Saturday, November 15, 2003

And The Award for Most Militarily Clueless Member of Congress Goes To... 
…Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), who says “Even 50 years ago, we did not experience problems supplying our soldiers with food and water.”

Fact check: 50 years ago, we weren’t actually in a shooting war, but we were just putting the finishing touches on the Korean peninsula. Task Force Smith, may I introduce you to Louise Slaughter? Louise, meet Task Force Smith.

I’m sure you have lots to talk about.

Now, I don’t expect every congressperson to be Stephen Ambrose. But did any newspapers put any perspective on her remarks? Is anyone working the military affairs beat familiar enough with the terrain to put some perspective on this kind of inanity? Editors? Do you care about diversity?

How many reservists or veterans do you have working in your newsroom?

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