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MEME POLICEMAN: No the Military Doesn't Spend 8x More on Viagra than Trans Services

This bust is now on the website so you can link to it. This claim isn't just limited to memes or the usual suspects like Occupy Democrats. It originated from a Washington Post article. This misleading article was then taken as gospel and republished in many other prestigious outlets (Boston Globe, Denver Post, etc.) not to mention countless lesser publications and memes. Untold millions have likely seen this in various forms. Regardless of one's view on transgender troops, the Washington Post's analysis (and memes based on it) is blatantly misleading and wrong, as it compares two completely different groups (active duty vs the entire DoD, including retirees and family members). When apples are compared to apples, the cost of ED medication is roughly equal to expected transgender services (although per individual it's about 1/100 the cost). So far, it appears no one else in the media has pointed this out, so please share the link!

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Hey guys, From the creator and admin for the Meme Policeman. You've probably seen this meme in some form recently. When I was doing my initial look, like I do when checking any meme out, I saw this originated from a Washington Post article. Normally, I stop at that point and move on to another meme, since they are a "reputable source" and not likely to be completely full of it. But, I decided to actually look at the studies the article was citing, and found the Post was completely misleading in their story (read the link for a detailed explanation). It only took me 10-15 min to discover this.

Keep in mind, when something like this comes from WaPo, news outlets all over will repost it as fact without checking it. It's quite remarkable to see how many large publications from all over the world picked up this narrative. As of now, I can't find anyone else who has discovered the error I did, and a Google search of anything related only shows pages of news stories saying the same thing. I'd appreciate a...

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