March 1, 2021

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Episode 37 Watching the Republic die with Michael Yon

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On Episode 37 of SPOTTER UP, John Valentine and Michael Kurcina are joined by famed war correspondent Michael Yon.
They sit down to discuss what Mike watched during the protest and, subsequently, what happened during the capitol’s storming. They then discuss what this means for the future of the United States and their thoughts on the censorship and isolation of conservatives by large corporations. Michael Yon (born 1964) is an American writer and photographer. He served in the Special Forces in the early-1980s, and he became a writer in the mid-1990s. He focused on military writing after the invasion of Iraq. Yon has been embedded on numerous occasions with American and British troops in Iraq, most prominently a deployment with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment (Deuce Four) of the 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, Iraq that ended in September 2005. Yon has had vocal feuds with the United States military hierarchy, and the nature of his reports is also controversial. However, according to Brian Williams of NBC, Yon enjoyed “rock star” status among individual soldiers. Yon’s alternative media reporting has been mentioned by numerous mainstream media agencies. He has won accolades from the 2005, 2007, and 2008 Weblog Awards. In 2008, The New York Times reported that he has spent more time embedded with combat units in Iraq than any other journalist. He shifted the focus of his blogging from Iraq to Afghanistan in August 2008. His work is supported primarily by donations from readers.

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