Eric Florack on October 25th, 2007

I think it amazing that this Scott Beauchamp story has been met with such stony silence from the mainstream media.  It has only been twelve hours now or so since the story came out that documents and transcripts of phone conversations had been leaked to the web.  Granted, that’s a fairly short period of time […]

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Eric Florack on September 11th, 2007

Speaking of corruption and the Democrats, I see The New Republic has taken it in the ear again.  and the denizens of The New Republic are well into their “duck and cover” routines.  I’m guessing that they are hitting the prayer mats every single night wishing to Gaia this Scott Beauchamp story would go away. […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

Billy; Saw your note this morning…. As I stated in my comments we have seen this before.  It’s a typical ploy of Erb and his ilk, once cornered on a factual point to claim “it doesn’t matter. ” Aesop and his fable of the sour grapes seems to roar to mind here. It seems to […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

McQ does a fair job of following up on this Beauchamp thing: “They told stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent […]

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Eric Florack on August 6th, 2007

Michael Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard is reporting: THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned from a military source close to the investigation that Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp–author of the much-disputed “Shock Troops” article in the New Republic’s July 23 issue as well as two previous “Baghdad Diarist” columns–signed a sworn statement admitting that all three articles […]

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davidl on July 27th, 2007

At last, Pvt Beauchamp’s, a.k.a. Scott Thomas, ambitions are revealed.  Beauchamp wants to write military novels, just like Senator Jim Webb, Virginia.  From Jack Kelly, Real Clear Politics: In a blog entry for May 8, 2006, Pvt. Beauchamp describes an atrocity: “‘Put a 556 in his head.’ (The caliber of an M-16 rifle is .556 […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2008

Confederate Yankee has been working for some time on the Scott Beauchamp thing. Yes, still. And he’s managed to obtain through that, the original statements of the soldiers who were questions by the Army over Beauchamp’s claims. Technorati Tags: Beauchamp, shock troops, new republic Memeorandum has more.

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Eric Florack on January 10th, 2008

Little Green Footballs notes: The Only Man Who Can Save America tries to save himself from The New Republic’s article: Ron Paul Statement on The New Republic Article Regarding Old Newsletters. “This story is old news and has been rehashed for over a decade. It’s once again being resurrected for obvious political reasons on the […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

Pete Wehner over at The Corner: It turns out, of course, that it was TNR‘s critics, and not TNR, who were vindicated, and all honor is due to them. What The New Republic didn’t understand, and still seems unable to grasp, is that they and others saw this for what it was: an effort to […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2007

Dale Franks finds enough blame to go all around on this Beuachamp thing. The subtext(…In the Foer article…) is that the Army should have been more helpful, and that PVT Beauchamp should’ve been more helpful, and that conservative bloggers should’ve kept their pieholes closed. In one sense, TNR is correct. The Army, once again, did […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2007

Michelle is reporting on more shoddy reporting… this time from NRO… Ugh. This is bad on many levels. W. Thomas Smith, Jr., a former Marine and milblogger who writes at National Review Online’s The Tank (and whose work in Iraq I’ve praised and linked to here), posts a long-winded defense of bogus, shoddy reporting he […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

It took thirteen pages of a fourteen page diatribe from Franklin Foer… most of which were him trying to save his job, but TNR has finally admitted that Beauchamp COULD have lied. Bob Owens, of the Confederate Yankee, has the details posted at Pajamas Media. As Owens suggests… it’s time to Foer to leave. Now. […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

The Confederate Yankee is reporting that The New Republic has canned its head fact checker.: Interesting (my bold): The New Republic is looking for an assistant editor to fill an immediate opening in our Washington, DC office. The assistant editor will be responsible for guiding the magazine’s fact-checking department (including overseeing the reporter-researchers), along with […]

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Eric Florack on November 13th, 2007

For the third time in the last two days, the website of The New Republic has come out with a decidedly “Democrat-Unfreindly” article. Here, we have one from Jon Cohn, questioning the wisdom of government healthcare, as an example. And I have to ask; Is The New Republic trying to regain it’s credibility by ditching […]

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Eric Florack on November 13th, 2007

Betsy Newmark, yesterday: Mackubin Thomas Owens had a great column yesterday in honor of Veterans Day. He noted the proclivity of those in the media to treat those in the military as either victims or monsters. He notes that since the Vietnam War the storyline from the left about American military is that serving in […]

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