Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Republican Senate Candidate Embellished Military Service

Not exactly on-topic, but now it's the Republicans' turn. Their nominee for Senate in Illinois, Rep. Mark Kirk, has apparently embellished various aspects of his military service on several occasions. Rep. Kirk is a Commander [O-5] in the Naval Reserve and performs his reserve duty during Congressional recesses, including, most recently, in Afghanistan. However, the story is getting bigger by the day.

OYE Comment:

As we have said before, accuracy about military service is essential. This includes the media's responsibility to understand the terminology, and use it correctly. It is quite honorable to serve in a support role for combat operations, even outside the country in question, but accuracy remains essential. Thank you.

Update: Mark Kirk won and was sworn in as Illinois' newest Senator the same month.

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At 07 June, 2010 17:08, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

No problem with Kirk 'misrememberance' of war...



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