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Kerry Corps Plays Defense

The WashPost headline on the Swift Boat vets ad today is “McCain Criticizes Ad Attacking Kerry on Vietnam War Record.” On the Post home page, it’s merely “McCain Defends Kerry Again.” Not only does this obscure the fact that it’s Vietnam veterans who served with Kerry making the charges, it almost completely ignores the charges. Isn’t this a second-day headline? It’s either that, or a very biased way of telling viewers “Warning! Scurrilous Ad! McCain Denounces! Don’t Pay Attention!” The story doesn’t even address what the ad says until paragraph 8, and it does not include one statement from the Swift Boat vets and not one quote from the ad itself. A disgraceful performance.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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