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  • Slouching Toward Denver: The Democratic death march

    03/24/2008 12:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2,476+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 09, 2008 Issue | Noam Scheiber
    When Democrats contemplate the apocalypse these days, they have visions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton slugging it out à la Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter at the 1980 convention. The campaign's current trajectory is, in fact, alarmingly similar to the one that produced that disastrous affair. Back then, Carter had built up a delegate lead with early wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, and several Southern states. But, as the primary season dragged on, Kennedy began pocketing big states and gaining momentum. Once all the voting ended and Kennedy came up short, he eyed the New York convention as a...
  • Far Wright - Why Obama's preacher problem isn't going away.

    03/22/2008 4:21:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 2,041+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 09, 2008 | Dayo Olopade
    Now that America has seen clips of Jeremiah Wright--Barack Obama's former pastor and longtime mentor--yelling "God damn America" and referring to the United States as the "U.S. of KKK A," there are obvious questions on everyone's mind. There is, for instance, the complicated biographical question of why Obama aligned himself with Wright in the first place. But there is also the more basic political question of why the presidential candidate didn't disown Wright sooner. After all, whatever personal affection Obama felt for the man who brought him into the Christian fold, he had to realize that Wright was a ticking...
  • American Adam

    03/09/2008 1:47:41 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 11 replies · 593+ views
    The New Republic ^ | March 12, 2008 | John B. Judis
    When Barack Obama announced a year ago that he was running for president, I scoffed. How could a black man whose middle name is Hussein and who looks like he is 25 years old win the White House? To be sure, he was a U.S. senator, but he had been elected largely on a fluke when his toughest Democratic and Republican opponents were felled by scandals. "He'll fade by December," I assured anyone who would listen. One year later, Obama is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, having built a formidable coalition of whites and blacks, Democrats and independents, and...
  • What TNR Missed On The McCain “Scandal”

    02/21/2008 8:10:38 PM PST · by jdm · 18 replies · 195+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Feb. 21, 2008 | Staff
    Tom Maguire has up a great post detailing many details some of us may have forgotten about this McCain non-story. First up is this TNR piece which purports to tell us all the backroom dealings going on at The Times regarding the story: The McCain investigation began in November, after Rutenberg, who covers the political media and advertising beat, got a tip. Within a few days, Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet assigned Thompson and Labaton to join the project and, later, conservative beat reporter David Kirkpatrick to chip in as well. Labaton brought his expertise with regulatory issues to the...
  • The Long Run-Up; Behind the Bombshell in 'The New York Times' (New Republic vs NYT)

    02/21/2008 9:55:54 AM PST · by SE Mom · 33 replies · 221+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 21 February 2008 | Gabriel Sherman
    Last night, around dinnertime, The New York Times posted on its website a 3,000-word investigation detailing Senator John McCain's connections to a telecommunications lobbyist named Vicki Iseman. The controversial piece, written by Washington bureau reporters Jim Rutenberg, Marilyn Thompson, Stephen Labaton, and David Kirkpatrick, and published in this morning's paper, explores the possibility that the Republican presidential candidate may have had an affair with the 40-year-old blond-haired lobbyist for the telecommunications industry while he chaired the Senate Commerce Committee in the late-1990s. Beyond its revelations, however, what's most remarkable about the article is that it appeared in the paper at...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Too Homeopathic(Great Article)

    02/13/2008 3:53:47 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 14 replies · 35+ views
    CBS - The New Republic ^ | Feb. 12, 2008 | Leon Wieseltier
    The New Republic: What Is The Role Of A Conciliating Candidate In An Unconciliating World? What you think of a presidential candidate is in large measure determined by what you think of the world. Different circumstances call for different talents, different sensibilities, different approaches to power. "Leadership" comes in many forms. A sterling individual may be historically inappropriate; and a person whom it is impossible to admire may accomplish significant things. The question of whether Barack Obama will make a fine commander in chief finally depends on your view of the direction of history in the coming years. I cannot...
  • Net loss: Why liberal bloggers don't love Obama

