Sunday, August 08, 2004
Letter to Fox News Watch: I'm watching Fox's media criticism show -- one that should be an hour long, but is only half that -- when pundit Jim Pinkerton makes mention of the Swift Boat Veterans for truth and refers to them as Sen. John Kerry's "fellow officers."
Neal Gabler jumps in and claims: "Not fellow officers."
Jim, rightly, disputes: "They are his fellow officers."
Neal: "They didn't serve on the same boat."
The point is then made that it was one officer per boat and these guys served on boats alongside Kerry.
Anyway, getting to the snarky letter I e-mailed to the show.
Eric, Neal Gabler’s claim that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth aren’t Kerry’s “fellow officers” because the didn’t serve on the same swift boat is a lot like claiming that Cal, Jane and Jim aren’t his “fellow pundits” because they aren’t sitting in his lap.
Look for it on next week's show -- maybe.