Freepers (and others) Fall For Urban Legend
The Free Republic posted a story about an NPR interview with a U.S. Army Lieutenant about the Boy Scouts of America that turned out to be completely made up. While the story originally circulated several years ago, it’s recirculating, probably because both the Boy Scouts and guns have been in the news lately. (See forums.gunbroker.com for example)
Snopes contacted NPR about the alleged story and got this response:
We are aware of an erroneous story posted on the Free Republic Website, and possibly elsewhere, which mentions a supposed interview between an unnamed NPR reporter and a U.S. Army Lieutenant General Reinwald. The story is false — the dialogue mentioned was not an NPR interview, and it never aired on any NPR program.