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June 28, 2010

Profiles in Moonbattery: David Weigel

Posted by Dave Blount at June 28, 2010 12:21 PM

How does cartoonish left-wing spin manage to twist supposedly serious newspapers like the Washington Post into liberal self-parodies? Because until they are exposed and forced to resign, unhinged fanatics like David Weigel are paid to see to it. Via The Daily Caller:

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh famously said he hoped President Obama would "fail" in January, 2009. Almost a year later, when Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Washington Post reporter David Weigel had a wish of his own. "I hope he fails," Weigel cracked to fellow liberal reporters on the "Journolist" email list-serv.

Naturally Weigel was then hired by WaPo to provide fair and balanced coverage of the conservative movement. It was hard work, as Weigel whines:

"Honestly, it's been tough to find fresh angles sometimes — how many times can I report that these [tea party] activists are joyfully signing up with the agenda of discredited right-winger X and discredited right-wing group Y?" Weigel lamented in one February email.
In other posts, Weigel describes conservatives as using the media to "violently, angrily divide America." According to Weigel, their motives include "racism" and protecting "white privilege," and for some of the top conservatives in D.C., a nihilistic thirst for power.

Only a leftist accusing proponents of smaller government of being thirsty for power could top the hypocrisy of denouncing "racism" and then brandishing the racist club of the phony term "white privilege."

Further wallowing in liberal projection, Weigel calls Newt Gingrich "an amoral blowhard" and Matt Drudge "an amoral shut-in." Usually the people who gave us B.J. Clinton accuse anyone who isn't amoral of being judgmental, which I have heard spat out by libs like a four-letter curse word — speaking of which:

In April, Weigel wrote that the problem with the mainstream media is "this need to give equal/extra time to 'real American' views, no matter how {EXPLETIVE DELETED} moronic, which just so happen to be the views of the conglomerates that run the media and/or buy up ads."

Apparently the mainstream media regards even itself as excessively sympathetic to the views of normal Americans and to economic freedom.

When the avowed communist Van Jones — to whom Obama unaccountably funneled $60 billion of our money — was exposed as a paranoid lunatic and forced to operate from the sidelines for awhile, Weigel applied his impartial journalistic acumen to get to the root of the problem: conservative racism.

When Obama's "green jobs czar" Van Jones resigned after it was revealed he signed a 9/11 "truther" petition, alleging the government may have conspired to allow terrorists to kill 3,000 civilians, Weigel highlighted the alleged racism of Glenn Beck — Jones's top critic.
"One extra, obvious point — Beck's campaign against Jones was transparently racial … he treated his very white, very angry audience to video after video of Jones giving scorching speeches. At one point Beck just eschewed subtlety and played videos of Jones alongside videos of Jeremiah Wright while he remained on the screen mugging like Harpo Marx," Weigel said.

Real journalists who actually attempt to get at the truth instead of regurgitating liberal talking points earn Weigel's special ire:

In a thread with the subject line, "ACORN Ratf*cker arrested," Journolisters discussed how James O'Keefe, whose undercover reporting showed officials from activist group ACORN willing to help a fake prostitution ring skirt the law, had been arrested in another, failed operation at Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) office.
"Deep breath.
"He's either going to get a radio talk show or start a prison ministry. That's was [sic] successful conservative ratf*ckers do for their second acts," Weigel wrote…

The term "ratf*cker" is a favorite of Weigel's. Let's hope this isn't liberal projection yet again; he could catch a nasty disease.

In short, David Weigel is a foul-mouthed, sophomoric, blinkered, ultrapartisan extremist. No doubt a Pulitzer prize waits in his future, despite his temporary setback at WaPo. By the way, Weigel used to write for Reason, emphasizing that despite its libertarian views, this publication is hardly a reliable friend of conservatives.

David Weigel, professional moonbat.

On a tip from Becca.