From a post today on Hot Air, apparently Michelle Malkin (of MichelleMalkin.com and HotAir.com) and Bryan Preston (of HotAir.com) will be heading to Iraq to do some reporting from the ground on a variety of issues.
1) to report on how the troops perceive mainstream media coverage of the war (with a particular focus on the wire services relying on local stringers); and
2) to report on progress and interaction between U.S. troops and Iraqi Army trainees.
This pleases me to no end and I wish Michelle, Bryan and their families the best during the trip. To have credible voices from the blogosphere reporting firsthand experiences and interactions with soldiers is more than I could ask and I hope the trip goes exceedingly well.
More from the post:
Bryan and I will be heading out to Iraq very shortly as embeds to advance the story and get first-hand the side of the story the AP refuses to hearâ€“the side of the troops on the ground. (It is an expensive trip. If youâ€™d like to pitch in, weâ€™d greatly appreciate any help. PayPal button below.) Youâ€™ll start hearing from us soon. Stay tuned here and at HotAir.com. Iâ€™ll also be filing dispatches for the New York Post, which provided us with media accreditation.
Head on over and check out the whole story, there is a lot behind this trip. Also, give a little gift to defer costs if you can, I already did.
(This has little to do with the 2008 election but I felt compelled to post it)