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  • The Scott Thomas Beauchamp " Shock Troops" Military Investigation, Statements 13-24

    01/21/2008 11:01:04 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies · 170+ views
    Confederate Yankee ^ | 1/21/2008 | Bob Owens
    Documents released by the Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base Florida, in relation to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests files for documents relating to the military investigation into the Scott Thomas Beauchamp "Shock Troops" article in The New Republic magazine. The following are the never-before published statements of soldiers interviewed in the course of the investigation. Names are redacted per federal privacy laws.
  • The Scott Thomas Beauchamp "Shock Troops" Military Investigation, Statements 13-24

    01/21/2008 12:59:49 PM PST · by enough_idiocy · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Confederate Yankee ^ | January 21, 2008 | Confederate Yankee
    Documents released by the Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base Florida, in relation to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests files for documents relating to the military investigation into the Scott Thomas Beauchamp "Shock Troops" article in The New Republic magazine. The following are the never-before published statements of soldiers interviewed in the course of the investigation. Names are redacted per federal privacy laws.
  • Foer's Folly Finally Falls Flat {The New Republic}

    12/02/2007 9:36:35 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 20 replies · 569+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 02, 2007 | Rick Moran
    It took four months of dodging, ducking, bobbing, and weaving, but bloggers have finally pinned Franklin Foer and The New Republic to the mat. Yesterday afternoon, Foer's online edition of the magazine published a long, self-pitying, highly defensive screed about the Scott Beauchamp articles that accused American soldiers of casual atrocities in Iraq in which the Editor of The New Republic admitted the magazine would no longer stand behind or vouch for their accuracy: "When I last spoke with Beauchamp in early November, he continued to stand by his stories. Unfortunately, the standards of this magazine require more than that....
  • Fog of War (TNR grudgingly admits it printed lies about US troops)

    12/02/2007 10:38:29 AM PST · by pabianice · 13 replies · 97+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 11/2/07 | Foer
    The story of our Baghdad Diarist. For months, our magazine has been subject to accusations that stories we published by an American soldier then serving in Iraq were fabricated. When these accusations first arose, we promised our readers a full account of our investigation. We spent the last four-and-a-half months re-reporting his stories. These are our findings. When Michael Goldfarb, a blogger for The Weekly Standard, left me a message on a Tuesday afternoon in mid-July, I didn't know him or his byline. And I certainly didn't anticipate that his message would become the starting point for a controversy. A...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-02-07 (KOmmies Angrily Defend The New Republic's Fabulist)

    12/02/2007 7:54:55 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies · 104+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 2, 2007 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    This is definitely a KOmmie THREAD that the Daily KOs would dearly wish to have disappeared down the memory hole. This thread titled, "Wingnut Thugs Personally Attack Soldier Serving In Iraq," was published in KOmmieland back in July. As you can see, the KOmmies are angrily attacking the "Wingnut Thugs" for daring to question the veracity of a soldier, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, whose allegations of atrocities in Iraq were published in The New Republic. One problem now for the KOmmies, it turns out that, in fact, the stories written by Beauchamp, The New Republic's Fabulist, were untrue. And WHO...
  • Foer of Fog

    12/02/2007 12:16:35 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies · 95+ views
    Border Pundit Blog ^ | December 1, 2007
    Remember Scott Beauchamp? The soldier who wrote stories from the Middle East, about things like mocking a disfigured woman in a chow hall, running over a dog and wearing pieces of baby skull under helmets? The tales never rang true, but the editors of The New Republic ran with them like crack addicts looking for more baking soda. Now that TNR has posted a whinging, non-apology, Franklin Foer is your editorial man of the hour whose self-effacing pen is less mighty than his apparent ego. And that’s why there’s already a new movie out. See source for lotsa kewl links....
  • Fog of War (The New Republic finally folds on the Beauchamp story)

    12/01/2007 7:31:10 PM PST · by DesScorp · 2 replies · 39+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Dec. 1 2007 | Franklin Foer
    For months, our magazine has been subject to accusations that stories we published by an American soldier then serving in Iraq were fabricated. When these accusations first arose, we promised our readers a full account of our investigation. We spent the last four-and-a-half months re-reporting his stories. These are our findings. When Michael Goldfarb, a blogger for The Weekly Standard, left me a message on a Tuesday afternoon in mid-July, I didn't know him or his byline. And I certainly didn't anticipate that his message would become the starting point for a controversy.
  • Fog of War (TNR admits Beauchamp lied -- my title)

    12/01/2007 1:49:32 PM PST · by Talking_Mouse · 54 replies · 325+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 12/10/2007 | Franklin Foer
    For months, our magazine has been subject to accusations that stories we published by an American soldier then serving in Iraq were fabricated. When these accusations first arose, we promised our readers a full account of our investigation. We spent the last four-and-a-half months re-reporting his stories. These are our findings. ::very big snip:: In retrospect, we never should have put Beauchamp in this situation. He was a young soldier in a war zone, an untried writer without journalistic training. We published his accounts of sensitive events while granting him the shield of anonymity--which, in the wrong hands, can become...
  • Slandering the American Soldier - An American media tradition.

