February 02, 2007


I don’t want to write about this again, but here is where military/homeland security blogger Bill Arkin of the Washington Post went wrong: He picked on a kid.

Ernie Pyle never did. The American reporter takes on the brass, never the troops.

Arkin’s woes began when Spec. Tyler Johnson, 21, was asked by NBC News what he thought of the war protesters. . . . The kid was asked a question. He answered it honestly. Arkin should back off.

Arkin has dug himself deeper and deeper on this one, and I started out as someone who liked him okay.

UPDATE: More on the Arkin story, from StrategyPage.

More here.