Standing by their BS still. LOL
“Fake but Accurate”, the Sequel.
Walter DUranty lives.
“Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda.”
—New York Times, August 23, 1933
Babelfish setting: Liberal to English
"We asked Major Lamb what forms of torture the people's hero Scott Thomas was subjected to in order to make him even consider recanting his story and the fascist liar Major Lamb told us that he wouldn't even dignify that with an answer which is, of course, a typical Neocon practice used to cover up the crimes of George W. Bush"
Who did . . . Mrs. Beauchamp?
TNR is pulling a Truthout....sticking with their story regardless...
I think Beauchamp is a lying bastard.
That so, TNR is providing a name (Maj Lamb) to back up their claims.
The Weekly Standard (or Flopping Aces) needs to provide something more than a source close to the investigation if they really want to nail TNR.
The MSM’s overuse of “unnamed sources” “administration official”, etc. is something that is often complained about by FReepers.
The TNR ‘corroboration’ is based on anonymous sources, and so is the NRO’s report from ‘someone close to the investigation.’ Sooner or later, all of the laundry is going to get washed in public.
I’m gonna make some more popcorn.
Usually when they use someone's middle name - that's a sign the guy is in a heap o' trubble.
so the guy with the skull on his head was scott and a friend? they need to be put in the brig.
Beauchamp Recants: Update
The editors of the New Republic have responded here. Three points:
(1) They neglected to report that the Army has concluded its investigation and found Beauchamp's stories to be false. As Major Lamb, the very officer they quote, has said in an authorized statement: "An investigation has been completed and the allegations made by PVT Beauchamp were found to be false. His platoon and company were interviewed and no one could substantiate the claims."
(2) Does the failure of the New Republic to report the Army's conclusions mean that the editors believe the Army investigators are wrong about Beauchamp?
(3) We have full confidence in our reporting that Pvt Beauchamp recanted under oath in the course of the investigation. Is the New Republic claiming that Pvt Beauchamp made no such admission to Army investigators? Is Beauchamp?
Cute. NR is suggesting that Lamb has no knowledge that Beauchamp recanted - but that is NOT what Lamb is saying. Lamb is merely saying he doesn't know about an "anonymous source".
Oh, NR is soooo busted!
Latest from the Weekly Standard:
“Oh, gosh the WS blog is RICH:
His command’s investigation is complete. At this time, there is no formal what we call Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) actions being taken. However, there are other Administrative actions or what we call Non-Judicial Punishment that can be taken if the command deems appropriate. These are again administrative in nature and as such are not releasable to the public by law.
We are not stonewalling anyone. There are official statements that are out there are on the record from several of us and nothing has changed.
We are not preventing him from speaking to TNR or anyone. He has full access to the Morale Welfare and Recreation phones that all the other members of the unit are free to use. It is my understanding that he has been informed of the requests to speak to various members of the media, both traditional and non-traditional and has declined. That is his right.
We will not nor can we force a Soldier to talk to the media or his family or anyone really for that matter in these types of issues.
We fully understand the issues on this. What everyone must understand is that we will not breach the rights of the Soldier and this is where this is at this point.”
I have Foer out the door Monday morning.