Monday, June 28, 2010

David Weigel Joins MSNBC!

I saw some of the buzz on Twitter earlier, and tweeted:


So, I'm getting a kick out of this now as the news is confirmed. See Dan Gainor, "Weigel Goes Even Further Left, Signs as MSNBC Contributor."
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 contributor. "And confirming, @DaveWeigel is now MSNBC contributor @DaveWeigel Welcome aboard and my condolences, uh, congratulations!" wrote Olbermann.

Now Weigel has joined the team of Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz. This from the guy who just today told the world of his wonderful career saga that started out as editor of a campus conservative paper at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. "Was I really that conservative? Yes," he wrote, somehow expecting readers to believe him. While he admitted some of his troubles came from "hubris," much of what he wrote most already knew, that he was no friend to the right. "At Reason, I'd become a little less favorable to Republicans, and I'd never been shy about the fact that I was pro-gay marriage and pro-open borders."

Throw in Weigel's parade of assault on conservatives, prominent figures on the right from Rush Limbaugh to Matt Drudge and Newt Gingrich and the bigger question becomes, does he agree with the right on anything? The answer is: it doesn't matter anymore. He's gone from an organization fighting to keep its credibility to one fighting to lose what little it has.
More at Mediaite and Memeorandum.

Updates on the David Weigel 'JournoList' Scandal."


Reaganite Independent said...

No place to go but down for Weasel/Weigel now... MSNBC is a sinking ship if they're ever been one.

The ratings suggest big changes are needed, so it's hard to imagine new owners Comcast not cleaning house after November... they don't have the same need to run a pro-Obama propaganda outlet as GE found so useful.

See ya at Wendy's, Dave!