Jesse Macbeth video goes viral (bumped)

Jesse MacBeth is not a spokesperson for IVAW and any claims made by MacBeth about his service have not been verified. … (Update: Radio host Jay Severin eats up Macbeth's bilge with a spoon. … Which is why, despite the fact that MilBlogs has already blown barn-sized holes in its credibility, the Jesse Macbeth video has spread this morning to Information Clearing House and Mininova…

AMVETS official: Jesse Macbeth tried to defraud the VA

In a telephone interview Thursday, MacBeth said he purposely wore his uniform backward in a video interview in which he made his allegations because veterans are prohibited from wearing their uniforms at protests. … Update: Macbeth threw himself a little pity party on Thursday during an interview with Stars and Stripes … What's more disturbing: that Macbeth would try to tap a fund meant for real veterans or that someone at AMVETS would look at that tin-can DD-214 of his and process his claim?…

Jesse Macbeth: I admit it, I’m a filthy liar

Macbeth's story of killing men and women as they left a Baghdad mosque included claims that he was a U.S. Army Ranger and had received the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in combat in Iraq. … Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, pleaded guilty to charges he faked his war record. … Update (MM): More Jesse MacBeth background here, here, here, here , and here…

Media Matters leads dishonest smear on Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldiers” line Video added

They have their celebrities and one of them was Army Ranger Jesse Macbeth. … Here's the transcript: Rush specifically mentions MacBeth, the phony soldier, right after the call in question. … People like Jesse MacBeth, who never went to Iraq but claimed to have participated in atrocities there…

Busted

Jesse Adam Macbeth, formerly of Phoenix, garnered much attention on blogs and in some alternative media after he began claiming in 2005 to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service, which he said included slaughtering innocents in a Fallujah mosque. … Remember Jessie/Jesse MacBeth, fake Army Ranger who claimed to have committed atrocities in Iraq?…

Dear directors: just let Shakespeare be Shakespeare

Edit (Taylor): Someone mentioned Olivier's version was never filmed, and I seriously can't remember which black and white version of Macbeth I saw (neither can my English teacher after being asked). … Make sure Macbeth is a Scotsman who killed his own king, instead of an Australian gangster looking to rise up in the world, and, for the love of Bragi, set Hamlet in Denmark not some corporation. … My fandom dates back to seeing Kenneth Branagh's Henry V movie as a high school sophomore in 1996 (RIP Mr. Henry) and Mel Gibson's 1990 performance of Macbeth when I was a senior (Thanks, Mrs. Merryman)…

Young America’s Foundation smeared at George Washington University Updates: Seven, including Adam Kokesh, confess

Kokesh, an actual vet, evidently didn't notice all the problems with MacBeth's uniform and outlandish stories, or didn't care that his organization was propping up a liar. … MacBeth is currently in jail for fraud. … They were so careful about who they associate themselves with that they touted phony soldier Jesse MacBeth -- until Hot Air and others outed him…

Quotes of the day

But it's true that a Republican party that follows the path of Rand Paul will end up as thoroughly defeated at the ballot box as Macbeth was routed on the battlefield of Dunsinane. … It would be unfair to compare conservative talk radio to Lady Macbeth, just because both recklessly egg on their heroes. … It would of course be unfair to compare Rand Paul to Macbeth—unfair both to Paul's lawfulness and to Macbeth's greatness (of a kind)…

“Phony soldiers” update: Condemn ABC News!

One of those mentioned in the story is none other than Jesse MacBeth, the same fake soldier referenced by Rush during the program in question. … Brian Maloney has the low-down with video and a transcript: ABC News used the phrase "phony veterans" in a story about, what else but phony soldiers, in a story about the likes of Jesse MacBeth two days before the infamous Rush Limbaugh comment…