Breitbart Offers $100k For JournoList Archives, Libs Cry 'Digital McCa

June 30th, 2010 1:09 PM
Andrew Breitbart has found a simple remedy to at least some of the problems that ail contemporary journalism: cold, hard cash. Yesterday he offered $100,000 to anyone who will supply him with the full archive of JournoList, the email listserve that brought down Dave Weigel."$100,000 is not a lot to spend on the Holy Grail of media bias when there is a country to save, " Breitbart wrote…

Weigel Goes Even Further Left, Signs as MSNBC Contributor

June 28th, 2010 10:16 PM
Since I've been accused of leading "something of a crusade" against former Post blogger Dave Weigel, how could I resist this announcement? Weigel, who left the Post amidst a controversy where he bashed tons of conservatives, has joined the leftwing convention at MSNBC (video right). According to a Tweet from "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann, Weigel has come on board as a…

David Weigel Affair Reveals Just How Isolated Media Left Is from Conse

June 28th, 2010 2:28 PM
One emerging narrative from the tale of Dave Weigel's resignation is the extent to which the journalistic left is insulated from opposing views. The two institutions involved, JournoList and the Washington Post, are exemplars of liberal epistemic closure.Ezra Klein's now-defunct email list provided a forum for journalists to collaborate, as long as they were, in his words, "nonpartisan to…

Washington Post, Fox News Cite MRC Vice President Dan Gainor in Weigel

June 25th, 2010 8:20 PM
The inside-the-beltway media world was turned on its head with leaked e-mails that revealed Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel had some disparaging things to say about prominent conservative figures, including Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Byron York. This ultimately resulted in Weigel's resignation. However, some of Weigel's antics have been previously raised by his critics, including Media…

Breaking: WaPo's David Weigel Resigns After More Conservative-bashing

June 25th, 2010 12:31 PM
UPDATE | Lachlan Markay - 6/25, 3:00 PM: A roundup of reactions from all over the blogosphere and twitterverse below the fold. Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel resigned today after a host of offensive e-mails surfaced revealing his disdain for much of the right - the beat he was charged with covering. Fishbowl DC, which published a number of those emails yesterday, confirmed the resignation…

WaPo's David Weigel Again Exposed Trashing the Right He's Supposed to

June 24th, 2010 4:52 PM
UPDATE - 6/25, 2:20 PM | Lachlan Markay : Weigel resigned Friday after the Daily Caller published a number of additional emails that put these to shame. Details here. Many conservatives, including a number of NewsBusters contributors, have been skeptical of Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel since he was hired in March to cover the right. Time and again, those concerns have been vindicated as…

The Media's Untold Story of Astroturf: Corporate Sponsored Environment

May 12th, 2010 1:32 PM
It's the American way, right? It is patriotic to exercise the 1st Amendment by petitioning the government for a redress of grievances - unless of course your effort has a tie to some corporation or lobbying interest. Then regardless of its size, it's phony baloney Astroturf activism. While groups like the George Soros-funded MoveOn.org have managed to elude the "Astroturf" moniker,…

WaPo Drifts Further Leftward in Pursuit of Blog Strategy

May 5th, 2010 12:47 PM
The Washington Post is making the transition from a powerhouse liberal newspaper to a network of powerhouse liberal blogs. While the paper's Old Guard is worried that the move will tarnish the Post's supposed reputation for political neutrality, it should be seen more as a embrace of the agenda the Post has evinced for years."Traditionalists," wrote Politico today, "worry that the…

AOL Blogger Tackles WaPo Blogger Weigel's Liberal Advocacy, Cites News

May 4th, 2010 11:44 AM
Blogger Matt Lewis took Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel to task in a post at AOL's Politics Daily site today.Lewis noted our early skepticism here at NewsBusters as well as reaction from NewsBusters contributor and Business & Media Institute Vice President Dan Gainor:This is how the Post covers the conservative movement: Find someone who doesn't even understand the traditional values…

Post’s New Conservative Blogger: 'I Hear' There’s Video of Drudge

May 2nd, 2010 9:32 AM
UPDATE: Weigel has officialy responded and claimed it "was a joke about Matt Drudge linking, for more than 24 hours, to a National Enquirer story about President Obama having an affair. "For more details, read after the jump.***Even if it's a joke, it's shocking to have an employee of The Washington Post claiming a prominent conservative had sex with an 8-year-old boy. But that's what…

Washington Post Hires Washington Independent's Weigel to Cover Conserv

March 23rd, 2010 11:39 AM
With the midterm election season heating up, particularly in the wake of the passage of ObamaCare, the Washington Post is expanding its blogging outfit. Less than a year after I wrote about the Post hiring flaming liberal Ezra "not everything the Nazis touched was bad" Klein, the paper has hired another blogger who has been critical of the Right, and his beat will be, you guessed it,…