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BREAKING: Weigel Resigns (WaPo fake conservative blogger)
Media Bistro ^ | 6-25-10 | Matt Dornic

Posted on 06/25/2010 9:45:39 AM PDT by STARWISE

FIRST ON FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that WaPo conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel has resigned after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails surfaced on FishbowlDC and Daily Caller over the past two days.

A spokesperson for the Post said the paper will not offer additional comments but confirmed that the writer's resignation was accepted.

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WaPo's Weigel Lets Loose With Scathing E-mails on Liberal Listserv


FishbowlDC has obtained e-mails written by WaPo's conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel, that the scribe sent to JournoList, a listserv for liberal journalists. (Read up on JournoList with Yahoo! News's Michael Calderone's 2009 story that he wrote for Politico).

Seems Weigel doesn't like (and that would be putting it mildly) at least some of the conservatives he covers. Poor Drudge - Weigel wants him to light himself on fire.

Weigel's Words:

•"This would be a vastly better world to live in if Matt Drudge decided to handle his emotional problems more responsibly, and set himself on fire."

•"Follow-up to one hell of a day: Apparently, the Washington Examiner thought it would be fun to write up an item about my dancing at the wedding of Megan McArdle and Peter Suderman. Said item included the name and job of my girlfriend, who was not even there -- nor in DC at all."

•"I'd politely encourage everyone to think twice about rewarding the Examiner with any traffic or links for a while. I know the temptation is high to follow up hot hot Byron York scoops, but please resist it."

•"It's all very amusing to me. Two hundred screaming Ron Paul fanatics couldn't get their man into the Fox News New Hampshire GOP debate, but Fox News is pumping around the clock to get Paultard Tea Party people on TV."

Weigel says he "happy to comment" to FishbowlDC but it seems he's tied up on the phone. Will bring you his remarks as soon as he provides them.

UPDATE: Rather than responding to our inquiry, Weigel posted an apology to his readers on WaPo here.

1 posted on 06/25/2010 9:45:46 AM PDT by STARWISE
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A fraud is outed.

2 posted on 06/25/2010 9:47:12 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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From his apology:

I stand by this, although I apologize if people find the word “Paultard” offensive. It was a neologism coined during the 2008 campaign to describe fanatical supporters of Paul — I used it in this case to convey how Fox covered those supporters in 2008.

Well, as long as it’s a neologism.

3 posted on 06/25/2010 9:49:00 AM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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I wonder what his troll account here was?

4 posted on 06/25/2010 9:49:10 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Jim Thompson?

5 posted on 06/25/2010 9:52:09 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: anniegetyourgun

Charles Johnson will take his place.

6 posted on 06/25/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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Another secret democrat party operative outed.

Dingy Harry Reid in Nevada and Psycho Allen Grayson in Florida also have fake conservative candidates on their payroll.

7 posted on 06/25/2010 9:57:50 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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One down, 99,999 to go.

8 posted on 06/25/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts


9 posted on 06/25/2010 9:58:47 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party:
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Saying he was supposedly covering conservatives is not the same as saying he was a conservative.

The point is this is more fake journalism.

10 posted on 06/25/2010 9:59:30 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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The left has always used ringers, infiltration and sabotage to advance their agenda. They cannot win elections with truth.

11 posted on 06/25/2010 10:08:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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pppfffttt...what an idiot.

12 posted on 06/25/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: GeronL; All

You’re right ... I see it now.
I had an inaccurate perception of his

He was covering conservatives, but
apparently not saying he was a

Think the thread should be pulled ?

13 posted on 06/25/2010 10:17:19 AM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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You would think Wa-Po could come up with an actual conservative to write columns, but they probably dont know ANYONE who is, or would not recognize one.

14 posted on 06/25/2010 10:20:07 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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nah. He was a fake journalist pure and simple

15 posted on 06/25/2010 10:24:40 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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Weigel was one of mitt romney’s most ardent supporters.

16 posted on 06/25/2010 11:10:31 PM PDT by JApost
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