Perhaps the Crack Is Widening

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    Today I found the second major American media story of the problems with Kerry's story. It only deals with a couple parts, but at least it's a start:

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002005720_cambodia15.html

    In case you want to see how they handled the Bush AWOL charges, for those that think there is no media bias, here is a roundup:

    http://nerepublican.blogspot.com/2004/08/media-hypocrisy-how-media-handled-bush.html

    Since I decided that this might warrant a thread-Something along the 'media does it's job, finally, here's the other links posted elsewhere:

     
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    Lo and behold the first one is from Seattle! LOL! :teeth:
     
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    Hot dam, a South African newpaper gets it:

    http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/2004/08/15/news/world/world04.asp

     
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    THE AMERICAN THINKER


     
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    The LMM can't cover this one up. They can't cover themselves up, either. Now, the only accusation I'm willing to let lie is pulling the guy out of the water. I'm a lifeguard, and have saved a few lives through similar actions (i.e. jumping out of a boat to save a person). Lack of enemy fire doesn't make it not be nerve wracking. I'm sure it would be more tense, but still, if there was enemy fire, then everybody was enduring it, and he'd be in it, rescue or no rescue. It just makes the story more dramatic. If they was no hostile fire, he still pulled a soldier out of the river, saving his life. That's a heroic act in any context.
     
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    I would agree with the last sentence, though not deserving of a bronze star. Heck, jumping into Lake Michigan or Vero Beach to save someone who deserves a Darwin award is very dangerous.
     
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    I'm not sure what the qualifications of a Bronze star are, but I'll not press the issue. Once again, it was over 30 years ago and young people (like me) do stupid things, and I'm willing to forgive. What I'm not willing to forgive is his Senate record and the fact that he's running based on his Vietnam record.
     
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    Well I wish he was stupid like you. Considering that he is now older than me, but a significant amount, one wouldn't think he would perpetuate the failings of his youth. Not to mention, if he has a record since, worthy of being elected President of the United States, please, let's here that!
     
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    I tend to agree, though I prefer the words foolish and ignorant, which are easily cured with time. Kerry is stupid, a permanent condiditon.
     

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