Lying in political ads? Who would have thunk it.....

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It's political ad season again and the truthbenders are working overtime. If we are to believe the movies, everyone was either on drugs or in Vietnam in the sixties - or both. Perhaps that explains George Elliotts lack of recall, as the Smoking gun points out he recommended Kerry for a Bronze Star in 1969 and called Kerry "highly courageous in the face of enemy fire" back then. The tune is quite different now that he's appearing in ads for Bush attacking Kerry, with the ironic sounding statement "John Kerry has not been honest about what happened in Vietnam". Who's not being honest? ( mercury news ).
To keep track of the Bush-connections behind the anti-Kerry ads, The New York Times has provided us readers with this nice graph.

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  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Related - sorta: Graphic designer Fired - for disagreeing with Bush.

    When he showed up for work at Octavo Designs of Frederick, Maryland, the following morning, he said he was told he'd embarrassed and offended a client who provided tickets to the event -- and that he was fired.

    The client was a public relations worker who represents the Berkeley County school district, he said. "It's just bizarre that you disagree with them and it all turns evil," Hiller said.

    Aug 24, 2004
  • James_Trickery's picture
    James_Trickery

    a lawyer quit over that campaign... campaign lawyer quits over Kerry ad

    A top lawyer for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign has resigned after disclosing he provided legal advice to a group that accuses Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry of lying about his Vietnam War record.
    Benjamin Ginsberg was the second person to quit the Bush campaign over ties to the group,
    called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The Bush's campaign insists it has no relationship with the group and has denied Kerry's charge the president's re-election team is using such "front groups".

    And the story continues - google-cluster

    Aug 26, 2004

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