October 11, 2007

It's The Coverup That Kills You

Scott at Powerline weighed in last night on the Beauchamp Controversy with It's the coverup that kills you: A case study.

A taste:

Why would Beauchamp go silent and TNR along with him? Well, there can really only be one reason: the Army isn't stonewalling, its investigation isn't a whitewash, and Beauchamp's commanding officer isn't a liar. We already knew Beauchamp's stories weren't true, but now we must conclude that Beauchamp has told his editors at TNR that he no longer stands by his tales of petty cruelty and serious misconduct by himself and the men in his unit.

As for The New Republic, they are quite aware of the allegations being leveled against them of incompetence and a cover-up, as they are here every day, usually several times a day. You could say they are among my biggest fans...


But hopefully not of the Annie Wilkes variety.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 11, 2007 07:14 AM

They are not going to come clean. Instead they and their allies have shifted into high gear trying to silence everyone who doesn't eat up their lies.

Look at the savage attacks on Limbaugh. The attacks on everyone who noticed that this Frost crowd had every chance to get private insurance, instead deciding that those of us who decided that we couldn't raise four kids working part time would pay for their kids.

We are in the fight of our lives and half of us don't know it.

Posted by: Peter at October 11, 2007 11:56 AM

Price of cable or DSL for the New Republic: $100.00.
Price of someone to check your blog: $10.00 per hour.
HAVING TNR checking your blog: Priceless

Posted by: GM Roper at October 11, 2007 12:55 PM

I bet you get a Christmas card from them and maybe some chocolates. I'd feed some of the chocolates to the neighbor's dog first though and see how he reacts.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 11, 2007 06:11 PM

There's nothing that Beauchamp could say or do that would do anything but bring a sh!itstorm down on him. No matter what he said. Where's the percentage in saying anything at all?

Posted by: nunaim at October 11, 2007 07:18 PM

Wonder how his relationship is with the girlfriend who was a researcher at NR. Didn't she get shit-canned over this? Screwing up his future career might not be the only harvest Beauchamp -- isn't that a French name? -- gets out of this fiasco.

Posted by: Banjo at October 12, 2007 08:29 AM
Beauchamp -- isn't that a French name?

One can only hope that you're parodying at this point...

Posted by: nunaim at October 12, 2007 08:58 AM

There's nothing that Beauchamp could say or do that would do anything but bring a sh!itstorm down on him.

Yea, just fessing up, squaring the record, and taking your medicine is something a real man would never consider.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 12, 2007 11:01 AM

Purple, being an anti-war lefty means never saying that you're wrong. Note, not never having to say you're wrong, they have to say that many times, but they never actually say it.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 12, 2007 10:14 PM