On Hannity & Colmes, discussing Rush Limbaugh's recent characterization of service members who advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq as "phony soldiers," Melanie Morgan asserted: "A number of soldiers who are fake or who are embellishers or who are posers, who go out there -- or soldiers like Jon Soltz of VoteVet.org [sic], who go out there and use their far-left, anti-American agenda, political agenda to undermine the real mission of our troops, our heroes who are out there, who are fighting in a hot war, who are fighting for our lives and for our security and safety."
In her WorldNetDaily column, Melanie Morgan falsely asserted that she had "pointed out" in a column the previous week that VoteVets.org's Jon Soltz is "violating the spirit of Army rules and regulations" by engaging in political activism while serving in the Army Reserve. In fact, Morgan specifically claimed that Soltz had committed "a violation of the U.S. Military's Uniform Code of Military Justice" by his actions. Morgan cited a military "press release" to back up her claim, but the release states that the regulations it cited apply to "active-duty service members."
On Countdown, Keith Olbermann named Melanie Morgan the "winner" of his nightly "Worst Person in the World" segment for asserting that Jon Soltz, co-founder and chairman of VoteVets.org, violated military law by engaging in political activism while serving in the Army Reserve.
Melanie Morgan called VoteVets.org chairman Jon Soltz "a hypocrite and a liar" for criticizing Army Sgt. David Aguina's appearance in uniform at a YearlyKos convention panel but using a picture of himself in uniform on the VoteVets.org website and engaging in political activism while serving in the Army Reserve, which Morgan called "a violation of the U.S. Military's Uniform Code of Military Justice." In fact, military law does not prohibit reservists from engaging in political activity, and it does not address the use of a photo of oneself in uniform for political purposes.
PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer hosted a segment on grassroots groups seeking to influence Iraq policy that included conservative radio host and Move America Forward chairman Melanie Morgan, whose history of false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims regarding the Iraq war went unmentioned during the segment, as did her numerous smears.