Wednesday, September 29, 2004

SeeBS News just can't learn from their mistakes, can they?


So, C-BS News takes the Kerry Campaign's bogus story (about President Bush's "secret plan" to bring back the military draft after the election is over) and runs it unchecked. Classic... just classic. The woman in the C-BS story who claims this falacy is labeled by the network as "a Republican who's going to vote for Kerry." Mass e-mails were sent out to college students all over the country by the Democratic Party (and presumably the Kerry campaign) to scare young voters away from Bush and towards Kerry.

The problems (yes... there are many) are:

* The woman in the story is the Chapter President of an advocacy group called People Against the Draft (PAD) - an organization that's closely connected to the radical leftwing groups International A.N.S.W.E.R. and Not In My Name.

* President Bush, the Republicans and the Pentagon consistently and repeated have stated that they have no plan, no desire, no need for a return of the draft.

* "The plan" to bring back the draft is being spearheaded by seven Democrats in the House & Senate (including Rep. Charles Rangle and Sen. Fritz Hollings).

* Kerry's own website had an archive page several months ago which stated a plan that HE wanted to bring back a form of the draft.

Don't believe me???

Go read all of these postings:

here (Powerline's post),

here (Capt. Ed's post),

here (Betsy's post on the college e-mails),

here (digging up the Kerry archive),

here (Senate Bill 89),

here (House Bill 163),

here (LGF Post #1),

here (LGF Post #2),

here (a little to set the record straight),

and see Kerry's archived web page here (that is, if they haven't taken it down yet).

HAH! C-BS just begs to get smacked down again. Will they ever learn???

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