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E-mails reveal Post reporter savaging conservatives, rooting for Democrats (Weigel resigns)
http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/25/emails-reveal-post-reporter-savaging-conservatives-rooting-for-democrats/ ^ | 6/25/10

Posted on 06/25/2010 3:52:57 PM PDT by roses of sharon

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh famously said he hoped President Obama would “fail” in January, 2009. Almost a year later, when Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Washington Post reporter David Weigel had a wish of his own. “I hope he fails,” Weigel cracked to fellow liberal reporters on the “Journolist” email list-serv.

“Too soon?” he wondered.

Weigel was hired this spring by the Post to cover the conservative movement. Almost from the beginning there have been complaints that his coverage betrays a personal animus toward conservatives. E-mails obtained by the Daily Caller suggest those complaints have merit.

“Honestly, it’s been tough to find fresh angles sometimes–how many times can I report that these [tea party] activists are joyfully signing up with the agenda of discredited right-winger X and discredited right-wing group Y?” Weigel lamented in one February email.

In other posts, Weigel describes conservatives as using the media to “violently, angrily divide America.” According to Weigel, their motives include “racism” and protecting “white privilege,” and for some of the top conservatives in D.C., a nihilistic thirst for power.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatives; davidweigel; democrats; emails; journolist; post; reporter; reveal; rooting; savaging; washington; washingtonpost; weigel
Another faux conservative reporter finally outed as a liberal.
1 posted on 06/25/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Something like 90 percent of working reporters (at the time) voted for Clinton. That’s all you need to know.


2 posted on 06/25/2010 3:55:51 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: roses of sharon

Oh, Dear: Ezra Klein Now Shutting Down JournoList (liar Weigel causes shut-down of liberal reporters secret war room)

http://minx.cc/?post=303005


3 posted on 06/25/2010 3:56:42 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

” his coverage betrays a personal animus toward conservatives “

I’ve read a half-dozen reports on Weigel’s behavior, and I still don’t see the problem — wasn’t he just following standard procedure within the job description for WaPo reporters and staffers??


4 posted on 06/25/2010 3:57:12 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: roses of sharon

Am I the only one to see a photo of this guy and have it occur to me that he, well, might play for the other team?


5 posted on 06/25/2010 3:57:25 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Weigel To HuffPo, Where He Kinda Belongs

http://minx.cc/?post=303001


6 posted on 06/25/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

To liberal for the WaPo? LOL.


7 posted on 06/25/2010 3:59:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: surely_you_jest

I saw him on a panel (of supposed conservatives, what a liar!), and I remember him saying he had a girlfriend.

But who knows?


8 posted on 06/25/2010 4:01:05 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Why is this a surprise to some? It is the Washington Post for Pete’s sake...a democrat party organization. They lie, cheat, and distort for a living...propaganda is their game folks. Accept that, they hate Americans and will do anything to destroy us.


9 posted on 06/25/2010 4:02:32 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: roses of sharon

or cares?


10 posted on 06/25/2010 4:04:13 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Brilliant

I know, but I am soooooo happy he is busted.

He has been posting on the “Journolist” (a secret war room for reporters...liberals who give up the pretense when they talk to each other).

This is so sweet...he often wrote for NR, and was a guest on programs supposedly talking for the conservative side.

And he is really ticked off that the Daily Caller (Tucker Carlson) and Drudge are publishing is private posts and emails to his liberal friends.


11 posted on 06/25/2010 4:06:14 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Weigel is a tool.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2534199/posts

WaPo: Who TMZ’d Rep. Bob Etheridge? (Rep. “acting strangely”)

Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2010 | David Weigel


12 posted on 06/25/2010 4:08:17 PM PDT by maggief
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To: roses of sharon
He hates Free Republic too....

Right wing “memes” begin in “WND/FreeRepublic/talk radio swamps,” Weigel wrote, referring to conservative websites World Net Daily and Free Republic. Sometimes, they spread like a virus into liberal sites, a fact that clearly upsets Weigel.

13 posted on 06/25/2010 4:08:28 PM PDT by txlurker
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To: Uncle Ike

“wasn’t he just following standard procedure within the job description for WaPo reporters and staffers??”

No. They’re not supposed to get caught.


14 posted on 06/25/2010 4:16:43 PM PDT by quatro
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To: roses of sharon
The Journolist was claimed to be just a place leftwingtard reporters could go to learn how to access better information.

It was more like a way to practice their habitual anti-Conservative, anti-Christian insults.

Darned shame the owner is shutting it down before intelligence analysts can check it for hacking by AlQaida.

15 posted on 06/25/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Wpin

No surprises...just a happy dance that he resigned and went to HuffPo where he belongs.

No more infiltration into rightwing media.


16 posted on 06/25/2010 4:33:41 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: surely_you_jest

Toe tapper with a wide stance.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 5:00:59 PM PDT by joelt
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To: roses of sharon
Right wing “memes” begin in “WND/FreeRepublic/talk radio swamps,” Weigel wrote, referring to conservative websites World Net Daily and Free Republic. Sometimes, they spread like a virus into liberal sites, a fact that clearly upsets Weigel.

It's a sure bet that this serial bed-wetter gets his poor complexion from too much time masturbating to gay internet porn in his mother's basement, and consuming whatever nostril fruit he manages to harvest with his right index finger. You'll be glad to know that Barney Frank loves your work Weigel.

18 posted on 06/25/2010 5:02:57 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: roses of sharon
Actually he was "covering" conservatives..

Right wing “memes” begin in “WND/FreeRepublic/talk radio swamps,” Weigel wrote, referring to conservative websites World Net Daily and Free Republic.

Soon everything will be Freepers fault.
19 posted on 06/25/2010 5:06:49 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: roses of sharon

When does Klein resign for his disgusting unprintable attack on Tim Russert ???


20 posted on 06/25/2010 5:23:02 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: roses of sharon
I remember him saying he had a girlfriend.

I thought liberals weren't allowed to breed due to a severe genetic defect, 'foot in mouth' disease.

- Traveler

21 posted on 06/25/2010 6:06:40 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: txlurker

(surpise, the faux conservative gets busted and gets a job with Olberman, lol)

Team Weigel rejoice – it didn’t take Dave Weigel very long to land on his feet after he resigned last week from The Washington Post.

Tonight at the end of Countdown, Keith Olbermann introduced new “MSNBC contributor” Dave Weigel.

Olbermann teased an announcement regarding Weigel throughout the program, and when he finally introduced his guest around 8:55pmET, he said, “We are very proud to announce is, as of like, I don’t know, 20 minutes ago, an MSNBC contributor. Welcome Dave…and you thought last week was fun, wait until you see what this week holds for you.”

Weigel’s segment was about an interview he did with Rick Barber (the guy behind this ad). Olbermann closed the interview by reiterating, “MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel, great thanks, as always, and good luck with this.”


22 posted on 06/28/2010 10:27:13 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Isn’t that special.....just goes to show that guy was a fake and phony! Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 06/29/2010 6:14:59 AM PDT by txlurker
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