Beauchamp – The Plot Thickens

The Rightie blogosmear has gone KARAZEE!

Michael Goldfarb at Murdoch’s WEEKLY STANDARD claims that an anonymous Army source says Private Beauchamp has signed a statement repudiating all of his statements, charges, articles, etc. etc.

The high-fiving throughout the Pajamas Media related blogs who have coordinated with Goldfarb and the WEEKLY STANDARD has been … well, you’d think it was VE Day and VJ Day all rolled into one.

But wait just a minute! Eager to accept the truth of an anonymous source about their three-week-long attack on The New Republic’s anonymous diarist (and his “factuality”), the Righties may have just jumped the gun (if not the shark):

The New Republic has just released THIS statement:

08.07.07

A STATEMENT ON SCOTT THOMAS BEAUCHAMP:

We’ve talked to military personnel directly involved in the events that Scott Thomas Beauchamp described, and they corroborated his account as detailed in our statement. When we called Army spokesman Major Steven F. Lamb and asked about an anonymously sourced allegation that Beauchamp had recanted his articles in a sworn statement, he told us, “I have no knowledge of that.” He added, “If someone is speaking anonymously [to The Weekly Standard], they are on their own.” When we pressed Lamb for details on the Army investigation, he told us, “We don’t go into the details of how we conduct our investigations.”

–The Editors
posted 2:32 p.m. [EDT]

I guess facts and anonymous sources are only to be questioned if they disagree with you.

Gee, I sure hope this doesn’t boomerang on Goldfarb. I mean, WHO has demonstrated a grander committment to facts and accuracy?

Courage.

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4 Responses to Beauchamp – The Plot Thickens

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    “VE day and VJ day all rolled into one”

    To me, that says everything there is to say about The Cluture War. To take nothing happening on a non-event and invest heart and soul into it is pretty sobering to witness. This is really just another version of the saga of the conservative cruise. It seems like the only thing that sets Tim VcVeigh apart from the rest of these folks was a set of balls. Otherwise we’d see suicide bombings in our own place that would make Iraq look like a Sunday School picnic.

    It’s times like these that I hope it turns out to be true that carrying around a load of negative vibes like that really can cause cancer.

  2. It has been rightly characterized as “McCarthyesque” but the equivocators seem to believe that where there’s smoke there MUST be fire. In this case, it’s beginning to look like it’s all just smoke.

    Smoke and mirrors.

  3. It has been rightly characterized as “McCarthyesque” but the equivocators seem to believe that where there’s smoke there MUST be fire. In this case, it’s beginning to look like it’s all just smoke.

    Smoke and mirrors.

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