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Vietnam Veteran vs. Kerry at Snopes

An old friend writes to let me know that Snopes has a webpage responding to the FrontPage Magazine article on John Kerry (quoted here).

Snopes brands the claims in FP's Kerry article as "False". That seems to me to be stretching quite a bit. Especially seeing as how Snopes relies substantially on the Boston Globe — hardly an unbiased source.

But I've noticed something funny. The Boston Globe was the original source of the George Bush Was AWOL During National Guard Service smear rumor. If you have been paying attention to The Blog from the Core, Faithful Reader, you know that the BG has already backed away from its original reporting on that defamation issue. In fact, by more recent reporting, the BG itself has called into question the veracity of its original fiction reporting.

Funny thing is, Snopes has not one word about all of that. In fact, not one word about the entire George W. Bush "AWOL and/or Deserter" smear.

Not one word.

Don't you think that's funny?

Look. I'm in no position to determine which charge and/or counter-charge concerning Kerry is true, or false, or truer, or more or less likely to be truer. I'm not really in a position to even ask any questions that anybody is going to hear. And the folks who are in a position to ask questions that will get heard, and maybe get closer to some real answers, aren't asking the questions at all.

The slightest hint (no matter how indirect) of a suggestion (no matter what the motivation) that there might (or might not) be something negative in George W. Bush's past to report to the public unleashes a relentless, round-the-clock hounding until the smallest, most faded, barely legible scrap of paper still to be found has to be dug up and exposed for examination.

Why doesn't mainstream media respond similarly when a Democrat is the target?

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sun. 02/29/04 12:05:38 PM
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