Monday, January 02, 2006

Silencing Milblogs

Newsday reports that the military is cracking down on military blogs -- or "milblogs."

The military has specific rules for service members who blog. They're not supposed to post anything that gives away information helpful to the enemy.

But Newsday reports that it's gone farther -- allowing only milblogs that paint a positive -- even peaceful -- vision of Iraq:

"Nowadays, milbloggers 'get shut down almost as fast as they're set up,' said New York Army National Guard Spc. Jason Christopher Hartley, 31, of upstate New Paltz, who believes something is lost as the grunt's-eye take on Tikrit or Kabul is silenced or sanitized."

Spec Hartley (above, from his blog) was one of the first demoted and fined for his blog's content. His blog is still up at

The military's set up teams to monitor milblogs and troops have to register with the brass to have a blog. (The Raw Story)

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