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Filmmaker sues Kerry over documentary
Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | MARYCLAIRE DALE

Posted on 10/05/2005 5:45:33 PM PDT by proud_yank

Filmmaker sues Kerry over documentary

By MARYCLAIRE DALE

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Posted at 6:14 PM EDT

Associated Press

Philadelphia — A filmmaker has sued Senator John Kerry and a onetime campaign aide, saying they defamed him as they sought to block the broadcast of an anti-Kerry documentary during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

The lawsuit, filed this week on behalf of producer Carlton Sherwood and a Vietnam veterans group, is the latest salvo in the battle over the documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal.

The film contends that Kerry's antiwar activities when he returned from Vietnam caused further harm to captured U.S. soldiers.

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, which as of last year owned 62 TV stations that reached a quarter of all U.S. households, cancelled plans to air the documentary during the razor-close Bush-Kerry race last fall and instead showed only portions of it as part of a broader program.

The Democratic National Committee had complained that Stolen Honor amounted to an illegal in-kind contribution to President Bush's campaign, and Kerry's campaign asked for equal time.

Sherwood's suit alleges that Kerry directed the DNC to issue a statement that falsely said the film was produced and funded by “extreme right-wing activists.”

The film was funded only by Vietnam veterans from Pennsylvania, according to Sherwood, a Harrisburg resident who served in Vietnam. He and a combat veterans group called the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation filed the federal suit in Philadelphia on Monday.

The suit charges that Anthony Podesta, who ran Kerry's campaign in Pennsylvania, called Sherwood “a disgraced journalist” and “Bush hack” in a widely circulated e-mail.

A Kerry spokesman suggested the suit was designed as a fundraising tool for the veterans foundation and others.

“This is simply more of the same smears and sleaze against a decorated Vietnam veteran from more of the same serial liars who disgraced themselves in 2004,” spokesman David Wade said.

“It's too bad the truth doesn't matter to the right wing when there's a chance to fundraise based on outright falsehood and slander,” he said.

Podesta did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

In July, the Federal Elections Commission rejected a complaint filed by the DNC, ruling that Baltimore-based Sinclair had not violated federal election law by running parts of the documentary.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiwar; carltonsherwood; johnkerry; kerrydefeat; lawsuit; protest; stolenhonor; vietnamveteran
The Democratic National Committee had complained that Stolen Honor amounted to an illegal in-kind contribution to President Bush's campaign, and Kerry's campaign asked for equal time.


Umm, EXCUSE ME!!!!!???



1 posted on 10/05/2005 5:45:45 PM PDT by proud_yank
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To: proud_yank

i want to sue Mike Moore


2 posted on 10/05/2005 5:48:33 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: proud_yank

3 posted on 10/05/2005 6:00:01 PM PDT by lormand (It's a long 3 hours between Rush and Levin)
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To: F14 Pilot
i want to sue Mike Moore

What is the punishment for treason in this country? Stoning, shackles, mandatory step-aerobics course.....??
4 posted on 10/05/2005 6:00:41 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: proud_yank

Good. Sue the hell of of him.


5 posted on 10/05/2005 6:06:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Any guess on how he would explain that one in court?


6 posted on 10/05/2005 6:19:28 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: proud_yank

<< [Yet another girlyperson behind whom Kerry was hiding] suggested the suit was designed as a fundraising tool for the veterans foundation and others.

"This is simply more of the same smears and sleaze against a "decorated Vietnam veteran" [HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa] from more of the same serial liars who disgraced themselves in 2004," spokesgirlyperson Davidess Wadess spewed.

"It's too bad the truth doesn't matter to "the right wing" when there's a chance to fundraise based on outright falsehood and slander," she said. >>

Ain't Psychopathological Projection Syndrome a bitch?

Gives the sick, evil, bastards away every darned time!

[And demonstrates beyond a doubt that 'Liberalism' is a psychosis. And a manifestation of evil]


7 posted on 10/05/2005 6:37:14 PM PDT by Brian Allen (... we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: proud_yank

What is the punishment for treason in this country? Stoning, shackles, mandatory step-aerobics course.....??
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For Moore, it's a life restriction of NO PANCAKES AND CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!


8 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:32 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: proud_yank
I'm still waiting for the so called decorated veteran to release his military records.The Kerry stooges should stop insulting real veterans in defense of a fraud like Kerry.
9 posted on 10/05/2005 7:52:27 PM PDT by rdcorso (Cindy Sheehen,"The Death Of My Son Worked Out Really Great For Me".)
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To: rdcorso
It's too bad the truth doesn't matter to the right wing when there's a chance to fundraise based on outright falsehood and slander,”

What the left wing does to the right wing when the right wing is disarmed.

