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The Medals Mess

Also in the WashTimes, Charles Hurt investigates how Camp Kerry has dropped the silly idea that Kerry’s statements on the Medal Mess are consistent:

In the campaign Web site’s “D-Bunker” section, which aims to set “the record straight” about him, staffers have been updating the section on the “right-wing fiction” that “John Kerry threw away his medals during a Vietnam war protest.”

Last week’s explanation was: “John Kerry is proud of the work he did to end the Vietnam war. … John Kerry threw his ribbons and the medals of two veterans who could not attend the event. …”

Over the weekend, staffers added the clause, “he has been consistent about the facts and symbolism of the medal-returning ceremony.” That whole clause since has been removed from the D-Bunker section.

“Only the Kerry campaign would find it necessary to debunk their own debunker,” said Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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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