    11/12/2007 1:06:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 108+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2007 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    November 12, 2007, 0:00 a.m. Slandering the American Soldier An American media tradition. By Mackubin Thomas Owens  As anyone who has not been vacationing on the moon knows, The New Republic embarrassed itself this summer by publishing and defending a series of stories by one Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an active-duty soldier serving in Iraq. As we know, Beauchamp told of his comrades in Iraq mocking a woman horribly scarred by an IED, wrote of another wearing part of a human skull, and depicted yet another using a Bradley fighting vehicle to run over stray dogs. All of the stories...
  • A Scott Beauchamp Update (or How To Say Nothing in 1000 Words)

    10/26/2007 10:43:12 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 38 replies · 59+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Oct. 26,2007 | Unknown
    A Scott Beauchamp Update Since our last statement on “Shock Troops,” a Diarist by Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp that we published in our July 23 issue, we have continued our investigation into the article’s veracity. On Wednesday, for a brief period, The Drudge Report posted several documents from the Army’s own investigation into Beauchamp’s claims. Among those documents was a transcript of a phone conversation that TNR Editor Franklin Foer and TNR Executive Editor J. Peter Scoblic had with Beauchamp on September 6—the first time the Army had granted TNR permission to speak with Beauchamp since it cut off...
  • Beauchamp and the Rule of Second Chances: Pass it Along

    10/25/2007 12:38:36 PM PDT · by PurpleMan · 8 replies · 54+ views
    Michael Yon On-Line Magazine ^ | October 25, 2007 | Michael Yon
    "Beauchamp is young; under pressure he made a dumb mistake. In fact, he has not always been an ideal soldier. But to his credit, the young soldier decided to stay, and he is serving tonight in a dangerous part of Baghdad. He might well be seriously injured or killed here, and he knows it. He could have quit, but he did not. He faced his peers. I can only imagine the cold shoulders, and worse, he must have gotten. He could have left the unit, but LTC Glaze told me that Beauchamp wanted to stay and make it right. Whatever...
  • Beauchamp and the Rule of Second Chances: Pass it Along [Michael Yon]

    10/25/2007 9:17:47 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 45 replies · 200+ views
    Michael Yon Online ^ | 10/25/2007 | Michael Yon
    The story of General Petraeus getting accidentally shot in the chest is a case in point. One of his own soldiers had pulled the trigger. Normally, something very bad would have happened to that soldier and his commander. Instead Petraeus sent that soldier to Ranger School, and his Captain (Fred Johnson) was promoted early. In June, I witnessed LTC Fred Johnson helping to restore security and rebuild Baqubah. Fred Johnson is a believer in second chances. Some months ago, a soldier in Baghdad wrote a piece on the way war can degrade the morals and affect the judgment of combat...
  • Shattered Diarist: Ask Peter Arnett for advice next time

    10/25/2007 7:58:45 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 7 replies · 89+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 25, 2007 | James S. Robbins
    Shattered Diarist Ask Peter Arnett for advice next time. It was nice to see the Scott Thomas Beauchamp/New Republic scandal back up on the radar screen yesterday. There was never a satisfactory conclusion to the story; it just faded out over the summer. Now it is back in a big way, with the Drudge Report releasing internal Army documents related to the case, and a very revealing transcript of a conversation between Beauchamp, various luminaries from The New Republic, and Beauchamp’s TNR-supplied lawyer. Shattered Diarist 10/25 Divide and Concur 10/12 Osama, Take II 09/12 Not Osama’s Best Work 09/08 Iran’s...
  • Baghdad Diarist [Beauchamp] On Guard When Questioned By Editors

    10/25/2007 3:14:06 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 22 replies · 125+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2007 | Howard Kurtz
    The soldier whose New Republic article about military cruelty in Iraq was labeled false by Army investigators refused to defend his accusations when questioned by the magazine, even after being told that the editors could no longer support him unless he cooperated.In a recorded Sept. 6 conversation, the writer, Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, said from Iraq that the controversy had "spun out of control" and had become "insane" and "ridiculous" and concluded: "I'm not going to talk to anyone about anything." Beauchamp stood his ground even after Editor Franklin Foer told him "that if you're not able to talk about...
  • That Took Foerever: Beauchamp Story Collapses

