first-hand account of hearing an interview on National Public Radio
between a female host and U.S. Army General Reinwald. The
General is describing a Boy Scout Troop he or the base is
sponsoring, and mentions that, among other things, the boys will be
learning how to shoot. The interviewer questions the gun
instruction and whether the kids are being equipped to
"...become violent killers." The general responds by
saying, "Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're
not one, are you?"
This is fiction. No such interview ever took place, according
to NPR. Additionally, there are other versions of the rumor
that seem to have originated in Great Britain.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
I was listening to the radio the
other day, and I heard one of the all-time best comeback lines in my
life. Note: This is an exact replication of National Public Radio (NPR)
interview between a female broadcaster, and US Army General Reinwald who
was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to
teach these young boys when they visit your base?"
GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery,
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: "Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't
GENERAL REINWALD: "I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised
on the rifle range."
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: "Don't you admit that this is a terribly
dangerous activity to be teaching children?"
GENERAL REINWALD: "I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper
rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm. "
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: "But you're equipping them to become violent
GENERAL REINWALD: "Well, you're
equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you? "