Friday, February 02, 2007

Did Spitting 'Victim' from DC Protest Cry Wolf?

A Must read article regarding Right-wing smear tactics that are at least 40 years old.

The very least they could do is get some new ones.

Seeing the Forest: Did Spitting 'Victim' from DC Protest Cry Wolf?:

This piece was first published at AlterNet. This post is revised and extended from that piece.

The media interest surrounding Private Joshua Sparling's claim that he was spit at during the Washington, DC protest merits skepticism considering that his previous claims of victimhood have turned out inaccurate, and that he's been a frequent associate of right-wing figures such as Sean Hannity and Oliver North.

There is a conventional wisdom that Vietnam War protesters included fringe elements who did uncivil things, including spitting at soldiers returning from Vietnam.

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