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August 9, 2004

Campaign Sinking Fast


Look at that. You take a few days off, and you end up missing some of the best slander of the campaign. Here’s the link to the ad, created by a right wing outfit with ties to the old Nixon dirty tricks gang. Although they dispute Kerry’s actions in Vietnam, the contradictions, misrepresentations and attack-dog sponsors fatally compromise the message.

The ad was attacked by John McCain, who urged the Bush campaign to denounce it. (No luck.)

For background on the ad, check out Joe Conason’s piece in Salon. For more background on the swiftvets organization, here’s their entry in disinfopedia.

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