Friday, November 06, 2009

Perpetuating the myth

Update-here is the short version.

Congressman Tim Walz, who has never yet commented on why he falsely claimed to be a Afghan War vet, perpetuated that myth last week on Hardball with Chris Matthews.  Most of the interview with Rep Walz and Ret Gen Barry McCaffrey is uninteresting, until about the 9:40 mark-(H/T to an anonymous commenter)

"(the) Congressman's a retired Army Command Sergeant Major with time in combat"

No effort on the part of Rep Walz to correct that misstatement, even though he had a chance.

I'm not sure which is worse.  That Ret. Gen McCaffrey is under the impression that Walz is a combat vet, or that Walz was referred to as a combat vet on live television and choose not to correct the mistake.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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