Once Again, Fox News' Love of Leathery Military Men Leads It Astray

Once Again, Fox News' Love of Leathery Military Men Leads It Astray

Earlier this month, Fox News ran with a story about a decorated Navy SEAL who loved President Trump so much he carved a mammoth presidential seal out of glass, with the reporter labeling him a "tough, tough man".

"Heroes", he said, "are the ones that didn't come home".

Navy veteran John Garofalo was the subject of a Fox News report for his creation of a massive glass presidential seal he said he hoped to deliver to President Donald Trump.

"God bless John Garofalo", an anchor said.

When contacted by the publication, Garofalo admitted to making up stories about his service, and he apologized to the Navy SEALs for lying about being one of them.

The Hill has reported that the man not only lied about his service, he also lied about receiving awards, which included two purple hearts. Fox News nevertheless took its time correcting the record, eventually noting that "all of Garofalo's claims turned out to be untrue".

Apparently, Llenas told Shipley that he was working on confirming Garofalo's claims and had submitted a request for his military records-which, while I didn't go to journalism school, is something that I'm reasonably sure you're supposed to do before putting something on the air, not afterwards.




"Over the last two weeks, we've worked with Garofalo's family and the National Personnel Records Center to get to the bottom of a military past that Garofalo had claimed to be covert", the correction states.

Shipley also put out a video on October 9 to "quell this shit" and to call out Garofalo for being a "total phony". Garofalo spoke to Navy Times, admitting he had been pulling the ruse for years. "The fact is that he did not serve in Vietnam".

Garofalo said he had falsely portrayed himself as a Vietnam vet and a SEAL for years.

There was a lot of "butt-kissing and boot-licking" going on in the comments section of the Facebook video where Fox News viewers called Garofalo a "great American" and "a great hero", he added.

After the Navy Times story was posted yesterday, FNC posted the correction and told the website an on-air correction will be made Sunday. "It got bigger and bigger", he told Navy Times over the phone.

"It got bigger and bigger", Garofalo told the newspaper in a telephone interview. Garofalo says that it was a lie that he got caught up in, one that he never meant to tell, but that just got bigger and bigger.

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