Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:13 AM
flamingdem (35,633 posts)
Paula Broadwell's co-author Vernon Loeb misrepresented the Jessica Lynch case
Andrew Kaczynski @BuzzFeedAndrew
Didn't realize Paula Broadwell's co-biographer was Vernon Loeb, who wrote the erroneous Post cover story about Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
Misremembering the Jessica Lynch case.
May 28, 2012 – ... the source of the Post's exaggerated tale: Vernon Loeb
Lynch was taken prisoner and treated at an Iraqi hospital, from where she was rescued April 1, 2003, by a U.S. special operations team.
As Lynch herself insists, she was no hero (although she has said she could have embraced the Post’s hero-warrior tale and no one would’ve been the wiser).
We know the Pentagon wasn’t the source of the Post’s exaggerated tale: Vernon Loeb, one of the reporters who wrote the story, said so in an interview on Fresh Air, an NPR radio program, in mid-December 2003.
In the interview, Loeb said flatly:
“Our sources for that story were not Pentagon sources.”
Loeb also said that he “could never get anybody from the Pentagon to talk about” the Lynch case.
“They wouldn’t say anything about Jessica Lynch,” Loeb declared, adding:
“I just didn’t see the Pentagon trying to create a hero where there was none. I mean …they never showed any interest in doing that, to me.”
Loeb said the details about Lynch’s supposed heroics came from “some really good intelligence sources” in Washington, D.C. — sources whom the Post has never specifically identified, although it should.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:21 AM
powerofbabble (1 post)
1. Paula Kranz Another GOP Lewinsk
Isn't it obvious that they intended this to blow up befor ethe election? The FBI was probably able to determine that this "brilliant" woman was intelligent enough to realize ALL email is traceable....Tampa is big time GOP isnt it? Jill Kelley probably a registered republican...an deven if not...some kind of operative...I mean the timing reveals what they wer eup to doesnt it? GOP media still trying to play this into some kind of continued Ben Ghazi screw up/embarrassment...what did I hear Paula KRANZ say in some interview? Or on some podium about having practically first hand info on BG incident? Blurting it out-as if showing ff? Or stirring the problems up for Obama admin...
You've seen the Pat Fucking Tillman movie I hope? She was working with these propagandists...all big time war machine stuff is usially Republican isnt it? Oblivious as usual to Eisenhower's famous speech warnings all these decades later...screwing up all the good that could be...chronically..
Paula Kranz Broadwell...is a frkn spy. Not sure for who....But I feel so bad for Patreus....as if this beautiful woman used him...as if its so criminal the poor guy let himself be human....really a shame...she should be exposed or what she really is....or even of sh ewas just looking to sell her book....disgusting...from harvard no less? Or just the afterwards programs where the sleezy networking takes place in "summer school"?
Sorry Im tired.