MORE ON THE ARKIN AFFAIR, from StrategyPage.

UPDATE: William Arkin’s fire and brimstone world. And a reader emails:

It’s strange to see the media circling the wagons around William Arkin as he keeps digging his “American troops should be more grateful” hole. Can you imagine the Washington Post of the NY Times applauding free speech if a Southern white male claimed African-Americans should appreciate that they aren’t slaves?

Of course, the MSM effectively agreed to censorship when Muslims objected to the publication of the Prophet cartoons, so I guess it just depends on whose ox is being gored.

Free speech is speech that doesn’t offend people you’re afraid of.