The official story is that Sergeant Kimberly Munley took down Nidal Malik Hasan all by herself. But a witness tells the Times that this Oprah-friendly narrative is not true — that she was possibly shot without firing her gun.

The storyline led to much media frothing about Munley — who no one disputes was brave and took part in efforts to stop the shootings. The New York Times today however cites an unnamed eyewitness who:

...said Major Hasan wheeled on Sergeant Munley as she rounded the corner of a building and shot her, putting her on the ground. Then Major Hasan turned his back on her and started putting another magazine into his semiautomatic pistol.

It was at that moment that Senior Sgt. Mark Todd, a veteran police officer, rounded another corner of the building, found Major Hasan fumbling with his weapon and shot him.

Todd is pictured above, alongside Munley on Oprah last night. The Times raise the spectre of Private Jessica Lynch, describing how the official military line about her capture in Iraq in 2003 — that she emptied her weapon in a "Rambo-like performance" that led to her wounding and capture — differed with the truth. She was hurt in a vehicle accident and was well cared-for by Iraqis. Conspiracy theorists do your worst!