Salon: Dakota Meyer is ‘Most Famous’ for Lambasting Michael Moore

Salon: Dakota Meyer is ‘Most Famous’ for Lambasting Michael Moore

Salon: Dakota Meyer is ‘Most Famous’ for Lambasting Michael Moore

By now the news that Bristol Palin, daughter of Conservative firebrand, Sarah Palin, has accepted the marriage proposal of Sgt. Dakota Meyer has been heard ‘round the nation. Congratulatory sentiments offered to the couple came in by the truckload, including from this blog. But, as predicted, the hateful Leftist trolls have crawled out from under their slime-covered rocks to spew their venom at the happy couple. Now it’s Salon’s turn. Here’s the headline it ran on its website yesterday evening:

SalonWhich, of course, refers to this photo:


Gee, Salon, there is that one thing he did in Afghanistan back in 2009. Just a little something that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor, only “the first living United States Marine in 41 years to be so honored,” and the “first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.” From the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:

MOH8 September 2009, Kunar Province, Afghanistan:

Corporal Meyer maintained security at a patrol rally point while other members of his team moved on foot with two platoons of Afghan National Army and Border Police into the village of Ganjgal for a pre-dawn meeting with village elders. Moving into the village, the patrol was ambushed by more than 50 enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and machine guns from houses and fortified positions on the slopes above. Hearing over the radio that four U.S. team members were cut off, Corporal Meyer seized the initiative. With a fellow Marine driving, Corporal Meyer took the exposed gunner’s position in a gun-truck as they drove down the steeply terraced terrain in a daring attempt to disrupt the enemy attack and locate the trapped U.S. team. Disregarding intense enemy fire now concentrated on their lone vehicle, Corporal Meyer killed a number of enemy fighters with the mounted machine guns and his rifle, some at near point blank range, as he and his driver made three solo trips into the ambush area. During the first two trips, he and his driver evacuated two dozen Afghan soldiers, many of whom were wounded. When one machine gun became inoperable, he directed a return to the rally point to switch to another gun-truck for a third trip into the ambush area where his accurate fire directly supported the remaining U.S. personnel and Afghan soldiers fighting their way out of the ambush. Despite a shrapnel wound to his arm, Corporal Meyer made two more trips into the ambush area in a third gun-truck accompanied by four other Afghan vehicles to recover more wounded Afghan soldiers and search for the missing U.S. team members. Still under heavy enemy fire, he dismounted the vehicle on the fifth trip and moved on foot to locate and recover the bodies of his team members. Corporal Meyer’s daring initiative and bold fighting spirit throughout the 6-hour battle significantly disrupted the enemy’s attack and inspired the members of the combined force to fight on. His unwavering courage and steadfast devotion to his U.S. and Afghan comrades in the face of almost certain death reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

And boy, did Salon get an earful:

And those are just a few of the PG-rated ones.

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Sgt. Meyer’s book, Into the Fire (photo credit: Amazon)

No big deal. Right, Salon? He just saved dozens of American and Afghan lives, ya know, pre-Bristol, without any concern for his own. And wrote what some have called one helluva good book describing the Taliban’s attack on his fellow Marines and the ensuing firefight he readily joined. A New York Times bestseller. But, yeah, he’s MOST famous for a sign he held recently giving the much-deserved finger to Michael Moore.

Methinks the hacks over at Salon—aside from being apparently woefully ignorant—are suffering from an acute bout of green-eyed jealousy. And I’m betting that not a one of them possess the cojones to even consider doing what Sgt. Meyer actually did that fateful night in Afghanistan. And guess what? Sgt. Meyer’s story will be told, and revered, for generations. Long after Salon’s little online rag is unceremoniously lobbed onto the trash heap of history.

So, I’d like to reiterate: We here at Victory Girls wish Bristol and Dakota much happiness. They are both more than deserving. And the mouthbreathers over at Salon? Well, they should try getting out into the sunlight once in a while. Fresh air is good for the soul. If you have one, that is.

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  • Appalled By The World says:

    Well, you know, to say FU to a living Leftist legend like Michael Moore is virtually a crime against humanity so it’s only right that there’s outrage at Salon. Besides, anyone who gets a medal like that must be a baby killing Nazi so that makes all this far worse in their eyes. Nice pic of the Supreme Warlord giving him the medal-I’m surprised he didn’t wear gloves lest he contaminate his holy skin by touching such a horrible award. He sure looks pleased too.

    Funny-when Bush was president saying FU to him from Salon and company was a daily thing-I thought Bush’s name was actually Fuc*You Bush because I saw it and heard it in print so often!

    These hypocrites make my stomach turn on a daily basis.

  • Joe Miller says:

    I don’t think I’d mind being known for that. Yep, put that on my tombstone. “Here lies a man who told Michael Moore to f*** himself.”

  • Optimizer says:

    Why so kind to Salon? They’re not “woefully ignorant” or “suffering from an acute bout of green-eyed jealousy”. They have the completely perverse view that Sgt. Meyer’s extraordinary achievements are things to be dismissed, or even reviled – all that matters to them is that he was disrespectful towards one of their own. Undoubtedly, these are the same people who get outraged when someone suggests that the hate America and everything it stands for.

    • Jodi says:

      Because this is an opinion blog, and that’s my opinion.

      I am well aware of the Left’s hatred of our military, and particularly its heroes. I have no beef with you there.

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