November 8, 2007

Positivity: Michael Yon Reports It Again

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The story is here.

Go to Memeorandum (latest; this morning at 7:40 a.m.) for links to the “biggies” who are covering this.

How fitting that the picture, and the story, are gaining wide distribution on the opening day of Blogworld. Regardless of the War on Terror’s ultimate outcome, historians chronicling this era will not be able to ignore the pivotal informational role of bloggers like Yon, or the contrast between bloggers’ on-the-ground reporting and Old Media’s dissembling.

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2 Comments

  1. Tom;

    Just a thought: I think Yon is of a new class of reporter and can’t really be called a blogger. I am not quite sure what the actual definition of a blogger is, but Yon has gone beyond anything the best of bloggers do.

    I think he is a new face of news reporting, but I have yet to wrap my hands around the concept.

    Anyway, Michael Yon deserves a whole host of accolades from many different quarters.

    Three cheers!

    Comment by Brian — November 8, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  2. Brian, I agree. “Independent war correspondent” is a good first pass.

    Comment by TBlumer — November 8, 2007 @ 11:13 am

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