Sunday, August 08, 2004

Exactly Right
LILEKS (James) The Bleat: "So I don't want to spend 9000 words on the Swift Boat vets right now. There are two tales here: the story, and how the story will be played in the dino media. I have nothing to add to the first and it's too early to comment on the latter. This is not about Vietnam. This is about character, and this is about spin. Over the next week there's going to be a lot of discussion in newsrooms about what this story means, and how the mainstream media's handling of the charges will affect their image. They can tear the story down to the foundation and root for the truth, or they can hide behind he-said-they-said reportage. It's their Waterloo. We'll see."

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