They were also effective...only because, inexplicably, Kerry didn't punch anyone in the mouth. Not even for the guys that served with him! Let that sink in and see if you call ANY Iraq vet ANYTHING without a fight.
Plus, he was going against one of the all-time ignorant men. A duty skipping daddy's boy...THE senator's son. It didn't make sense that a swift-boat ad of a bunch of dirty old bastards lyin' about the facts for measly checks could just run...and run....and run. If the Kerry camp wouldn't trounce Bush and co. SOMEBODY in the press would. I mean somebody would ask the sane questions and blow the bullshit up right?
DEMOCRACY NOW! did. They brought on Greg Palast who wrote "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" a book that told the whole true and sordid story of Bush's Bull.
Yet still the stories ran and when re-elected in Nov., the republican party had gotten away with it. Lying and being ridiculously unfair while calling themselves the victims. They had gotten away with an outlandish smear and they liked it. It was the beginning of the new hateful season. One they continue to perpetuate today. There is no equivalency. Fox News et al name call and lie and distort facts...lay it all into the news cycle..and then claim it as real. MSNBC does not. Doesn't have to. Conservative records on, well, EVERYTHING has proven horrible. And once again the Dems have done little to nothing to point that out. That is about to change. Without guilt or trepidation. Even though most news outlets were cowed by conservative "power"...we see them differently....just a bunch of dirty old bastards.... lyin' about the facts.....for a filthy lil' check. Welcome to thedarkroome.