Jay Rosen on Swift Boat coverage

Jay Rosen has a great piece up about the Swift Boat issue:

“There is a smear campaign launched against John Kerry. But that is not the only thing going on with the Swift Boat Veterans. The press may have knocked down the most serious charges. But the idea of the press as the great adjudicator has also been knocked down. “

Read the whole thing. The gist is that even though the legit press has theoretically published enough information by now to discredit the SBV’s, it really didn’t make any difference. The SBV smear is still alive among people who get their information from other, partisan channels which ignore or deny inconvenient facts.

It’s worthwhile to read the comments too, for another sickening glimpse at mad-dog determination of the Kerry-haters.