EVEN READERS WHO WRITE IN ON MILITARY
TIMES DISCUSSION BOARD BLAST AIR FORCE
TIMES FOR "LACK OF CREDIBILITY" IN COVERING
MAJ JILL METZGER SO-CALLED "KIDNAPPING"
ONE EX-READER SAYS HE STOPPED HIS TIMES
SUBSCRIPTION "ABOUT A YEAR AGO . . . I FELT
REAL EDITORS ARE SITTING IN THE PENTAGON"
ANOTHER WRITES IN: "IF AIR FORCE TIMES WERE
TO GET INTO REAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM,
IT'D BE "MORE LIKE MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM"
Webster's Dictionary defines the phrase "hoisted with one's own petard" as meaning "victimized or hurt by one's own scheme."
That could apply to the pathetic attempt by the politically-correct Pentagon lapdogs at Air Force TIMES to slam MilitaryCorruption.com for running what they call "an online smear campaign" in regard to the "dog ate my homework" fantasy spewed since 2006 by pampered and protected Maj. Jill Metzger.
You remember her. She's the two-time winner of the Air Force Marathon, "close friend" of powerful generals past and present, and the only one we know who had the arrogance to run in two major marathons while at the same time collecting 100% "disability" pay. We could paper the walls of the office with e-mails from outraged vets, genuinely disabled, who don't have powerful friends in high places to arrange such a sweet deal right out of the box.
Incidentally, Metzger, AKA Mayo, who has been back on active duty for some time, is stationed at Travis AFB in California. Her young "husband" is a captain now, and still with the OSI, the same outfit that "investigated" whether or not Jill was lying about her fantastic adventures of "derring-do" when she claims - in the third day of her alleged abduction in Kyrgyzstan, she "overpowered" an armed guard, ran 30 miles to freedom, and wasn't spotted by the locals or bad guys until she could knock on a citizen's door and summon help from the U.S. Embassy.
If you believe that story, we'd love to sell you some swamp land in Florida.
CHEAP SHOT FROM A COWARDLY PUBLICATION
It was a cowardly act, to hit a journalistic competitor without publishing their URL. But that would only send more readers to our site, wouldn't it? Why, it would be "free advertising," even in an ever-so-slim these days (lack of ads) Air Force TIMES.
Their rational was everyone knows MilitaryCorruption.com (with an assist from Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media) is the only Internet site which has stayed with this murky story and broken new ground in the cover-up during the past six years. So it's easy to fire a cheap shot and claim by inference MCC has been "debunked" for "an online smear campaign" when, guess what?
Air Force TIMES, ever eager to roll over and "be nice" to it's pals in the Pentagon, didn't do a single investigative article on Metzger's tale of woe since September of 2006. It wasn't for lack of readers writing in complaining and getting their letters tossed in the circular file. We were cc'd copies. Never mind that Metzger/Mayo has never been decorated by the Air Force for her self-proclaimed heroics. Wouldn't the lack of THAT send up a "red-flag" to any genuine news organization?
MILITARY TIMES DISCUSSION BOARD HIGHLIGHTS
DISGUST WITH WHAT AIR FORCE TIMES HAS BECOME
It is the height of hypocrisy to hit us for something you folks there in Springfield, Va. didn't have the balls or inclination to do. Well, now to quote Bam's buddy, the Rev. Jeremiah "God damn America" Wright, "the chickens have come home to roost."
Here below, we're simply going to quote what former readers of Air Force TIMES have to say about the Gannett-owned paper on the Military Times own discussion board. Please read carefully, and then decide who deserves your trust and respect.
"I can't believe the Air Force TIMES would run this story and then expect itself to be taken seriously. MCC is correct in everything they said about that newspaper . . . this really lowers the credibility of the Times in my opinion."
"I stopped my Air Force TIMES subscription about a year ago . . . I feel the real editors of the Times are sitting in the Pentagon.
"I have a problem with a tabloid rag posing as investigative journalism. When in fact, they are a puppet of the service leadership they claim to report on. I don't know why the Times goes out of its way to please these guys . . . why do they cater to these cover ups?"
"I think if the Air Force Times were to get into real investigative journalism, it would end up reading a lot more like MilitaryCorruption.com."