FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2004
SWIFT VETS AND POWs BLAST KERRY CAMPAIGN FOR CENSORSHIP TACTICS
Captured Emails From Campaign Officials Show A Clear Attempt To Deprive Pennsylvanians Of Their Opportunity To See “Stolen Honor”
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Swift Vets and POWs for Truth today blasted censorship tactics employed by the Kerry-Edwards campaign in Pennsylvania that have resulted in several canceled showings of the POW documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal in the Philadelphia area. The documentary features many POWs who speak out about John Kerry’s anti-war activities and how it affected them while they were in captivity.
An email transmission from Kerry-Edwards Pennsylvania campaign manager Tony Podesta clearly shows the Kerry campaign is behind the effort to keep the film from being shown. Several Philadelphia area facilities declined to show the film after threats of pickets and protests.
“The Kerry-Edwards campaign’s efforts to censor, silence and intimidate POWs, and to deny Pennsylvanians the opportunity to see this documentary, must stop. What is the Kerry campaign so scared of that it has to employ censorship tactics? POWs have earned the right to be heard, but evidently they have no place in John Kerry’s version of America,” said Dr. Tom McNish, a highly decorated retired Air Force colonel and POW who was in captivity in North Vietnam for six years and six months.
“Mr. Podesta’s tactics insult all Pennsylvanians and all Americans of all political parties and ideologies. Censorship has no place in America. For years the North Vietnamese forced us to produce false statements to feed the lies propagated by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and their ilk. Now, John Kerry does not want the truth to be told, but POWs will not be silenced,” McNish said.
Stolen Honor is now available free to the public on the www.stolenhonor.com web site. There have already been 200,000 viewings of the film through the web site in the past few days.
To schedule interviews with Dr. McNish, or other POWs, contact Keith Appell at (703)-683-5004, ext. 112
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