Thursday, August 26, 2004

Here we go again with the "served with" spin

Patterico Pontifictions is taking issue with the L.A. times in their coverage of the Swift Vets flap. It seems that they are still trying the spin of "if they didn't serve on the boat, they don't know what they're talking about."
None of the men in the Swift boat group behind the anti-Kerry ad, including [Larry] Thurlow, served on Kerry's patrol boat during the war.
The New Republic is saying the same thing.

But today, the Vets unleashed their third ad onto the web, which features Steve Gardner, who manned the forward machine gun on PCF-44 and claims he spent more time on Kerry's boat than any other veteran.

Even if no one was on Kerry's boat, given that some of the footage shown at the DNC convention was shot from other vessels, you would think that vantage point would be a good place to observe what was going on. But that kind of logic fails the MSM. Hat tip to Instapundit