I'll post more when I know more.
UPDATE: This message is now confirmed as authentic.
Michael Yon, via e-mail bulletin:
Pajamas Media recently reported that there are only 9 embedded reporters in Iraq. Many are blaming this on the media, and while I can never be called an apologist for mainstream media, I can say with certainty that the United States military is censoring.
It remains unclear if this is a general policy, though there are recent inquiries to the office of the Secretary of Defense. I await response. Or, perhaps, the censorship is merely the policy of LTC ****** who is responsible for operations involving embeds. ****** is said to be the most quoted man in Iraq . I've learned to trust nothing he says. I do know for a fact that ****** has been untruthful with the media. If ****** calls me on this, I'll take the time to prove it.
While sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers and friends, fight and die in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military apparently is preventing journalists from telling the story. They attempt to deflect accusations of censorship by allowing in just enough reporters to appear transparent.
I'll post updates on the website as the situation unfolds. ...
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