'American Idol' contestant admits he lied about military experience

26-year-old Matt Farmer admits over the Internet he lied on the talent show abut his military service.

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TulsaTime77 - 2/4/2013 9:38 PM
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In my opinion I think its pathetic that Fox23 ran this story. Check it. The guy lied about that specific experience in the war. He obviously did it to appeal to the emotions of the judges to get his ticket to Hollywood. He lied. So what? How many times a week does Hollywood and showbusiness lie and fabricate stories to get ratings? Lol Fox news is the worse about lying to the public and over hyping the news to scare the public, for what? And agenda, and ratings! So Fox23 has to run this story and trash this guy for what? Why would the public really need to know this information? Who stood to gain by running this story? Fox23 for...ratings, and to be the news cast that "uncovered the truth first." So what? Haha its not like the guy didn't still fight for your freedom (if you wanna call it that) in the war. So yeah shame on Matt Farmer for lying, but shame on Fox23 for uncovering truth that didn't need to be uncovered. I'm sure every one of their staff has some dirt on them they don't want people knowing. For example the conduct I've heard about Chera Kimiko. Ha...Grow up Fox23!

AGdollfashions - 2/4/2013 3:46 PM
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old news old news old news......

ADArmy - 2/3/2013 10:00 PM
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Ha Ha I agree, FBWatchdog bro you are a real tool. I have never in my entire life seen someone rant so much about nothing on facebook. That is one of the worst pages I have ever witnessed on FB. Seem to me you have a personal vendetta against someone. And you are using your FB pages to try and get revenge, I think yo are going about it te wrong way bro. You are no going to damage that page, from what I have seen thy do good things. I am thinking you may be a poser they outted...youmadbro?

Stanwinston - 2/3/2013 9:21 PM
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To the FBwatchdog dude, I went to those pages and you are a raving lunatic. Nothing you say on those pages makes a bit of sense. Looks to me like you are mad because they did not take your case. Where does it say they HAVE to take a case because you want them to? So what they sell shirts, so does 500 other facebook pages. Nothing illegal about that, and you seem to love to talk to yourself on those pages. I mean it is obvious all those pages are you, I can tell by your typing style. So stop trying to cause trouble and bring false accusations against a site that is doing great things. Just because they would not do something you wanted then to. Last time I checked it is a free country, and I don't think they have to bow down to you. I have seen you posting everywhere trying to get attention to your pages, you know thats considered spamming.

FBWatchdog - 2/3/2013 7:50 PM
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If you visit on Facebook the page http://www.facebook.com/CoalitionofMilitaryPages they have given the folks from Stolen Valor (http://www.facebook.com/StolenValor) opportunity to respond to the allegation that they allowed a proven poser to use their page to fake his service and impersonate another soldier as they did nothing about it. The Stolen Valor page responded by using information collected from the Marine from RMRSF to verify HIS service with them to spread it all over Facebook as well as email him threats like "we know where you live" in a failed attempt to intimidate him from continued outing of the Stolen Valor page. They lie about how many people are involved ith their page. They lie about their connections to the actual Stolen Valor website which is non-existent. More than half of the "investigations" they claim as "outings" on their page were conducted by others, not their page. All they do is post what others bring to them, but for some reason they protected a known poser (Shawn Hoffman) on their page. In a failed attempt supposedly to clear this up, all they did was continue to attack the Marine who brought this to their attention (as you can see on a screen shot by them on this page) and then put out his personal information in an attempt to intimidate him from pursuing this information about their page. They do make money of selling T-shirts and others page-related property to their fans. They have been invited to respond to questions on the Coalition page and have failed to respond directly to any of them.

FBWatchdog - 2/3/2013 7:40 PM
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There is a story within the story. The "guardianofvalor" page that Fox News used to share this story in itself has fraudulent practices. They use the name "Stolenvalor" on Facebook and continuously have proof brought to them by other Facebook members including a recent one where an army guy posted a link ON THEIR PAGE claiming to be another army guy who was a decorated soldier and they declined to even look at the link and defended a poser right on their Facebook page. If you go to Facebook and find "Coalition of Military Pages", they confronted "Stolen Valor" with the evidence and all they got was harassed and threats. In fact, the individual from the page "Real Marines Respect Semper Fi" originally brought the information to their attention and they got harassed and attacked on the Stolen Valor page who did nothing. Their main goal is to use other people's investigative work as they sell T-shirts.

cattleokie - 2/3/2013 10:50 AM
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He LIED, he LIED, he LIED. That is the bottom line !!!!!!! It seems like these days that people Do Not give a rats a#s about lying to get an upper edge! And also the other bad thing about it he used his kid in the whole ordeal to try & get the upper edge on the competition. Even the president used lies & kids to try & get his gun ban started even through he is a active gun shooter! WHEN WILL IT END ! PROBABLY NEVER! I am GLAD for that Matt do he is no longer on the show!

Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2013 1:37 AM
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Plumb sad. Sad that this guy had to make it up like that to feel accepted. Sad that people he knew would take away a chance at a new life (they knew he might not be a good soldier) but he might have been a good pretender. Everybody's favorite soldier is John Wayne. Heck he was never really a soldier. His name wasn't even John Wayne. But he was a good enough pretender that google capitalizes his name. Not too bad for an imaginary person. Besides all that American idol is just for entertainment purposes anyway. Lighten up. It's not like he stole the national trust. BTW Google didn't capitalize American idol.

GodsGutterPunk - 2/2/2013 11:08 AM
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dukshanee - 2/2/2013 8:32 AM
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thanks farmer for representing Tulsa you a@@hole you!!!!
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