It began with Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter and was supposed to be Faux Nooz’s answer to “The Daily Show.”
But it didn’t quite work out, which seems odd, since the Rightie talking point on progressive talk radio has always been that “It can’t work, because LIBERALS don’t have a sense of humor.” Well, guess who’s not laughing now? Continue reading
A Master List of my pieces in The Democratic Daily, as they relate to the Rightie blogosmear of Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp and The New Republic.
In reverse chronological order:
This represents my complete series of postings on the Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp Affair– thus far — the tale of a soldier in Iraq, who, writing anonymously for The New Republic , was ‘outed’ by the yowling of the top Right Wing blogs, and was investigated by the Army for UCMJ violations, at the behest of and choreographed blog firestorm by Weekly Standard BLOGGER Michael Goldfarb. [TWS is owned by Rupert Murdoch, and edited by FAUX Nooz regular William Kristol].
As of this writing, Beauchamp has not been heard from, according to the Army, by choice, but according to TNR (where his wife works) because he’s being held incommunicado with all communications to relatives monitored.
[OUR STORY SO FAR: This refers to the ongoing New Republic/Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp "controversy" that has raged in the Rightie blogosmear since the Rupert Murdoch-owned, William Kristol-edited Weekly Standard's BLOG, run by Michael Goldfarb, called for, on July 18, "Fact or Fiction? A mission for milbloggers:" and then used the blog as a central clearing house for the top Rightie blogs -- Michelle Malkin, Little Green Footballs, Powerline, Captain's Quarters, etc. -- to pile on to a series of "Baghdad Diaries" written by an anonymous soldier. First, they disputed whether the 'soldier' even existed. Then, when the soldier revealed himself, dug up every old blog posting they could find on the internet. They found that he had been for Howard Dean at the University of Missouri in 2004. They "found" that his wife worked at the magazine. They catalyzed an Army investigation of the soldier, who is currently either being held incommunicado -- if you believe the magazine that his wife works for -- or else is incommunicado by choice, if you believe the chief PR officer in theater, Col. Boylan, whose confirming letter that, supposedly, Beauchamp had recanted all was received by Bob Owens, the Confederate Yankee, trumpeted by Michael Goldfarb, and was the basis for both the New York Times and the Washington Post stories on this sordid mess last week. Now, the story continues ...] Continue reading