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Who is Amorita Randall?

Michelle Malkin posted a link to this report on a NYT correction:

The New York Times published a lengthy editor's note yesterday. Actually, it published two of them; both are on this site today. This one involves a former naval construction worker who told the Times magazine that she served in Iraq, was in a Humvee that blew up, and was raped twice while serving in the Navy.

In fact, she never served in Iraq and a medal she received for service, which appeared to bolster her Iraq story, was awarded in error. The larger issue seems to be that the Navy wasn't able to come up with the correct information about her prior to publication. But were they given enough time? The editor's note says a "researcher" (fact checker) contacted the Navy "three days before the story went to press." Not exactly a lot of time to gather and evaluate the information, especially if some discrepancies emerge, which they did.

Update: When I read the story of Amorita Randall I remembered another case that I blogged about a while back, but could not remember the name of the person making the claims and therefore was unable to find the story. When I finally quit trying to remember the name it came to me -- Aidan Delgado. Michelle listed several other names in her post, as well. Here is what I don't understand, if there are as many disillusioned members of the military who have witnessed U.S. atrocities as those on the Left want us to believe, then why do they have to keep making up additional ones? Some bad stuff really did happen at Abu Ghraib and other places. Why is it necessary to invent flushed Korans and fantasy abuses? Can't they just be satisfied talking about the authentic bad news?


Comments (37)

It's too bad the Whizbang ... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

It's too bad the Whizbang commentators don't post corrections like The NY Times has the integrity to do.

You'd need a whole category... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

You'd need a whole category, just for yourself, Baby Huey.

But I suspect you meant authors...

Ahhh yes thank you SCS, ind... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Ahhh yes thank you SCS, indeed i did mean authors.

The "Paper of Record", inde... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

The "Paper of Record", indeed!

Hugh is right. The NYT has ... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Hugh is right. The NYT has gotten really good at posting corrections. Of course, when you have to do so on just about every major story because you are so rife with fake reporters and fake stories you are bound to get good at it.....

Faith, LOL. Good one.... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Faith, LOL. Good one.

Reminds me of that whole Katrina victim profile they did about a woman who was doing the whole I'm a victim, and the government won't help dance, and then it turns out that she was wanted on past welfare fraud, etc. and lived nowhere near the Katrina area.

The only people the NYT suck up to are people who tell a story they totally agree with and which furthers their agenda.

The NYT is fast becoming a joke. And remember, it's the liberal paper of record. But then, liberals are becoming a joke too. Glad to expose all of em.

Faith and Jo:Thank... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Faith and Jo:

Thanks for recognizing the NY Times' integrity as opposed to some authors on Whizbang. Glad to see you see the light.

Well, it just doesn't matte... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Well, it just doesn't matter who Amorita Randall is or what the facts are because we all know that Bush intended to send her over there to be killed and/or raped and that Cheney is likely one of the rapists (or wishes he was) and that at least one of the fired U.S Attorneys intended to investigate the whole thing. And don't get me started about what Rumsfeld and Gingrich have to do with this.

Come to think of it, she may have really been there as a covert soldier (think: Plame) or investigating nuclear facilities (think: Lyin' Joe Wilson). Hey, maybe the NYT is really on to something here. I'd better go back home to Kos and see what the real truth is.

/Hugh (or any other typical moonbat troll)

Hugh,Actually, the N... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Hugh,
Actually, the NYT would be an overall better read if it did elevate itself to the general quality of the commentators here.

Hugh, funny how you compare... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Hugh, funny how you compare the NYT to a blog. That's part of your whole problem. You don't have a clue. lol.

I bet O'Reilly will be all over this story, and I'm glad. Last week he exposed a huge lie in a NYT editorial about the Boston immigration raids, and now this. What a bad month for them! Yahooo!

They're sinking faster than the whole democrat party. Wow.

Hugh:It's ... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Hugh:
It's too bad the Whizbang commentators don't post corrections like The NY Times has the integrity to do.

Do you whine this much at home ? If so, truly feel sorry for your family. And moreover, what type of moron continues to visit a site that they constantly complain is riddled erroneous stories ?

_Mike_,He can't he... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

_Mike_,

He can't help it. This is where Soros assigned him.

Jo...Coot ....Good one........ (Below threshold)
civil behavior:

Jo...Coot ....Good one......Now remember this...

Maybe just maybe, Pat Tillmans death wasn't really a death at all by friendly fire but he was actually a hero by the governments OWN reporting of it. A man who was said to have "fought bravely and honorably until his last breath." Even told his family that lie.

Tillman's superiors exaggerated his actions to burnish his legend in public, and suppressed details that might tarnish his commanders. Now at least nine of his commanders are going down. Typical neocon fashion (just like Walter Reed) lying about it until they get caught.

