This sounds phony to me... I was involved in ECM both active and passive many many moons ago. ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) had to do with how you were viewed by the enemy. It had nothing to do with blindness on your part.
I was an Old Crow myself, and expect no better from the media. It's like 40mm automatic pistols. They are idiots.
And I was an Eagle Keeper, back in the day.