Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wow, real Journalism, how refreshing

In Thursday nights debate, Obama told the story his campaign had gotten from a US Army Captain whose men in Afghanistan were so under-supplied that they found it easier to get weapons from the Talaban than from the Army. Not surprisingly, the lunatic chorus immediately denounced Obama a liar (see here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here).

Sadly, it has become all to common in this modern age of media for a news outlet to report the Obama statement, then allow those who disagree to call him a liar and call it fair and balanced.

But not for ABC's intrepid reporter, Jake Tapper. Jake decided to check-out the Obama claim, and not only has he confirmed the story, but got a much more compelling story from the captain in question.

Now NBC News has also confirmed the story by talking to the Army Captain in question.

HT to TPM

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