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Kerry and Producer do Battle for Honor
New York Times ^ | March 27, 2006 | Sara Ivry

Posted on 03/28/2006 3:49:59 AM PST by Peach

When Senator John F. Kerry set up a legal defense fund last month to fight a civil suit charging him with conspiracy and defamation, he called it the "Fund for Truth and Honor." The name seems to tweak the title of "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," a 2004 documentary that criticized Mr. Kerry for his activities in the early 1970's in Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Carlton Sherwood, the journalist and Marine veteran who produced the film, and the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation filed the lawsuit in October in federal court in Philadelphia. The suit accuses Mr. Kerry and an aide of campaigning to stop the Sinclair Broadcasting Group from showing "Stolen Honor" and of trying to injure Mr. Sherwood's business and reputation. "If there's one lesson we learned from 2004, it's how much the right wing is willing to spend to attack John Kerry's honor," said David Wade, a spokesman for Mr. Kerry. "We want to set up some mechanism so that if this gets very expensive, you have some means of fighting back." Mr. Sherwood said this fight was nonpartisan. "This is a personal thing. It has nothing at all to do with his politics," he said. He called it an effort to make Mr. Kerry answer for having "defamed and excoriated hundreds of thousands of men, some of them killed in action, just for his own political future."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carltonsherwood; kerry; sinclair; stolenhonor; veterans
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1 posted on 03/28/2006 3:50:04 AM PST by Peach
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To: Peach

And the hits keep comming..........


2 posted on 03/28/2006 3:54:47 AM PST by SeeRushToldU_So
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To: Peach

This suit is interesting. I'll bet one of the first things the plaintiff will try to get on discovery is Kerry's full military records. Here's hoping they're successful.


3 posted on 03/28/2006 3:56:59 AM PST by B.Bumbleberry
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To: Peach

Mr. Kerry speaks of "Honor" a lot for a man who has none.

It would take a lot of room to write of all this man has done that wasn't honorable.
No honorable man has to put himself in for medals he didnt earn, a man who served Honorably in the military usually gets an honorable discharge when they leave the military, not years later. Also an Honorable man would keep their promise to release their record. Where is the Honorable F-180, Hanoi John?


4 posted on 03/28/2006 4:12:16 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: sgtbono2002

Maybe he threw it over the White House fence. No, that couldn't be it--he only throws other people's medals over the White House fence.


5 posted on 03/28/2006 4:15:23 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: Peach; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

PING


6 posted on 03/28/2006 4:18:15 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Peach
Every time I hear about Kerry, I think of his Wife. African? Hell, she ain't even black! Speaks 18 different languages....... now, that's just suspicious!
7 posted on 03/28/2006 4:19:25 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek

What in the world are you talking about?


8 posted on 03/28/2006 4:20:56 AM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Peach
"If there's one lesson we learned from 2004, it's how much the right wing is willing to spend to attack John Kerry's honor," said David Wade, a spokesman for Mr. Kerry.

Now let's get serious for a moment here, Mr. Wade. One can not attack that which does not exist.

9 posted on 03/28/2006 4:21:01 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Is tractus pro pensio.)
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To: Peach
There was supposed to be a documentary coming out that highlighted the ineptness of Kerry during his campaign but I never saw anything about after it was announced.

Does anyone remember the name of it or has anyone seen it? I'd love to see it, since it was reported to be hilarious.

10 posted on 03/28/2006 4:23:07 AM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: libs_kma

It was called Inside the Bubble. I think it had some limited showings but has not been in wide release. Maybe the DVD will be coming out soon. I'd love to see it, also.


11 posted on 03/28/2006 4:27:10 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: Jeff Gordon

Besides which, exactly how much was spent? Not nearly as much as Kerry and his Soros-cronies spent in trying to defame and discredit the Swifties.

The Swifties brought down Hanoi John with the chicken feed they were able to raise from donors in the 6 months prior to the election. Doesn't take much to expose a liar like Kerry, it's much more expensive to hide the lies, eh John?


12 posted on 03/28/2006 4:36:39 AM PST by wvobiwan (I lose track, is Russia the enemy again? Plus terrorists, France, and Hollywood of course.)
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To: Peach
“Send me money so I can defend my... honor!”
13 posted on 03/28/2006 4:40:07 AM PST by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: johnny7

Oh, good one, Johnny. The guy's a multimillionaire and he needs money to defend his honor? hmmm


14 posted on 03/28/2006 4:41:32 AM PST by Peach
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To: Peach

The funny/sad thing is that frenchie can get dopes to put up money and work to prove that he is not a scumbag, which of course he is.


15 posted on 03/28/2006 4:49:53 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (John Spencer is the warrior we have been waiting for.We can trust him with our future.)
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To: Peach
"If there's one lesson we learned from 2004, it's how much the right wing is willing to spend to attack John Kerry's honor,"

If he was a truly honorable man there would be nothing to attack.

16 posted on 03/28/2006 4:53:00 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: ladtx

How much time and money has the left spent to attack the President's honor.

The President hasnt spent a dime defending himself and IMO hasnt spent enough time doing it either.And they got ZILCH.


17 posted on 03/28/2006 5:01:05 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: B.Bumbleberry
Kerry's full military records

Wait, last I recall Kerry said he HAD signed form 180 and that his people were just going over it one last time before they released it. That was in Jan of '05.

What a disgusting, lying POS.

18 posted on 03/28/2006 5:14:18 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sgtbono2002

The President hasnt spent a dime defending himself and IMO hasnt spent enough time doing it either.And they got ZILCH.

_____________________________

Really good point. Truth is its own defense.


19 posted on 03/28/2006 5:15:23 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: Coop

What in the world are you talking about?

Just a line I heard from a female comedian the other night. Can't remember her name. It was from a Red-neck perspective.


20 posted on 03/28/2006 6:11:54 AM PST by wolfcreek
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