David Weigel is the Washington Post’s latest pet conservative. Cut from the same cloth as David Brooks, Weigel’s job is to offer "conservative commentary" and to offer cover to the Washington Post so that they can pretend they are “fair and balanced”. Read any of Weigel’s columns and you get the feeling it was written by some liberal pretending to be impartial.
If Weigel’s opinions weren’t enough to tip you off that he is a sham conservative, his now exposed emails to very liberal JournoList will. FishbowlDC got their hands on some of those emails and published them.
•"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 Examinerthought 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 theExaminer 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 has now issued an apology for the emails claiming he was just having a really bad day or something. Keep the apology Dave! We all know what is going on here.
Basically, Weigel pretends to be conservative so that he can have a big and cushy job with the MSM. His formula is to study enough of the right so that he doesn't sound like your typical knee jerk liberal. He then goes about supporting the left by finding some way to pan the right. We get the M.O., it’s tired, it’s trifflin’ and oh so transparent. So can we all just stop pretending that Weigel is a conservative or has conservatism’s best interest at heart?
UPDATE: Weigel Resigns
Fishbowl DC: 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 last two days.
A spokesperson for the Post said the paper will not offer additional comments but confirmed that the writer's resignation was accepted.
I guess WaPo will be putting up a classified ad for another “conservative” to take his place. Here is a thought for you WaPo, rather than signing up another sham conservative, how about hiring a real one for a change? Think about it, just a single unapologetic pro conservative column would probably generate more traffic than any of the predictable pieces Weigel could have thrown together.
I hear this guy is available and he can write his ass off too!
Via: Fishbowl DC