Skip to comments.Wall Street Journal Says SEAL Veterans Better Off Collecting Unemployment
Posted on 09/01/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT by Nachum
Wall Street Journal writers Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Gorman have apparently been reprimanded and put on temporary leave for a rogue piece of writing in the journal. Their write up attacked Navy SEAL veterans for establishing businesses of their own, and included a US made tactical gear and watch company.
Navy SEAL veterans would be better off collecting unemployment for a while. No one, including myself, likes a know-it-all Navy SEAL that starts a successful venture. I dont care how many Americans it employs, its just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business. I dont really care what Milton Friedman says about Free Market economics, its an unfair advantage and these guys know it. These veterans should be ashamed of their past service and the last thing they should be doing is making money or writing books. says Nissenbaum. Read the full article here.
Apparently the US SOCOM commander, Admiral McRaven called the WSJ outraged that the paper was not supporting the Special Operations veteran business community. We have enough trouble these days without you guys throwing gas on the fire with the current media circus, said McRaven. The head of U.S. Special Operations was also quick to point out that he himself had published a book titled, SPEC OPS.Learn the secrets of the trade it says on the back cover.
Robert Thompson, the Editor-in-Chief, was quick to apologize to the head of US Spec Ops and guaranteed swift action in the matter.These writers went rogue and were clearly out to grab a headline at all costs. The WSJ apologizes to veterans everywhere and encourages all men and women who served to protect this great country to actively participate in the business community. We hope these veterans dont hide what they did in the past, they should be able to put it on their resumes. Rest assured that these hack writers (Nissenbaum and Gorman) will be dealt with accordingly., promised Thompson when questioned by the US SOCOM Public Affairs Officer.
Sunday satire. Its a crazy world we live in and perspective is everything. SOFREP out.
eh... believable from leftist writers but could have been better.
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So so sick of reading what's not fair.
its just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business. I dont really care what Milton Friedman says about Free Market economics, its an unfair advantage and these guys know it. These veterans should be ashamed of their past service and the last thing they should be doing is making money or writing books. says Nissenbaum....BUT IT’s OK for POLITICIANS like ex-presidents to make HIDEOUS amounts of money on speaking engagements and books for their past in political life! WHAT HYPOCRISY from the LEFT! It’s way past time we stood up like CLINT Eastwood did and expose these liberals for THEIR HYPOCRISY and bald faced lies to the American People!
Nothing gets printed in a newspaper with out the approval of an editor so in my opinion there is no such thing as a Rogue piece of writing in the journal.
So unless one of these guys is an editor there should be a third name mentioned here as being reprimanded.
So news papers websites go pretty fast and loose on editorial oversight so occasionally something makes it on to the net that should never have been published but I am not aware that anything like that having happened on the WSJ.
If life was fair I would be Christy Brinkley.
And I would have your phone number if you were.
I deal in right and wrong.
Fair is subjective BS.
I’m sick of fair as well.
And you’d lose it and I’d find it. That would be “fair”.
No fair, I saw her first!
“leverage their past accomplishments in business”
It’s called experience, knowledge, and wisdom.
And it doesn’t need to include a student loan to be valid ability.
Oh wait, they used to work for the government. I guess some people just don’t like to be used.
This is pure idiocy of the highest order.
That is exactly what politicians and journalists and professors and sports figures and everyone else does.
Would companies be willing to pay Bill Clinton $500,000 to give a speech if he was Bill Clinton, former truck driver?
Why do they think companies pay high dollars to hire ex-senators and retired generals as lobbyists if not for their past?
The space program gave us, among many other things, Teflon.
Many ex military became successful salesmen and business leaders.
This is just more anti-American slur.
They mean it is not fair that some people are better than they are. This is demented.
Millions of ex-servicemen/women used their military training to earn a living after discharge. This twit Webb thinks welfare/unemployment is better?
its just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business.
Maybe we are safer the way it is.
life just ain,t fair.
Ok I admit it: This article left me confused.
Me too. Was the original article an attempt at satire that failed? I can understand being upset either way though.
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A real POS
He’s total scum IMO. An apparatchik.
I'm so sick of hearing what's not fair.
(this thread has come full circle)