Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Michael Yon Stepped in the Doggy Doo Doo it seems

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 "Per Mike Yon on Facebook: If we are going to make a success out of this war, must start squeezing out and choking off the irresponsible "sources." People who care will start writing letters to editors/producers who link to websites such as Blackfive and Mudville Gazette. Must start telling mainstream sources that when they link to milkooks, we stop paying attention. Please leave comments at mainstream message boards encouraging people to ignore milkooks.
    There are some good milblogs who should get more attention (such as Small Wars Journal), but others need to be choked off. We have a tough, bloody war ahead, and should refuse to put up with this nonsense. The information battlefront is half the battlespace, and you are in it. Please fight hard from your position.
    It's time to get active. I will get back to the war and focus there. On the home front, please choke off Blackfive and Mudville Gazette. When you see links to them from MSM sites, please contact editors and producers, and also leave public comments that responsible people do not listen to milkooks.
    Get active and help win the war."

It would seem that Michael Yon is letting the fame of being a widely known and, at one time at least, respected war photographer/reporter go straight to his head. Hey Mikey those milblogs you so blithely degrade as being milkooks helped to establish your presence on the web. Had it not been for Blackfive, Mudville Gazette and other Milblogs your sorry ass would have been nothing more than a stringer selling photos and stories like Peter Parker does in the comic Spiderman. Biggest difference is is that you do not have an alter ego superhero to fall back on. You go right ahead and keep dropping your shit on those milkooks as you call them. They'll be here long after You have faded into the past and people cannot recall who Michael Yon was.

BTW Mikey that Chihuahua making all the noise in the back of the room is me. A SOLDIER who has the experience of having been to Afghanistan and seeing first hand the sights and sounds of war. Go out to Farah and take a look at the PRT/FOB that was set up by me and my fellow soldiers. We were the FIRST permanent US/Coalition military presence in the province and what we did went largely unnoticed by morons such as you and your fellow news people and photographers. I am glad it did cause that way I didn't have to put up with egotistical idiots such as yourself.

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