Sunday, December 2, 2007

Trouble at the NRO

The National Review Online, which went after The New Republic, accusing it of printing fake reports from a soldier in Iraq, has run into its own problems with veracity.
Thomas B. Edsall, formerly of The Washington Post and now of the Huffington Post, writes:

There is a growing dispute over the veracity of reporting from Lebanon by former Marine W. Thomas Smith, Jr. who is posting reports on his blog, The Tank, published by the conservative website, National Review Online (NRO). Smith is a supporter of the war in Iraq, and is affiliated with two politically conservative organizations, the Counterterrorism Research Center and the Family Security Foundation. He is the executive editor of World Defense Review, and the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Intelligent Design.

At question are two reports filed by Smith on The Tank -- reports which appear to be designed to bolster support for the ongoing presence of U.S troops in the Mideast.

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