YouTube goes after Navy SEAL who exposed man who lied about service in Vietnam after beating drum in face of Covington kids

PJ Media:
YouTube last week deplatformed a YouTube channel that specialized in exposing Stolen Valor cases. "Stolen Valor," of course, refers to cases where dishonorable pretenders are caught making fraudulent claims of military honors they didn't earn. Retired Navy Seal Don Shipley has made it his life's mission to expose these shameless charlatans. His channel had 232,806 subscribers at the time it was taken down and had been in operation since around 2008.

He told PJ Media that he thinks his channel was taken down because he had "outed Nathan Phillips," who had "masqueraded as a Vietnam Vet."

Shipley told PJ Media that this wasn't the first time his channel had been put in "YouTube Prison."

"I have been in YouTube Prison before when phony SEALs would cry to them about being posted," Shipley said via email. He said his posting privileges in the past had been restricted for six months.

"This time I was told/emailed I was banned from a video I had posted several years ago about a phony SEAL, but after several years I doubt that caused it," he said. "If you ask me it was because I outed Nathan Philips. That Indian who masqueraded as a Vietnam vet," Shipley added. "THAT video got a lot of attention and a lot of big lawsuits pending from it."

In one of his most recent videos, Shipley exposed "tribal elder" Nathan Phillips, who falsely accused the Covington Catholic High School kids of bullying him in Washington, D.C., last month.

Phillips had repeatedly made claims of being a "recon ranger" and a "Vietnam times veteran" who came home and was "spit on" and "called a baby killer," even though his service record shows that he had zero deployments and never left the United States.
There is more at the link above including a video.

YouTube, which is owned by Google, looks like it is hostile to the truth with this move.  They could also be being played by someone angry about being outed for stolen valor in the past.  They need to reinstate Shipley.

BTW, the lawyer for the Covington kids has been filing suit against media companies over an alleged libel claim based in part on false statements by Phillips and has said that he expects to sue Phillips too.


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