Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Know The Enemy

JB may have nobly sacrificed blogging for Lent, but blogging hasn't quit him as evidenced by his catch of this rather obvious media error in the New York Post:

March 3, 2008 WASHINGTON--One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's best-known supporters, feminist author Gloria Steinem, belittled John McCain's ordeal as a prisoner of war and the torture he endured as a captured Navy airman.

"I mean, hello?" Steinem told a Texas crowd Saturday night as she was discussing McCain's captivity by the Viet Cong.

McCain of course was shot down over Hanoi and held captive by the North Vietnamese Army. As JB notes:

Might sound like trifling, but it goes to the complete lack of knowledge they have about what happened over there.

This isn't the first time that the media has been confused between the VC and NVA either. The differences between the two are significant to anyone with more than a passing understanding of the Vietnam War and it's just another example of the historical ignorance and intellectual laziness that is all too prevalent in the media.

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