Category Archives: Oops!

VA Secretary, “I incorrectly stated that I had been in Special Forces.”

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military’s special forces.

McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on “CBS Evening News.”  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/23/veterans-affairs-secretary-apologizes-for-misstating-that-served-in-special/

I really don’t think this is a big deal reading the story. Not like he listed Special Forces in his résumé or told the story many times. Actually I am more interested in the homeless veteran saying he was in SF.

Why does it seem many homeless people (and non-homeless as well) profess to being veterans that served in Force Recon or Special Forces. I do remember cooks, mechanics, truck drivers, clerks, etc. being in Vietnam but I have yet to meet one.

Did you know only about 9% of the homeless are veterans?http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/snapshot_of_homelessness 

And I just as well bring this up. If you meet or hear someone saying he can’t tell you what he did because his records are classified you just met or heard a liar.

 

NBC launches internal probe on Brian Williams claims.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Brian_Williams_2011_Shankbone.JPG/640px-Brian_Williams_2011_Shankbone.JPGNEW YORK (AP) — NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements that anchor Brian Williams made about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago, an episode that’s ballooned into a full-blown credibility crisis for the network.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nbc-launches-internal-probe-on-brian-williams-claims/ar-AA94Xor

Now there are concerns about his reporting of seeing a floating body from his hotel during Katrina. It seems sometimes the press takes a little too much freedom. Ahhh, the frequent fog of memory creep and misremembering.

He best go back and review Jon Lovitz and SNL. Maybe then he will get away with it.

And me? Guess I will have to watch Aljezerra to get the real news.