Patterico's Pontifications

8/17/2004

Christmas in Cambodia Story Hits the L.A. Times

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 1:43 am

The L.A. Times has finally broken its silence on the “Christmas in Cambodia” aspect of the Swift Boat Vets’ story, in an article titled Veterans Battle Over the Truth. The article also contains what purports to be a comprehensive analysis of the factual basis for the allegations of the Swift Boat Vets.

The article is pro-Kerry spin, pure and simple. The strategy of the article is apparent: before actually setting forth a single detail of the Swift Boat Vets’ allegations, the article carefully lays the groundwork to prepare the reader to be skeptical. The article accomplishes this in multiple ways — many of them misleading, and all of them prime examples of the fine art of slanted rhetoric.
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