Scott Beauchamp's 'Shock Troops' Statements

January 22nd, 2008 1:18 PM
Cross-posted at Confederate Yankee.After the article "Shock Troops" in The New Republic had been challenged by critics , a documentary filmmaker/blogger by the name of JD Johannes narrowed down the search of the author to Alpha Company, 1-18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division on July21. Three days after that on July 24, the military began a formal investigation, which…

Media Slowly Coming to Cover New Republic Beauchamp Retractions

December 4th, 2007 12:56 PM
The TNR saga is slowly seeping into the media, with posts this morning at the Washington Post and the New York Times, in addition to last night's mention in the New York Observer. Not a single one of these outlets discusses the fact that Franklin Foer spent the better part of 13 pages alleging a military conspiracy spanning four bases in three countries involving dozens of soldiers, from…

New Republic Folds Its Cards

December 1st, 2007 4:59 PM
It took fourteen pages--13 of those geared towards Franklin' Foer's attempt to keep his job--but here's the punchline: 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…

New Republic's Last Stand on Beauchamp

November 27th, 2007 4:13 PM
1/18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division, rotated out of Iraqi several weeks ago to their home base in Schweinfurt, Germany. This included noted fabulist Scott Thomas Beauchamp. Whether Beauchamp is still in Germany or has been allowed home on leave is rather irrelevant; he matters quite little now that he has established that he will not support his dark fantasies on…

Who's Sponsoring New Republic's Stonewalling on Beauchamp

October 29th, 2007 10:32 AM
Scott Beauchamp doesn't matter. He's a twice-AWOL serial liar with a pending mental health evaluation who can't write believable military fiction EVEN WHILE IN THE MILITARY. He's powerless, has been tried, found guilty and punished, and at this point, a distraction. We've been focusing on the wrong things. What matters is the New Republic's advertisers. No, not their editors, their advertisers…

New Republic: We Still Believe

October 26th, 2007 2:35 PM
After weeks of saying nothing, the editors of the New Republic magazine have stepped out of their batcave to inform the world that they still believe in Scott Beauchamp's "reports" from Iraq.For his part, Beauchamp is starting to look more and more like Memogate's Bill Burkett, the Texas moonbat who repeatedly told different versions of his story to Dan Rather and Mary Mapes:Beauchamp’s refusal…

TNR's Foer Sticks by Beauchamp, Who Won't Defend His Writing Publicly

October 25th, 2007 12:06 PM

Boom: Drudge Scoops Docs to Sink New Republic

October 24th, 2007 3:24 PM
Drudge scooped me (arrgghhh!) with two documents related to the Beauchamp/TNR story. I had asked for in a FOIA request submitted more than a month ago to the U.S. Army. Those documents including a transcript of the call between Scott Beauchamp, TNR editor Franklin Foer, and TNR executive editor Peter Scoblic on September 7. I first wrote about the conversation itself previously. The other…

Shattered Credibility at TNR: Liberal Mag Didn't Learn From Glass Scan

October 22nd, 2007 1:16 PM

High Noon for TNR

September 10th, 2007 11:54 AM

Journalistic Babysitter Needed for The New Republic

September 5th, 2007 5:48 PM
Scott Johnson at Powerline argues that liberal opinion journal The New Republic really needs a grown-up in charge to clean up the magazine's act:Although the -- I believe the correct word is "venerable" -- Martin Peretz is nominally the editor-in-chief of the New Republic, the lack of adult supervision at the magazine has become painfully apparent in the course of the magazine's continuing…

62 Journalistic Sins or Why Marvin Kalb Is Wrong About the Internet

August 16th, 2007 4:40 PM
Randall Hoven at American Thinker has a catalog of over 60 instances of journalistic malfeasance and takes to task journalist Marvin Kalb's famous lament from 1998 that the Internet would usher in an era of damage to the media's ability to put forward "reliable, substantiated information." Below are 10 of the 62 Hoven cites: Offenses include lying and fabricating, doctoring photos, plagiarism,…

New Republic Editor Digs In Heels on Beauchamp Scandal

August 16th, 2007 1:34 PM

Beauchamp Chronicles Tell More of Leftist Dishonesty Than Anything Els

August 11th, 2007 1:56 AM
Charles Krauthammer has a great syndicated column (h/t: Protein Wisdom) out that sums up the New Republic Scott Thomas Beauchamp scandal quite well:For a month, the veracity of The New Republic’s Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the Army private who has been sending dispatches from the front in Iraq, has been in dispute. His latest “Baghdad Diarist” (July 13) recounted three incidents of American soldiers…