    02/08/2008 3:00:17 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 69+ views
    The New Republic ^ | February 13, 2008 | Bradford Plumer
    It was less than two years ago that Mark Warner hosted his now-legendary bash for liberal bloggers--with its ice sculpture and $50,000 price tag--during the 2006 Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas. At the time, the Democratic former governor of Virginia was mulling a White House bid and looking for netroots support. Tom Vilsack, a fellow aspirant, also appeared at the convention, as did Bill Richardson. Hillary Clinton didn't show, to the chagrin of many, but even she, a few weeks later, hired liberal blogger Peter Daou, and she made sure to swing by Yearly Kos the following year. The...
  • With Friends Like These ...(Everything you wanted to know about the Clintons' shadiest donors)

    02/04/2008 5:20:16 AM PST · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 549+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Monday, February 04, 2008 | Marin Cogan, Melanie Mason, and Barron YoungSmith
    It's not that we expect politicians to have squeaky-clean donor lists. You try running for office without, at one point or another, taking money from someone you probably shouldn't. Even Barack Obama, Mr. Clean, has Tony Rezko. But the Frank Giustra-Kazakhstan-Uranium affair, blown open by The New York Times last week, serves as a reminder that the relationship between the Clintons and money has not always been lily-white. Here, a guide to the unsavory characters who have been associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton. THE DONOR Norman Hsu, Hong Kong "apparel executive." THE GREEN Hsu bundled more than $850,000 for...
  • 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.
  • Place Your Money on Romney

    01/18/2008 2:15:24 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 54 replies · 95+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 01/17/08 | Noam Scheiber
    You hear a lot these days about the chaotic state of the GOP race, which is obviously true insofar as lots of candidates still have a shot at winning. But I don't think it's true in the sense that several candidates have an equal shot of winning. My sense is that Mitt Romney emerges from Michigan with some pretty clear advantages. For one thing, the first kind of chaos ("type 1") makes it pretty tough for Romney's rivals to raise money, which will, perhaps more than anything else, influence the outcome of the 21 February 5th contests. As this Politico piece notes, the GOP's general fundraising environment...
  • Constitutional Craving

    01/16/2008 3:59:51 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 65+ views
    The New Republic ^ | December 24, 2007 | Jennifer Bradley and Doug Kendall
    At long last, Democrats are finally trying to reclaim the Constitution. Is the Constitution a partisan, Republican document? GOP candidates sure seem to think so--they have been relentless in asserting that they would "follow the Constitution" in pursuing goals from overturning Roe v. Wade (Mitt Romney) to restoring the gold standard (Ron Paul). And for decades, conservative judges such as Robert Bork and Antonin Scalia have been backing these claims up, advocating for a version of constitutional "originalism" that lines up quite nicely with the Republican platform. This rhetorical onslaught seems even to have convinced Democrats, who have been skittish...
  • Angry White Man (The bigoted "past" of Ron Paul. Calls black people "animals")

    01/08/2008 11:04:11 AM PST · by mnehring · 394 replies · 2,863+ views
    New Republic ^ | January 8, 2008 | James Kirchick
    If you are a critic of the Bush administration, chances are that, at some point over the past six months, Ron Paul has said something that appealed to you. Paul describes himself as a libertarian, but, since his presidential campaign took off earlier this year, the Republican congressman has attracted donations and plaudits from across the ideological spectrum. Antiwar conservatives, disaffected centrists, even young liberal activists have all flocked to Paul, hailing him as a throwback to an earlier age, when politicians were less mealy-mouthed and American government was more modest in its ambitions, both at home and abroad. In...
  • Hillary is Toast

    01/05/2008 6:44:25 AM PST · by CondiRice08 · 54 replies · 170+ views
    TNR ^ | 01/04/08 | Jonathan Chait
    A few post-Iowa thoughts: 1. In his book about the Democratic Leadership Council, "Reinventing Democrats," Ken Baer recounts how DLC-ites always imagined Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign as a centrist crusade to take the party back from its orthodox liberal wing, picturing a Clinton battle against a liberal favorite like Mario Cuomo. Instead, Clinton found himself running against uber-centrist Paul Tsongas, and ended up emphasizing populist themes. Hillary Clinton is in a similar spot now. Her main strategist, Mark Penn, has been positioning her as the centrist for years. And now she finds herself running against an opponent in Barack Obama...
  • Partners in Genocide (China's role in Darfur)

