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Correction: Bush-Guard-Reax Story
Bellsouth.net ^ | 09/17/2004 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/17/2004 3:23:53 PM PDT by pitinkie

Edited on 09/17/2004 3:39:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - In a Sept. 11 story about military retirees' reaction to new documents concerning President Bush's National Guard service, The Associated Press incorrectly identified Ahmad Majied of Albany as a former Navy SEAL. Majied assisted SEAL teams while he was in the Navy, but never was trained as a SEAL. "I should have been more specific," he said Friday.

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1 posted on 09/17/2004 3:23:53 PM PDT by pitinkie
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To: pitinkie

Score one more for Freerepublic!


2 posted on 09/17/2004 3:24:34 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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To: pitinkie

Didn't the "sailor" in question and AP defend this story?


3 posted on 09/17/2004 3:24:44 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Travis McGee

The AWB Has Expired - Gun Owners Have Won Again For All Americans!

4 posted on 09/17/2004 3:24:46 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Travis McGee

ping!


5 posted on 09/17/2004 3:25:14 PM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: pitinkie

"I was not an athlete, I was an athletic supporter. I should have been more specific."


6 posted on 09/17/2004 3:25:14 PM PDT by Hank All-American (Free Men, Free Minds, Free Markets baby!)
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To: aynrandfreak; Travis McGee

Travis you nailed this one....


7 posted on 09/17/2004 3:25:32 PM PDT by Dog ( i)
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To: Dog

Damn, that was an a ss-kicking I was looking forward to.


8 posted on 09/17/2004 3:26:49 PM PDT by Hank All-American (Free Men, Free Minds, Free Markets baby!)
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To: Straight Vermonter; Travis McGee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1214904/posts

AP stands by its story about anti-Bush SEAL (Freeper Travis McGee mentioned)
WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/13/04

Well well....


9 posted on 09/17/2004 3:26:56 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I hope you're not suggesting that a Muslim convert would possibly lie


10 posted on 09/17/2004 3:27:05 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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To: pitinkie
Majied assisted SEAL teams while he was in the Navy

Probably packed their parachutes. Polished their shoes.

11 posted on 09/17/2004 3:27:15 PM PDT by narby (Dan interviewed the "Bush was Selected Lady" (BwS Lady))
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To: pitinkie
NAILED!
12 posted on 09/17/2004 3:27:25 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: pitinkie

Batter up!


13 posted on 09/17/2004 3:28:08 PM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: pitinkie

FreeRepublic once again becomes the fact-checker for the MSM. Time they started paying for the services.


14 posted on 09/17/2004 3:28:37 PM PDT by eggman
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To: Travis McGee

Tip o' the hat.


15 posted on 09/17/2004 3:28:46 PM PDT by dighton
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To: pitinkie

Another story corrected?

So Freepers nailed AP on the "Boo's". They nailed Rather/CBS on forged documents. And they nailed AP again on the SEAL claims.

New Media-3 / Old Media-0


16 posted on 09/17/2004 3:29:09 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes, it was a World Net Daily story.

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40427


17 posted on 09/17/2004 3:29:16 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: Hank All-American

LOL! Good one.


18 posted on 09/17/2004 3:29:24 PM PDT by eggman
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To: LeanWrite

fyi...


19 posted on 09/17/2004 3:30:43 PM PDT by Dog ( i)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes they did defend the story. The writer was pretty snippy about it as I recall. Another one of those MSM snobs.

Score another win for the pjamahadeen!


20 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:01 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Who wrote that World Net Daily article?


21 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:27 PM PDT by Dog ( i)
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To: Travis McGee
Sending a link to AuthentiSEAL would seem to be a most appropriate course of action.

Good call, TMcG. Bravo Zulu.

22 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:04 PM PDT by Bob
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To: All
AP Uses Fake SEAL to Back Kerry, Slam Bush
23 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:08 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Hank All-American

Very good!


24 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:14 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: pitinkie
"I should have been more specific," he said Friday.

" I was a SEAL. Well, to be more specific, I was not a SEAL."

25 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:19 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor (www.swiftvets.com: where the truth lives on, after 35 years of Kerry lies.)
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To: aynrandfreak

I really love you guys! Thanks for all you do.


26 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:44 PM PDT by LisaS
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes they did. They came out and "Rathered it". That is to say they stood by the story as correct as written.


27 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:05 PM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry; supported by, financed by, trained by, guided by, revered by, in favor of, Communists.)
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To: pitinkie

Took 'em a while.


28 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:11 PM PDT by tuesday afternoon (Everything happens for a reason. - 40 and 43)
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To: Dog

WND went after the AP story. World Net tried to get a correction from AP. The story on WND is pretty interesting, considering that AP has now had to retract.


