Friday, August 20, 2004

Daily Show skewers SBVFT

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The Daily Show skewers the dishonest Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Jon Stewart delivers an absolutely devastating critique of this “dishonorable” group of liars.

Its more than merely hysterical -- its instructive to the rest of the media. Too bad the mainstream press isn't as savvy as Stewart.

If I was advising the Kerry campaign, I’d schedule him for Monday's show -- on the condition that Stewart rerun that bit about the SBVFT:

(Commercial intro: 4 different SBV each say "I served with John Kerry")

Jon Stewart: These are powerful indictments -- or rather, they would be, had any of these guys served on Kerry's Boat. You see, by "serving with Kerry" they mean they were in Viet Nam the same time he was . . . Kinda the way Snoopy "served" with the Red Barron . . ."

Then I'd have Kerry lay down a challenge to the rest of the media: See if you can keep up with the standards of a low budget, basic cable channel comedy show. If not, then keep the candidate coming back to TDS to have them do what the media simply has has not been able to: Tell the truth.

As an aside, the “Press” is rapidly becoming the "overpriced CD" of news content. Blogs and TDS are the MP3s in this equation (with blogging software as the P2P in this equation). If the media doesn't catch a clue -- and real quickly -- they will find themselves becoming increasingly marginalized, just as the big music labels have. Blogs didn't arise in a vaccuum -- they came about due to the incompetance and failures of the major press to find the truth, post-2000.

See also "It's Funny Because It's True "

UPDATE: August 20, 2004 11:28am

The New York Times actually got a clue! So does They went how wild today, with a front page story. Inside, they do a full chart which looks like it was lifted right from various left center blogs.


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graphic courtesy NYT

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sbvft_contradiction_big
graphic courtesy NYT



Sources:
Friendly Fire: The Birth of an Anti-Kerry Ad
By KATE ZERNIKE and JIM RUTENBERG
Published: August 20, 2004
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/20/politics/campaign/20swift.html

Records Counter a Critic of Kerry
Fellow Skipper's Citation Refers To Enemy FireBy Michael Dobbs
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 19, 2004; Page A01
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A13267-2004Aug18?language=printer

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Comments

omigod -- that is so funny!

thanks for the link . . .

Posted by: Sporty Spice | Aug 20, 2004 7:40:57 AM

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