Thursday, October 25, 2007

Drudge Posts TNR "Shock Troops" Investigative Documents

The New Republic's outlandish stonewalling to protect fake source Scott Thomas is completely demolished by these official documents that Drudge has obtained and posted:
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.
This house of cards is falling, though clueless lefty bloggers continue to cite Beauchamp's lies, even as their hyperlinks disappear (click on this bonehead's "Scott Thomas Beauchamp" link to see the "404 File Not Found" page.

Thanks to a tip from The Book Worm.

Update II:
Here are the documents Drudge posted earlier:

Document 1:

Document #2

Document #3

So far, Drudge is still mum on why he yanked the files; possibly because they were unredacted. Fortunately, they had already been copied by numerous bloggers.

Thanks to Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report.

Kevin Drum still believes that the sun and planets orbit the earth:
It's hard to judge whether this is damning or not. On August 10, the Army was stonewalling TNR. They didn't get to talk to Beauchamp until nearly a month later. And the fact that after a month of browbeating from his chain of command Beauchamp "just want[ed] it to end" is hardly surprising either. We still don't know whether Beauchamp was telling the truth the first time around when he wrote his pieces for TNR or the second time around when he recanted under pressure from the Army.
Drum accused Drudge of only showing "snippets" of the documents, until a commenter pointed out that they were hot-linked. Other commenters call on Drum to admit he was wrong about Beauchamp all along.