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Thursday, August 25, 2005  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Here’s the link to the Michael Yon reporting I read in the first hour. Yon is in e-mail contact with Duane, and we hope to have him on the program tomorrow, logistics permitting. If they gave Pulitzers to non-affiliated reporters, Yon would win walking away.

Here’s the link to Mark Roberts’latest analysis of another of benedict XVI’s speeces from Germany last week.

And I pretaped a 45 minute interview with The Los Angeles Times’ media essayist Tim Rutten today. Tim had called to interview me about talk radio, and I pulled my standard “OK, if you do it on air.” Ruttan countered with the offer of a delay of the broadcast of the tape until Monday, which is fine by me. We cover a lot of ground, especially on the subject of bias at the Los Angeles Times. You can hear it Monday.

UPDATE: Raising money for Michael Yon:

Hugh,

Michael is a former USA Special Forces. I am hooked on his blog, I check it every day and print out the latest postings, read them then leave them in various customer’s waiting rooms, I am an IT guy for a lot of docs. When you email him he responds and he has a great sense of humor. I am in the process of shipping Michael two computers but need to find two flat panel monitors, if you know anyone who has two flat panel monitors to donate to the troops of the Duce 4 I would like to hear from them.

Regards,
Chris Kastner
11762 East Asbury Place
Aurora, CO 80014-1104
303-868-7552 cellular
chriskastner@tde.com

UPDATE 2:: From Johnny D’s e-mail: “One can only ask himself, “What can I as an American do, today, tomorrow and everyday thereafter, to deserve the service of these fine men on my behalf?”

Think SoldiersAngels.

Yon notes that the book The Gates of Fire is much beloved by LTC Eric Kurilla. XDA blog has some comments on this fine novel.

ONE MORE UPDATE:

Here’s a news story of LTC Kurilla’s return to the U.S.

In the hour following my reading of Michael Yon’s dispatch, my callers included –from Minnesota– a West Point classmate of LTC Kurilla, the Indiana father of a soldier in the Deuce Four who is fast friends with Daniel Lama, and from Hawaii a fellow sgt and former roomate of CSM Prosser.

What this tells me is that the friends of family of active duty American military listen to this show because it is one of the few places where they get at least occasional news of the real war their husbands and sons, wives and daughters are fighting. I am honored that they listen, but shocked that in a time of war our established networks and newspapers pay so little attention to the front(s).

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