Registan.Net does the Alyona Show (again)

by Joshua Foust on 3/18/2010 · 2 comments

Ms. Alyona Minkovski was kind enough to have me back on her show to discuss what’s going on with the bizarre Michael Furlong/AfPax/NY Times “private spies for hire” thing.

Yes, that was over Skype, yes it was a terrible connection, yes that is medical tape barely holding my glasses together, and yes I need to buy a lamp or something.


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Dafydd March 18, 2010 at 10:16 am

Same subject covered in Asia Times.

Their take seems to be Furlong had a fair bit of official sanction, but overreached himself, exaggerating his importance.

Seems like he may have fallen into the age old trap of believing his own BS.

Michael Hancock March 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

That still shot is awesome – my first guess was you had some sort of “rehydrater” backpack or beer-can-hat, and the microphone was the slurpy straw.
My snarkiness aside, good interview, as usual.

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