Don't think for a minute that the Kerryites wouldn't love to emulate thier buddy Fidels goons and do the same to us.

10 posted on 10/05/2005 8:01:44 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: F14 Pilot

He has plenty of money that won't hurt him, take his donuts that'll kill him.


11 posted on 10/05/2005 8:19:52 PM PDT by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: kublia khan
He has plenty of money that won't hurt him, take his donuts that'll kill him.


"Razor-close" is a quote from an AP writer!!!
I wonder what kind of mathtematics these idiots are using???


The Sinclair Broadcast Group, which as of last year owned 62 TV stations that reached a quarter of all U.S. households, canceled plans to air the documentary during the razor-close Bush-Kerry race last fall and instead showed only portions of it as part of a broader program.
12 posted on 10/05/2005 8:55:33 PM PDT by danamco
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To: proud_yank

What has happened to that other documentary that's been out...IN THE BUBBLE or something? I read about it for a day...and then POOF, it was gone!


13 posted on 10/05/2005 9:02:43 PM PDT by Hildy ( liberals cannot change the present, and cannot effect the future, so they MUST relive the past...)
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To: proud_yank
"What is the punishment for treason in this country? "

Listening to 3 years of 24/7 replays of Cindy Shehan's rants over and over and over -----
14 posted on 10/05/2005 9:06:06 PM PDT by Humal
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marker


15 posted on 10/05/2005 9:50:15 PM PDT by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: Humal

Have you seen the lastest Cindy pict ures? She's sitting under a tent while a beautician works on her hair. Guess they can't do much about the rest of her.


16 posted on 10/05/2005 10:05:54 PM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: proud_yank
"“It's too bad the truth doesn't matter to the right wing when there's a chance to fundraise based on outright falsehood and slander,” he said."

Excuse me, too!

Where did all the hogwash about the "wall" of separation of church and state emanate from?
17 posted on 10/05/2005 10:09:34 PM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: proud_yank
"Decorated Vietnam Veteran" Kerry still has not signed SF 180 to release his records to the public.

Almost 300 days after he promised on TV to do so.

He released his records only to Michael Kranish, who was simultaneously a Kerry staffer and a Boston Globe reporter during the 2004 campaign.

Why won't he release them to someone who's, say, been in the Navy? (you won't find Navy vets, or any vets for that matter, at the Globe).

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

18 posted on 10/05/2005 11:21:51 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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Bump to the top of the mast


19 posted on 10/06/2005 9:36:38 AM PDT by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Drudge has this:

GORE WARNS: 'AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN GRAVE DANGER'

Yes, it is, if he has any say in it. His above-linked speech is a beadwork of rambles. Scanning it reminds me why I was so sick of the "public discourse" (part of Gore's whine, above) during clinton's years: the top-drawer dems don't make much sense.

Then there's this precious little bit of gorewisdom:

As a result of these fears, safeguards were enacted in the U.S. -- including the Public Interest Standard, the Equal Time Provision, and the Fairness Doctrine - though a half century later, in 1987, they were effectively repealed. And then immediately afterwards, Rush Limbaugh and other hate-mongers began to fill the airwaves.

20 posted on 10/06/2005 9:55:32 AM PDT by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: Humal
"What is the punishment for treason in this country? "

Listening to 3 years of 24/7 replays of Cindy Shehan's rants over and over and over -----


LOL That is grossly unconstitutional!!! Both very cruel, and very unusual. Though I wouldn't mind it for someone like MM
21 posted on 10/06/2005 10:26:38 AM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: Criminal Number 18F; rdcorso

I read some of Kerry's book 'Tour of Duty'. Kind of funny how it lept around. He started off explaining how 'out of the loop' and underpriviledged he felt when he was at school. 'My folks only had a 45' sailboat, but others had 60' boats' kind of garbage.

For the decorated war vet, it was odd how long it took him to get into the war details. The really interesting thing was, when he got into the war 'details', he started off by saying that the Navy gave out medals (particularly purple hearts) for just about everything. Why he would even put that in there is beyond me? That was the basis of his campaign how great a war hero he was.

Funny.


22 posted on 10/06/2005 10:34:56 AM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: proud_yank
That was the basis of his campaign how great a war hero he was.

You know, that campaign strategy didn't do Bob Dole a lick of good either, and Dole was a war hero.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

23 posted on 10/06/2005 8:52:27 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: proud_yank

"Both very cruel, and very unusual"

Recidivism would be 0%, I'd bet. :-)


24 posted on 10/06/2005 9:02:33 PM PDT by Humal
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