June 22, 2005

Blogging Iraq

It's true that much of blogging is something other than journalism, but those who say "blogging isn't journalism" as if the two are mutually exclusive haven't seen what Michael Yon is up to in Iraq. He is posting some of the best reporting I've read in a long time out of that country, and I strongly recommend you bookmark him.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at June 22, 2005 11:14 AM

Yon is imho one of the best and bravest jounalists in the world today. We're lucky to have him.

Posted by: TallDave at June 22, 2005 12:51 PM

I agree 100%, Tall Dave. Not only that, but he always answers his email, even when I say I don't expect a reply. Great guy and a WONDERFUL
reporter. I pray for his safety every day.

Posted by: Maggie at June 22, 2005 05:27 PM

Bookmark in place. Just spent a long while reading through his blogged reports. Have a whole different view of the Kurds now. He certainly knows how to bring the real story for us to see. And explains why that story is so hard to get from the conventional sources. What surprised me the most was the contrast between the Kurds and the Arab Iraqis as they deal with American troops. The latter group comes off as difficult and negotiating. Whereas the Kurds are extremely welcoming and appreciative. Even after we left them to fend for themselves against a vengeful Saddam they still hold us in high esteem. And it's the Kurds who are thriving big time on the northside of the green line. Thanks for putting him in the spotlight.

Posted by: allan at June 22, 2005 11:18 PM

And, don't forget to drop in periodically to read the work of this journalist: Steven Vincent, In the Red Zone

Posted by: lily at June 23, 2005 08:22 AM
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