Bill and Bob's Afghan Adventure wrote:The cheering from the triple-A in crowd couldn't have been more intense, however, than the cheering that ensued from the article written by Robert Young Pelton in the February, 2009 edition of Men's Journal.
I'm sorry, folks, it's a lengthy article, and I'm going to do my best to deconstruct it. I have to; not because it's my job, but because somebody has got to do it. I could just say that it's a pile of steaming fresh tripe and leave it at that, but I'm going to be a bit more definitive than that. Let's start off with this, though; there are outright lies in the article. Not only are there lies, but there are misrepresentations; manipulations and twists of actual places or people to paint the picture that Mr. Pelton wants to paint. In addition to the lies, there is the obvious attempt to cast a certain light on some of the persons who are key to his telling of the story. There is also a refutation from COL(R) Steve Fondacaro, the HTS program manager, followed by a glib dismissal from the author, again claiming to simply be reporting his observations with prejudice or slant.
RYP wrote:Here's a question Jumper. Why would a blogger make accusations about lying and then when I offer to provide definitive proof that the opposite is true....they never write me back?
They sure talk tough behind a keyboard.
Mr. Pelton wrote:I don't think I have ever commented on Bloggers other than to point out they have no fact checking, liability or quality standards. As for defending the HTS, I don't think the blogger in question even knows what they do or has even spent any time with them. Watch his site tomorrow.
But please, this whiny pee pants shit is killing me.