A Retraction regarding Wounded Warrior Project

I have been asked to remove a post that was sent to me, and written by Mr. Alex Graham, the gentleman that wrote it regarding his belief that WWP, The Wounded Warrior Project is a scam. The following is a statement as to his reasons why he wants and needs that post deleted. I have done as I was asked, the post has been deleted.

Dear Fred,
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but WWP chose to sue me over this article on February 6th, 2015 in Fed. District Court in Tacoma Washington. I have been asked to remove the blog post in as many places as I can find it. Yours is one that continues to pop up.

Here is the language of the consent decree. I am complying with it forewith and this constitutes notification that I have done so.

You, or course, are free to do as you wish. I am merely the messenger and offer it as part of my permanent injunction and order to prove I have substantially complied.

We at asknod enjoy your columns and appreciate you support of Veterans of all wars.

E. Within 30 days of this Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction, Graham shall contact, in writing, all third-party websites (including, but not limited to,

http://vetlikeme.org/opinion-5-8/;

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2014/01/wounded-warriors-project-a-legal-scam-2788654.html;

http://www.texasfred.net/archives/22799

http://www.volusia.com/wounded-warriors-project-legal-scam/; and

http://www.stewwebb.com/2014/01/22/

over which Graham does not have editorial control and on which Graham’s false, defamatory and misleading statements about WWP have been published or republished; Graham shall (1) inform each such website of this Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction (2) request that each such website remove all of Graham’s defamatory content about WWP, and (3) request that each such website publish a retraction expressly stating that Graham’s false, misleading and defamatory statements published therein are incorrect and shall request the retraction be published as follows:

The content that I, Gordon Alex Graham, authored and published in my own name and under the handle ASKNOD.COM regarding Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. and its programs, services, financial information, supporters, donors, business relationships, and business conduct is not substantiated by any factual information, and is false, misleading, and defamatory. I retract all such statements, including statements that Wounded Warrior Project is a legal scam and/or a fraudulent organization. 

The truth is that Wounded Warrior Project provides lifesaving services to warriors. It is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration to provide benefits assistance to veterans, and it does not receive government funds. The salary of its CEO – which is voted on by WWP’s independent, all-volunteer Board of Directors – is well within the range of salaries paid to similarly-sized nonprofit executives. I apologize to Wounded Warrior Project and acknowledge the publication of false, misleading, and defamatory content regarding Wounded Warrior Project was disrespectful and inappropriate. Furthermore, I apologize for the loss of donations I caused and continue to cause Wounded Warrior Project because of my publication of false, misleading, and defamatory statements. I am ashamed that, because of my actions, injured veterans may have chosen not to avail themselves of Wounded Warrior Project’s programs and services.

Regards,

Alex Graham (asknod)

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2 Responses to A Retraction regarding Wounded Warrior Project

  1. OregonBuzz says:

    Whatever WWP is or may be, I’m still not sure why the CEO of the organization is paid about $3,000,000/year. I would think that money, or a good portion of it, would be better spent on the wounded/disabled vets. Just curious.

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