Ed Driscoll

They're On To You, Fred!

Quite an interesting double-standard in the media: the Swift Boat Vets “smeared” Senator Kerry in 2004 by reminding voters what he said about American soldiers serving in Vietnam in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in 1971. Former KKK-member Robert Byrd is the elder statesman of the Senate according to the Washington Post. And Meredith Vieira apologized to Jesse Jackson when she brought up his infamous Hymietown quote when he appeared last month on The Today Show.

But check out the subtext of this LA Times piece on former Senator Fred Thompson’s salad days as an actor:

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