    12/20/2007 7:53:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 40+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Eric Reeves
    Two weeks ago, Britain introduced a toughly worded Presidential Statement at the U.N. Security Council, demanding that Khartoum's National Islamic Front regime turn over two génocidaires to the International Criminal Court. The first, Ahmed Haroun, who, in a grotesque bit of irony, now serves as Sudan's minister of humanitarian affairs, is accused of having directly orchestrated many of the vicious crimes documented by the U.N. and independent human rights organizations in Darfur. Similarly, Ali Kushayb, a Janjaweed militia leader, is deeply implicated in the most egregious violations of international law--targeted ethnic slaughter and the use of rape as a weapon...
  • How Ron Paul Can Ruin Fred Thompson

    12/11/2007 12:49:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies · 113+ views
    The New Republic blog ^ | December 11, 2007 | Michael Crowley, New Republic senior editor
    There's been a lot of buzz over Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen's crusade against the possibility of campaigns organizing non-Iowa resident college students to caucus. Most of the talk has been about whether Obama will pull in loads of Illinois college kids. But Yepsen offers another scenario, too: On the Republican side, GOP officials are watching precincts in Council Bluffs and Davenport to make certain people aren't driving across the state line to participate. They are particularly concerned about Ron Paul's over-caffeinated backers. This will be fun to watch--not because Paul has a real shot at winning Iowa (he...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bunker Hillary: Clinton's strategy for crushing the media.(BDS Alert)

    11/12/2007 12:36:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 548+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 12, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    On June 1, The New York Times published a front-page article titled, ONE PLACE WHERE OBAMA GOES ELBOW TO ELBOW. The feature detailed Barack Obama's love for pickup basketball, his jersey-tugging style, even the time he hit a long game-winning shot after getting fouled. The Obama camp clearly welcomed the humanizing glimpse at Obama's life; his rivals, probably not so much. In an ordinary campaign, that might have been it. But this is no ordinary campaign--not when Hillary Clinton is a candidate. And so, the Clinton team let Times reporter Patrick Healy, who covers the Hillary beat, know about their...
  • Mike Huckabee: Wishy-Washy Republican

    11/09/2007 11:26:21 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 21 replies · 686+ views
    Conservatives Betrayed ^ | Richard Viguerie
    Some voters pining for a principled conservative Republican presidential candidate are pinning their hopes on former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee. But while Gov. Huckabee stands strong on some issues like abortion that are important to social conservatives, a careful examination of his record as governor reveals that he is just another wishy-washy Republican who enthusiastically promotes big government. The Baptist preacher entered politics in an unlikely way for a Republican—as the result of a meeting with Joycelyn Elders, reports The New Republic. As director of the Arkansas department of health under Gov. Bill Clinton, Dr. Elders opined that preachers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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: 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?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's the coverup that kills you, part 3 (Continued bias...lies)

    10/22/2007 8:35:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies · 74+ views
    Power Line ^ | October 22, 2007 | Scott Johnson
    It’s been another week without word from the New Republic on the status of its "investigation" into the columns of TNR Baghdad Diarist Scott Thomas Beauchamp. "The editors" have not spoken on the matter since their (August 10 update). At that time "the editors" spoke grandly of their "commitment to the truth" and their efforts to resolve the "legitimate concerns about journalistic accuracy" that had been raised by the critics of Beauchamp's TNR Baghdad Diarist columns. They also said they took those concerns "extremely seriously." Ten weeks later, however, their promises have proved empty. "The editors" think they can stonewall...
  • The machinations of Mrs. Fred Thompson. Jeri Rigged

    10/17/2007 12:28:15 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 101 replies · 240+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Post date 10.12.07 | Issue date 10.22.07 | Michelle Cottle
    No one thought Jeri Kehn could do it. Back in 2000, the dishy young Republican operative, then 33, had Washington wags atwitter over her high-profile quest to capture the famously footloose Fred Thompson. Divorced from his high school sweetheart in 1985, the senator and erstwhile actor, then 57, had become one of the hottest tickets in town. A deep- drawling, broad-shouldered six-and-half footer, Thompson had a devastating Southern charm, with a gilding of movie-star glamour. Country music bombshell Lorrie Morgan, cosmetics queen Georgette Mosbacher, conservative pollster Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, and Time columnist Margaret Carlson were among Hollywood Fred's better-known, better-heeled paramours....
  • The Right's Revealingly Cruel Treatment of the Frost Family (Free Republic Mentioned)

