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Vet Backs Story- Reporter Discredited

Earlier today, as Kevin reported, reporter Mike Kranish ran a story in the Boston Globe claiming that one of the Swift Boat Vets recanted his story about John Kerry not deserving a Silver Star.

There are a few problem with that story.

Lieutenant Commander George Elliott, the vet in question, calls Kranish's story "extremely inaccurate and highly misstating his actual views." He stands by his affidavit and says he never recanted anything.

So why on earth would Mike Kranish of the Boston Globe get such an important story wrong? Because he is on John Kerry's payroll.

BOSTON GLOBE journalist Mike Kranish has been commissioned to write the foreword of the Kerry-Edwards campaign book -- just as he is covering the campaign in an official capacity as a journalist for the BOSTON GLOBE!

Kranish made waves on Friday by reporting in the GLOBE how a key figure in the anti-Kerry vet ad campaign, Kerry's former commanding officer, "backed off one of the key contentions."

If the Globe knew Kranish was working for the Kerry campaign then the Globe owes its readers a very, very large public apology.

If Kranish did not tell the Globe, he deserves to be fired.


Comments (3)

Ummm....Someone needs to te... (Below threshold)
Enrak:

Ummm....Someone needs to tell the Boston Globe. They still have the first version of the story up.

This is nearly too reminisc... (Below threshold)
-S-:

This is nearly too reminiscent of the Sandy Berger thing, about which, when Kerry was asked if he knew or not that Berger had been under investigation for (nearly/over/approaching) A YEAR, Kerry said, ""no, I didn't have a clue."

I mean, does he EVER have a clue about ANYthing? Isn't never having a clue a sorta greasy thing to say? You don't have to respond to the issue, you just don't have a clue. As if everyone else does, have clues, I mean, what with all those clues in everyone's pocket all the time, everywhere.

If the Globe keeps Kranish on staff/salary/as an associate, they become part of the problem, commisserants, more or less admitting that they, in fact, also, do not have a clue.

Are you also calling for th... (Below threshold)

Are you also calling for the head of Carl Cameron? He is FOX News Bush Campaign reporter. His wife also works for the Bush campaign.

No?




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