This column by Larry Simoneaux
(who I know nothing about other than what I just read in the linked-to column) does a fine job of encapsulating my feelings about the utter silence from the mainstream press in trying to determine what's the truth of the situation with John Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
I've watched stories on the Internet for the past week since I first heard about Senator Kerry's "Christmas in Cambodia" on Fox News Channel. That's the only
place I can get any information, because none
of the mainstream press that should
be interested in getting to the truth has reported on it at all that I can find. Just to pick on my hometown papers, the Chicago Tribune hasn't mentioned it at all in their news pages. The Chicago Sun-Times has referenced it twice on the editorial page, here
. But I'm not really interested in editorializing on the subject. What I want are facts.
I can find blogs like Captain's Quarters
which have assembled an impressive recitation of what they
say are the facts. But are they telling the truth?
I don't know that. But I'd like to believe that the mainstream press would pursue this story with the same kind of dogged persistence that they've chased after President Bush's National Guard Service Records
Because I'd like to know the truth.
I really would.