    10/12/2007 6:13:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 132 replies · 2,822+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Friday, October 12, 2007 | E. J. Dionne
    Conservatives claim to be in favor of stable families, small businesses, hard work, private schools, investment and homeownership. So why in the world are so many on the right attacking the family of Graeme Frost? SNIP The kids were treated, thanks to S-CHIP. The Frosts spoke out so the public would know that real people lie behind the acronym. Their reward was to be trashed on right-wing blogs and talk radio as if they were multimillionaires ripping off the system. The assault on the Frosts apparently began on the Free Republic website and quickly spread to National Review Online, Power...
  • Army Checkmates The New Republic (US Military discredits TNR and Scott Thomas Beauchamp)

    09/10/2007 10:31:02 AM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 7 replies · 880+ views
    PajamasMedia ^ | 9-10-07 | Bob Owens
    Last month Pajamas Media published an in-depth report on the scandal surrounding the “Baghdad Diarist” articles by Scott Thomas Beauchamp in The New Republic. Now PJM’s Bob Owens interviews Major John Cross, who led the U.S. Army’s investigation into Private Beauchamp’s shocking claims. Even more shocking is what Cross reveals below: Among other findings, there is no credible evidence that TNR made any attempt at fact checking prior to publishing the articles. Furthermore, not one of the soldiers interviewed under oath in the investigation corroborated Beauchamp’s story. Click link for more: http://pajamasmedia.com/2007/09/new_republic.php
  • The thuggery of William Kristol (Beauchamp Barf Alert!)

    08/22/2007 3:29:23 PM PDT · by inkling · 10 replies · 711+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 08/22/2007 | Jonathan Chait
    It's hard to believe that, not so long ago, neoconservative foreign policy thinking overflowed with ideas and idealism. The descent has been steep, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the pages of The Weekly Standard--particularly in William Kristol's editorials, which have come to consist of stubborn denials of any bad news, diatribes about internal enemies, and harangues against the cowardice of Republican dissenters. Kristol's sensibility is perfectly summed up in one representative passage from a recent issue. The topic was The New Republic's decision to publish an essay by Scott Beauchamp, an American soldier serving in Iraq, detailing...
  • How the New Republic Got Suckered [by 'Baghdad diarist' who alleged bad behavior by fellow soldiers]

    08/20/2007 9:13:06 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 34 replies · 1,624+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 20, 2007 | Richard Miniter
    When Pajamas Media heard the authenticity questions surrounding the “Baghdad Diarist” articles by Scott Thomas Beauchamp in The New Republic, we asked our Washington Editor Richard Miniter to look into how the respected opinion magazine could once again be the locus of such a scandal. Miniter spoke with several people involved in the extraordinary story, including the whistle-blower and a German woman who was Beauchamp’s fiancée until just before he married, of all people, Miniter discovered, a fact-checker at The New Republic. That fiancée said of her former boyfriend, the soldier/reporter: “He hates the army. The only reason he joined...
  • No More Anonymous, Please!(Victor Davis Hanson)

    08/16/2007 5:57:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 186 replies · 2,948+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 16, 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The New Republic magazine recently ran into big trouble for publishing a first-person account of military savagery in Iraq. The author, Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, used the pseudonym "Scott Thomas" to write of the debasement of war that he claims he saw in the cauldron of Iraq. But it was soon discovered that one of the gruesome "wartime" incidents the private described -- the author, desensitized by war, mocking a disfigured woman -- took place in Kuwait before his unit actually went into Iraq. And when, post-publication, The New Republic rechecked Beauchamp's other suspicious anecdotes and assured its readers they...
  • Inside Code Pink, D.C'.s Most Visible Anti-War Group.

    08/14/2007 4:00:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies · 704+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | Britt Peterson
    SNIP Along with Gael Murphy and Jodie Evans, Benjamin (born Susie) launched Code Pink in 2002 as a female-led antiwar protest wing of the antiglobalization nonprofit Global Exchange, which she founded with her husband 20 years ago. The group is now independent from Global Exchange and functions as a loose national coalition of chapters, unified by weekly strategy phone calls. Code Pink's main goal is ending the Iraq war (their platform, as explained to me by Benjamin, includes a phased withdrawal taking place as soon as possible and the impeachment of Bush), but side projects have focused on bringing peace...
  • NYS: Brawley Case of the South

