David Bartsow has an excellent piece in today's New York Times on Gen. McCaffrey, a well-known retired general, tv talking head, and former Drug Czar, detailing McCaffrey's tendency to advocate policies - to both the media and the military - that would benefit him personally, without any disclosure of his personal stake in those policies. This is all too common, and a problem endemic to media coverage of many political debates.
McCaffrey's response is a huffy non-response. He apparently thinks his word should be golden because he was a soldier and there are other members of the service in his family, because he admires Gates and Petraeus and clashed with Rumsfeld. How any of that is a relevant response to the improprieties he is accused of ... well, none of it's relevant.Posted by armand at November 30, 2008 08:10 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Corporate Bullshit | Corruption | Media | Military Affairs