September 18, 2007

Fabulist, Junior?

According to his web page, Scott Thomas Beauchamp and his wife, The New Republic fact checker Elspeth Reeve, are apparently expecting a child.

The TNR fabulist/Army private has the following posted on his MySpace page:


He includes as his interests "raptors having babies." His wife, TNR fact-checker Elspeth Reeve uses a raptor (a kind of dinosaur) as the avatar for her MySpace page.

Beauchamp first came to light when a story he wrote entitled "Shock Troops," alleging the barbarity of his fellow soldiers, was challenged on July 18 by The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb.

Since that time, the U.S Army has denounced the claims made in "Shock Troops" as fiction, and Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, has failed to release the findings of the magazine's internal investigation into the veracity of the stories.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 18, 2007 10:21 AM

Uhhhh.... dunno about the timeframe on this... Just WHEN did she get pregnant? Just what ISs the timeframe on this? If he's deployed up north, just when the HELL did he get R&R to knock up his bim? Especially since he started as a PFC (E-3) and is now being listed as a PV1 (E-1) which means, at the very least a Article 15 Non-Judicial Punishment which, by the way states:


(b) Subject to subsection (a) any commanding officer may, in addition to or in lieu of admonition or reprimand, impose one or more of the following disciplinary punishments for minor offenses without the intervention of a court-martial--
(1) upon officers of his command--
(A) restriction to certain specified limits, with or without suspension from duty, for not more that 30 consecutive days;
(B) if imposed by an officer exercising general court-martial jurisdictions or an officer of general flag rank in command--
(i) arrest in quarters for not more than 30 consecutive days;
(ii) forfeiture of not more than one-half of one month's pay per month for two months;
(iii) restriction to certain specified limits, with or without suspension from duty, for not more than 60 consecutive days;
(iv) detention of not more than one-half of one month's pay per month for three months"

There is much more on this... and probably a whole lot more TO this story Bob... but as I said... ANYONE who gets hit with a Alpha One Five as we used to call it usually can forget going on any sort of R&R unless it's to the Stockade we have here on Arifjan.

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmn...."

Posted by: Big Country at September 18, 2007 11:07 AM

She is definitely pregnant! And even if she isn't, we will assume she is until TNR releases a four year investigation into the matter. Because once we claim something, it is up to them to disprove it.

Posted by: Michael Goldfarb at September 18, 2007 12:45 PM

Why Michael, you switched magazines? I thought you were with the Weekly Standard.

I'd almost think this was some kind of...spoof post.

Posted by: See-Dubya at September 18, 2007 12:55 PM

I appreciate the continuing TNR coverage (holding their feet to the fire and all that) but highlighting details of their private* lives seems petty and pointless.

*even considering you got it off their MySpace pages...

Posted by: Arthur at September 18, 2007 07:40 PM

Arthur, I guess that is a matter of personal opinion, and you are indeed welcome to have yours.
I just found it an interesting side story in the much larger and still developing TNR scandal.

As a father myself, I sincerely hope that the pregnancy goes well and smoothly for Elspeth, and that Beauchamp will be home in time to see his child born.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 18, 2007 07:47 PM

notwithstanding the crap he pulled, here's wishing the two of them a very healthy baby...

Posted by: stevesturm at September 18, 2007 07:50 PM


Posted by: clazy at September 18, 2007 10:04 PM