Over at Small Dead Brainstems, Kate is purely creaming herself over the news that one Pvt. Scott Beauchamp is having some credibility problems:
The Baghdad Fictionalist, Updated
In a 10 page mea culpa The New Republic finally cuts Scott Beauchamp loose;
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. And, in light of the evidence available to us, after months of intensive re-reporting, we cannot be confident that the events in his pieces occurred in exactly the manner that he described them. Without that essential confidence, we cannot stand by these stories.
How could this happen?
"...we were reluctant to call Army public affairs to review his claims."
Oh. I guess it happened the way it usually happens.
Which makes one wonder how the Katester is going to handle this:
In The Tank: Did National Review Reporter Make His Stories Up?
December 1, 2007 07:48 PM
There is a growing dispute over the veracity of reporting from Lebanon by former Marine W. Thomas Smith, Jr. who is posting reports on his blog, The Tank, published by the conservative website, National Review Online (NRO). Smith is a supporter of the war in Iraq, and is affiliated with two politically conservative organizations, the Counterterrorism Research Center and the Family Security Foundation. He is the executive editor of World Defense Review, and the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Intelligent Design.
Yeah, that's kind of inconvenient when you're trying to gloat, isn't it?
No word yet on whether SDA hero warblogger Michael Yon has backed off on his "baked boy" story, but the instant that happens, we'll let you know.
THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK: When even that shrieking psychotic Michelle Malkin throws you under a bus, well, you're pretty much toast. But let's keep watching the fallout. It promises to be such fun, don't you think?