Of course we don't want those facts to be remembered by the public now do we? Not THOSE lies.

Or maybe the ones about Jessica Lynch. Wasn't she just the litte hero too?

God, you repeatedly remain so used by the propoganda machine you simply have forgotten what truth is. Aren't you tired of being the joke of the other 70% of the nation? You thirty percenters are such a laughingstock. But then we are so glad to expose you for your foolishness.

Every night you provide national comic relief for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Without you supporting this joke of an administration they might be out of a job!

Hey _Mike_, that's how some... (Below threshold)
VagaBond:

Hey _Mike_, that's how some of the trolls that post here get their jollies. Our responses are their entertainment. Kinda like that bad kid who laughs and dances with glee as the dog he is poking at thru a fence starts to bark.

Hugh, funny how you compare... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Hugh, funny how you compare the NYT to a blog. That's part of your whole problem. You don't have a clue. lol.

I bet O'Reilly will be all over this story, and I'm glad. Last week he exposed a huge lie in a NYT editorial about the Boston immigration raids, and now this. What a bad month for them! Yahooo!

They're sinking faster than the whole democrat party. Wow.

God, you repeatedly rem... (Below threshold)
Jo:

God, you repeatedly remain so used by the propoganda machine you simply have forgotten what truth is.

No, civil, I am not used by the propaganda machine, because, you see, I do not read the New York Times.

You lose again, fool.

Wow.CB: "A man who... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Wow.

CB: "A man who was said to have "fought bravely and honorably until his last breath." Even told his family that lie."

Uh...so...Pat Tillman fought "cowardly" and "dishonorably" until his last breath?

Look, here's something that guys like CB, Barney, Hugh et al will never understand, is that regardless of the circumstances of Pat Tillmans death, he did in fact serve bravely and honorably.

Period.

If he had just arrived in theatre, caught a helicopter ride to a rear area, found a grenade (US made), was foolish enough to pick it up and have it blow off both legs and an arm, he still would be considered to have served "bravely and honorably."

BTW, this was former Sen Max Cleland's story.

Drago, Civil & Hugh will ge... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Drago, Civil & Hugh will get back to you as soon as they finish their kool-aid break.

_Mike_I'm like a m... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

_Mike_

I'm like a missionary, trying to bring the truth to the (wing)nuts who live in a (your) delusional world. I see it as a blessing, to try and enlighten the likes of you. So, I'll happily be here for as long as I'm allowed.

Devotedly,


Hugh

So, in other words, Hugh, y... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

So, in other words, Hugh, you're a leftist *&^% with a God complex.

Dime a dozen.

Got it.

It's too bad you don't understand anything but the mental equivalent of the Missionary position.

Shake Your Ass:I c... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Shake Your Ass:

I can always count on you, you never fail me.

So let me just ask you this Mr. Shake Your Hinny: it's your belief that missionaries all had/have god complexes eh? Sad that you spend so much time hating and Shaking Your Ass. Kinda feel sorry for you. Ahhh, that's a lie.

Sheik, he called you a hate... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Sheik, he called you a hater! you aren't just going to take that are you?

Ummmmm isn't it leftist dog... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Ummmmm isn't it leftist dogma that the missionaries were (and still are) wrong for pushing religion?

But here comes Hugh, pushing his religion....

Another observation... how many BS stories from fruitcakes about non-existent events in war need to be published and then taken back before the folks at Time and other major press outlets step back and say "Maybe we should excercise due diligence?"

Bad things happen in war, and the 4th estate has a duty to investigate and report. But they keep getting the order wrong.

Hugh,So much for r... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Hugh,

So much for reading comprehension, huh.

I didn't equate Missionaries with God complexes, you mental midget (with apologies to mental midgets everywhere). I said you were a leftist with a God complex.

I then compared your level of understanding with the missionary position (that is, beginner level and basic), you brain dead putz. Thanks for demonstrating your level of understanding again.

As for your belief that I spend any amount of time "hating", where precisely was there any "hate" in my comment directed at you? It's just like a small minded leftist like you (again, with apologies to small minded people everywhere) to see something that isn't there. Why is it that you pea brains love to accuse anyone who doesn't think like you of "hating"? I do hope you are some day able to escape the bonds of slavery that is leftist groupthink, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

I sure hope you never get trapped inside a paper sack, 'cause you sure won't be able to think your way out of it.

Not one of you has the cour... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:

Not one of you has the courage to admit the propoganda machine lied about Pat Tillman for their own narcistic reasons. Not one of you. Newspapers just reported the lies but the GOVERNMENT lied. Government officials lied to us. Purposely.

Same goes for Jessica Lych.

Walter Reed.

Scooter Libby.

