Thursday, February 02, 2006

Michael Yon for a Pulitzer Prize

My friend and fellow Iraqi resident Dave from daves-not-here turned me on to Micahel Yon a few weeks back. I wished I had been reading him before. This is hands down the best blog out there from Iraq. Michael tells the absolute truth and does not sugar coat or sentimentalize anything. I read today that Michael is being promoted as a Pultizer Prize nominee by Michelle Malkin and several other serious journalists. He deserves it. I have been devouring his past posts and just shaking my head at his real life depiction of our fighting troops, the Iraqis they fight, and the Iraqis they love. It is a staggering and emotional roller coaster ride to read his work. He deserves consideration for this prize but probably won't even be allowed to be on the official nominee list as he was not "Published in an American Newspaper."

Blogs are in fact the newspapers of the future. We each publish our own editorials every day into cyberspace for those who care to read. If you only have time to read one blog a day Michael Yon's is the one to read. I feel like he is my battle buddy and I have never met him.

I have his blog link on my sidebar and here is his webpage link:

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/

1 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

Hello,

I wanted to let you know that Michael Yon is in a bitter struggle with the US Army over the copyright to one of his most famous combat photos. You can read about the situation and how you can help here,
http://www.punditreview.com/2006/02/02/bloggers-unite-to-support-michael-yon/

Michael has been a frequent guest on our Pundit Review Radio, you can listen to our interviews with him from Mosul and Baghdad here,
http://www.punditreview.com/radio-archives/

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Kevin

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