Newsweek Quietly Changes 2015 Story to Support 2021 Article Slamming Tom Cotton About ‘Ranger’ Claims

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Newsweek quietly changed a story this week to support a new column critical of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) after his office reportedly alerted the publication to the discrepancy.

The change came after Newsweek’s Natalie Colarossi rewrote a Jan. 23 column from Salon that suggested Cotton “didn’t have” experience as an Army Ranger, despite attending the U.S. Army’s Ranger School, a course required for leaders in the 75th Army Ranger Regiment. However, the Ranger course is also open to anyone in the military and is routinely attended by soldiers and officers who never serve in a Ranger unit.

However, an Aug. 8, 2015 Newsweek story about two women who had completed the course suggested it was
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