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August 23, 2004

Media Treatment of Fahrenheit 9-11 vs. SwiftVets

NRO notes that the mainstream media take on Avoirdupois 451 was that it might contain some small amount of error or misrepresentation, but that it was nevertheless an important and largely-accurate film.

The SwiftVets, of course, are just liars with nothing of any interest to say.

I don't see how the media can tout Avoirdupois 451 and then cry foul when the SwiftVets -- who are all eyewitnesses to the events they describe -- present their meticulously-footnoted documentary effort.

When Michael Moore suggests that Bush ordered the FBI to let the bin Ladin exit the country when no one else was flying -- despite the fact that planes were already flying, and Bush-critic/media-darling (redudancy alert) Dick Clarke actually ordered the plane to fly -- the media says that's a bit of "hyperbole" or maybe "loose language."

When the SwiftVets tell the stories of their time in the mud and blood, that's just an outright fabrication, and we know it's a fabrication, because hey, John Forbes Kerry says so.


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posted by Ace at 08:23 PM

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