Skip to comments.Republican-funded Group Attacks Kerry's War Record
Posted on 08/07/2004 7:42:37 AM PDT by syriacus
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how about a barf alert on this one?
Bob R. Perry. This is the way FactCheck wrote about Perry in the document I posted at the beginning of this thread. (The FactCheck.org website is responsible for the emphatically bold letters.)
There is reason to doubt the ad . ...[snip]Another reason for doubt is that the group's financing is strongly partisan.
Where the Money Comes From
The source of the Swift Boat group's financing wasn't known when it first surfaced, but a report filed July 15 with the Internal Revenue Services now shows its initial funding came mainly from a Houston home builder, Bob R. Perry, who has also given millions to the Republican party and Republican candidates, mostly in Texas, including President Bush and Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay, whose district is near Houston.
Perry gave $100,000 of the $158,750 received by the Swift Boat group through the end of June, according to its disclosure report .
Perry and his wife Doylene also gave more than $3 million to Texas Republicans during the 2002 elections, according to a database maintained by the Institute on Money in State Politics . The Perrys also were among the largest Republican donors in neighboring Louisiana, where they gave $200,000, and New Mexico, where they gave $183,000, according to the database
At the federal level the Perrys have given $359,825 since 1999, including $6,000 to Bush's campaigns and $27,325 to DeLay and his political action committee, Americans for a Republican Majority, according the a database maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics .
By your definition it is not even tertiary. It is just liberal opinionating (if that is even a legitimate word).
It's ironic that liberal co-workers have derisively laughed at my gainfully employed husband and children when they have said they heard something on FoxNews.
FactCheck.org can be a real joke.
But it is serious fact when it appears on the editorial page of the New York Times or the Boston Globe! Does anyone even read the editorial pages of those screeds?
Thanks for providing the bio, which assures that FactCheck.org is, now, more completely on the "permanent" record at FR.
Hey Seth Goldman, people who post comments on Free Republic do a better job "checking facts" than you did for this little propaganda report. I hope no "journalists" rely on you as a source for correct information.
This was cited today 8/15 on Fox by Neal Grabler as authentic refutation of the SBV claims. Clearing a sound bite on his part.
Jane Hall was rambling and incoherent. But, I don't expect much from the lefties.
Looks like FAIR has some competition.
"He has worked at the Committee for a Democratic Majority and at Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's campaign committee."
Ok, Seth, I'm going to use your own standards for credibility in deciding whether or not to trust you. According to your article, getting money from the Republican party makes you untrustworthy. So, since you are connected to the Democratic party, your article is untrustworthy as well.
Typical RAT smear job on the brave men who stood up to tell the truth about kerry. I have never been so angry with the lying RAT scum.
Yes. I worry about her.
Gee: what was that?
Four liberal lies in the title and first paragraph alone!
.A Swift Boat smear campaign Attack ad labels war-hero Kerry a liar and coward But why would Bush supporters mention Vietnam?
[snip] In May, the Swift Boat Veterans held a press conference to attack Kerry's anti-Vietnam stance. But little attention was paid.
"It was all about the `awful lies' he'd told about the military in Vietnam and it didn't get much traction because it was old news," says Brooks Jackson, director of FactCheck.org.
Run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Jackson's site monitors the factual accuracy of campaign ads, speeches, interviews and news releases issuing from both parties.
"So now they're saying he lied about his actions and didn't deserve the medals," says Jackson. "That is getting noticed. We don't know yet if it will backfire. We'll see if it burns their eyelashes off. "[snip]
I have been screaming that at my TV since the DNC's 1st responses!
Hey, Brit said "Balderdash" on the Fox Sunday show to the black dude when discussing the Vets.
Brit is the MAN!