SwiftBoatVeteransforTruth http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6026/all en Carl Hulse Accuses Nevada GOP of 'Swiftboating' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid http://www.mrc.org/articles/carl-hulse-accuses-nevada-gop-swiftboating-senate-majority-leader-harry-reid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carl Hulse reports on a Nevada GOP accusation against Sen. Harry Reid by using the Swift Boats Veterans for Truth as a synonym for lying: &quot;Sensing a possible Swiftboat attack, the Reid campaign responded aggressively...&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Nevada GOP is questioning the veracity of a story told by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and his "brush with a car bomb after serving as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission back in the early 1980s." Congressional reporter Carl Hulse came "swiftly" to Reid's defense, deriding the Republican charge as a "possible Swiftboat attack" in a Wednesday afternoon post on the Times "Caucus" blog, "<a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/reids-campaign-bats-back-at-deflated-bomb-tales/#more-50169">Reid's Campaign Bats Back at Deflated Bomb Tales</a>."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/carl-hulse-accuses-nevada-gop-swiftboating-senate-majority-leader-harry-reid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CarlHulse HarryReid liberalmediabias Nevada NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SwiftBoatVeteransforTruth TimesWatch Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:26:00 +0000 admin 7158 at http://www.mrc.org Deborah Solomon Calls Swift Boat Vets "Ugly Chapter" in U.S. History http://www.mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomon-calls-swift-boat-vets-ugly-chapter-us-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sunday Magazine reporter Solomon (pictured) confronts T. Boone Pickens on the charges made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth: &quot;I thought it was all invented.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sunday Magazine Q&A reporter Deborah Solomon <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03wwlnQ4-t.html?scp="1&sq=boone%20pickens&st=cse" " target="_self">talked this week </a>with Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens about his plan to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil by harnessing wind power. <img src= "http://mrc.org/Timeswatch/stillshots/2006/deborahsolomon4.jpg" width="321" align="right" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/deborah-solomon-calls-swift-boat-vets-ugly-chapter-us-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2004 DeborahSolomon JohnKerry NewYorkTimes NYTimes SwiftBoatVeteransforTruth T.BoonePickens TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 04 Aug 2008 16:51:00 +0000 admin 6319 at http://www.mrc.org Defending Obama, Times Again Slimes Swift Boat Vets http://www.mrc.org/articles/defending-obama-times-again-slimes-swift-boat-vets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Michael Powell: &quot;In 2004, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee for president that year, and his campaign also tried to ignore unfounded rumors besmirching his war record in Vietnam...&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Hillary Clinton and "conservative blogs" are attacking media heart-throb Barack Obama, and reporter Michael Powell rushed to Obama's defense Monday and includeda slam of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/25/us/politics/25campaign.html?_r=" target=_self ? 1&scp='1&sq=michael+powell&st=nyt&oref=slogin"'>Taking </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/25/us/politics/25campaign.html?_r=" ? 1&scp='1&sq=michael+powell&st=nyt&oref=slogin"'>Blows From All Sides and Weighting When to Punch Back</a>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/defending-obama-times-again-slimes-swift-boat-vets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2008 MichaelPowell NewYorkTimes NYTimes SwiftBoatVeteransforTruth TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:49:00 +0000 admin 6018 at http://www.mrc.org Vitter Scandal: Media Swallow Larry Flynt's Line http://www.mrc.org/articles/vitter-scandal-media-swallow-larry-flynts-line <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/david-niedrauer">David Niedrauer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >When someone points an accusing finger at a politician, the media reaction apparently depends upon whether the politician is a liberal or a conservative.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/vitter-scandal-media-swallow-larry-flynts-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education D.C.Madam Kerry media Prostitution SwiftBoatVeteransforTruth vitter Tue, 17 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27755 at http://www.mrc.org The Media vs. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth http://www.mrc.org/profiles-bias/media-vs-swift-boat-veterans-truth <p align="left">Even before John Kerry used his Vietnam record to vault to victory in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, the national media frequently touted the Massachusetts liberal as a decorated, thrice-wounded war hero. But apart from interviewing the small group of Vietnam veterans who have campaigned with Kerry over the last two decades, national reporters did not seek out others to confirm or challenge the tales of Kerry’s valor and heroism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/profiles-bias/media-vs-swift-boat-veterans-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Profiles in Bias News Analysis Division 2004 election John Kerry liberal media bias SwiftBoatVeteransforTruth Fri, 11 May 2012 17:02:30 +0000 kristine.lawrence 40055 at http://www.mrc.org