Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Michael Yon: Millblogging community is a hurricane of hotair

Yesterday I wrote:
Mike doesn't care about the opinions of those who disagree with him or call him out on his lies and his irrational behavior. He doesn't care about kind, respectful, supportive interventions. He spins all this to make everyone seem misguided at best, and a liar at worst --- which is exactly what he did on his FB page when others tried a similar albeit smaller version of an intervention and which is what he'll do with Matt and the millbloggers who participated in the intervention.
And today Yon proves me right:
Bottom line questions: How many milbloggers who were not on active duty (hence sent to the war as a troop) have spent more than a year in the wars? I know of zero. Does one exist?

The milblogging community is largely a hurricane of hot air.

There are some ...good and responsible writers working milblogs but most of them are less accurate than the MSM they oppose.

Please name the top five milblogs -- and one person from each -- who has spent a year (less than 15% of the war) as a civilian journalist/writer in Iraq/Afghanistan.

Start with http://www.longwarjournal.org/ and Blackfive.

People who are seriously tracking the war seriously don't track these

Michael Yon

Michael Yon 's head remains firmly up his ass.


  • At 7:07 PM, April 20, 2010, Blogger Doug Wright-OG said…

    Not to worry, either Michael Yon will continue his downward spiral or he'll wise up. I bet that it'll take a long while as he tries out climbing up Mt. Everest.

    His past writing had always seemed notch yet there was always a tinge of boasting in those articles. Still, his work about 1/24 Inf. and the Brits both in Iraq and Afghanistan were outstanding. Yon's not the only supposed truth teller out there, in fact now it seems he's telling much less than the truth.

    He's failed the Ernie Pyle test in some ways.


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