Days Later, Fox News Retracts Story On Phony 'Navy SEAL'
Days Later, Fox News Retracts Story On Phony 'Navy SEAL'
Veteran, Glass Artist Falsified His Military Record
20 October, 2017, 21:40
The report, which aired October 8, focused on glass artist John Garofalo, who was seen creating a four-foot-high glass-and-bronze presidential seal he said he hoped to present to President Donald Trump. "The Vietnam War veteran served seven years as a member of the nation's first Navy SEAL team".
The military newspaper Navy Times first revealed Garofalo's deception.
He called Garofalo a hero in an interview. "Even though he showed us medals, Garofalo was not awarded two Purple Hearts or any of the other almost two dozen commendations he claimed to have received, except for the National Defence Service Medal".
To be clear, this means no one at Fox News bothered to fact check this story.
Don Shipley, a retired SEAL who tracks down and reports those who fraudulently claim to have been part of the special operations force, said that an acquaintance contacted him after the segment aired and informed him that it had included a Vietnam veteran who was a SEAL. The segment went viral online, racking up 1.5 million views on the Fox News Facebook page.
Only, Garofalo never earned a Purple Heart.
"God bless John Garofalo", an anchor said. "We certainly hope maybe the president is listening".
While the seal he created exists, Garofalo's claims about his military experience were bogus.
In a correction posted to its website and its Facebook page, Fox News said it had been in contact with Garofalo's family and with the National Personnel Records Center in the last two weeks about Garofalo's military record.
Speaking with the military publication, Garafalo expressed remorse for his actions, apologizing for the lies he's told for years. A Navy SEAL recently profiled on the alt-right's favorite network turns out to have lied about his service.
Garofalo served in the Navy from September 6, 1963, to September 6, 1967, according to military records obtained by the Navy Times.
Garofalo did serve in the Navy for four years in the 1960s, and completed a tour in Spain, according to the Navy Times' review of his records.
"It got bigger and bigger", he said.
"We apologize to our viewers, especially veterans and servicemen and women", the network said in its correction.
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