Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Jon Hein is God, Jun 6, 2012.
here we go....
Why does Howard give a shit if the guy lied about his military service? Can he sing or not???
I mean, you dont see Howard making a big deal out of Beth's lie about not wanting to be famous right?
Howard Stern invented lying to promote the various crap he sells us on his radio show.
I'm not shocked that the fake stutterer will be used to hype upcoming AGT shows.
BTW after the dude sung his song his stutter disappeared for a few sentences.
If his singing doesn't work out he can always
be a mod on sfn
No record of the injury, no Purple Heart and the guy in charge of the MN National Guard says there is nothing to support his claim. Fraud
He is the honest mod(rules are rules) that everyone agrees with?
Does he lecture about demonizing before during or after he demonizes?
How are his guns....flabby?
Vegas is in the can.
Sounds like must see TV....
Hopefully Wiggy goes up on stage wearing a nigga hattin hat and does a duet....
i knew it was a scam from the moment the dude walked out on the stage. i knew AGT knew it was fraud when they showed nick saying, "you didn't stutter at all during that last sentence." AGT let the guy go on, full knowing he was a fraud, in order to boost ratings. the producers and the dude are both equally disgusting.
a tribute to Sha Sha Seany
The guy should be kicked off the show unless he can prove his past.
Singing or not, the fraud given to the audience about his supposed stutter (which he apparently can pick and choose when he does it) and background was a huge part of him being promoted as "great" when he sand
KICK HIM OFF
not only is the guy a disgrace...but he can't sing.
Unless the guy is insanely delusional, this is guerrilla marketing.
1. Find a guy who desperately wants to be on air and has a fairly close but mundane backstory.
2. Tell him that he'll be going to vegas for sure if he has a better backstory/gimmick to go along with his real boring one.
3. He comes up a story that they realize is easily provable as false. Perfect.
4. They put him on knowing he will eventually be exposed.
5. They revel in millions of dollars worth of free news reports about the AGT "scandal".
6. Non-viewers tune in to see what happens next with him.
Cynical times we're in. Lies within lies. Or I'm delusional.
[h=1]'America's Got Talent' singer admits to claiming military medals he didn't earn[/h]
By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
The controversy surrounding "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Michael Poe's military service record only continues to grow.
Poe appeared on Monday night's show, singing a Garth Brooks song and earning standing ovations for his performance and for his emotional story about being injured by a grenade in Afghanistan. But later, the Minnesota National Guard issued a statement saying that Poe's military records do not show the injury.
On Tuesday, Poe was interviewed by C.J. Grisham on the military-focused You Served podcast, and admitted that he once claimed medals he didn't earn, and that his story as given on the NBC show may not have been accurate.
Poe told Grisham that he attended a golf tournament put on by the Defenders of Freedom. At the event, a poster, using information provided by Poe himself, claimed that Poe was awarded a Purple Heart, which is given for those wounded while serving, and a Bronze Star, which is awarded for bravery or acts of merit. The blog This Ain't Hell displays a blown-up photograph of that poster, which also shows other medals, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
But on the You Served podcast, Poe admitted he was never awarded those medals. "It was just something stupid," he told Grisham. Poe said he was not cut by shrapnel or otherwise visibly wounded by the grenade, and noted that "they don't want to give Purple Hearts out for TBI (traumatic brain injury)."
As to why he claimed the Purple Heart and Bronze Star at the tournament, he said, "Everyone there had (medals and honors)," and added "It was just one of those things where you feel out of place and you want to feel like you were part of something."
Defenders of Freedom founder Donna Cranston has spoken out about Poe on the group's Facebook page. "Since being alerted about Tim Poe last week, we have been unable to substantiate his claims," Cranston wrote. "We have reached out to him, but have been disappointed that he has been unwilling to talk with us. As a result, in the best interest of Defenders of Freedom, we have chosen to disassociate with him."
And in response to a comment on that post, Cranston wrote, "He did serve and was injured in training. I stand behind our decision to help him last year. .... What I can't stand behind now is someone who has fabricated a story, personally misrepresented his service to me, and won't talk with me about it."
Cranston's reference to Poe being injured in training rather than combat backs up what his ex-wife, Kelly Ballard, herself a military veteran, told AGTNews and the New York Post, saying Poe's injuries came during training exercises in Mississippi, not overseas. An anonymous source tells This Ain't Hell a slightly different story, saying Poe was injured in Afghanistan, but by falling off a truck, not in an attack.
On "America's Got Talent," Poe said he "got hit" by a grenade and that it "broke my back and gave me a brain injury." On the You Served podcast, he said he had broken his back previously and was told later that he had rebroken it, but did not know if it was related to the grenade. "I don't know for sure if my back was broken at that exact time," he said, saying he didn't even realize his back had been reinjured until told by doctors treating him in Germany.
When asked by Grisham if he said anything inaccurate on "America's Got Talent," he answered, "Sure," and compared it to exaggerating to one's children to make their dad seem cool. "It was a show," he said. "It wasn't out there to make anyone feel bad."
NBC would not comment on whether Poe will remain on the show.
Regarding the Minnesota National Guard's statement, Poe said "They had made a statement without having all the facts," and said he had left a message with the Guard spokesman about correcting his records.
Poe also said he was "very, very upset" by some of the reports about his record, which included negative comments from some of his fellow military.
"I don't think my unit was told the real reason I was sent away," he said. "They don't send you out of Afghanistan for an ear infection." He said that after the blast, he would forget things, couldn't walk straight, and "would close my eyes and I would fall over."
According to AGTNews.com, Joshua Hansen, Poe's squad leader in Afghanistan, posted on his Facebook page that Poe's story is "all a giant lie. He has fooled alot of people and i dont blame them for (believing) him after all who would make something like this up?" Hansen also wrote that Poe was taken out of Afghanistan due to a non-combat "injury," putting "injury" in quotes.
Poe confirmed that Hansen was his squad leader, and said "(The grenade attack) may not have happened exactly how I explained because I don't remember a whole bunch." When asked if he could give names of fellow vets who might support his story, he said "I really wish I could remember them and I really wish they would come out."
Poe said he didn't really get into singing until a therapist at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio suggested singing in the shower. But his ex-wife tells the New York Post that he was the lead singer in a band called Crawlspace years ago.
Poe also said he didn't audition for "America's Got Talent" in hopes of personal gain, but to show fellow veterans "you can do whatever you want as long as you push yourself and you try."
In my experience working for a company that loves to hire veterans, the National Guard guys are the ones the most likely to be full of shit and dumb as stumps.
I'm with you--I see this type of set up in every "non"-news/celebrity bs story that comes out.
If a "news" story doesn't pertain to a death, an accident or a natural disaster, someone paid for it one way or another.
country music fans love guys who lie about their military service
tempest in a teapot