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  • Will "Race for the White House" Reveal Who Really Created Most Significant Political Ad?

    03/21/2016 8:43:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Self | March 21, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    What was the most significant political campaign commercial ever? Many of you might answer the "Daisy" ad produced by the Lyndon Johnson campaign in 1964. Well, that might be the most memorable campaign commercial but it did not change the outcome of that election. With that ad or without it, Barry Goldwater was destined to lose in a landslide. The one political commercial that most likely changed the outcome of a presidential race was the Swiftboat ad in 2004 during the race between George W. Bush and John Kerry. If you don't believe me, then ask John Kerry. But here...
  • Swift Boat Vets Co-Chair: Bergdahl Is No Hero, Just Like Kerry

    06/04/2014 12:59:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 4, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    And the sergeant’s platoon is right to speak out against him, the Vietnam vet says. A former chairman of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth defended Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers from a White House charge that they are unfairly “swiftboating” the former Taliban captive by coming forward to criticize him. Bergdahl’s questionable conduct, he suggests, is analogous to that of Secretary of State John Kerry, whom the group famously opposed in the 2004 presidential election. “Those guys had friends who died in Afghanistan like we had friends who died in Vietnam, and to allow this kind of thing...
  • REED: Bain coverage won’t be Romney’s ‘Swift Boat’

    01/23/2012 9:53:40 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | Rick Reed
    Our national commentariat is twisted in an impossible yoga pose trying to compare anti-Bain Capital coverage to the famous 2004 “Swift Boat” ad campaign. The two situations are not close to analogous. I have a more-than-passing acquaintance with the Swift Boat ads - I helped produce them. Our liberal news media continue to fabricate and fantasize about the Swift Boat saga, which proved to be a decisive moment in the 2004 election. In the parlance of the media, the ads run by a group of veterans opposed to John Kerry were a “smear” and were “discredited.” They were neither, and...
  • Author Scott Swett will be on the Lars Larson radio show at 6:20 Eastern 06/01/2009

    06/01/2009 1:57:05 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 28 replies · 1,773+ views
    The Lars Larson Show ^ | June 1, 2009 | Scott Swett
    I've been invited on Lars Larson's nationally-syndicated show today to talk about my recent article in the American Thinker, Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans and the book I co-authored with Tim Ziegler, To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry.
  • Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans

    05/25/2009 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 62 replies · 1,695+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2009 | Scott Swett
    Five years ago, a group of Vietnam veterans came forward at the National Press Club in Washington to dispute the "war hero" stories that formed the basis of candidate John Kerry's presidential campaign, and to challenge the claims of rampant US war crimes Kerry had used to launch his political career 33 years earlier -- false accusations, they said, that helped to poison the reputations of a generation of American troops. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth included Kerry's entire former chain of command from Vietnam and dozens of eyewitnesses to his actions there. Kerry, the veterans said, was not...
  • Hughs: Rumor mill fueled by Internet stories [another hugh steenking pile]

    07/10/2008 9:55:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies · 642+ views
    knoxnews.com ^ | Friday, July 11, 2008 | By Ina Hughs
    Sticks and stone may break your bones - but words can destroy. Think about the Swift Boat campaign and what it did to John Kerry in 2004 and what rumors of a secret love child did to John McCain's bid for the White House in 2000. ~~snip~~ The Internet is making it easy to set these little fires and fan them into a blaze of untruths, and this election has become so intense that groups wanting to undermine the other guy have sunk to a new level. Unregulated attack groups like the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, called 527s...
  • BARACK OBAMA PUBLISHES ENEMIES LIST, CONSPIRACY WEB

    07/09/2008 10:09:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 100 replies · 367+ views
    Wednesday, July 8, 2008 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama has published an enemies list and conspiracy web on his presidential campaign website, Fight the Smears.The site lists conservative activists David Bossie, Floyd Brown, Bob Perry, Craig Shirley, Bruce Hawkins and James Lacy.The Obama campaign posted an accompanying graphic that lays out a web of connections between the conservatives, groups they represent and their efforts opposing liberals, including "Swift Boat", "Clinton Impeachment" and "Willie Horton Ad".The text never connects any of those listed to 'smears' against Obama, but instead lists their politcal sins such as working with the Minutemen, Ann Coulter, Gary Aldrich, donating to the Swift Boat...
  • Newly-released online book chapter counters Kerry: "An Incident on the Bay Hap River"

