July 28, 2007

More On Scott Thomas - The Intrepid GM Grabs His Magnifying Glass And His Calabash Pipe, Puts On His Deerstalker Cap and Solves The Case.

I've been following the Scott Thomas Beauchamp (or is that Beauchump?) story since the "story" broke in The New Republic. Via the incomparable and magnificent LARWYN, I've been able to keep up with all the key players enjoying the discomfiture of TNR as they backtrack, waffle and crawdad (if you don't know what crawdad means, you haven't been to the South very often have you?). One of the more serious investigators has been Ace, a fellow Munuvian and an all around great blogger. But I digress. Ace has been following the machinations of TNR closely as has Dan Riehl (Faux TNR masthead courtesy of Dan) and as I noted, both have been doing an absolutely outstanding job.

One of the posts I read (I'm too tired to track it down now after slogging through a days worth of progress notes, and billings) noted finding the blog of said Scott Thomas (Beauchamp) that he wrote while in the Army stationed in Germany. And one of Scotts posts had a photograph which I reproduce for you here:

along with the caption:

Train ride to Wurzberg: 11 Euro
Two Steins of Beer: 12 Euro
Having a girlfriend that embodies racial perfection: priceless
Now, I suspect that you, like me, have a whole bunch of blogs that we enjoy, even if we get to them only once in a while. Such are my friends at Misunderestimated Germans, and I recognized that photo. It is a photo of Claudia Heym who, along with Michael Meyn and Jürgen Krafzik write Misunderestimated Germans. At least, I was pretty sure it was so I wrote Michael with whom I've enjoyed exchanging comments and emails from time to time. Sure enough, it was indeed a photo of Claudia (and somewhere I heard taken around 2002) and, from their website here is their banner (reduced in size);

Let me repeat Scott Thomas' caption: "Train ride to Wurzberg: 11 Euro - Two Steins of Beer: 12 Euro - Having a girlfriend that embodies racial perfection: priceless" and you can tell that the implication is that Claudia is Scott Thomas' girlfriend. Nicht wahr? Ahhh, but I know that in 2002 Scott wasn't in Germany when that photo was taken, and that Claudia and Jürgen are very good friends and I suspect, though I cannot know as yet, that Jürgen would be very surprised to know that Scott's girlfriend is an embodiement of "racial perfection."

Not only is that a shameful and crass statement, especially given the country that is hosting Thomas, but he didnt' even know the young lady as far as I can tell. Perhaps Mr. Scott Thomas Beauchamp is not only a fabulist, but a cultural/ethnic bigot as well.

More and more, it's looking like Mr. Scott Thomas Beauchamp has done for The New Republic what typhoid did for Mary, or what Steven Glass did for...... get my drift?

UPDATE: Damn, this is fun. Or, as Sherlock Holmes has said:

when one has eliminated the impossible, whatever is left must be the truth, no matter how unlikely it may seem."
Dan Riehl has MORE on this story... yeppers, damn fun!

UPDATE 2: John Tabin at The American Spectator has more (including a link to this article. (H/T to Michael Meyn at Misunderestimated Germans)

Posted by GM Roper at July 28, 2007 07:55 PM | TrackBack

The more I read of this pinhead the more I am convinced he will not win Soldier of the Year in the U.S. Army. I kinda think he might have graduated from the same school of journalism as Badhdad Bob...if anyone remembers the hililarity of that clown ("The Americans have not even left the U.S. They too afraid of us. They will never get near the airport. They will be crushed...etc."). I guess there are more of these folks than I thought. D. Rather; Irving (the fake book on Howard Hughes); Ward Churchill; and those folks that got Pulitzer Prizes for fairly tales that were submitted as fact.

Oh well, I guess I should be very glad I am not Beauchamp's First Sergeant/Company Commander/CSM or BnCmdr, nicht wehr?

"Things" will not go well for this lad...and all will learn from his errors.

Posted by tad at July 28, 2007 07:19 PM

Tad, given the Glass fiasco with TNR, the fellow that fooled the NYTimes and the Lady that lost her pulitzer at the Washington post, I suspect that these folks truly do not learn from this kind of stuff.

Posted by GM Roper at July 28, 2007 07:23 PM

See my link to you, GM. There may be even more proof that Beauchamp was claiming a relationship with the girl in the image.

Posted by Dan Riehl at July 28, 2007 08:28 PM

I am glad you noticed that. I put that tidbit about racial purity together with his blog post on his Myspace page entitled "Jew York City", and all I can think is that TNR has very, very low standards for those they think can contribute to their reportage.

In 21st century America, very few people throw around comments like that, even if they might think them.

Posted by ArrMatey at July 29, 2007 06:58 PM

And of course remember the granddaddy of them all, Duranty's glorification of the soviet abattoirs.

The first thing that popped into my head when I heard about scotty is that the msm is trying to create another fake but accurate mi lai fiasco, fashioned out of oliver stone type psycho soldier bullshit

Posted by earl west at July 29, 2007 07:23 PM

The more I read of this pinhead the more I am convinced he will not win Soldier of the Year in the U.S. Army...haha good one!

Posted by Angel at July 29, 2007 07:41 PM

I might have offered him the out that the Uber Alles post was a sneer against German prejudices, which is a possible, though unlikely reading of the post. His other comments however, especially as noted by Arrmatey, make such an escape even more unlikely.

It will be interesting to see how he defends himself, and whether he can come up with a plausible explanation.

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at July 29, 2007 08:28 PM

AVI, the more I read about this fellow, the less likely I think that he has sufficient conscience to understand that he should try to come up with a plausible explanation.

Posted by GM Roper at July 29, 2007 08:45 PM

The more I read about this guy the more I believe he's driven (DRIVEN) to irrational action by his activist beliefs.

Now...lets turn to his dear wife.

No, I'll not drag her through the mud, but only comment this: What the heck went through her mind when she married this guy??? Did she NOT KNOW he was this irrational (or a poor writer)...end comment.

Posted by mrclark at July 29, 2007 08:55 PM

Hey, she's cute and looks like a lot of fun. At least he shows good taste, even if not showing honesty.

Posted by Woody at July 30, 2007 09:40 AM


Are you coming late and don't have all the scoop, or am I?

Posted by tad at July 30, 2007 10:49 AM

tad, I"m like a mushroom--always kept in the dark and...well, you know the rest. What I do know about this is that a lot of people know more than do I--which can only occur here and not liberal sites.

Posted by Woody at July 30, 2007 11:04 AM


I must confess that I may be more of a mushroom than thee...and on more topics. I am a fan and always enjoy your comments.

At any rate, I think this young man is more than a disgrace. Were I still on active duty and were he in my battalion, I can assure you that he would become very much more familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice and his violation of his Enlistment Oath and the Contract with his signature affixed thereto. I do hope, in this case, the Army (if all the allegations are true about his false claims) throws the proverbial book at him. He is aiding the enemy and endangering his fellow squadmates...not to mention his country.

Posted by Tad at July 30, 2007 01:43 PM

Nice catch! And quoted in the Spectator as well...excellent!

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