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That Was A Slander; That Wasn’t An Apology

Tuesday, October 31, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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John Kerry slandered the American military yesterday, showcasing one of the myths from the Vietnam era, and thus beginning the necessary extension of the effort to discredit the war –discrediting the warriors. 

First Kerry tried lamely to argue he was referrring to President Bush as the non-homework doing stupid one who got “stuck in Iraq.”

Now he’s given a speech swinging at his critics.  Rush reports that Kerry is also claiming yesterday’s slur was a joke that misfired.

Too late.Kerry dropped the mask long enough for the American public to see clearly the same contempt we heard from him years ago, and the outrage coursing through the e-mails and the blogosphere and I suspect on today’s program will not let Kerry walk away with “it’s just a joke.”

And it is not just Kerry, but the left in America that holds as an article of faith that the military is full of losers who didn’t do their homework.  The anti-military bias is also nested deep in the MSM.

Last year on my program, Terry Moran of ABC News said:

There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong.

I asked ABC News political director Mark Halperin about that admission by Moran in my interview with him yesterday (full transcript here):

HH: Terry Moran on this program said…Terry Moran on this program from ABC, your colleague…

MH: Right.

HH: …said that the media hates the military, has a deep suspicion of it. Do you agree with that?

MH: I totally agree. It’s one of the huge biases, along with gays, guns, abortion, and many other things.

The Kerry sneer is part and parcel of the Pelosi Democrats, just as the attempt to suppress the votes of military serving overseas in the Florida recount is part of the Democratic Party legacy.

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