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NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report
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Posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT by chessplayer

On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say.

On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers to believe that the unit's occasionally "raggedy" attire and alleged poor leadership somehow explain Bergdahl's "disappearance."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2016election; afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahldeserter; bergdahlexcuse; bergdahlplatoon; deserter; election2016; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; nytimes; obamasfault; smearcampaign

1 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
I see. So if Bowe Bergdahl didnt serve with "honor and distinction" then no one could have.

Got it.

Thanks for the trenchant analysis, NYT.

2 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: chessplayer

The commies in the state controlled “media” working hard to defend their boy.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: chessplayer

This unit actually served with honor and distinction,
unlike that traitor.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:15 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: tennmountainman

Is there ONE dissenting member of Bergdahl’s unit? A soldier who will stand up for the honorable serviceman of Susan Rice’s description?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 7:09:13 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Forget.)
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To: chessplayer

I hate liberals, I really do.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 7:10:26 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: chessplayer

Gee, NYT, what is your source for this information?


7 posted on 06/09/2014 7:13:44 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Chainmail

Ditto.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Texas Eagle

Three guesses.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 7:17:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

First guess: Rhymes with Meau Mergdahl.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 7:21:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: chessplayer

Boy, this is from a playbook dating back to the Viet Nam War. Too bad Bruce Dern has gotten old. He could play all the various “psychos” in this unit. The psychos who risked their lives trying to find this bozo.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: chessplayer

It kinda has that feel like the media is “blaming the rape victim.”

If you boys weren’t wearing those silly uniforms we (the lame stream media) wouldn’t have had to rape you, now you see that this is all your fault, right...we (the media) wouldn’t have had to rape you, but you wore those provocative uniforms and made us do it, so...it’s your fault. Now scamper along so we can continue to spin crazy without you confusing everyone with those pesky facts of yours.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:24:02 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: chessplayer

It is time to treat the New York Times as you would any sworn enemy of America.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Texas Eagle

One thing for sure— the fitreps for the members of the unit are available through the former members, and they reflect the assessments of the military chain of command on their individual and group performance. The members through the internet and Army Times, have spilled the beans on this BS about bergdahl, and the muzzie in chief.

The Pentagon’s report on bergdahl was that he was a deserter, and hence they did not list him as a POW, because... he wasn’t.

This article is like a college rumor sheet approach.... a sort of “people have said” type sourcing. That is, no sourcing of any validity. The horses are already out of the barn. And THIS rates page A1 coverage trashing the unit as
raggedy? The times would rather support whatever elitist heroin addict distributors in the demo party who supply the liberal elite with their chemical dependency and keep them happy and hooked—since the country source gang/govt. in afghan is changing over to a different tribe than Karzai. One can never discount the effect of the number one export product of afghan in all this. Always consider whom the times are speaking to— moral reprobate drug financed lefties and their mob pals in labor and much else (vegas). The French Connection all over again.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:34 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: All

This is totally insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:10 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Texas Eagle
Gee, NYT, what is your source for this information?

Probably the same source that is claiming the traitor was tortured, beaten, and and kept in solitary confinement for 5 years. The making of a victim to support obammy's agenda.

16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: John S Mosby
By the time The NYT is done, al-Bergdahl's fellow soldiers will be baby killers and they will have people spitting on them at airports.

Just like in the old days.

17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:34:07 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: miss marmelstein

The UK Daily Mail web site has a similar hit piece highlighted by a photo of Pvt Bowe with tan scarf and his kewl shades. The Mail chose to use a red circle to identify one of his “raggedy” comrades sitting with a bandana on his head. Unremarked was the cigarette in his hand. Oh! The horror!

;>)


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:34:39 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: chessplayer
The platoon was sent to a remote location with too few troops to seriously confront an increasingly aggressive insurgency

Whose fault is that? Isn't Obama the CIC who makes those types of decisions?

19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:37:51 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: chessplayer

Even if I accept this story as true, so what?

Dopes being in a ‘raggedy unit’ exonerate a soldier from violating the code of conduct?

I

I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

II

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

III

If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

IV

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

V

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

VI

I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: chessplayer

These “reporters” will receive a medal from Obama and a special audience with him during which they will be allowed to worship their god in person.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:42:49 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: chessplayer

One of their condemnations of the unit was that they wore bandanas in the defensive trenches.

Whoa. Those dudes were out of control.

^ [[SARCASM ALERT]] ^

Once again, the NYT goes for party over country.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: chessplayer

Help me out here: Is Bergdahl the only US Serviceman to be captured during the entirety of our involvement in Afghanistan? Doesn’t that suggest that there is something odd at work here?


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: chessplayer

The NYT: acting as a stenographer for the White House at least since 2008.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:56:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: chessplayer

25 posted on 06/09/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: chessplayer

Spitting in the wind. As evidenced by the total misreading of the situation by Obama & his thug advisors, there are still a LOT of folks in this country who love and value the guys in the military. Trying to “blame” them in any way is also going to backfire. After seeing men from the deserter’s platoon on TV and hearing their side of the story, these slugs in the media can spin all they want .... what they are saying/doing is a great way to lose “friends” and make enemies .... they’re reaffirming their role as the enemedia.

As for Obama, he has also affirmed what he is with this total slip of the ‘mask’ .... at best he’s a Muslim/AQ sympathizer and doesn’t give a d@mn about our military (VA mess, turning AQ lose to kill our troops)and he’s violated his oath of office many times .... at worst, he’s a traitor to the country. Frankly, I’m not seeing much difference between the two these days.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: chessplayer

I just love the upper west side types holding their nose in the air and looking down their nose at those who served.

Kinda reminds one about how the NYT treats women. Just ask Jill Abramson.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: chessplayer
The NYT! Nothin' but negative waves from those weirdos. KELLY's Heros photo: have a little faith kellys-heroes.jpg
28 posted on 06/09/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Chainmail

They are more destructive to the West than Al-Qaeda is.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: chessplayer
Don't blame the poor pitiful stooges at the NYT. These flacks and pansies and sycophants are just the water-carriers.

This message is being crafted by the “dudes” in the WH, and spoon-fed to their “friends” in the media.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 9:00:33 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: chessplayer

Having seen and heard these soldiers who speak out; they demonstrated they are not ignorant; I suspect they expected this kind of treatment from the communists.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 9:06:10 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bergdahl was the ONLY deserter in the Afghanistan war. The ONLY one you New York Times editors. None of the other people in his ‘raggedy unit’ deserted. None of the other people in any of the other ‘units’ deserted either... Just Bergdahl.

I’m going out on a limb here - it was Bergdahl’s who was wrong... It had nothing to do with his unit - or others would have deserted. Bergdahl was weak and stupid at best - at worst a traitor. What’s YOUR excuses - you editors at the New York Times? Why do you attempt to provide a lame cover for a deserter? Who’s side are you on?


32 posted on 06/09/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (I)
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