Glenn links to this moderately amusing piece on an attack campaign against Our Lord and Savior, but that ain’t what grabbed me, since any election involving the Clinton smear machine is going to be rife with this sort of thing. No, what grabbed me was this:
Kerry’s note was titled “Swiftboating” — a reference to Kerry’s own presidential campaign in 2004, which was famously sunk by falsities spread by the lobbying group Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth. Many politicos believe that Kerry’s decision not to “dignify” the rumors and fight them aggressively contributed to his campaign’s defeat in the general election.
“Falsities.” Not one of which was ever actually, y’know, proven to be any such thing.
Goebbels was right, as “journalists” like this one prove every day of their parasitic existences: disseminate a lie often and adamantly enough, and it will eventually become a misshapen sort of “truth.” They’ve managed to gull the gullible with the Bush AWOL lie, the Sixteen SOTU Words lie, and now the Swiftvets lie — and that is by no means an even remotely complete list. Those are just the ones that immediately come to mind.
Left mediabots: ask yourselves why we don’t trust you. Although a far more apposite question would be: why on earth would we?