Skip to comments.NYT backs 'Stolen Honor'
Posted on 10/22/2004 11:08:00 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
The first sentence of the New York Times' review today of "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal" was what we expected: It said Sinclair Broadcast Group should not show the documentary. Then the pro-Kerry daily explained why in a stunning recommendation:
"It should be shown in its entirety on all the networks, cable stations and on public television."
This is the same paper that ran such a bizarre, hateful campaign against Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" and trashed "Unfit for Command" while touting Kitty Kelley's anti-Bush gossip?
TV reviewer Alessandra Stanley indicates she doesn't like the fact that "Stolen Honor" will hinder Sen. John Kerry's candidacy, but she nonetheless advises that "it does help viewers better understand the rage fueling the unhappy band of brothers who oppose Mr. Kerry's candidacy and his claim to heroism."
This film is payback time, a chance to punish one of the most famous antiwar activists, Mr. Kerry, the one who got credit for serving with distinction in combat, then, through the eyes of the veterans in this film, went home to discredit the men left behind. The film begins with dirgelike music and a scary black-and-white montage of stark images of soldiers and prisoners as a deep voice sorrowfully intones, "In other wars, when captured soldiers were subjected to the hell of enemy prisons, they were considered heroes." The narrator adds, "In Vietnam they were betrayed."
The imagery is crude, but powerful: each mention of Mr. Kerry's early 1970's meeting with North Vietnamese government officials in Paris is illustrated with an old black-and-white still shot of the Arc de Triomphe, an image that to many viewers evokes the Nazi occupation of Paris. ...
The film's producer, Carlton Sherwood, a former investigative reporter and a Vietnam veteran, gives his own testimony, explaining that even though he has uncovered all kinds of misdeeds in his career, the history of Mr. Kerry's antiwar activism is "a lot more personal." He recalls listening to Mr. Kerry's testimony in 1971, saying, "I felt an inner hurt no surgeon's scalpel could remove."
That pain is the main theme of the documentary, which can be seen in its entirety on the Internet for $4.99. One former P.O.W., John Warner, lashes out at Mr. Kerry for having coaxed Mr. Warner's mother to testify at the Winter Soldier Investigation, where disgruntled veterans testified to war crimes they committed. Calling it a "contemptible act," Mr. Warner, who spent more than five years as a prisoner, tells the camera that Mr. Kerry was the kind of man who preyed on a mother's grief "purely for the promotion of your own political agenda."
For the first time in our collective lives, let's follow the lead of the NYT.
Phone or email your local TV station TODAY suggesting/requesting/demanding it show 'Stolen Honor' before November 2.
Get your family/friends/neighbours/colleagues involved.
BUMP for morning!
It is NOT a payback
It is to show the kind of character of the man that wants to be President of the United States .. the commender of out Armed Forces
of out = of our
I'm new to fr. What's that and how do I do it?
I'd normally let it pass, but if everyone works together we can win this one.
It can be seen for free on the web... email it around
Welcome to FR, mate.
Bump means to type the word 'bump' in the reply window and hit the 'post' button. That will re-cycle the thread back to the top of the Queue for others to see. Keeps it current, instead of floating down to the bottom of the stack where nobody can see it.
Being you are new and want to help, your assignment, should you choose to take it, is to stay up all night and Bump this thread every half-hour. If you are caught wandering around the house with glazed-over eyes and drinking cold coffee, we will deny any knowledge of you. Good Luck!
(Hope you have a sense of humor.)
Good on yer, digger. Thank you very much.
I'm a bit worried about that tag of your's, though. I'm giving anything to do with Heinz a very wide berth at the minute.
Thanks for that, digger.
I'm hoping Heinz 57 has a sense of humour!
Hey welcome mate!!!!
Somewhere around here there is a thread that helps a newbie understand some of the lingo, but I am not finding it after searching for it.
I'll keep you in mind though!
Bout my bedtime,so I will do some checking tomorrow,......
"Somewhere around here there is a thread that helps a newbie understand some of the lingo, but I am not finding it after searching for it."
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Greetings from the Heart of Dixie.
Well, thanks, I knew somebody would come by and help me out...
Are you up late, or just getting up early?
Roger that Aussie Dasher,
All loaded up on humour here, (its a requirement in my marriage)click on my name and read my intro page. I almost changed my posting name, but figured against it.
Congrats on Howard's victory and Austrailia's bright outlook.
A welcoming BuMp to you ... and a hearty thanks for the Aussie's steadfast work in bringing freedom and liberty to Iraq.
when you respond to a post, that most recent post, yours, goes to the top of thepage of LATEST POSTS
by BUMPING a thread, that means to make a post to go to the top of the page of LATEST POSTS.
It is just a term to mean, to respond to a post so that this thread remains constantly on the page of LATEST posts.
I'm new also to FR, registered a week and a half ago, but have been reading posts longer...totally addicted. I bought Stolen Honor about a month ago, shoulda waited! I got my son, 21, to register to vote, he watched the dvd with disgust.