    08/10/2007 9:07:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 10, 2007 | JOHN LEO
    If anyone ever starts a museum of horrible explanations, the one-liner by Newsweek's Evan Thomas about his magazine's dubious reporting on the Duke non-rape case— "The narrative was right but the facts were wrong" —is destined to become a popular exhibit, right up there with "we had to destroy the village to save it." What Mr. Thomas seems to mean is that the newsroom view of the lacrosse players as privileged, sexist, and arrogant white male jocks was the correct angle on the story. It wasn't. According to Duke's female lacrosse team and other women on campus, the male players...
  • A Scott Beauchamp Update (TNR Online)

    08/11/2007 4:33:15 AM PDT · by BillCompton · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 08.10.07 | he Editors
    For several weeks now, questions have been raised about Scott Beauchamp's Baghdad Diarist "Shock Troops." While many of these questions have been formulated by people with ideological agendas, we recognize that there are legitimate concerns about journalistic accuracy. We at The New Republic take these concerns extremely seriously. This is why we have sought to re-report the story, in the process speaking with five soldiers in Beauchamp's company who substantiate the events described in Beauchamp's essay. Indeed, we continue to investigate the anecdotes recounted in the Baghdad Diarist. Unfortunately, our efforts have been severely hampered by the U.S. Army. Although...
  • The New Republic Just Doesn't Get It

    08/10/2007 6:05:06 PM PDT · by bocopar · 17 replies · 759+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 8/10/07 | Bob Parks
    As many of us know, the "Baghdad Diarist" and the details of the "activities" of his American Army buddies have been, by his own recants, shown to be fictitious. However, The New Republic who published those "stories" continues to operate under assumptions borne of arrogance and ignorance.... Their latest "update" on Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp ended like this.... Here's what we know: On July 26, Beauchamp told us that he signed several statements under what he described as pressure from the Army. He told us that these statements did not contradict his articles. Moreover, on the same day he signed...
  • Ambition Rots Army Blogger, Not Iraq War

    08/10/2007 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 489+ views
    IBD ^ | August 10, 2007 | Charles Krauthammer
    For a month, the veracity of the New Republic's Scott Beauchamp, the Army private who has been sending dispatches from the front in Iraq, has been in dispute. His latest "Baghdad Diarist" (July 13) recounted three incidents of American soldiers engaged in acts of unusual callousness. The stories were meant to shock. And they did. In one, the driver of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle amused himself by running over dogs, crippling and killing them. In another, a fellow soldier wore on his head and under his helmet a part of a child's skull dug from a grave. The most ghastly...
  • Journalistic Fraud Damages 'Mainstream' Credibility

    08/10/2007 4:10:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 342+ views
    CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2007 | Nathan Burchfiel
    As yet another news outlet finds itself embroiled in a fabrication controversy, media ethics analysts are encouraging the industry to reevaluate its approach toward ethical standards. But they are also encouraging news consumers to not consider the scandals as representative of widespread credibility problems. The New Republic (TNR) magazine has come under fire from conservative media in recent weeks over its "Baghdad Diarist," an Army private hired by the magazine to write a column about his experiences in Iraq. Analysts have accused Pvt. Scott Beauchamp of lying about his experiences and exaggerating three specific stories in an attempt to shed...
  • A Scott Beauchamp Update

    08/10/2007 2:05:18 PM PDT · by inkling · 31 replies · 1,441+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Aug. 10, 2007 | The Editors
    For several weeks now, questions have been raised about Scott Beauchamp's Baghdad Diarist "Shock Troops." While many of these questions have been formulated by people with ideological agendas, we recognize that there are legitimate concerns about journalistic accuracy. We at The New Republic take these concerns extremely seriously. This is why we have sought to re-report the story, in the process speaking with five soldiers in Beauchamp's company who substantiate the events described in Beauchamp's essay. Indeed, we continue to investigate the anecdotes recounted in the Baghdad Diarist. Unfortunately, our efforts have been severely hampered by the U.S. Army. Although...
  • Monster in our midst (Beauchamp)

    08/10/2007 6:07:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 882+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 10 2007 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>For a month, the veracity of The New Republic's Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the Army private who has been sending dispatches from the front in Iraq, has been in dispute. His latest "Baghdad Diarist" (July 13) recounted three incidents of American soldiers engaged in acts of unusual callousness. The stories were meant to shock. And they did.</p>