Skip to comments.To Set The Record Straight
Posted on 12/08/2007 11:29:34 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt
Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid became the catalyst for an unprecedented political movement by Vietnam veterans who had long resented his false 1971 testimony that U.S. troops were routinely committing war crimes.
Despite the best efforts of the Democratic Party and its media affiliates, they succeeded in reaching out to the public and turning the presidential campaign upside down.
Here, for the first time, is the complete story of how - and why - they did it.
During the Vietnam War, the original television networks and the leading liberal newspapers were near the peak of their formidable persuasive powers, able to dominate public opinion to an extent difficult to imagine today. In an age without cable news networks, popular conservative radio shows or the Internet, they were the only game in town. What these organizations chose to cover became news, and what they ignored did not. They used that power to instill Kerry's false portrait of American veterans as misfits, drug addicts and baby killers into the popular culture.
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You can now order the brand new book: To Set The Record Straight; How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. Be sure to read the free chapter excerpted here. This chapter is entiled: Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen. Free Republic plays a big role in this chapter, which recaps the downfall of Dan Rather, who gave us the "fake but accurate" phrase.
John Kerrey is right now missing a chance to pick up a cool million dollars from T. Boone Pickens. All the french-looking Senator has to do is prove one falsehood in the SwiftVet's ads. Waiting......
The truth of John Kerry’s Vietnam experience & its on the ‘04 campaign/election is told! Thanks to the authors of this book and the Swift Boat Vets....
...french-looking Senator...but, the french have changed....they're Pro-American now. :D
OK, scratch Freedom Fries, welcome back FRENCH FRIES. Hoo Rah!
Still looking good!!
Thanks for the post. I read Chapter 13, and yes, it shows in time-line detail how FR was the starting point of Rather’s Ruin.
Thanks and a big bump!
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Here’s a bump for this good news.
O’Neill et al went after Kerry “with a ferocity reminiscent of Genghis Khan.”
Thanks for the ping, Ali. I ordered a few copies when I saw this thread.
“Wintersoldier.com” did a lot of good work in showing problems with the “witness testimony” in Kerry’s WSI. Kudos to Scott Swett.
But a note of caution - the claim that WSI was debunked by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service depends on the shaky memory of historian Guenter Lewy, unsupported by any documentation of such an investigation, or any testimony by anyone else, including the NCIS.
Unless there’s been an update I’m unaware of from a couple of years ago, citing the purported NCIS debunking will lead to an embarassing smackdown by Kerry’s more knowledgeable supporters. Don’t give then an easy “gotcha”.
Yes indeedy. VERY stylish, eh?
Ordered my copy. Received today! Really fast shipping!!!