The NYT caught a Democrat lying about his service in Vietnam. No, it not another article about John Kerry. Unlike the subject of this article, John Kerry did indeed served in Vietnam. This one is about Democrat Richard Bluumenthal, soon to be ex-Senate candidate running for Chris Dodd’s seat, and, I imagine, also soon ex-Attorney General of Connecticut.
He reminds asks us to “compare the tone” of the Times article ” to the way the press really went after Bush and Cheney because they never set foot in the war zone”:
The whole article treats the [Democrat] with kid gloves. Question: will the press follow the lead of the Time and go easy on him, or will they lay in to him? After all, he not only got deferments, a-la Cheney, but he has lied about going to war. Bush never did that, yet he was savaged for years for less.
Read the whole thing.
UPDATE: Note the word not mentioned in this article on the subject. Hint: people on the left used it a lot to describe the immediate past president (with no evidence whatsoever of its accuracy).