October 12, 2017
 

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Can poking fun at PTSD, suicide, war, and sexual assault be therapeutic for combat veterans? Donny O'Malley, founder of the controversial VET Tv network, certainly thinks so.

The newly launched streaming service is "the first veteran television network full of dark, perverted, inappropriate, controversial, and irreverent military humor—created by and for veterans, without civilian influence.” But plenty of veteran organizations--and female veterans-- find such content potentially damaging to not only the Army and Marine Corps image, but to individual veterans as well.


We spoke with the founder in an attempt to understand what he describes as much-needed dark humor.
 

Rina Raphael

 
   
 
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