Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: To Kerry Supporters / Smear Campaign
Actually, the lawsuit threat is pretty real - a lot of theater owners are pulling it on the advice of their attorneys because the film brands a number of people in the film, who now 35 years later are just regular folks and private citizens, as liars, commies and the like. From what I understand, the film is a potential goldmine for any former long haired VVAW guy in the film, because the producers did such a lousy job if ascertaining whether or not what they are saying is true.
The film is essentially a crude low budget hack job. I wonder why they picked a film that deals with 35 years ago for their smear job? In a way it makes me feel better about Kerry, if the best they could come up with for dirt is ancient history. On top of that, the Swift Boat guys have been running millions of dollars of this Nam Redux stuff in the swing states, and they apparently are now having little affect as the voters ho-hum the old stuff and concentrate on the issues. So in the end, nobody GAS, and all they have done is hurt themselves. I was amazed to learn they were a publically held company. Richard Scaife can get a way with stuff like this, but these are just corporate bozos trying to play big time politics. I bet their shareholders sue the crap out of them. They have reduced the value of the business.