Tales of Atrocities in Iraq found to be lies… Where’s the MSM?

Former Marine Sgt. Jimmy Massey has spent the last two years accusing American soldiers of committing horrible atrocities against the people of Iraq. And the MSM from around the world has not hesitated in spreading his unsubstantiated lies.

Well now it appears that all of his accusations have turned out to be untrue. And as usual the truth is made available and the MSM refuses to report it.

Thank God for the St. Louis Post Dispatch who, over the weekend, reported:

News organizations worldwide published or broadcast Massey’s claims without any corroboration and in most cases without investigation. Outside of the Marines, almost no one has seriously questioned whether Massey, a 12-year veteran who was honorably discharged, was telling the truth.

He wasn’t.

Each of his claims is either demonstrably false or exaggerated – according to his fellow Marines, Massey’s own admissions, and the five journalists who were embedded with Massey’s unit, including a reporter and photographer from the Post-Dispatch and reporters from The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal.

Massey played liberals, the MSM, and the Anti-American international community to gain celebrity and line his own pockets.

Last month, Massey’s book, “Kill, Kill, Kill,” was released in France. His allegations have been reported in nationwide publications such as Vanity Fair and USA Today, as well as numerous broadcast reports. Earlier this year, he joined the anti-war bus tour of Cindy Sheehan, and he’s spoken at Cornell and Syracuse universities, among others.

So where are Vanity Fair and USA Today now? Are they going to issue retractions and apologies to the marines in Massey’s unit? They were, after all, complicit in smearing their good names. When are the officials at Cornell and Syracuse universities going to issue an request for forgiveness to their students for allowing them to be misled and lied to?

While I am glad to see Massey exposed for the fraud he is; I believe that it would be shameful to allow him to get away with his lies. Unfortunately, he probably will not face any criminal charges. Furthermore, the MSM will say nothing about the fact that he lied; primarily because in their fervor to spread the news that America is evil, they failed to do their jobs and check the facts.

Craig DeLuz

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