November 30, 2004

From the Hannity & colmes Show

colmes:...are they all liars?

Gardner: Yes they are.



Discredited Swift Boat Vet seeking conservative handouts

Steve Gardner, a member of the discredited anti-Kerry group Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth, claimed that he lost his job for speaking out against Senator John Kerry, and that Veterans for Kerry national director John Hurley threatened to retaliate by looking into his finances. On the basis of these alleged incidents, Gardner is currently seeking financial donations from supporters through the online payment service PayPal. But Gardner's accusations are dubious: he did not mention them in four television appearances since his firing, including in an appearance with Hurley and in a discussion of the magazine article he claims triggered his firing; Gardner's former employer has claimed to have had no idea of Gardner's politics at the time of his dismissal and claimed that the company laid off two other people the same day, also for reasons having nothing to do with politics; and Gardner has a long history of distorting the truth to promote his agenda, which Media Matters for America has documented.

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.