The Logic Lifeline

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Michelle Malkin Discovers a New Lefty Syndrome

We have all by now heard of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome), where the chronic words and actions by the left in reaction to GWB go well beyond dissent and into the realm of the looney. Michelle Malkin has discovered another plague among left leaning persons serving in the military or claim to. The Winter Soldier Syndrome does not occur without help, though. When somebody is stricken with the sudden compulsion to begin making up lies about the U.S. military, delivering false claims designed to make our soldiers look similar to the actions of our enemies; there is always a willing member of the media to swallow the tale whole and produce it without blinking an eye or checking the facts.

Michelle produces quite a list of these Syndrome sufferers that the media has gleefully supported, only to be picked apart later when the facts catch up to them. Michelle points back to the original case of the Winter Soldier Syndrome - John Kerry. Kerry, unlike his successors in suffering used his Syndrome driven speeches to launch a political career. The latest victim of WSS, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, told some very vile and disgusting tales which have since been picked apart, chewed up and spit out. He has even signed a statement recanting his stories. The publisher of the stories, The New Republic, stands by the disowned stories. The breakdown of the other WSS stories and how they were discredited is worth a look through.

Somehow the founder of this condition, John Kerry, had a very different outcome than those who have followed. Michelle points out the clear difference between then and now - the existence of the internet. It is very difficult for such outrageous false claims to survive under the microscope of the internet. Yet WSS will likely continue, and the media will likely continue to fulfill their part of the equation. They cannot help themselves.

When you look at how the left treats a soldier in uniform that supports the war effort and compare that with how eager they are to exploit anyone wearing a uniform that will undercut the war; it is seriously sickening.

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  • At 12:34 AM, Blogger Incognito said…

    Hey! Welcome back..
    did he say why he did it?
    I was so surprised he even existed.

  • At 11:17 PM, Blogger JMH said…

    It's okay to defer to authority most of the time. Authority is sometimes right. But, in doing so, you're partially responsible for what authority does.


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