To Swiftboat (v.)
Friday, January 20, 2006
At the start of the 2004 Campaign, John Kerry’s military experience was a political asset. Then came the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, whose smears against the candidate’s military record were picked up and reported uncritically by the media. Last week, there was another attempt at swift-boating, as the GOP-connected Cybercast News Service ran a story poking holes in Congressman John Murtha’s military career. This time, Brooke says, the press didn’t take the bait.