Topic: Media Research Center
"Unger's 'Swift-Boating' characterization presumes, of course, that there was some unfairness with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's ads against John Kerry."
-- Brent Baker, in a May 31 MRC CyberAlert item (and NewsBusters post) claiming that MSNBC "Countdown" guest host Brian Unger "ludicrously" documented the "Swift-Boating of Al Gore" by conservatives over his anti-global-warming movie "An Inconvenient Truth."
But the fun doesn't stop there. Baker downplayed the Nazi references used against Gore because 1) they were either originally documented by "left-wing" sources or were plucked from the "78th paragraph" of a Washington Post article, and 2) Gore himself once drew "a parallel between fighting global warming and fighting the Nazis."
Baker then goes on to claim that "In fact, during the 2004 campaign, Gore 'Swift-Boated' the Bush administration" because Gore used the term "digital brownshirts" to describe conservatives who attack the media for purportedly "undermining support for our troops."