Saddam had WMD.

Iraq oil will pay for the war.

When you admit to the lies THEN you will have courage.

Shake Your Hinny:Let... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Shake Your Hinny:
Lets get a couple of things straight:

1) Anyone who calls themselves an adult and uses the inane and sophomoric moniker you use is probably not worthy of saving. An adult would most likely use his/her first name in conversing with others on a blog.

2) It was you who responded to my statement about being a missionary with the god complex label. The least you can do is be a tad intellectually honest and admit that. Oh, I forgot you're a whizzer/wingnut and intellectual honesty is not something you folks practice much here.

3) Your hating is evident to all who are open to looking at what you write.

4) Go away, you can't be saved at least until you change that absurd name you use.

5) Did I hear SCS fart? That's his/her/usual contribution.

Shake Your Hinny:Let... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Shake Your Hinny:
Lets get a couple of things straight:

1) Anyone who calls themselves an adult and uses the inane and sophomoric moniker you use is probably not worthy of saving. An adult would most likely use his/her first name in conversing with others on a blog.

2) It was you who responded to my statement about being a missionary with the god complex label. The least you can do is be a tad intellectually honest and admit that. Oh, I forgot you're a whizzer/wingnut and intellectual honesty is not something you folks practice much here.

3) Your hating is evident to all who are open to looking at what you write.

4) Go away, you can't be saved at least until you change that absurd name you use.

5) Did I hear SCS fart? That's his/her/usual contribution.

Another 4th Grader thread [... (Below threshold)
epador:

Another 4th Grader thread [with no apologies to fourth graders everywhere] all about the commenters and not about the topic. Sigh.

On topic, the allegations o... (Below threshold)
epador:

On topic, the allegations of sexual harassment and rape in the Navy and elsewhere in AD military: this is a serious problem, both for the cases that are true, and those that are not. Watching the media jump into poorly substantiated stories adds fuel to emotionally disturbed folks' delusional systems that further undermines our society.

Without constant vigilance from leadership to stamp out sexual predation/exploitation, just one wrinkle of the way some members of the military abuse military authority and structure, the system is hurt and impeded. As it is by those who exploit the system set up to counter the problem to their own advantage (hey supervisor, if you don't lay off making me do my job, I'm going to drop the sex/race/abuse card on ya!).

Hugh,First, are yo... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Hugh,

First, are you really complaining about the use of pseudonyms?!? On a blog?!? On the internet?!? That's actually the funniest thing I've ever seen you write!

Second, sophomoric is as sophomoric does. You rarely, if ever actually use my name correctly. Instead, you deliberately alter it in a (ahem) sophomoric manner.

Third, in the comment where I used the terms 'God complex' and 'missionary position', they were in completely separate and unrelated sentences. It isn't about intellectual honesty. It's about reading comprehension. You once again demonstrate that you have none.

Fourth, as I Sheik My Bouty, I fart in your general direction!

epador: my apologies!

SHEIK:You know Epa... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

SHEIK:

You know Epador is right. How bout if we comment/comment one another we keep the personal stuff out. No matter arguing who said what first, lets just stick to the topic. I won't call you names. You do as you wish. Seems to me we're like oil and water. We don't mix. That's the way it is.

H

Hugh,You've made p... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Hugh,

You've made promises before...

We'll see if you can keep this one.

Hugh,Also,<p... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Hugh,

Also,

I'll just note that the first comment on this thread was by you...and not exactly on topic.

So the NYSlimes outed anoth... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

So the NYSlimes outed another lying terrorist supporter in the U.S., Just in time for another of the democrats monkeys at GITMO to confess to terrorists charges. Don't you just love it when a plan comes togather?

Hugh_Mike_... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Hugh
_Mike_
I'm like a missionary, trying to bring the truth to the (wing)nuts who live in a (your) delusional world. I see it as a blessing, to try and enlighten the likes of you. So, I'll happily be here for as long as I'm allowed.

You flatter yourself. And you didn't answer my question . Do you whine this much at home ? How does your family tolerate you if so ? And how exactly do you equate whining with an effort to 'enlighten' ? Do you really think that there are those here that aspire to be a whiner of your prowess ?

One more Hugh..Why... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

One more Hugh..

Why does 'bring(ing) the truth' involve you whining so much ?

Sheik Yur Bouty Off ... (Below threshold)
MA:

Sheik Yur Bouty
Off topic. I was looking for the song 'Sheik Yur Bouty" which brought me to you. I need to know who sang that song. I say it was done by Eric Clapton on a CD/tape of that name. It is an oldie and the youngsters don't believe me and think I am on drugs. There were some pretty raw songs on those tracks if I am right. Can you confirm and maybe give me some info on the Sheik Yur Bouty history. Please




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