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November 04, 2006

Four "Military Magazines" Call For Rumsfeld's Resignation, But They're Not "Military Magazines"

Just in case you hadn't heard, all four are just industry magazines published by Gannett, which also owns USAToday. They're "military" magazines in the sense they cover the military.

But not "military magazines" in the sense that they're actually published by the armed forces.

The editorials they offer may or may be persuasive (haven't read them myself), and the editorials are in fact written by former military personnel.

Still, the media is breathlessly reporting this as if official military papers like Stars and Stripes had come out against Rumsfeld -- which would be so enormous it also wouldn't ever happen (can't criticize superiors, after all).

So, if you're imagining that the actual military is now in open revolt against Rumsfeld, you've been "inadvertantly misled" by our very fair and balanced media.

By the way, Fox has been hyping this all day.


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