Skip to comments.BREAKING: Weigel Resigns (WaPo fake conservative blogger)
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.
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.
"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.
A fraud is outed.
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.
I wonder what his troll account here was?
Charles Johnson will take his place.
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.
One down, 99,999 to go.
Saying he was supposedly covering conservatives is not the same as saying he was a conservative.
The point is this is more fake journalism.
The left has always used ringers, infiltration and sabotage to advance their agenda. They cannot win elections with truth.
pppfffttt...what an idiot.
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 ?
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.
nah. He was a fake journalist pure and simple
Weigel was one of mitt romney’s most ardent supporters.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.