FactCheck: Obama wants Marines to wear Girly Hats – False

Girly Marine Cap Story False

Politisite asked our Military Affairs writer to follow up on the story: Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

marine_unisex_hatThe story said that President Obama is trying to emasculate male Marines by making them wear a girly cover with their famed dress uniforms.

The only problem? It’s not true.

We received an email from the Marine Corps that stated in the strongest terms there is no truth to reports that President Obama is behind a potential change to Male Marine head gear.

Just spoke to CMC.  He wants to aggressively debunk the Post/Fox stories.

1. The President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change
our uniform cover.

2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding
reason:  the former manufacturer went out of business.

3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.

Please disseminate as widely as possible.

Standing by, should you have questions.

S/F,

LtCol. David Nevers, USMC
Public Affairs Officer
Office of the Commandant

Thanks to Henry “Bud” Morgan for mentioning this story in the Joplin Globe article, ‘Don’t be duped, check it out’

So what do we do to ensure we are not duped by the system? First, do not accept the story as true merely because it appears in a print publication, on a TV news program, on talk radio, or someone’s blog. If you have reason to suspect the validity of the story, check it out.

The very best way, in my opinion, is to refer to the fact-checking sources. There are several out there, but the very best, I believe, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact, published by the Tampa Bay Times and the source I relied on for much of the factual information in this article. Also very good are Politisite and Snopes, whose results usually mirror those of Politifact. All have websites where their information can be accessed.

About Albert N. Milliron 6992 Articles
Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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