President Trump’s announcement that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the military has sent the media and leftists, who believe our armed forces should be an experiment in social justice, into a tizzy.

Naturally, they swiftly came to the defense of those they feel are being discriminated against.

Annie Lowrey, who covers economic policy for The Atlantic, shared a story on social media about a “transgender Navy SEAL” who “was on the unit that took out Osama bin Laden.”

 

That claim has a major, major flaw to it.

The person in question, Chris Beck, did serve on Navy SEAL Team 6, but had nothing to do with the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

Dakota Meyer, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, quickly called out the story as being “not true.”

 

Meyer really laid down a weapons-grade response when he was challenged about how he knew the story was false.

 

BOOM!

Indeed, the USA Today story that Lowrey tweeted even clarifies that Beck was not part of the raid.

Chris Beck served 20 years as a Navy SEAL, including seven combat deployments, and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Beck retired from Navy SEAL Team 6 in 2011, only months before it raided Osama bin Laden’s hide-out, and was always careful to keep the secret close to the vest.

That is not to diminish the 20 years of service Beck gave to his country. But Lowrey was clearly trying to create a particular narrative about how vital a transgender person’s service is by citing someone who helped kill bin Laden – which he did not.

Followers were quick to praise Meyer’s demolition of the ‘fake news’ story …

 

Lowrey’s tweet earned thousands of retweets and likes, but she has yet to correct her misstatement.

Facts don’t matter with the media.

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