Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One News Now manufactures a problem with the DADT repeal

Recently, the Pentagon reported that the repeal of DADT has gone smoothly without any problems to morale, recruitment or readiness.

However, that message seems to have been lost on the American Family Association's One News Now.

The fake news source recently published a piece which claimed that there have been a number of problems with the DADT repeal, but folks are afraid to speak out:

Retired Army Brigadier General Douglas Lee, board president of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, says troops who oppose openly homosexual military service don't dare say so.

 "Everywhere you look in the military, I think it'd be safe to say there's simply pressure to not rock the boat on this," he offers.

Lee says those who supported DADT have been effectively silenced. "There's no vehicle or way for them to express what they're thinking about these subjects -- they have to suck it up, as they say," continues the retired Army officer.

"There are people now who live in what I call a culture of fear and don't want to speak out about it.

"We get emails and letters and our chaplains get comments in their private sessions with people. There's a lot of discontent out there and concern about this issue." 

And that is the reason why I called One News Now a fake news source.

If there had been a legitimate problem with DADT that the military is not aware of, an actual publication would have conducted some type of investigation, making sure the public was aware of the contents of said "emails," "letters," and "comments."

Note that I said  "if there had been a legitimate problem."  For the most part, this "article" is nothing but hearsay pushed by an organization consumed with its sour grapes.

Bookmark and Share


Patricia Brush said...

The part that cracks me up is that soldiers who choose to be anti-gay are living in a "culture of fear". Because gay soldiers putting their lives on the line while having to hide an essential part of who they are was so happy-making.

I have a friend who was outed and then released from service, despite an exemplary record, less than one monthy shy of the date that she qualified for pension. I'm sure that she was thrilled.

JoeNavy said...

Yea it is the same culture of fear closet Skinheads have because they can't voice their opinion on Jews and Blacks and Mexicans...fuck these bigots and the chaplains.

Michael said...

Anyone in the military should be incredibly offended that ONN is essentially claiming that the entire US military is full of moral cowards who cravenly refuse to stand up for their convictions because of personal ambition.