    07/02/2008 2:27:45 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 57 replies · 142+ views
    ToSetTheRecordStraight.com ^ | July 2, 2008 | Scott Swett
    AN INCIDENT ON THE BAY HAP RIVER Instead of "No Man Left Behind," the true story of that day is "One Man Left." — John O’Neill A war hero candidate On January 17, 2004, two days before the crucial Iowa Democratic primary, the Kerry campaign staged a dramatic “reunion” between the candidate and Jim Rassmann, a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer who said Kerry had saved his life in Vietnam 35 years before. The tearful meeting of the two men was presented as spontaneous, though the campaign had paid Rassmann’s way to Des Moines and informed NBC anchor Tom...
  • Why Running "On the Record" Is Harder Than You Think

    06/30/2008 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 9 replies · 165+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The past several weeks have seen charges and countercharges flying over the claimed release of medical records by the current prospective Democrat and GOP candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. In the current poisonous political atmosphere, the electorate doesn't know whom to trust. Its growing distrust of conventional "mainstream media" has caused an unprecedented meltdown in circulation and network news viewership nationwide. And their distaste for the vicious politics of both parties in Congress has driven the level of public approval of the political establishment at every level -- from the press, to candidates, to elected officials -- to all...
  • Where and When Did Rev. Wright Serve as a Marine?

    03/21/2008 10:19:58 PM PDT · by Judith Anne · 68 replies · 2,788+ views
    myself ^ | 3-22-08 | me
    I've heard several times that B. Rocko Bama's Rev. Wright served as a Marine. Does anyone have any idea when or where he served? What kind of discharge he got? Did he get any medals? In other words, I am starting to wonder.
  • McCain Slams Swiftboat Vets (McCain Scrambles to Control Backers)

    02/27/2008 9:27:03 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 167 replies · 428+ views
    McCain Slams Swiftboat Vets Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 1:19:32 pm PST Has anyone ever really shown that the allegations made by the Swift Boat Veterans against John F. Kerry were false? If someone has refuted the charges conclusively, I’ve never seen it—which makes John McCain’s continuing antipathy toward the Swiftboaters inexplicable: McCain Scrambles to Control Backers. Speaking to reporters aboard his campaign tour bus late Tuesday, McCain acknowledged that conservative independent groups pursuing a similar line to Cunningham’s could be impossible to control. “I think you have to worry about that, particularly the 527s,” McCain said, referring to the...
  • Another Kerry Big Lie Punctured

    02/26/2008 12:46:25 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 36 replies · 925+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | February 26, 2008 | Bruce Kesler
    One of the core charges that John Kerry’s media-aided campaign made in 2004 and since to delegitimize the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth is that its leader John O’Neill, who had opposed Kerry in 1971, was a creation of Richard Nixon’s White House. I was there, and know better. Until now, the central purported prop for the charge went unrebutted. Charles “Chuck” Colson has now spoken up. It’s time for reputable media, and even Kerry’s advocates if they have any integrity, to cease this charge. Like a dime-novel legend, based on little, this charge has been frequently repeated and embellished...
  • DFU SONG: It's Over (reprise 2004 - Kerry defeat was the real welcome home for Vietnam vets)

    02/25/2008 9:06:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 166+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 2-25-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IT'S OVER
  • Frontpage Interview's Guest: Scott Swett - To Set The Record Straight

    01/30/2008 9:49:01 AM PST · by The Shrew · 24 replies · 210+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Wednesday January 30, 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    To Set The Record Straight By Jamie Glazov FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Scott Swett, the co-author (along with Bob Hahn) of WinterSoldier.com, SwiftVets.com and HillCAP.org. He worked closely with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and other anti-Kerry veterans' groups during the 2004 presidential campaign. He is the co-author (with Tim Ziegler) of To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. FP: Scott Swett, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Swett: Thanks very much. I appreciate the excellent work you do. FP: Why was this book...
  • Redefine “swiftboating” and claim $1 million!

