The MIL Stands for Military, Duh

LGF links to this post from Baldilocks who explains to Paul McLeary at Columbia Journalism Review that “milbloggers” are military bloggers. From McLeary at CJR:

This is great. The conservative blogosphere and it’s kissin’ cousin, the milblog community–who always criticize the left for not supporting the troops–is engaging in some troop hating of its own. Their target, of course, is Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, of TNR fame, and he’s taking a beating by critics who apparently have nothing better to do than furiously Google his name all night long and troll his MySpace page.

How dare a college grad and engaged citizen volunteer to join the Army to fight for his country! (Which is something that most of the brave souls who inhabit the milblog community prefers to leave to others.) While there are some very legitimate questions about what Beauchamp wrote, nothing, it’s worthy of note, has been proved false yet. But that hasn’t stopped the sharp knives of a slew of bloggers from coming out.

I highlighted the comment above that blew me away, in case anyone couldn’t figure it out. He has got to be joking, right? Baldilocks gives Mr. McLeary a little bit of information he appears to be lacking:

Is McLeary saying that most of the milbloggers haven’t been to college or that they haven’t joined the military? 🙂

Apparently McLeary’s Ivy-honed intellect didn’t help him to deduce that milbloggers=military bloggers. Nor did that “superior intellect” lead him to discover that all military officers have an undergraduate degree, at minimum, and that half of enlisted men/women have obtained the same.The American Pundit say CJR needs a blogosphere dictionary. What the heck did McLeary think the “mil” stood for?

(I know the “duh” in the title of this post sounds stupid, but using profanity in post titles causes problems so that was my way of shortening “dumbass.” )

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