Saturday, October 30, 2004

Bearing False Witness Campaign Hits Airwaves

October Surprise?

NEWSMAX, the Richard Mellon Scaife-funded conservative "news" organization is purchasing large blogs of TV time to run scurrilous attack ads on Senator Kerry. The ads feature conservative veterans calling Kerry a traitor responsible for the torture and dishonor of fellow American soldiers in Vietnam as well as extending the length of the war.

The time is purchased as infomercial time but is just a large portion of "Stolen Honor" the "documentary" by an employee of the conservative Washington Times with an occasional banner overlay listing a 1-800 number to buy the documentary.

In the Houston area I spotted this running on Saturday 2:30 to 3:00 PM on a PAX (Christian family programming) network station.

The phone number they are paying for to take orders is 1-800-NEWSMAX. A number for my local PAX station KPXB that ran shortly afterwards is 713-533-5303. Perhaps a lot of polite calls to these numbers protesting the dishonorable shameful attacks that violate the ninth commandment against bearing false witness might be appropriate.

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