In the left-wing frenzy to discredit Karl Rove on his way out the door, there were many contestants for most absurd or false allegation. The winner was ABC News, which, two nights in a row, claimed that the evil genius was behind the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth commercials that were pivotal in George W. Bush's re-election in 2004.
The only problem is, it's not true.
It's beyond irresponsible for ABC to say that. Rove, by law, could not be behind the Swift Boat ads because they were independent expenditure ads that must be made without the help or coordination with any political campaign.
Just more Bush Derangement Syndrome. And a further blow to the credibility of the national press, which thinks it can make up its own facts as long as they further an ideological storyline.