    10/25/2007 2:24:11 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 13 replies · 23+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 24, 2007 | Michael Goldfarb
    The Drudge Report has posted a a series of documents that reveal the lengths to which the New Republic’s editors, specifically Frank Foer and Peter Scoblic, went to cover up the truth about the Scott Beauchamp stories. This is the end of the road, and a long road it's been.
  • Hemingway, Under Glass (UPDATE: TNR Shut Down Beauchamp)

    10/24/2007 6:12:45 PM PDT · by jdm · 6 replies · 54+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 24, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Matt Drudge has announced his acquisition of documents from the Army investigation into allegations of misconduct made by Private Scott Beauchamp, and they make The New Republic look like the Nixon administration for stonewalling. He provides PDFs of the documents as support as well. Beauchamp admitted to investigators that he made up most of the stories, including the most disturbing tale of troops harassing a disfigured woman, as well as running over dogs in armored personnel carriers. Why did Beauchamp tell these lies? He had literary aspirations and didn't mind libeling his comrades to achieve them: Army Investigation: Tales "Completely...
  • Drudge vs. TNR

    10/24/2007 4:38:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 47+ views
    Slate ^ | Oct. 24, 2007 | Michael Weiss
    Drudge vs. TNR: Early Wednesday afternoon, the Drudge Report posted a red-letter item about the controversy surrounding the New Republic's "Baghdad Diarist," Scott Beauchamp. Beauchamp is a soldier serving in Iraq whose dispatches telling of outrageous behavior by U.S. troops—belittling a woman scarred by an IED, wearing a skull fragment from the remains of a child found in one of Saddam's mass graves, and intentionally trying to kill dogs with armored vehicles—came under intense scrutiny from conservative bloggers over the summer. TNR issued a statement on Aug. 10 saying it was investigating the veracity of the reports but hasn't commented...
  • Drudge: The Beauchamp transcripts; Foer to Beauchamp:

    10/24/2007 4:23:44 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 4 replies · 43+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Oct 24 2007 | Malkin
    Drudge: The Beauchamp transcripts; Foer to Beauchamp: “Let us control the way this story proceeds;” Foer exploits Beauchamp’s wife: “Ellie sent me an e-mail to tell you that it’s the most important thing in the world for her that you say that you didn’t recant;” Update: Foer whines, attacks the military again By Michelle Malkin • October 24, 2007 01:30 PM Update 6:50pm Eastern. Franklin Foer comes out from under his desk to whine to the NY Observer about the transcripts being leaked. All of this damning transcript evidence of TNR’s attempts to cover up, and what does Foer do?...
  • THE NEW REPUBLIC 'SHOCK TROOPS' STORY COLLAPSES(Pvt.Beauchamp`s Fabrications)

    10/24/2007 10:15:50 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 45 replies · 83+ views
    http://www.drudgereport.com ^ | Oct 24 2007 12:29:44 ET | DrudgeReport
    SHOCK DOCS: THE NEW REPUBLIC 'SHOCK TROOPS' STORY COLLAPSES WED Oct 24 2007 12:29:44 ET The DRUDGE REPORT has optained internal documents from the investigation of THE NEW REPUBLIC'S "Baghdad Diarist", Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an Army private turned war correspondent who reported tales of military malfeasance from the Iraq War front. The documents appear to expose that once the veracity of Beauchamp's diaries were called into question, and an Army investigation ensued, THE NEW REPUBLIC has failed to publicly account for publishing slanderous falsehoods about the U.S. military in a time of war. Document 1: Beauchamp Refuses to Stand by...
  • SHOCK DOCS: THE NEW REPUBLIC 'SHOCK TROOPS' STORY COLLAPSES

    10/24/2007 10:33:54 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 98 replies · 262+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/24/2007 | Matt Drudge
    SHOCK DOCS: THE NEW REPUBLIC 'SHOCK TROOPS' STORY COLLAPSESWED Oct 24 2007 12:29:44 ET The DRUDGE REPORT has optained internal documents from the investigation of THE NEW REPUBLIC'S "Baghdad Diarist", Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an Army private turned war correspondent who reported tales of military malfeasance from the Iraq War front. The documents appear to expose that once the veracity of Beauchamp's diaries were called into question, and an Army investigation ensued, THE NEW REPUBLIC has failed to publicly account for publishing slanderous falsehoods about the U.S. military in a time of war. Document 1: Beauchamp Refuses to Stand by...