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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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A black lion: real or fake?
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Micah Wright, Pseudo Army Ranger
Micah Wright is the author of You Back the Attack, We'll Bomb Who We Want, a satirical take on war propaganda. Publishers Weekly described him as a "former Army Ranger turned antiwar comic book artist." In an interview with the Washington Post in July, 2003 Wright elaborated at some length on his experience as an Army Ranger. Here's a quote from that article:

He endured rigorous Ranger training, including capturing and eating a snake. He says he participated in classified combat missions in South and Central America, but can talk only about Operation Just Cause, the capture of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. (Or, as he calls it, "Operation Just Because.") Did he ever kill anyone? "That's one of those questions that I really don't like to answer," he says after an uncomfortable pause. "You're shooting at people and other people are shooting and people fall down. Put it this way: I never shot at anybody who hadn't shot at me first."

Sounds pretty exciting and mysterious, except now Wright has admitted that he was never an Army Ranger. The extent of his military experience is some Army ROTC training. So Wright now joins a long tradition of lying about military service. It's a tradition that includes both pro-war and anti-war activists, democrats as well as republicans. I could easily have a whole gallery of the museum devoted to phony veterans. (Thanks, Shane)
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Military
Posted by The Curator on Sun May 02, 2004
Comments (5)
Not only did he lie about being a Ranger, but he lied in his "apology" for lying about being a Ranger. He's since edited it to take out the stuff that people were fact-checking, but I archived the original here:

http://jimtreacher.com/ranger.htm
Posted by Jim  in  USA  on  Thu May 06, 2004  at  04:18 AM
looks like all that information is still there, despite whatever Jim Treacher claims and archives.
Posted by Frank Deals  in  Salt Lake City  on  Mon Nov 07, 2005  at  11:46 AM
"looks like all that information is still there"

Huh? Try clicking both links.
Posted by Jim Treacher  on  Sun Jan 22, 2006  at  05:17 PM
Yeah, I did try clicking this idiot wouldn't be able to understand it. Moreover, since you're posting and complaining this almost two years after the fact, it's suddenly very clear that far from being a person who's just interested in exposing him, you're some kind of obsessed weirdo who's still Googling the guy's name years after the fact. So are you trying to relive the glory days or just stalking him? What a freaking loser... and before you accuse me of being an obsessive like yourself, the only reason I know about your idiotic, untrue and misleading "update" is because I must have accidentally clicked the "notify me of follow-up comments" button when I posted this same information back in November... what's your excuse? Or did your weekly Google search on Micah Wright just lead you back to your old vomit like a dog? WHY ARE YOU GOOGLING THIS GUY TWO YEARS LATER? You're pathetic. And obsessed.
Posted by Frank Deals  in  Salt Lake City  on  Sun Jan 22, 2006  at  05:40 PM
Interesting response. You really seem to be taking it personally for some reason. Well, thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Posted by Jim Treacher  on  Sat Mar 18, 2006  at  11:42 PM
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