Readers Alert: After I published the post below, a commenter suggested the claim ABC's Martha Radditz and the network suppressed news of 54 soldiers expressing a perference for Sen. McCain in the story referenced below was very likely bogus. The commenter linked to www.snopes.com.
I did follow-up fact-checking I should have done before publishing the claim.
Bottom line: I'm convinced the claim is bogus.
In a separate post I'll detail the evidence that effectively refutes the claim. I'll place a link to that post here later today. I'll also be sending an apology to Raddatz and ABC News.
Right now I just want to let you know where things stand and tell you I'm sorry for my error.
From Mike Williams' latest electronic letter without further comment - - -