- Snopes Refuses To Correct Nathan Phillips “Stolen Valor” Fact Check; Google, Facebook Promote Disinfo
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Snopes is refusing to set the record straight about Nathan Phillips, the Native American at the center of the Covington High School student controversy.
Phillips, who turned out to be the Maytag Man instead of a “Recon Ranger,” has stolen valor for years – falsely claiming in interviews to have been deployed to Vietnam – before carefully changing his wording to clarify that he was a “Vietnam-times” veteran.
After the Washington Post issued a major correction noting that Phillips was never deployed to Vietnam, he was outed as a refrigerator technician who was never deployed overseas, and went AWOL several times by former Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who obtained Phillips’ records.
As the Daily Caller‘s Peter Hasson notes, “Snopes’s fact-check incorrectly labeled it “unproven” that Phillips had falsely claimed to be a Vietnam veteran. Snopes declined to change its misleading ruling despite definitive video evidence of Phillips doing exactly that.”