29 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:35 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: pitinkie

Has anyone found out what this guy's name was before he changed it? Do we know if he was ever in the Navy?


30 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:57 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: Bob

Already done!


31 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:14 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: pitinkie
"I should have been more specific," he said Friday.

Journalistic weasel words.

He should have been more honest.

And now that one of his claims has been vetted and found wanting, will the "journalist" who spread this deception also call into question everything else this liar said?

32 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:31 PM PDT by pillbox_girl
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To: 68skylark

Yes, his real name became known, and he was not listed on the official NAVY roster as a SEAL. That's how it was completely verified.


33 posted on 09/17/2004 3:35:13 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: 68skylark

I have seen no verification either way about his being retired Navy, but his real name is known.


34 posted on 09/17/2004 3:36:37 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: pitinkie
Great post. Here's what the AP reporter originally said when told that Majied wasn't a SEAL:

In an interview with WorldNetDaily, however, Minor says he has no reason to disbelieve Majied's story.

"I really trust this guy," he said. "I believe he's a real straight shooter."

Minor says Majied didn't give him his previous name, "and I didn't press the matter."

The vet has received "nasty calls" since the issue has been publiclized, Minor says, adding, "This is a very peaceful guy. … There's a peace about his voice."

Minor says Majied homeschools his seven children. "These are really upstanding people," he told WND.

35 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:34 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: pitinkie

At some point didn't AP say that the reason Majied didn't show up as a SEAL was that he was previously known by another name and he changed it when he converted to Islam?

The retraction makes it sound like an inadvertant mistake whereas AP actually attempted to justify this guy's credentials and impugn Travis McGee.


36 posted on 09/17/2004 3:39:23 PM PDT by 5by5
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37 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:04 PM PDT by Mo1 (Why is the MSM calling the Vietnam Vets and POW's a suspected group??)
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To: pitinkie; Travis McGee; NavySEAL F-16; Elfman
"Majied assisted SEAL teams while he was in the Navy, but never was trained as a SEAL. "I should have been more specific," he said Friday."

Well, that's funny, he told elfman in a phone conversation that he attended SEAL school...haha, as if there's such a thing called SEAL school.

38 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:25 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (www.opgratitude.com)
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To: eggman

"FreeRepublic once again becomes the fact-checker for the MSM>"

LOL, maybe they should just start by emailing their stories here first.


39 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:42 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: A Navy Vet; elfman2; ambrose

ping


40 posted on 09/17/2004 3:44:34 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (www.opgratitude.com)
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To: pitinkie

Another name on the Seals "Wall of Shame".


41 posted on 09/17/2004 3:49:06 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: pitinkie

The MSM is simply amoral. We'll be correcting their shoddy work until they turn out the lights.


42 posted on 09/17/2004 3:51:11 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever ("The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")
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To: Travis McGee
We will not add a name to our Wall of Shame based on information you received from another site, you must submit the information directly to us. Our rules for adding a name to the wall are pretty specific, however all that is required to submit a name for review is that you have knowledge that a man is claiming to be a SEAL.

Travis, I believe this honor belongs to you.

43 posted on 09/17/2004 3:52:03 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: pitinkie
BUMP
44 posted on 09/17/2004 3:55:40 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Already done!

Thanks. Military fakes of any type are a major irritant to me.

I met a self-proclaimed Gulf War veteran a while back at a local bar. He claimed to have been a Lance Corporal in the army. I quietly called him on it and haven't seen him back in that bar since. Nobody else in the bar had picked up on his obvious lie.

45 posted on 09/17/2004 4:01:48 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes at first they did til others started digging around for the truth!


46 posted on 09/17/2004 4:03:29 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: Right Wing Professor

It depends on what the meaning of "Seal" is...


47 posted on 09/17/2004 4:04:36 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: Southack

HAHAHAHAHA! LOL! "Worked with the SEALs...."

Yeah, right. What was he, a cook on a ship SEALs were on once for a week?


48 posted on 09/17/2004 4:14:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: pillbox_girl; Grampa Dave; risk; Criminal Number 18F; astounded
"I should have been more specific," he said Friday.

He WAS specific. He said he retired after 30 years in the Navy, and that he spent five (5) years in Viet Nam as a SEAL.

They were all very specific lies.

49 posted on 09/17/2004 4:18:37 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Yeah, right. What was he, a cook on a ship SEALs were on once for a week?

Great catch. You've caused a disturbance in the Matrix.

50 posted on 09/17/2004 4:25:57 PM PDT by Stentor
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