Talk:Swift-boating

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According to our manual of style, shouldn't this be "Swift-boating"?. BrianCo 18:44, 6 March 2008 (EST)

Please, before anybody's ego gets entrenched in this, stop and do a little looking around.

As I said on Crococite's talk page, I'm not trying to bring a beef against the Swift Boat Veterans, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Veterans for Truth, or any other collection of words in that phrase. ANY search will show, though, that "Swift-boating" is a term that describes a particular type of smear tactic. It may very well be a poor choice of words, but it is what it is at this point. If one of the students here reads an article, or hears an interview, or WHATEVER, and the term "Swift-boating" is used, and they think "huh, don't know what that means, let me go check Conservapedia," and they get this definition, they will not have learned what the speaker/writer meant.

Include a "criticisms" section, or just link to your own, thorough, SBVfT article, but include a plain definition of the term as it's used. Please? Aziraphale 18:46, 6 March 2008 (EST)

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