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The TFT Guide To... Smearing John Kerry

This week it was revealed that Fox News' chief political reporter invented strange comments which he then attributed to John Kerry, in an attempt to question Kerry's masculinity. The quotes included 'I'm a metro-sexual, [George Bush] is a cowboy' and '[Women] should like me! I do manicures!' But if senior reporters at major news networks can just make stuff up, what other lame accusations can Fox throw at Kerry?

8 October 2004

1) In Vietnam, Kerry crossed the border into Cambodia because his pet Chihuahua jumped out of his little handbag and ran off.

2) Kerry once told a Fox journalist: 'It's fun to stay at the YMCA! I'm free! Ooh! Chase me!' while wearing a pink tutu, singing Judy Garland show tunes and holding a tube of KY Jelly. Or it might have been a dream.

3) As Arnold Schwarzenegger pointed out, Kerry is surrounded by 'economic girlie-men', when common sense dictates he should be surrounded by crazy neo-cons, corrupt corporations and narcissistic sex pests.

4) Kerry is obviously gay because he's never been filmed hunting things in the woods, or wearing a flight jacket on an aircraft carrier, unlike George W Bush. The fact that Kerry served his country in an actual war while Bush was passed out in a bar somewhere with six grams of coke up his nose when he should have
been bombing the Viet Cong has no relevance to anything.

5) Kerry is a girl because Kerry is a girl's name.



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