Well, he did act like a blowhard at times, and he did love the reporters. Although, he did like to give credit to the men who he fought with (unlike MacAurthor for example). I think one of Halsey's greatest achievements was taking over during the Guadalcanal campaign and helping turn the tide there with his agressiveness. He definately seemed to have a bad hatred for the Japanese. So did Mitscher I think, but he did not show it as much.