One year ago, the USA pulled out of Afghanistan. Maj. Fred Galvin was part of a unit deployed to the country during the two decades of conflict, where his unit was ambushed in 2007. He recently wrote a scathing indictment of USMC leadership after the incident, during which he says they were sacrificed to protect higher-ups amid accusations they'd committed war crimes. His book, "A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U. S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in America," details the events before and after.
Thanks for your feedback in yesterday's editorial board meeting. I ruminated on the topic and this is what I realized Russell Brand got the most wrong....
Just got back from butchering chickens. I watched the Russel Brand “censored” videos on the way (YouTube removed one of his videos for saying something positive about ivermectin). I’d like your feedback on it all as I prepare a video.
Sharing this comment on the Russell Brand video to show two things I discuss regularly: hero worship on the internet & how that leads to a similar environment as the one I left in corporate news. When audiences seek the messenger over the messages, emotionally attaching to a personality rather than digesting information with skepticism regardless of who’s saying it, it creates similar bias echo chambers where creators simply stick to safe topics, applauding their audience’s assumed heroes and attacking obvious villains.
When your 2-year old helps butcher chickens. 😬 Jack stayed far away so as not to be confused for poultry as well…But hey, now we have a freezer stocked with the fruits of our friends’ labor.