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Friday, October 01, 2004

My Way News:

"Hewitt, 82, was in Vermillion to receive the 2004 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism at the University of South Dakota.

"During the radio show, Hewitt said he's sorry that '60 Minutes' and Rather were perceived as doing Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's job for him 'by bringing up an old issue, and they weren't careful enough to not make mistakes. And the minute you make one mistake, you're dead.'
Hewitt added that it was 'stupid' for Kerry to have injected his Vietnam service into the presidential race, which opened the door for anti-Kerry groups such as Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

"Not only have previous presidential candidate war veterans avoided such talk, but Kerry had followed up his Vietnam service by becoming an outspoken opponent of the war, he said.

"'You can't play war hero if it's about a war where you threw your medals away,' Hewitt said. "
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