has been discussing the charge by a group of former swift boat sailors
that Kerry's Purple Hearts were, if not bogus, not the stuff of war heroism. These members of Kerry's band of brothers have issued a privately funded ad
denouncing his claims and calling him a liar. The DNC has sicced lawyers on them, but they'd just be feeding publicity for the ad if they actually filed suit. This new book
goes into more detail
. Hewitt describes it as "as tough as it gets in the political world." It will undoubtedly be blacklisted by the media, which we have come to expect from an overtly partisan media. Considering their coverage of Bush's service in the National Guard and the Abu Ghraib scandal, such ignoring of serious claims bearing on a candidate's honesty is conspicuous evidence of bias in their coverage of news. The major national news media deserve to be boycotted, which is pretty much the only recourse we as news consumers have.
All pretense of objectivity has been abandoned, but there has to be an alternative to demonstrate to papers like the NYTimes, WaPo, Minn STrib, LATimes, etc. that they're being rejected. Declining circulation and the loss of potential profits isn't enough. If it were, Hollywood would be turning out a lot more G and PG movies. They need to see competitors taking their subscribers, as MSNBC and CNN have. CNN hasn't learned anything, but CNBC and MSNBC have added conservative talk shows like Joe Scarborough's and , making their overall lineups more fair overall. MSNBC's website now features columns by Instapundit
BTW, if you're not listening to Hugh Hewitt, you can hear his show continuously at this site
. It's the best on the air.