The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I is a Ass
So should say Mark Hyman, vice president of coporate relations, for the Sinclair Broadcasting Group – the outfit that intends to preempt regular programming for over 60 stations, many of which are in swing states, to show a vociferously anti-Kerry film, apparently drummed up by the Swift Boat for Bullshit crowd, two weeks before the election. Just take a look at how he's defending Sinclair's decision:
"However, the accusations coming from Terry McAuliffe and others, is it because they are some elements of this that may reflect poorly on John Kerry? That it's somehow an in-kind contribution of George Bush?So, let's see. We have a blatantly partisan (and very likely patently false) flick, based on events that took place some thirty years ago, compared to the current, real, everyday events in Iraq? We have a blatantly partisan (and very likely patently false) flick, based on events that took place some thirty years ago, compared to the factual release of today's real employment numbers? We have the alleged network silencing of the Swift Boat for Bullshit crowd compared to denying the legitimacy of millions of Jews who were killed during the Holocaust? The man clearly has zero shame. Just unfuckingbelievable.
If you use that logic and reasoning, that means every car bomb in Iraq would be an in-kind contribution to John Kerry. Weak job performance ratings that came out last month would have been an in- kind contribution to John Kerry. And that's just nonsense.
This is news. I can't change the fact that these people decided to come forward today. The networks had this opportunity over a month ago to speak with these people. They chose to suppress them. They chose to ignore them. They are acting like Holocaust deniers, pretending these men don't exist."