is pissing me off

There’s a lot of stuff to be outraged about, but when conservative news organizations can’t be trusted to read the WaPo or even the Navy’s own press release, their credibility in every arena is greatly diminished.


The Washington Post reports that two American admirals, one of whom is the director of naval intelligence, are facing serious bribery charges*


Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, the service’s top intelligence officer, and Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, the Navy’s director of intelligence operations, were placed on leave Friday, and their access to classified material was suspended, the Navy said in a statement.


Neither Branch nor Loveless has been charged with a crime or service violation, and both men retain their rank while the investigation proceeds, the Navy said. The decision to suspend their access to classified information was made by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. (emphasis mine-XBrad)

Not “bribery charges.”  Access pulled, and under investigation.

This isn’t hard to get right. I expect the MSM to do a terrible job reporting on defense. But given the great numbers of milbloggers out there, it shouldn’t be hard for to tap one to review a post to make sure it isn’t completely FUBAR’d.

Tighten up, guys.

*Also, take a look at the URL. It would clearly imply the Admirals were bribed with hookers and Lady Gaga tickets. To date, there is absolutely NO EVIDENCE in the public realm that this is so.