

http://www.usmlo.org/archive2005/2005-01/vor050106.htm


25 posted on 08/10/2005 4:50:10 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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