Washington Post blogger David Weigel is out after someone exposed some emails he sent to a private group in DC criticizing Matt Drudge, the Washington Examiner, etc. Weigel reportedly offered to resign last night and the Post accepted today.
I don’t always agree with Weigel, but he is one of the hardest working journalists I have seen in DC. He has done a lot of good work and uncovered facts missed by other reporters of any and every ideology. He has provided far more insightful coverage of libertarian and conservative politics and groups than the Post previously had.
Perhaps the Post will go back to the paradigm the media has periodically used since the 1964 Goldwater campaign – assuming that non-liberals are mentally ill.
Salon has a good summary of the hubbub.