    01/24/2008 3:33:47 PM PST · by shoptalk · 52 replies · 266+ views
    The South Brunswick (NJ) Post ^ | Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Keith Rasmussen
    Redefine “swiftboating” and claim $1 million!Swiftboating: Exposing the lies, deceit and fraud of self-glorifying public officials or candidates for public office who exaggerate their military service by lying about feats of heroism or combat wounds.If, after reading the above word and its definition, you know it’s incorrect - boy, do I have an opportunity for you. Simultaneously, you can re-define this term, vindicate Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry and lay claim to a cool one million bucks. Right away, I’ll push aside criticism over what is, after all, old news. To what purpose does re-hashing the 2004 Presidential election serve?...
  • Tap, tap, tap...

    01/21/2008 11:18:36 AM PST · by The Shrew · 31 replies · 181+ views
    WinterSoldier.com ^ | January 20, 2008 | Russ Vaughn
    ---------- The recent New York Times' blatantly misleading attack on the American military, where with rigged data they attempted to portray Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as crazed killers, should serve as a reminder that liberal media treachery against our military is very much alive and as viciously dishonest as ever. As many of us know, this animosity of the Left is certainly nothing new. In their recently published book recounting how a grassroots movement of Vietnam veterans successfully torpedoed John Kerry’s presidential aspirations in the 2004 campaign, To Set the Record Straight, authors Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler describe...
  • Swett Interview with Paul Weyrich on RighTalk Radio

    01/03/2008 9:36:11 AM PST · by abner · 17 replies · 124+ views
    Rightalk & To set the Record Straight ^ | December 28, 07 | Paul Weyrich
    Scott Swett interview by Paul Weyrich on RighTalk Radio, December 28, 2007 Weyrich: Back with The Right Hour on the RighTalk Radio Network. I'm Paul Weyrich, and with us now is Scott Swett, who has just written a book entitled, To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. Swett is a former chairman of the Free Republic Network, and was very much involved with the entire controversy over the Swift Boat veterans in the 2004 elections. Scott, welcome to the program. Swett: Thank you very much, Paul. It's good to be...
  • FReeper Scott Swett on WCTC 1450 AM to discuss "To Set The Record Straight" (Today - 12/15)

    12/15/2007 8:00:52 AM PST · by shoptalk · 48 replies · 143+ views
    WCTC 1450 AM Radio ^ | December 15, 2007 | Keith Rasmussen
    FReeper Scott Swett will join Loud & Clear (Central Jersey 1450 AM WCTC) to discuss his new book, "To Set The Record Straight" today (Saturday, December 15th). Mr. Swett will be the guest of Keith Rasmussen and Maggie Glynn who host Loud & Clear on Central Jersey 1450 - 1 pm to 4 pm Eastern. He will join Loud & Clear at 3:30 pm (Eastern). Scott Swett created and managed the web sites SwiftVets.com and WinterSoldier.com during the 2004 campaign, working closely with Swift boat veterans, former POWs and other Vietnam veterans to help bring their experiences to the public....
  • WEB EXTRA / Readers weigh in as wounds of Vietnam are reopened again . . .

    11/12/2007 12:19:04 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 39 replies · 165+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | Nov 10, 2007 | Patriot Ledger readers
    WEB EXTRA / Readers weigh in as wounds of Vietnam are reopened again . . . I am writing in response to the article published on November 6th about U.S. Senator John Kerry. I find it hard to believe that the issue of Senator Kerry’s service to our country is being brought up yet again by one small group of people with an ax to grind. - TIMOTHY P. MURRAY, Lt. Governor, Massachusetts Dear Senator Kerry, it does not matter what dirt you have on them, what you use to prove you right and them wrong, you lost this battle,...
  • Clinton Charges Through Iowa, Bill Clinton Likens Attacks on Hillary to 'Swift Boat' Ads

    11/06/2007 7:52:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 60 replies · 131+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | Nov 6, 2007 | Serafin Gomez, Major Garrett and Aaron Bruns, AP
    AMANA, Iowa — With less than two months until the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is charging through the early-voting state in an attempt to widen a lead that was recently imperiled when her Democratic opponents stepped up their game of hardball against her following last week's candidate debate. The frontrunner's worries that opponents Barack Obama and John Edwards could outflank her in the heartland have set her to hiring 100 new staff in Iowa and possibly doubling that army by election night on Jan. 3. It also has led to a back and forth about fair play that has even...