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The best example came with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad campaign against Senator John Kerry in 2004, the first modern example of “fake news” swaying an election. The effort was based on the polemical book about Mr. Kerry by the conservative conspiracy theorist and best-selling author, Jerome ...
A major Republican donor, Mr. Pickens supported Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which leveled false allegations against John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. Along the way, he had five wives, became a major philanthropist and saw the football stadium at Oklahoma State University, his alma ...

... in the 2004 presidential campaign, a group of Vietnam veterans calling themselves the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth claimed that Democratic nominee John Kerry had fabricated his war exploits. They had served with Kerry, just not during the time when he had earned his multiple combat commendations.
The 2004 campaign against John Kerry centered on the outlandish challenge to the Democratic candidate's war record sponsored by the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a main funder of which, Harold Simmons, would later become a major supporter of American Crossroads. (Bush's first race for ...
A reckoning of a different sort came in 2004, when John Kerry's presidential campaign was targeted in a series of TV ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group ostensibly organized to call into question Kerry's wartime record as a decorated navy officer but in truth motivated by lingering anger over Kerry's post-service ...
“Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” produced the ad and created the smear that Kerry and his team never effectively pushed back. Since then, the term swiftboating has been used to describe an unfair or untrue political attack. Fox News Radio host John Gibson has since written “How the Left Swiftboated ...

Instead, Bush praised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group that lobbed attacks questioning Kerry's service record in Vietnam -- attacks McCain unequivocally criticized in 2004 as "dishonest and dishonorable." When his campaign was asked if Jeb Bush saw a double standard, a spokesman rejected the ...
In 2004, the Republican Party's “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” acting as a surrogate for the George W. Bush reelection campaign, launched the sleaziest, most despicable smears against a veteran's war record ever undertaken during an American presidential campaign. This well-heeled group of extreme ...
... sent a letter to T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire Texas oilman who helped finance the 2004 attack advertisements, taking him up on a challenge he issued last November: that he would give $1 million to anyone who could disprove a single charge the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth made against Mr. Kerry.
And in the 2004 presidential campaign, a group of Vietnam veterans calling themselves the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth claimed that Democratic nominee John Kerry had fabricated his war exploits. They had served with Kerry, just not during the time when he had earned his multiple combat commendations. At least half of ...
The 2004 campaign against John Kerry centered on the outlandish challenge to the Democratic candidate's war record sponsored by the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a main funder of which, Harold Simmons, would later become a major supporter of American Crossroads. (Bush's first race for ...
One should hope as a matter of personal virtue and integrity that this would be the case. But personal integrity is not always enough. American politics is littered with records of lies and deceptions, be it Bill Clinton's false assertions about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky or Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ...
Alexandria-based CRC, which used to be called Creative Response Concepts, has worked for clients such as Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Koch Brothers' political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, General Motors, Federalist Society, Brent Bozell's Media Research Center, Chevron, Americans for ...
A reckoning of a different sort came in 2004, when John Kerry's presidential campaign was targeted in a series of TV ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group ostensibly organized to call into question Kerry's wartime record as a decorated navy officer but in truth motivated by lingering anger over Kerry's post-service ...
John Kerry ran for president. Some of you remember that. And for a year, I worked with a talented group of filmmakers and producers to make a film about what we at the time believed would be a winning campaign for the presidency.
Instead, Bush praised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group that lobbed attacks questioning Kerry's service record in Vietnam -- attacks McCain unequivocally criticized in 2004 as "dishonest and dishonorable." When his campaign was asked if Jeb Bush saw a double standard, a spokesman rejected the ...
In 2004, the Republican Party's “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” acting as a surrogate for the George W. Bush reelection campaign, launched the sleaziest, most despicable smears against a veteran's war record ever undertaken during an American presidential campaign. This well-heeled group of extreme ...

... outlandish challenge to the Democratic candidate's war record sponsored by the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a main funder of which, ...
... decades — from 9/11 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to birtherism — the internet did play a key role in the propagation of misinformation.
... decades — from 9/11 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to birtherism — the internet did play a key role in the propagation of misinformation.
... Clinton's false assertions about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky or Swift Boat Veterans for Truth distorting John Kerry's Vietnam record.
A group calling itself “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” is attacking Sen. John Kerry, challenging his war record and the circumstances of the ...
An ad campaign by a group called “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” was created to discredit Democratic candidate John Kerry. In part because ...
An ad campaign by a group called “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” was created to discredit Democratic candidate John Kerry. In part because ...
Because John Kerry, lauded war hero and activist, was slandered by The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and refused to lash out at them.
... to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which used largely disputed claims to question Democratic Massachusetts senator's military record ...
Back in 2004, when John Kerry got hit with ads from “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” those had to have a different disclosure since they weren't ...
Alexandria-based CRC, which used to be called Creative Response Concepts, has worked for clients such as Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, ...
Franke, who once owned the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, helped found Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that attacked Sen. John Kerry's ...
A reckoning of a different sort came in 2004, when John Kerry's presidential campaign was targeted in a series of TV ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, ...
“Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” produced the ad and created the smear that Kerry and his team never effectively pushed back. Since then, the ...
You may remember SRCP Media's infamous “Swift Boat Veterans For Truth” smear campaign, which helped scuttle John Kerry's presidential ...
Instead, Bush praised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group that lobbed attacks questioning Kerry's service record in Vietnam -- attacks ...
In 2004, the Republican Party's “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” acting as a surrogate for the George W. Bush reelection campaign, launched the ...
You know, this goes back at least as far as their decision to run the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth video, that was an attack, essentially, ...
You know, this goes back at least as far as their decision to run the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth video, that was an attack, essentially, ...
... a piece heavily promoted by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Affiliates also ran a mix of news pieces and a dishonest infomercial that slammed ...
When they carried reports of the slanders against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race by the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” as though they ...
A reckoning of a different sort came in 2004, when John Kerry's presidential campaign was targeted in a series of TV ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, ...
“Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” produced the ad and created the smear that Kerry and his team never effectively pushed back. Since then, the ...
If I have recognized the spread in drug warnings and financial doublespeak, where the corporate use of language approaches the absurd, ...
“Swift boat” refers to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group behind a coordinated campaign to discredit then-Sen. John Kerry during his ...
But also arrayed against Kerry was an organization called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (a Swift boat was the type of vessel on which Kerry had ...
Obama's campaign finance counsel compared ALP to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - just about the worst thing one Democrat could say about another.
What's worse still is that McCain defends fellow-Vietnam Veteran and war hero, John Kerry against the attacks of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, while stumping for the very man whose voice can be heard on T.V. approving that message. Maver: McCain ...
... establish a major depository for radioactive and hazardous waste in West Texas. Simmons, a deceased Dallas billionaire who bankrolled the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign against Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, donated ...
President-elect Donald Trump has every right to select whomever he wants for his Cabinet and chief advisory positions. Some of his choices, however, make it harder to distinguish between the reality of our 45th president and the parodies of him on ...
Simmons, a deceased Dallas billionaire who bankrolled the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign against Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, donated $3 million to Perry's various electoral endeavors.
Simmons, a deceased Dallas billionaire who bankrolled the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign against Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, donated $3 million to Perry's various electoral endeavors.
He was a Dallas billionaire. He's the guy who funded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads, the ads in 2004 that attacked John Kerry's military service.


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