The Corner

Way Too Late

The first argument the Kerry Corps brings up on this issue of Kerry’s battlefield behavior (including his use of home movie cameras for his forthcoming political career) is timing, timing, timing. Here’s the answer. Yes, you’re right. The timing is all wrong, very partisan. The press should have been interviewing these critical veterans in JANUARY, when Kerry was using Jim Rassman as his running mate in Iowa, but they’re way too partisan. Are they reporters, or just stenographers to Democratic power? If January seems too inconveniently early before Kerry wins the nomination, how about May, when the swift boat vets held an event at the National Press Club? In 1999, these reporters ran around trying to prove that George W. Bush snorted cocaine in the 1970s. But on this biographical front, they’re all waiting for Kerry campaign handouts and pressing for John McCain denunciations.

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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