In Which I Agree with Al Franken
And it's in a chapter of his book entitled "How Bush Won: Smear".
Franken writes about our heroes, the Swift Boat Vets, and how the LA Times, Washington Post, and New York Times "debunked" the Swift Boat Vets' charges. Of course, I don't agree with him on that; he's just smoking dope. But I do agree with this part:It was nice. But it was late. And that's not just my opinion. That's what a hissing Tom Oliphant said in that day in our studio:
I don't really care what the New York Times did last Friday or the Post did the day before, or Sunday. It was late.
Jeez, you don't say, Al (and Tom). We over at Kerry Haters were absolutely livid over the way the New York Times tried to ignore the fact that Kerry had been caught red-handed in a bald-faced lie. We wondered how long they would continue to ignore it (the answer was almost two weeks).
Franken then tries to get away with something that I don't agree with at all:Long before the mainstream press had debunked each and every charge made by John O'Neill and his swarm of psychotic, lying vermin....
Heh. Debunked Christmas in Cambodia? Debunked "Where Was Rassmann?" Nope, the mainstream media, even the Swift Boat hating New York Times, was forced to admit that Kerry had lied about his excellent Cambodia adventure. They never really looked into the "Where Was Rassmann" story, but it was a good one.