Controversy over Esquire profile of the SEAL who shot bin Laden (or maybe didn't)

Was Phil Bronstein's 15,000-word Esquire profile of the SEAL Team 6 member who killed Osama bin Laden, a Navy SEAL who is "now retired and struggling to make ends meet while dealing with the psychological and physical scars of war," a bunch of “Complete B-S”? That's what some of "The Shooter's" fellow SEALs told CNN's Peter Bergen.

Adrian Chen tries to figure it out. Esquire stands by the story. [Gawker]


    1. But what does the bullshit stand on?  It has to be supported by something!  There has to be a Prime Bullshitter somewhere!

  1. Adrian Chen and “The Truth” aren’t things that go together, in general. Looking to Gawker for investigative journalism seems like a bad idea.

    1. Let’s just call the whole thing shit. Just the other day I heard on TV, “the killing of Bin Laden, as documented in the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’“…it’s a losing battle unless you throw the baby out with the bathwater.

  2. Hmm. Esquire. That rings a bell. Ah yes, I put them on my “ignore” list after this:

    “President Obama’s proposed Brain Activity Map Project could lead to cures for Alzheimer’s, autism, and schizophrenia. But members of Congress should read the fine print when the $3 billion proposal hits their desks next month — because the project might also provide the first viable means of remotely controlling the human mind.” Apparently their standards are consistent over time.

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