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Fox News Apologizes for Featuring Veteran Who Lied About Being a Navy SEAL

Fox News featured a story about a highly decorated veteran: a Navy SEAL who had served in Vietnam, had earned two Purple Hearts and had hand-carved a presidential seal that he hoped to give to President Trump.

“The fact is that he did not serve in Vietnam,” Fox said in its statement. “He was never a U.S. Navy SEAL,” it continued. “Even though he showed us medals, Garofalo was not awarded two Purple Hearts or any of the other nearly two dozen commendations he claimed to have received, except for the National Defense Service Medal.”

Fox published the correction only after Navy Times reported that Mr. Garofalo had fabricated his record, and had been falsely portraying himself as a SEAL and Vietnam War veteran for years.

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