Greg Sargent seems to be at odds with his paper:
A number of readers have asked me for my reaction to the resignation of Dave Weigel, who until today was the author of the blog Right Now, which covered the conservative movement for The Post. And since the liberal blogosphere, which is one of the subjects of my blog, is strongly criticizing the Post over this, I thought I should say something.
To me, the core question is this: Did The Post ask or pressure Weigel to resign?
If so, it would mean the paper was caving to conservative pressure to remove him, for offenses that are arguably less serious than ones committed by other media figures who continue to enjoy employment throughout the industry. For those who haven’t followed the controversy, Weigel was caught disparaging prominent members of the movement he covers in private e-mails.
Here’s the comment that Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti is giving to me and other reporters: “Dave offered his resignation and we accepted it.”
The fact that they accepted it says everything you need to know about the Washington Post. Marc Ambinder:
Weigel is best described as an anti-denialist. He hates stupid people and stupid human tricks and stupid political consultants. He’s developed a natural rapport with conservatives because he says what he thinks. I was a member of the now defunct Journolist group. I’m also a voracious consumer of Dave Weigel’s tweets. And I can tell you that nothing he wrote on the list was more outre than what he Tweeted.
Hating stupid people is probably not a good thing if you work for Fred Hiatt.
BTW- a word of praise where it is due- I think Ambinder has been pumping out some really solid and interesting stuff lately. His pieces have been interesting and at times perceptive, and worth a read. Anyone else noticed this, or am I getting too much sun again this summer?