A REVEALING COMMENT from the Washington Post’s ombudsman. So I guess it’s okay to call William Arkin “anti-military” now that he’s bragging about being “probably one of the best-known and respected anti-military military bloggers,” right? Hey, maybe the Post should hire a pro-military military blogger! Naw, that’s crazy talk . . . .

UPDATE: Heh: “Howell has actually made a case against having an editor.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: Contrasting William Arkin with The New York Times’ John F. Burns. Burns: “And the United States military that we encounter are wonderful. They’re magnificent.”

MORE: The post-objective media. Plus this: “Burns is even more impressive when you consider the environment he functions in.”