In reference to Timmy Oliver, pot smoking trailer dwelling Druid;
Well, I just spoke to him. He said he could provide no documents. When I asked him why he lied, he apologized to the people he hurt. When I asked him if this was an acknowledgment he lied, he equivocated, falling back on the explanation that he was special ops but it was all classified. When I told him I was printing a retraction if he couldn’t produce any documentation, he said that was fine because he couldn’t prove any of it.
As the reporter who propagated Oliver’s falsehoods, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies and deepest regrets to all the true service members out there who really did make the hard sacrifices. I wish I could say it was a cub mistake, but I’ve been doing this long enough to know better. I feel wretched that my intent was to show the public the true face of veterans but instead did the opposite. Thanks to all that took the time to expose this falsehood. I will be reporting these findings in a follow-up story to run in tomorrow’s newspaper. (Note: the story up on the website has an editor’s note stating that concerns have been raised about the accuracy of his account.)
Jonn, could you send me a couple of comments to go in the follow-up story about why you do what you do and what should be done about folks who lie about their service?
Katie Burford, city editor
I think that’s some kind of TAH record, isn’t it?