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By Ed Driscoll · July 21, 2007 10:44 AM · Oh, That Liberal Media! · War And Anti-War

The New Republic's Franklin Foer offers a dissapointingly snarky response to Howard Kurtz about “Baghdad Diarist Scott Thomas", with a defense that sounds more than a little similar to Evan Thomas' infamous recent "The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong" line.

But will "Scott Thomas" get his own movie made about his increasingly Walter Mitty meets Walter Duranty sounding exploits?

Update: William Kristol checks in on the latest from the New Republic and the Nation and states the obvious: "They Don't Really Support the Troops".

More: Baldilocks, a veteran herself needless to say, adds:

Odd that Foer doesn't mention that many members of the conservative blogosphere blogging this topic are actual veterans and, therefore would have some real idea--as opposed to a cinema-influenced idea--of what soldiers would or would not do.
Elsewhere, Dean Barnett adds:
In regards to the accuracy of the story, I have yet to see a single military person in any context say the story sounds accurate. Typically the progressive blogosphere has a few such people it can trot out for such occasions. To date, the usual suspects in that regard have yet to make themselves heard.
Read the rest of Dean's post, and don't miss his Weekly Standard article on "The 9/11 Generation".

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