Skip to comments.Kerry campaign says timing of 'Fortunate Son' ad campaign, 60 Minutes story a 'coincidence'
Posted on 09/23/2004 2:31:31 PM PDT by ambrose
September 23, 2004 at 12:13PM MST
NBC's Lisa Myers Reports
Kerry campaign says timing of 'Fortunate Son' ad campaign, 60 Minutes story a 'coincidence'
Having acknowledged that its own standards were violated, CBS News named an independent panel to investigate what went wrong: Former Republican Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and retired chief of the Associated Press Louis Boccardi.
The investigation focuses on the process that led to airing possibly fraudulent documents challenging the President's military service and why the CBS Producer put the source of those documents, longtime Bush critic Bill Burkett, in touch with the Kerry Campaign before the story aired.
Journalism expert Robert Steele says, "The producer in this case was already operating in an ethical minefield. She squirted gasoline on the explosives when she made that connection."
Republicans launched a frontal attack on CBS, accusing the network of "a serious lapse in judgment" beyond the initial report in not suspending producer Mary Mapes and apologizing only for the documents rather than retracting the story itself.
Republicans said the Kerry Campaign clearly knew something about the CBS Report before it aired.
Terry Holt of the Republican National Committee says, "We think they should come clean and answer the question, 'what information did you obtain and what did you intend to do with it?'"
The day before the CBS report, Democrats began a concerted attack on the President's National Guard record.
However, the Kerry Campaign insists it knew nothing about the CBS documents, claiming the timing was a coincidence.
I think they're sugar-coating things.
And if you believe that it was a coincidence I'm sure you also believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.
Every penney they spend on such advertising is just wasted.
I believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus but NOT in the Kerry/MSM coincidence.
Hey, I was going to say that!
I've noticed a lot of those lately. It's like the thing about the draft coming back. First you hear a word about it from some politician on a talk show, and next thing you know, it's in every newspaper and magazine in the land--and in campaign commercials too. Instantaneously. And all by chance. Must be something in the stars this season.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
Indeed. the Kerry/Edwards campaign is a long bout of sugarcoating, although I would say that Edwards is the most sacharine candidate since Bill Clinton. Kerry & Edwards are the SugarCoat Twins.
Dems Take Chance With 'Fortunate Son' Slam
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Sept. 9, 2004 Seizing on 30-year-old memos and memories, Sen. John Kerry's operatives are painting an unflattering portrait of President Bush as the "fortunate son" who used family connections to dodge the Vietnam War and then lied about it.
"Two things: One, he didn't tell the truth and that's not going to go away," said Howard Wolfson, a strategist dispatched to the DNC by Kerry's campaign to go negative on Bush. "Second, it begins to paint a picture of a very fortunate son who uses connections and pulls strings for special favors. That is a theme running through the man's life."
How long was it after the CBS memos aired that Kerry's commercial using the memos started running?
How long does a commercial like that usually take to plan and make?
I say let the deny all they want. This just keep the story going.
I continue to be amazed at how stupid they think we are...he is such an elitist!
Wish some talented freeper would have some morning cereal graphics fun with sugar coatings...
And the tooth fairy too. :-)
WHO in the Kerry campaign?? Whoever said that is a lying piece of crap!!
Sure. Just a CO-WINKIE-DINK! Give up Ketchup.
I've been out all day and just read the "sugar coating" coincidink. LOL, McAuliffe stepped in it now.
Has the MSM caught on to this story yet...the timing of the "sugar coating" phrase?
The SeeBS/DNC "coincidence" is like the coincidence between smoke and fire.
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