Friday, August 20, 2004

It just gets better!

Having a hard time explaining why your candidate has claimed for years to have been "seared" on Christmas Eve in Cambodia in 1968 at the command of Richard Nixon, when quite plainly he was not? Well, how about suggesting a little book burning to Eric Boehlert in Salon?
The Kerry campaign has told Salon that the publisher of "Unfit for Command," the book that is at the center of the attack on Kerry's military record by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is retailing a hoax and should consider withdrawing it from bookstores. "No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them, especially falsehoods that are meant to smear the military service of an American veteran," said Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton. "If I were them, I'd be ducking under my desk wondering what to do. This is a serious problem."
It's a serious problem all right, Chad, but it's Lurch that's under the desk. Probably working on yet another revision of his diary.

But wait, there's more! George Soros' sock puppets at Media Matters decided to dig the hole little deeper:
On the heels of the August 19, 2004 Washington Post article shining the light that a key allegation in "Unfit for Command" is false, Media Matters for America (MMFA) called on three of the nation's leading booksellers to, at the very least, inform customers about the book's false allegations and lies. David Brock, president and CEO of MMFA, today wrote a letter to Wal-Mart, and Barnes & Noble calling on each to reassess "the responsibility of book sellers when it becomes established that prominent non-fiction books are based on false information."
Nice try Davey, but the WaPo's attempted hatchet job fell flat just like the Boston Globe's before it.'s Eric Boehlert reported today that the Kerry campaign has said that Regnery, the right-wing publisher of "Unfit for Command," should consider pulling the book from bookstores, citing the widespread falsehoods throughout the book.

Brock specifically asked Wal-Mart, and Barnes and Noble to consider taking action -- if not simply pulling it from the shelves -- then prominently calling attention to one of the many refutations of the book, including items on posted "Customers should be made aware that Unfit for Command is a paid political hatchet job, full of false allegations and lies," Brock said.
Isn't it great the way the hack left wing outfits like Salon and Media Matters refer to each other like they had some sort of credibility? But my only question is haven't these dung flies been keeping up with current events? Who had to change his story about his life-changing epiphany on Chrismas Eve? Right about now, Unfit for Command has more credibility than Kerry does.