Ed Driscoll

Questioning The Timing

In response to the claims of pseudonymous soldier/journalist/possible fabulist “Scott Thomas”, Bob Owens has two simple questions for The New Republic “that any journalism student should have been able to answer before publishing a similar story”:

  • When did the verbal assault take place on the badly-burned woman at FOB Falcon?
  • What was the name and location of the combat outpost where a mass grave was discovered?
  • If the New Republic cannot or will not specifically answer these quite reasonable and very basic journalistic questions, then we will be forced to ask the magazine’s senior editors and its publisher far more probing questions in the near future.

    Such as those asked by Blackfive’s “Uncle Jimbo.”