Bob McCarty’s 2013 Rumpelstiltskin Recap

For those of you who slept through the past week — or, worse yet, slept through the past 12 months — and missed reading my top stories of the year, I’m issuing this RUMPELSTILTSKIN RECAP with links to a half-dozen articles highlighting my most-popular stories of 2013.

SCOOP_NYTI shared my Top 4 Scoops of 2013 Dec. 20.  Included are stories I discovered and reported before anyone in the mainstream news media reported them.  In one case, I scooped ABC News by four months.  In another, I scooped The New York Times by 100 days.

I published my Top 10 Military Justice System Stories of 2013 Dec. 21.  It’s a topic that became near and dear to me after so many readers of my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August (October 2011), contacted me to share stories of military injustice that impacted their lives and those of their loved ones.  As we speak, lives and promising careers of men in uniform are being ruined by people with an agenda that does not serve the best interests of our country.

Untold Stories of the OKC BombingI revealed my Top 5 Oklahoma City Bombing Stories of 2013 Dec. 22.  Among them are two stories, both of which could have been described as “scoops.”  One is about a new Oklahoma City Bombing trial set for May 5 in Utah, while the other is about the FBI’s “Sensitive Informant Program.”  Haven’t heard about either?  You should read these stories.

I shared my Top Four ‘Extortion 17′ Stories of 2013 Dec. 23.  If you haven’t heard about the extremely-controversial incident involving members of a well-known U.S. Navy SEALs unit that took place in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011, and is recorded as the single-largest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history, you should read these stories.  [Hint:  It makes the attack at Benghazi look like child's play in comparison.]

Edward Snowden ShouldAlso on Dec. 23, I revealed my Top 10 Stories Related to THE CLAPPER MEMO.  All share a connection to the major findings I made during an exhaustive four-year investigation into the use of credibility assessment technologies, including the polygraph, by government agencies.  The topics covered are not only interesting and troubling, but they make up the “meat” of the scandal inside my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013).

Finally, I drew from all of the categories above to reveal my overall Top 10 of 2013.  Published Dec. 24, the list includes the ten most-popular posts of the year based on the number of views each received.

Rabbit Kill Cook Eat 2 6-28-13Though heavy on military- and government-related topics, the list ends with a hare-raising scoop about Big Government run amok.  After it was published in June, this scoop of mine went viral and captured the interest of several top news media and talk radio outlets across the country.

In closing, I want to “Thank you” for being one of almost 350,000 UNIQUE VISITORS who made nearly ONE MILLION VISITS to, and and enjoyed more than 3.1 MILLION PAGE VIEWS during 2013.  Your loyalty is appreciated!

If you enjoyed what I shared online in 2013, you’ll love reading my nonfiction books, Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Both are available for ordering in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.comOrder today!

Happy New Year!

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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