Dave Weigel refers to "Paultards"; Drudge has "emotional problems", should "set himself on fire"
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It looks like someone in the Washington DC junior league has it in for Dave Weigel of the Washington Post, because someone on the private "Journolist" email list (started by Ezra Klein) has released some "interesting" emails that Weigel sent to the list. This is all very much disgustingly Inside The Beltway, but then again please take a look at his name's link, and note also that the post at his personal site where David Weigel wrote about me and then refused to print my comment is still on the first page of Google results for "Lonewacko" (this site's former domain name). So, let's stoop low but just not to his level.
From his not-so-abject apology (link), one of the more piquant emails includes:
"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."
He apologizes to Drudge, but Drudge seems to have a looong memory so... David Weigle also dishes on Byron York (and apologizes at the link), suggesting that people avoid linking to the Washington Examiner and its "hot hot Byron York scoops". Which he means sarcastically.
And, he also uses the "-tard" slur which I try to avoid. Not because I'm politically correct or because I don't desperately want to use it, but because it's just the classy thing to do. Dave Weiggle thinks different:
"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."
To most people, what's above is all that matters. I'd prefer to discredit David Wygle by pointing out how he lies and has questionable journalistic ethics.
UPDATE: Weigel has resigned. For GOP hacks, that's not a good thing, as much as they might have wanted it. He seemed to actually have less influence at the WaPo than he had at his previous jobs. The fact that GOP hacks would celebrate him resigning because he wasn't "fair" enough to them says much about them: they'd prefer yet another RedState-style GOP sycophant rather than anything approaching adversarial journalism. The problem with Weigel was that he was only partially an adversarial journalist and against those on the relatively-powerless fringe; "helping The Power" was always his first concern rather than "fighting The Power". It also speaks to our current situation that he was pushed out because of this, but no one else wants to point out how he lied about the Obama citizenship issue. To the establishment, those lies are acceptable. Those in the "birthers" movement obviously weren't smart and focused enough to take him to task for those lies.