You think I'm the only one?
Originally Posted by WilliamInnerCircle
Have a good Thanksgiving, BEP.
Apparently other service members have been fooled by the site. I mean if female officers sent nude photos to a general facing sex crime charges really happened what else could happen.
Satirical military news site fools some readers
By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Aug 14, 2012 17:11:26 EDT
A fake military news site is doing such a good job of lampooning the service, it’s already duped some officials into thinking their breaking news is real.
Former Marine Sgt. Paul Szoldra, from Lakeland, Fla., runs The Duffel Blog, the military’s equivalent to the satirical newspaper, The Onion. He has about 20 writers regularly contributing stories on a volunteer basis from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
“I guess airmen just don’t have anything to complain about,” he said, jokingly about the site’s lack of Air Force contributors.
Szoldra said an official at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington received at least one phone call from a service member miffed about the ban on his favorite mixed martial arts gear, not realizing it was all meant in jest....http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/0...eaders-081412/
Oh, and this thread has pulled in some flying-monkeys. Goes to show you what happens when one actually admits making a mistake.
The RR quote was not a outright fabrication either if one read that chapter.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950