been duped by one of these "stolen valor" clowns. I guess that they were too busy "being white in Philly" to spot a hoax.
As someone who lost a close friend and a family member because of the Iraq war, I would like to say for the record that these people sicken me.
Taking credit for the work of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in service to their country when you did nothing to earn it is as low as you can get in my book.
I wish I could feel sorry for the author of the piece, Anthony Gargano (a likable bloke who has a popular sports talk show here in town), but I can't. He should have done more, and his editors, instead of wondering how white folks in Philly feel about living here, should have been doing their due diligence and checking on the legitimacy of this alleged "Marine sniper."
"And that’s when I set out to write an intimate portrait of a haunted man. I wanted the piece to be strictly through his eyes and from his vantage point. Some stories are best told that way—from the inside-out, as opposed to the outside-in, working a circle around the subject. In hindsight, I had already committed a terrible sin. I had let my guard down and decided that everything that John Boudreau told me was gospel, when in fact it was bad fiction. I didn’t verify his stories, and I’m ashamed to say the thought never even crossed my mind that he concocted most of what he told me. I will tell you that I had countless correspondence with this man, and I sit here stunned. "
So are we Anthony. So are we.
the new anchor on MSNBC, a Negro, being "too light".
First of all, as some of my Negro friends like to say: "stay out of black folks business." This is for us to decide,not you.
We know that you only play the race card when it suits you politically, and that you could care less if this talking head is red blue or green.
We have some issues with some of these talking heads on television claiming to be black (I see you Soledad) but this is not something that you conservatives need to concern yourselves about. We will work out our own "colorism" issues without help from the wingnut peanut gallery.