Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Dinanand and Hurt: the next Woodward & Bernstein?
Washington Times on Kerry Faking Purple Heart: Diary refutes Kerry claim
There was a day when most reporters would be insulted with a response like this that doesn't even pass a laugh test and run back to their typewriters and write it up ... wait, these guys did!
A Kerry campaign official, speaking on background, told The Washington Times yesterday that the "we" in the passage from Mr. Kerry's journal refers to "the crew on Kerry's first swift boat, operating as a crew" rather than Mr. Kerry himself.
"John Kerry didn't yet have his own boat or crew on December 2," according to the aide. "Other members of the crew had been in Vietnam for some time and had been shot at and Kerry knew that at the time. However, the crew had not yet been fired on while they served together on PCF 44 under Lieutenant Kerry."
Mr. Kerry's campaign could not say definitively whether he did receive enemy fire that day.
Hmmmm ... that sounds an awful lot like the familiar ring of "Mr. Kerry's campaign could not say definitively whether" ... HE SPENT CHRISTMAS IN CAMBODIA
Then we get assurance that the Kerry folks are doing well with Kerry's new Viet Nam movie - amazingly "What's remarkable to me is when you see the interviews in the movie, how consistent they are on what happened,"
- they have EXACTLY the same story? doesn't that fail Introductory Witnessing 101 ???