>> 30 Jul 2004



Listening to BBC Radio 4 cover the John Kerry speech in Boston was, quite simply, all the evidence one needs for privatising this biased broadcaster. The simpering treatment handed out to Jean Francois's ridicolous speech was predictable. All the outrageous claims made by Kerry were swallowed whole by the BBC. There was no attempt made to balance his claims and to consider what his policies mean - in fact the BBC excelled itself by finding a "Republican" pollster who agreed that Kerry would charge into a massive two digit lead in the polls! 


That the party of Jerry Springer lapped up every word spoken by the UN's preferred candidate is fair enough. They would do, wouldn't they? But are we being seriously asked to believe that no-one, anywhere, has issues with the flip-flop Kerry? Well, maybe not in the Bush-hating BBC.

John Hawkins, over on Right Wing News, provides a welcome reality check when he says,


"Meanwhile, outside of the fog bank that is the Kerry campaign, Al Gore is raving about "digital brownshirts", Michael Moore who sat beside of Jimmy Carter at the convention is accusing the President of invading Afghanistan for oil, Kerry's supporters at MoveOn are posting ads accusing the President of being a Nazi on the front page of their website, Whoopi Goldberg is making Bush jokes while pointing at her crotch during Kerry fund raisers, and 93% of the delegates at the DNC are against the war in Iraq.


In other words, John Kerry's campaign thus far -- the "Republican-lite" convention included -- has had very little to do with his voting record, with the Democratic Party he leads, or how even his own supporters believe he's going to govern if he's elected. And anyone with even a cursory knowledge of politics isn't going to have much trouble figuring that out once they start paying attention.

That's why I believe that when it gets right down to it, the American people, in a time of war, are not going to pull the lever for a cypher who's willing to portray himself as anything they want him to be to get their votes, especially when there's a strong, politically savvy, candidate on the other side and the economy's good."


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